In the past three months I have journeyed through a valley, yet I find myself more in love with Jesus than ever before. At the Dwell conference this weekend I was touched by the Holy Spirit in a significant way and in this time there was a complete shift that took place in the depths of me. As the sweet presence of God surrounded me like a blanket every burden I was carrying lifted off. The weight of His glory replaced the weight of the world I was carrying on my shoulders.
I went from feeling the dark shadows of life surrounding me to sensing an unquenchable joy erupt from deep with. In an instant my smile intensified and the longings of my heart for a greater glimpse of Him became insatiable.
I’ve always walked closely with God but it’s as if my soul has been exposed to a new dimension. A new glory realm and an increased sense of His goodness. His kindness. His complete perfection that governs my every move.
It is in this time that God has revealed to me that my greatest ministry will come from the Valley. In the Valley there is an anointing. In the Valley there is revelation. In the Valley there is deep intimacy with God. I will draw near to Him as He has gone into the future to prepare a way for me and in kindness He follows behind me.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
The wrap around presence of Jesus covers me and the hand of God reaches out to hold my hand. His words to me this past week reassure me that in spite of what I face, His hand is reaching out toward mine.
My prayer is that as you read these words of The Father to me, you would know that they are the same words He echo’s over you in the shadows.
May these words resonate with your soul and draw you to imagine reaching out your hand and placing it in His.
Bon, I am here. I will take you through this Valley. When the shadows overwhelm you, hold onto my hand- your faith will be held firm as you grasp a hold of my hand. I will hold you. Fear not, for I am with you. I will take hold of your hand and I will lead you. I will not let go. I will provide. I will bless.
Do not loose heart.
This entire week God has been showing me continuous signs of His hand reaching out toward me. Through scriptures confirmed and a song that come on the radio. He is constantly reassuring me that His hand is in mine.
Isaiah 41:13-15 Living Bible (TLB)
13 I am holding you by your right hand—I, the Lord your God—and I say to you, Don’t be afraid; I am here to help you. 14 Despised though you are, fear not, O Israel; for I will help you. I am the Lord, your Redeemer; I am the Holy One of Israel. 1
My circumstances haven’t changed. Everything remains as it was. I still face challenges and choices yet with my hand in His I am bold and courageous. All is clear. My mind is sound and my heart is in a place of rest.
Ephesians 1: 17-18 (TPT)
“My prayer for you today is that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Him through your deepening intimacy with him.
I pray that the light of God all illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of His calling- that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones.”
Dare to imagine. Dare to dream. A perfect God calling your name, reaching out His hand and beckoning you to come as you are. He does not come with judgement nor condemnation, He comes with an intimate call. A still small whisper, He is calling you, His work of art created with a love-filled purpose, to place your hand in His.