While being trained for prison ministry years ago, our wise, seasoned leader instructed us:
“Teach women how to connect with Jesus, not you. Jesus is the one with them in the middle of the night, in their darkest hour. He is their healer and savior, not you.”
I took these wise words to heart and have always sought to connect people with the only One who can heal and deliver them to the uttermost – Yeshua HaMashiach, The Lord Jesus Christ.
I LOVE seeing Jesus work in the hearts of His people – restoring, encouraging and loving us in personal, direct ways.
I had the honor, and profound privilege to teach and minister last weekend to the Women of Pathways Church. It was thrilling to experience The Holy Spirit moving through our midst, restoring hearts and granting greater clarity in personal life issues, and prophetic ministry for the future.
During the ministry time, the presence of the Lord was thick. Continue reading
Jesus spoke these words to me one morning as we spent time together…
“When love springs forth in a weary heart, worn by life’s travail and turns to Me and cries out for mercy, cries out for healing, cries out for love’s fulfillment, it is oh so very precious to Me.
A weary, fragile heart, allowing itself to beat again in hope, brings My heart rapturous joy. Oh what joy I experience when a heart beaten down by sin’s abuse, turns to Me and asks Me to awaken it, heal it, open it to My presence, My touch, My life – I drop the dew of My life in such a heart.
I bring life and heal the broken, shattered heart.”
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted” (Is 61:1).
Imagine, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes…
She looks out and sees perfectly clear.
Yet her kaleidoscope eyes are filters to her soul.
They take the purest of God’s light, and the loveliest of another’s intentions, and twist them to fit her own understanding…
Not what is. Not what could be. Not what others want for her. And, certainly not what God desires for her.
All of this is instant. Automatic. Unknown to her.
Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matt 6:22-24).
Using “kaleidoscope eyes” as a metaphor – imagine for a moment that every experience in life, enters into the “eyes” of our soul and becomes a kaleidoscope telescope from which we perceive and relate to the world, God and ourselves. Continue reading