Monday, May 12, 2008

Day Seven: Signing Off For Awhile

If you have read The Appointed Time: A Prayer Request, you know that Jesus has called me to a time of increased time with Him. As much as I have enjoyed reading your blogs and posting my thoughts, I must back away for a while in order to be with Him.

I'd appreciate your continued prayers for me and my family. His will be done, in all of our lives!!!

May He bless you with many blessings!!!

Sandy, I still would like to have lunch with you after you're finished with school. If you would like to, comment to this posting with your e-mail address. I won't publish it; we wouldn't want the whole blogging world to see it.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day Six: Called to Be a Mother

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Day Five: Let My Being Praise You!

Psalm 9:1 "I WILL praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds!"

Psalm 138:1 "I WILL confess and praise You [O God] with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praises to You.

2 I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!

3 In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self.

4 All the kings of the land shall give You credit and praise You, O Lord, for they have heard of the promises of Your mouth [which were fulfilled].

5 Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord and joyfully celebrate His mighty acts, for great is the glory of the Lord.

6 For though the Lord is high, yet has He respect to the lowly [bringing them into fellowship with Him]; but the proud and haughty He knows and recognizes [only] at a distance.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.

8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever--forsake not the works of Your own hands."

Friday, May 9, 2008

Day Four: Called to Be a Warrior

Ephesians 6, verses 11-18, reveal our enemy, who is neither a person nor an ideology but the spiritual realm that sets itself against Jesus. These verses also reveal our weapons...truthfulness, integrity, right standing with God, preparation of the Gospel of peace causing us to be sure-footed in battle, faith (our shield) , salvation (our helmet), and word of God which is our sword. We need to PRAY, PRAY, the Spirit, at all times for all God's saints!

We war whether we stand up to the fight or not. The battle plans are clear, our weapons provided...receive the power to fight by His Spirit. Pour Yourself out, oh Mighty Warrior, we receive Your power to fight. We meet the enemy of our souls and stand against Him. WE ARE VICTORIOUS, BECAUSE JESUS IS VICTORIOUS!!! AMEN AND AMEN!!!

11"Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

12For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

13Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

14Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

15And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

16Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].

17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.

18Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people)."

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Day Three: Fear God

"All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil." Ecclesiastes 12:13 & 14 (Amplified)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Day Two: Teach Me How to Dance With You

Oh, how I love You, Jesus!!! You are my Source of encouragement. I will gaze into Your eyes and move with You. We will dance together, and Your power will be released!!! All for Your glory, Jesus!!! AMEN!!!

Your Bride,
Beautiful Grace

A KEY PROPHETIC WORD! Dance MY New Dance! You Can Fly!
By Chuck Peirce

The LORD would say, At this key intersecting time of moving forward, many seem to be hesitating. Many are also snared between two opinions. I am opening and showing you light for new opportunity, but I see some resisting the steps into that place of faith and ministry and prosperity that is calling out to you. The call will remain extended for several weeks ahead. However, feel My stirring and respond.

The constrictions around you have stopped you from seeing your runway of advancement. I have come to make room for you to ascend to a new height. Extend your wings. Then extend them again. Stretch them to the left and the right. It is time for you to take flight! Let your gift make room for you. Expand into the new. I am more interested in you exercising your gift than in you finding your position at this time. Just as Joseph exercised his gift in prison, the gift made way for his positioning.

I am sorting out those situations that are presently confining you. I am coming in with a sorting instrument to begin to sort that which has kept evil in your midst working against My best purpose for your life. I will sort out the confusion that is around you. I am sending help now. What you need will be sorted out and your path will be rearranged. I AM coming down and cutting through the atmosphere that has been too thick for your vision to progress. I will take you through and over. You will feel water in your desert sand and moisture in your dry atmosphere. I will bring you in to My tent of refreshing and I will settle you in a new way.

I am choreographing a new dance for you. In the midst of this choreography, you are resisting the moves that I am telling you to make. Quit resisting My move, for you are leaning on your own understanding. The colors of the place that I take you will be much brighter and vibrant than anything you've ever stepped into. Quit resisting the room and the platform that I am asking you to dance in and upon. This is a time for new choreographies, new dances and new platforms. Quit resisting Me tearing down the old platforms that you are used to expressing your worship on. I will make you vibrant. Allow Me to penetrate you in a new way.

There is a dance I AM calling you to that is not dependent on your own understanding. You are resisting ME when you say, I don't understand how to do this dance. If you will get your eyes off your feet and look into My eyes, I will so captivate you by what you see in My eyes that you won't be concerned about the movement of your body. If you will let Me embrace you and bring you so close to Me that you don't have to worry about whether you're making the right move or the wrong move, then you will sense the moves that I AM making. I will take you from this earthly realm and we will dance in the heavens. Your spirit will dance with My Spirit and your understanding will come later. Quit trying to understand My move. Embrace Me. Get in the flow with Me. Let me captivate you with My gaze and we will do a dance like you've never seen.

