Listen to Truth

The Avengers Movie

God speaks to me in movies sometimes and when we went on Sunday to see the Avengers I was a little disappointed in the beginning because it didn’t seem to have much of a story line. But, I asked God to show me something in the movie.

I usually have to watch a movie several times to remember or to get everything out of it that I feel I need but since it was in the theater and it probably won’t be out for awhile I will have to do the best I can.

Part of it was the Avengers coming together to figure out how they were going to keep the “aliens” from coming to the area. They realized that the only way they were going to be able to do this is TOGETHER. As one.

When Stark was going to get a sword there was a women that snuck into the room he was in. She had a power to make his mind think about his worst fears and failures. He had a vision of being the one to kill all of his Avengers team by not doing enough to help them. He woke and took his sword.

This women visited each Avenger and all of them but one ended up in some what of a trance of being stuck thinking about their fears, past or failures. The one that did not have this happen to him saw what she was doing and fought her off and she left. Those that were put into a mind trap or trance or making them feel afraid or disappointed ended up fighting each other. They were not in unity.

Let me tell you what the Lord was showing me through this. We are so unified right now. The most unified I have ever felt in a church body. It is something amazing that God is doing. I am so thankful for the love and unity at WHO. We are as ONE and will fight TOGETHER to establish all that God wants us to do.

We need to be careful and aware of the thoughts that the enemy may put into our minds that may cause us to think about our fears and back on our past failures or what others may be saying or doing that may not be true. This is a trap that can cause disunity and God isn’t able to move as much if we are not in unity. Yes we need to focus on the Lord and not on the enemy but we also need to learn where he has deceived before and we can recognize this when and if the enemy tries this on us so we can fight it off and it will leave. The one Avenger that didn’t allow the lies to enter his mind was the only one who could think straight.

Later on in the movie the Avengers saw what was going on and recognized what they needed to do to be as ONE or TOGETHER to defeat the enemy. The one lady who put the “spell”on their minds saw the evil that she was apart of with the main enemy and turned from the evil and joined the good. If we can recognize what the enemy whispers to us and realize it is lies and go forth in unity and not listen to them I think those that originally wanted to bring destruction will see their evil ways and come follow those that are lead by the Father and will join in on doing the Lords will.

When they joined together in unity they saved a whole city from the destruction of the enemy. They brought all of the people to safety.

I am not saying that this will definitely happen I am just saying that I think God is warning us as my family and also maybe as the body to be careful to what you listen to, the thoughts that come into your head. Are they lies or truth? Recognize it and fight off the lies so we can stay in unity and bring those that may want to divide into the unity and love of the FATHER to bring forth HIS purpose.

This is the second time in the last month that I have been “warned” about being careful about listening to lies. The other time was in a dream. Some of us from church, one was a leader, were entering a room. We went through a door. The room was white with nothing on the walls except across from where we entered there was a door that lead to another room within the wall. I was with this group that was going to see past the door and then, two other women got scared and one ran out of the room we were in and went down a hallway and the other said, “Did you see the bee?” and then the bee entered someone’s mouth.

This dream was more of saying be careful to not listen to fear and not to allow what others say take you off course of what you are to do because you will end up afraid and maybe end up saying the very things they are saying. The bee entered someone’s mouth. Bees represent witchcraft sometimes in dreams. Speaking against what God is doing. Just because we may not understand what is going on with what God is doing we can’t speak against it as it is like witchcraft.

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The Real Me

I feel very intimidated sharing this blog post as there are so many wonderful writers out there!  But, sometimes you look past what everyone else may think and you have to share what is on your heart.

Where to begin.  So much to share.  I guess I should begin by telling you who I thought I was.  I have always known myself to be shy, unimportant, talented but hiding in that.

Identity

What has been my identity was all a collection of things that I thought about myself, what others thought about me and labels about my talent with photography.  Who am I?

I attended a class that Diane Helman is teaching.  It is knowing your identity.  I knew in my heart I had to attend this but I also knew it was going to be hard as I didn’t really want to confront what I thought I was.  I have only been to one class and God has already shown me that I really didn’t know who I was.  My business has slowed down, my friendships have been distant and my marriage has been well, existing.  I knew when I attended Diane’s class that all of this was His doing!

I need to know who I really am before all of this can flourish.

On Friday I knew we weren’t going to be able to attend Koinonia as my son was home with the stomach flu.  That morning I was angry and frustrated that we couldn’t go.  The only thing Connor wanted to do for his birthday was go to Koinonia.  But, I heard God say to me Deep Calls Unto Deep (psalm 42).  So, I spent some time researching this scripture.    Some say that the waves were because of natural things happening with rainfalls which lead to flooding.  Others say it was a picture of the troubles that he was enduring wave after wave but then he says, “Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”  I felt like God was showing me that particularly in our life that we were having a lot of things happen to us that were burdening and like a crashing wave that kept crashing.  But also that this weekend would be like these waves.  Crashing false identities, lies and it was going to be somewhat hard to enter in to His presence.  Then, there would be a huge wave of His presence.  Friday night on livestream it seemed it was hard to enter in.  It was like He was saying this is about Me.  Just wait for Me.

On Saturday night we attended and at first I was frustrated as I felt like I just couldn’t get past a wall of nothingness.  God where are you and why can’t I find you?  Then, Leslie prayed.  I was all of a sudden praying like never before and taken up into His purpose for me.  Praying along others for the furthering of His kingdom.  It was unified, powerful and indescribable.  We could all see each other the way that He sees us.  Seeing those that may not be saved yet and claiming land for His purpose.  My daughter was up front with me.  Not beside me but joined with others up front.  It was so beautiful to see her heart towards the Father and enter into His deep love for her.  I was overwhelmed with His presence.  I had my camera up front with me and to be honest I couldn’t take many pics as I was so into what was going on this weekend but I did get a shot of my daughter which is the feature pic.  I treasure it as it shows her laying in His love for her.  Simply amazing was Saturday evening.

Sunday came and I couldn’t wait to get back to WHO to continue being apart of what He was doing.  As some from the Ukraine were up front honoring the Durniak family I was saddened as I wanted to be up there praying for them and washing their feet.  NOT as a worship way but as an HONORING way.  My heart was full of love for them.  Then, I knew I had to approach someone.  I had to honor this person but also repent for how I was judging them.  I had for quite some time felt a wall between this person and myself as I had felt that they saw themselves as higher than me and I was nothing to them.  It was NOT them.  It was ME!  I had judged them and made that to be real in my vision of them.  I got up and was trying to find them but couldn’t.  I was really needing to use  the bathroom lol so I usually go out by the cafe’ but this time went over by the nursery side and as I walked through the sanctuary doors to the hallway, there they were!  It was God ordained.  I had shared, repented and honored them.  It was beautiful!  They had said that they had to do the very same thing that I had just came to them about with someone else.  God is real guys!  He sees everything, knows everything and ordains everything!

Then, during the morning after honoring one another it was like a party in His presence celebrating all that He did over the weekend.  Lisa King pulled me up to the front onto the stage.  At first I was like no way but I knew I was to go up there as it was a breakthrough for me.

I am:

The Father’s Daughter

Bold

Confident

Powerful in Him

Intercessor

…and still learning who I am 🙂