Sunday, May 13, 2012

For My Mom...

To remember my heart for her on this Mother's Day. {May 13, 2012}

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Inspired Scribe

While at a Gateway Leadership event in January, a man who was there to speak prophetically over the group said these words before delivering the word God had given him, "Never devalue the Word of God given to you." Basically, he was saying to put value to every word God speaks to you, whether through Himself or through others. Never let it fall to the wayside because you haven't seen its fruit yet or because it doesn't fit for your "right now" life. (and that's with the understanding that you have already taken said word to God to confirm that it really is for you.)

With that said, I am taking the time today to record the various Words God has purposed to speak to me through various people. They'll all be housed under the label of Prophecy, so if you're interested in reading God's heart for me over the years, choose that label.

Today, at our last large group meeting for this year of Titus 2, each set of Small Group Leaders had a prophetic word for each person within their specific small group. A word they had sought God for earlier that week. Here's mine:
Babs: Inspired Scribe

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, But water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that is may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11)

As I prayed for you I felt the Lord was saying, "You have a story to tell about Me. It's one of great adventure, mystery and a love that never fails. It's different than what you're used to doing. This story, about Me, will change hearts for My kingdom. I've set the stage. By My Spirit, you are inspired with the details."
God has been speaking to me [directly] about my writing since I moved to Texas. Actually, my first Word about writing came from Him in the summer of 2007. I had already been blogging because I've always been one who journals, just never consistently. Back then I assumed it was about my blog. That people would be drawn there for inspiration because I'm very transparent about my life, the ups and downs, the flesh of me and the spirit. But in the past few years God has expanded His reach through me via Destiny In Bloom, a women's online magazine. And in the past year He has spoken quite a few times about a future book that I will write.

As a matter of fact, during one of my first few small group meetings for Titus 2, one of my leaders, who at that time really knew nothing about me, "prophetically punched me in the arm" (there's a story behind that) when another member mentioned her ability to give free radio publicity for anyone who needed it, like if they had a book to the word out about. That's when she punched me (it didn't hurt) as a reaction to what her spirit sensed about book writing and me. She said that that word was for me and the book I would write. What??? She didn't know a thing about me and yet still delivered that impression ... that was obviously strong enough for her to react physically. :)

I don't know what God wants to write through me when it comes to a published book, but I know (because of another Word I received at Titus 2 in our large group meeting), that if He opens the door, the only way I won't walk through it will be because of direct disobedience to Him.

So, I'm a writer. It's time to get disciplined and sink into my scripture verse for 2012: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. [Hebrews 12:11]