Hebrews 7:25-26 (NLT)
25 Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
In 2008, my husband and I went through prophetic assembly.
The morning after, my mind could not remember the words of God that I had held on to for life…the words that sustained me…the words I needed. A battle had begun within me…a battle for God’s will or mine to be done.
For most of my life the battle had surfaced and faded and surfaced and faded. I wanted God, but I wanted life the way I wanted it. I did not understand that the conflict within was the battle of the flesh and the spirit, nor did I understand how to fight against that which rages against the LORD.
After the prophetic, my focus turned from the LORD to what my husband was supposed to do. I became selfish and self focused seeking after what I thought was right. I forgot the way to life…
Proverbs 3:5-6 (New Living Translation)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
I took my own path, forsaking wisdom, fighting authority, refusing to repent.
The summer of 2009 I almost drowned.
We took an inflatable kayak down the river. It sucked us under. We did not have the skill to do what we were trying to do. My husband made it to the side, he caught the eddy and got out. I’m not as strong as I used to be and didn’t get over fast enough. Just as I was reaching the edge of the river, the eddy ended and huge rocks began to beat me and the river intensified and I was swept away. Fear gripped my heart. I went down the river through the next set of rapids gasping for air, praying with my strength and clinging to the paddle for life. I was terrified of the river for the first time in my life. All my efforts could not get me anywhere near safety and it looked like I would die. Then I remembered all that God had promised me in the prophetic that we would do and knew that this was not how it would end. I prayed that, and I surrendered. Then God had mercy on me and I was led to the side of the river. I got to the shore and climbed out shaking, shivering and terrified. I wanted out, I was all done. Other rafters came by and said they’d seen my husband and he was coming for me. When he came to me, I quit. Let’s go home.
I think this is how the last couple years have been for me spiritually. I gave up. I didn’t get what I want, couldn’t fight God for it and quit. Oh, I forgot to mention the time I was fighting spiritually for the holiness of the body of Christ and the intimidating taunt from my enemy came to me “who are you to command anyone to do anything?”
Yes, who am I? I now see that I had rejected what God had called me to partly because of the taunting of the enemy. I had also partly rejected the call of God because I was seeking prestige, acceptance, to be seen and confirmed, to be validated.
Last night I repented of rejecting Him and the call He placed on my life.
I am the King’s daughter, His beloved, His child, His favored one. The one that He made covenants with…
“God has not forgotten his covenants with you daughter because those prayers and those tears, and those intercessory prayers that you prayed have registered. “
” You are going to immediately recognize as a couple those that have been fractured, those that have been bumped, those that have been bruised, those that have been in car wrecks along the way and God is calling you to come along side and how to lift them to the heart of the father. And as you do God will be loading the cannons of your prayer life with the stones of faith that will launch toward the strongholds that have held the people captive”
What is this that I’ve been called to??
A life like my LORD. A life like Jesus. A life of love and intercession. A life of helping others to be more like Him. A life that is more precious than anything else I could even dream of.