In my previous post A Dreamer – Escaping The Brokenness of Life, I shared with you a little of my life leading up to me being saved and being blessed with a spirit filled husband, today I will share how The Holy Spirit has blessed me with different gifts in order to share the Gospel. I’m a dreamer. I also am given many visions from the Lord. These are gifts from the Holy Spirit, yes. Joel speaks of this [ Joel 2:28 ] and again inÂ Acts. [ Acts 2:17 ]
The journey in Jesus and this walk, is painful and joyous. That is truth. Persecution has come in all different, shapes and sizes. but the outcome of these trials and tribulations is this. Jesus is LORD and He is KING! I become stronger in Christ. To press toward the higher calling in Christ Jesus. To persevere in Him. I cant, but He can. For I can do all things in Christ whom truly strengthens me. It causes me to cling to Him, to seek His face, to sit before him and to hear from Him. If He allows it, then I know it is for my own good and for His perfect will to be done in my life.
I would like to share a testimony about the Bible verse photos and I pray this will encourage those of you that have also had this desire to do them. I would like to share forth what the Lord led me to do and how much the Lord truly cares for us and for those whom are lost.Â We have no idea who sees these images, who reads them. For there are many silent readers. The Lord places them in our path and it’s truly awesome. The seed, the word of God. Planting and drawing by His Holy Spirit, to those the Lord desires to touch. Bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God. It still overwhelms and amazes me. Sometimes I don’t think we can truly grasp, the Lords ways, which are so much higher than ours, and His thoughts above ours.
When the Lord says to you and I that He will give us the desires of our heart. He means what he says. We first must seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto us. To seek His Kingdom, is to seek Him , His face. He longs for intimacy with His people, for fellowship, closeness.
One day in early 2008 I began having this overwhelming desire to make Bible verse pictures. I would go and look and search the net and it was always the same pictures. Nothing was truly new back then. I didn’t feel drawn to anything, so I began making them on my own. I was like, why is this desire so strong? I didn’t know it was the Lord at first.
One morning as I woke up and placed my feet to the ground, sitting on the edge of my bed. I was given a vision. I saw a large field. I then saw the outside edge, rows being plowed so quickly, it was tunneling so fast I was astounded at the vision. I saw the dirt plowed for planting. The soil was over turned. The Holy Spirit spoke forth this:
“You plant, I will water and bring the increase.”
The soil was the the hearts of men and women, the young and the old. One thing I have learned, unless the Lord send you or I, we could go in the flesh and the hearts not be prepared for planting. when the Lord send us forth. God always prepares the hearts and sometimes we are sent forth unto a people whether they hear or whether they fore-bear.
I was sent to a well known site back then for photos. It started out with 200 views a month and by the time the Lord got done it was in the millions each month. People that’s Jesus all the way! He draws all people to Himself in whatever or however he chooses.
One day as I was doing Bible verse pictures, about three or so months into it. I saw in a vision, a man, dressed as a shepherd, He had a hood, robed, and holding a staff. It was Jesus. though I didn’t see His face, I watched intently. He reached into my computer and pulled out one of the Bible verse pictures and looked at it. I about fell out of my chair at the sight.
Into about the eighth month of doing them and sharing forth. I was given a vision. I saw a field, ripe, then I saw a beautiful white flower come before me and then a waterfall. I than heard the holy Spirit speak forth this:
“The field has now yielded its fruit and now comes forth.”
I knew I was to leave, come off the site shortly after. The desire left me for a season to do the Bible verse pictures. Then I started back up. When the desire is not within my being I cannot do them. I’ve tried. It’s my flesh and it profits nothing, now this desire is placed within my being and so here I am as led of the Lord, sharing forth on Flickr. For those of you that the Lord has placed this desire in. It is heartfelt, it is strong. there is much passion in the doing them and it comes from the heart. If Jesus lives in your heart, then we are being led of His Spirit and going where He says to go. His desires are now become ours.
Thought For The Day
Has God placed a strong desire on your heart? Have you obeyed His calling on your life? We are called to bring his message to the uttermost parts of the world, including the internet. I encourage you to answer the calling on you life and remember that He will never leave you or forsake you, listen to His Words to us before He left.
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:16-20