Media Dept. Fast: Day 3 – Joy

In the small things, when you’re tired. Joy in the knowing that the Lord of Glory simply adores you though you’re tired and weak at heart and in body. Joy in that one song you love being sung in the prayer room. Joy in the rain sprinkling from the sky and dancing in muddy puddles until you can’t feel your feet from the cold. Joy in whispering thanks for the friend who puddle jumped with you until she couldn’t feel her toes. Joy in the happy dog that greeted you at the door and the kitty purring in your lap.

Did you know that He is full of Joy?

Media Dept. Fast: Day 2 – Moving Heaven

Late this evening I spoke on the phone with a friend who’s sibling had made some bad decisions and run away from home. After praying with the friend I made my way home and picking up my guitar I began to sing over this child, knowing that the heart of the Father is always to call the lost home.

In the last four years I’ve heard hundreds of tidbits about prophetic singers, and the power in our songs before God and have tried to bind them to my heart and believe them. After tonight I might never need to be convinced again.

Let me clarify: When I say that I can’t play the guitar I am not being modest. Regardless, I made intercession through song calling her home, telling her it was not too late to turn around, that her decisions are not final and she does not have to follow through with them, singing of the mercy and forgiveness that is waiting at the door of her Father’s house.

Only half an hour. And I got a txt message that the child is coming home. Right now. Hear me: Many have been praying today. MANY friends of God, faithful leaders who I trust. But my song counted. Your voice counts, know that! Know that your voice counts, that the Lord of Glory is moved by your prayers no matter how weak they may sound to your own ears!

Behold, what manner of love the Father has given unto us. We have been called His children. He listens, and He moves.

Media Dept Fast: Day 1 – Meeting the Lord

The last 5 days have been powerful. Wednesday night I wrestled some things out with the Lord related to deep places in my soul. I decided some time ago to believe that He actually is good and true, so if things are not working out in my life related to Him, it can not be His fault.  The wrestling that night was rather messy and loud, but when I decide to cave, then He always wins and I am always thankful when He wins.

The next morning one of the apprentices came into the office, desperately emotional. We talked for sometime and she literally began to repeat to me the wrestling that I’d had with the Lord the night before, and I was able to speak straight into her heart while marveling at His kindness. Had I not been willing to go to my Father the night before I would have had nothing but pain to offer her!

That night seemed to launch some things spiritually, and I’ve been in an interesting swirl of dreams, powerfully confirming prophetic words, and favor in sweet blessings from the Lord, all related to what has been in my heart for the last 4 months.

Let me tell you: when He bids us ‘come’ He bids us ‘Come and die!’ But let me tell you, He gives us new and everlasting life! He does not leave us as our sins deserve and He does not leave us to grope in darkness as blind men. The Lord is our Shepherd, our Father and Friend and He leads us by the hand.

The last 12 months have been hard. But it has been worth the wrestle, it has been worth the emotion, the struggle and the learning. Let me tell you: His name is faithful, His nature is to be faithful. And He will do in us everything that He has promised. AND He brings us out of the wilderness, we don’t have to stay there. It does NOT always have to be hard!

As for me, I will continue to seek and let me encourage you: Continue to seek Him! Our home is only where He is, go with Him. He wants you to be with Him right where He is, doing what He is doing, with Him. The wrestle, the battle, the fighting and striving, doing it wrong and learning how to do it right only to do it wrong again: it is always, always worth the encounter.