Beloved children of God ~ Are you asking Daddy what He is doing? What is on His heart? What are His dreams? Let’s ask Him these questions so that we can partner in whatever He is doing.
This picture above makes me think of Lauren Daigle’s song, “Look Up Child”. That song is about God being in control and oh He is. He is shaking the nations to bring His children to Him. He is doing soo many new things..
Yesterday as my kids napped, God came through in such heavy glory.. His message is for all ~
Last year at school, I was in prayer.. and I felt the ground shake. Rumbles and waves beneath me. Powerful and amazing, yet terrifying. I thought it was an earthquake and looked around.. I was confused that nobody else felt it. I asked the director of the school about it and shared this with another leader. I’m so glad I did.. Because the next message in class was all about God’s glory.. People of religion will tell you that if anything spiritual is confusing or scary, it’s the devil. But guys, that is the very reason why others do not encounter the Holy Spirit. Having little faith and putting God in a box .. What is convenient and comfortable for you and your limited mind.. Why would our God breathe on that?
A few weeks ago, one of my leaders at school had a vision of myself surrounded by ground that was shaking. And this shaking broke up the old and lifeless, and brought up newness and life-giving.. Water went into the cracks and she saw new life spring up.. and green grass, flowers and plants.. She felt the Lord was telling her that trembling would happen just as I took steps.. and that like a tsunami, it would ricochet and have impacts across the world. So my new name at school is Ground Shaker.
So coming back to yesterday.. I was praying in my quiet living room. With kids ages 4 and 2 napping ~ a golden moment. As I listened to Spirit of God, He embraced me. His presence was overwhelming and I collapsed to my knees and wept. His heart was so deeply on mine that I became so weak. But when we are weak, He is strong. He let me in on His secrets.. in our secret place.. He confirmed that I am His Ground Shaker.. because He is shaking us! And He lives in us. Saints, you are Ground Shakers of God too!
This is what is God’s heart.. These are His dreams.. This is why He is shaking us! We are in a war. But do not be alarmed.. God has a perfect plan. If there is any fear in you, cast it out. Pray with another person and may you be delivered, in Jesus Name. God does not want us to fear, He is raising us up. Rather, we should be excited because.. victory is already ours. His power is in us. God has got this and always has. He loves us sooo much that he is shaking us, shaking His children… He loves us! He loves you sooo much. He wants you to choose Him. So he shakes you.
There is beauty and healing in all of this shaking! God wants our first ministry to be our family, to start in our own homes. He is restoring marriages.. and the family unit. Prodigals will be coming home.
Here in Hawaii, we are under a stay at home order. My kids ~ Hayley and Elijah.. They have been loving our time together.. They used to ask why they can’t go to certain places.. I’d share that many people are sick, so we have to help one another get better. Kids are told that Jesus is here and wants His joy in us, no matter what. After that, they would not worry about a thing.. and went back to playing their hearts out. They get so excited for anything new, even if they don’t fully understand it yet.
Brothers and sisters, when we all return together.. I believe the Church will be even more compassionate and following Jesus with such renewed hearts. Let’s pray over all of this in one Spirit.. Above all of the chaos and brokenness.. Remember that God is good at His job.. He will not ever forget His kids.. For He has a perfect plan for each one of us. He will come for us, that day will come.
Daddy God ~ we are Your Ground Shakers! As you are shaking, use us to shake more for Your glory. May our hearts be Your vessels to shake those who have idols.. Holy Spirit shake idols so they fall off of their false thrones, so that peoples eyes will see Your Throne God! You are the true God! Raise up families for Your Kingdom. May more and more be burning for Your heart. Come Lord Jesus, we just want You. Amen.
Jesus preached so much about repenting, because the Kingdom of God is here. Follow His commands and live so purely in His love. Beloved of His, turn your face to Jesus. Find joy and holiness.. rescuing.. as you look up at Him..
He’s right there, next to you.
Look up child.