EMERGING PROPHETS - THE PROCESS IS A GIFT
EMERGING PROPHETS - PROPHETIC GROWTH PROCESS
PATIENCE IS A LEARNED AND MUCH NEEDED FRUIT IN THE PROPHETIC
For someone to tell me to be patient is the hardest thing for me to hear. Why? Because I see, hear and know what God has shown me... sometimes it is for the now and sometimes it is for what is to come. Either way we have to be patient. But our patience, I'm learning isn't necessarily with people - it is with God...the irony is that on the flip side He has been so patient with us. We must trust God's timing and yield to the Holy Spirit.
After all He is the one in charge of this whole thing...we just get to partner with Him and be managers of the victory of the cross.
I just want to encourage the EMERGING PROPHETS out there today.
STAY COMMITTED TO THE PROCESS!
We are not building this kingdom in one day!
This is not a sprint it is a marathon. We are going from glory to glory to glory. If I can stress anything in this PROPHETIC GROWTH PROCESS is to BE FAITHFUL to the Lord, CONSECRATE your life to Him with INTENTIONAL pursuit of His heart, keep your filter CLEAN and your core shored up. Meaning GUARD what you have, and guard what comes in or who speaks into you and put the good stuff in. Also find a SOLID, PURE AND BALANCED VOICE to learn from. Follow them, listen to them, learn from them, support them but most of all PRAY FOR THEM. HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR YOU.
I am so thankful for Nate and Christy Johnston for being those SOLID and PURE voices in the wilderness for me for over 3 years. Their leadership is the model of true love and integrity. Their walk is a testament to perseverance and commitment. I HONOR and LOVE YOU BOTH.
THE GIFT OF THE PROCESS
First I want to say that the process is a gift and the fact that God continues to pursue you to grow you in your gifts is pure love. IT IS A GIFT!
As an artist I have learned so much about process. You have to not only prep your studio space, canvas, but also your heart and mind.
We have to then build the foundation. We do preliminary sketches, rough drafts, cast visions and concepts, set up composition and more. IT IS A PROCESS!!
I have to be patient for the paint to dry. I have to walk away from a painting session or even a writing session for that matter and say that has to be good for today. I stop and see that it is good and reflect.
Only a handful of my bigger paintings (like 2) did I ever finish in one setting.
The majority take many sessions. It is a building and layering process. But honestly it was in the process that I found such incredible communion and revelation with the Lord. The end result is always pleasing yes and we all want to just release that word in the right place at the right time that will shift everything but....it doesn't always happen that way. But all the preparation, intimacy, study and prayer does prepare us for that moment. That moment when you have the ability to shift atmosphere and create eternal impact or bring an orphan home, release captives with powerful words from above or shift destiny for someone who was broken. THOSE ARE THE FANTASTIC MOMENTS> But no one said you could not go and operate in your gifts...what are you waiting for?
We truly find out who we are and what we are made of in the process. I want to say right here that you are capable of so much more than you think. GOD BELIEVES IN YOU.
STOP TRYING TO BE A SQUARE PEG THAT FITS IN A ROUND HOLE AND INSTEAD MAKE YOUR MARK! GOD HAS GIVEN YOU AN INCREDIBLE ABILITY. And truly the Holy SPirit is the best teacher so I suggest you snuggle up tight to Him. He is waiting for your fellowship and to teach you. But many things will not be activated in you until you step out in boldness, courage and faith. I PROMISE HE WILL SHOW UP! THE LORD IS WITH YOU>
You do not need permission from man. Go and Do in the name of the Lord. Pray for people, speak life into people, lay hands on people, heal them and set them free. IT IS ABOUT REVEALING JESUS and drawing men to Him. If we wait for permission or platform it may never happen.
GOD VALIDATES YOU TODAY!
You will not feel like you fit. Plain and simple. We are the greater peculiar ones among the peculiar ones. We just are. Learn to have grace with those who do not see or understand just yet. Take the opportunity to teach them instead of getting offended.
Be rooted and grounded in love. This last 4 years of growing into this anointing and mantle has not been easy. It has been painful, challenging, down right discouraging sometimes and yet rewarding in ways I never thought possible. But we are not doing this for the glory or reward. We are doing it for the GREATER GLORY of HIM BEING REVEALED> The spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus.
I BLESS YOU TO MAKE YOUR MARK. GO AND DO WITH GOD!
ACTIVATE YOUR GIFTS TODAY BY USING THEM BUT DO NOT MISS OUT ON THE PROCESS. STAY COMMITTED.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing
Philippians 2:12-16 NKJV
 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;  for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.  Do all things without complaining and disputing,  that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,  holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.