DANCE NOW and you will become more fluid for this next season. I am not structuring you the same way that you have been structured in the past. The fluidity that I have for you will cause you to ease in and move with grace through narrow places. Come with me. Leave the last place you've been and you will ease through and into that place that I have now. There is a war over who will order the dance of your territory. There is a mental structure and stronghold over who will dance in their territories and change the land and atmosphere. Let My spontaneity arise in you. I am forming that new platform. Dance in My name, and I declare emotions will be healed and traumas will be released as the dance liberates your territory. A new wave of healing hearts, souls and lands is being released from the Heavenly Throne. Dance and represent MY movement. See the roots of hell let go of the gates. Then dance through the gates and into the streets, and many will join My Procession. City gates, beware! My people are beginning to move and dance!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Day One: Preparation

No Sacrifice
by Jason Upton
To you I give my life,
not just the parts I want to
To you I sacrifice these dreams that I hold on to
Your thoughts are higher than mine
Your words are deeper than mine
Your love is stronger than mine
This is no sacrifice
Here's my life
To you I give the gifts
Your love has given me
How can I hoard the treasures that you've designed for free?
Because Your thoughts are higher than mine
Your words are deeper than mine
Your love is stronger than mine
This is no sacrifice
Here's my life
To you I give my future
As long as it may last
To you I give my present
To you I give my past
Because Your thoughts are higher than mine
Your words are deeper than mine
Your love is stronger than mine
Your thoughts are higher than mine
Your words are deeper than mine
Your love is stronger than mine
This is no sacrifice
Here's my life

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Appointed Time: A Prayer Request

I have been in a season of war since 2000. Not that I hadn't been in battles previously, but these last eight years have been a season of intensity in battles, raging like I hadn't before experienced.

During this season, I received the courage to face the areas of my heart that I hadn't submitted to Jesus; Jesus delivered me from anxiety and depression; I began to move along the path towards my calling; The fear of man which previously paralyzed me, now only buzzes my thoughts now and again like a pesty fly; misunderstandings, accusations and false discernment have abounded, but at every turn, my Protector, my Deliverer, my Sweet Jesus has stood up for me, fought, and won. Jesus has given me compassion, love and forgiveness for those who have hurt me, betrayed me. He has taught me to obey Him, even when others believe I am being disobedient in my obedience...Don't attempt to figure that one out; you may strain your brain. :)

I am grateful for ALL that my Jesus has done for me, with me, and through me.

Jesus, gave me a promise in the summer of 2001. Actually, I experienced what I can only describe as an angelic visitation. At this point in my life, I was broken, broken as I had never been before. My heart was broken and before I went to bed that night, I cried out the the Lord with All of my heart, soul, mind and strength. I fell asleep, crying out to the Lord. I awoke to a brilliant, blinding light which flooded my room. (Note: I sleep in total darkness, can't stand to have any lights on at night). I actually heard (with my physical ears) a voice, "The Appointed Time..." with a specific date.

I spoke to one of my prophetic friends about this experience and she counseled me to wait until closer to the prophesied time and then to ask for prayer regarding it. That is what I am asking of all of you who read this to do. Pray for me, how the Holy Spirit leads. Declare His will to be done in my life and that Jesus would be glorified fully!!!

I do not pretend to understand God's ways or His thoughts, but I am learning to trust Him no matter what I see with my physical eyes that happens to contradict God's plans. The end of my personal winter season is in sight and a New Beginning Will commence...soon.

Beginning Tuesday, May 6th I will enter into a time of fasting, increased time alone with Jesus, worshipping Him. I will continue this until the arrival of the prophesied date.

Thank you, in advance for any prayers you offer on my behalf!!!

You are loved,
Beautiful Grace :)

Small Straws In A Soft Wind by Marsha Burns --

May 1, 2008: In the process of time, you are ending a cycle that began about seven years ago. And, you will undergo an accelerated separation from the past that will create a division that cannot be bridged. Certainly, you will never be able to go back, nor should you look back. This chasm is ever widening and your spiritual landscape is ever changing, but you can only move into the next phase of your existence as you have freedom to do so. Disappointments and regrets from the past can keep you bound and unable to progress, so now is the time to completely release everything that brought a sense of failure or reproach. Let go and be free, says the Lord.

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

Daily Scripture from May 1, 2008
Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs.Isaiah 61:7 (AMP)

Weekly Wisdom Week of May 1, 2008
The dreams of your future have no room for the devastations of your past.