Updated: Jul 25, 2020
I had something stirring inside of me beginning around mid July. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I knew God was redirecting my steps.
Everything was good! Family, friends, business...no complaints.
In August the stirring grew to a feeling of burden. I started having longer quiet times and really trying to get still in His presence and allow His quiet voice to direct me and tell me what was causing this feeling.
Questions I had...Was I taking on too much? Feeling the weight of the customer’s burdens? Was there another way God wanted me to be working and fulfilling these Sign orders? Am I getting impatient with anything? Have I lost the original dream and vision I felt God placed in my heart? The list of doubt and questions went on.
Then September shows up quickly and there are back to school needs to be met, new seasons of change, visions being cast for the year, orders coming in for Christmas.
I shared with a few close friends about this feeling and asked for prayer for clarity, wisdom & discernment. I journaled my prayer Sept 8 asking for Him to make it very clear.
Ask anything!! ❤️🙏🏻
The answer came quickly!
I found myself working in the garage late one night as my family slept and the burden had tripled in weight by this point! In my spirit I heard, “My yoke is easy, My burden is light.”
I had the thought about laying down Prayerful Signs. Peace overwhelmed me. I didn’t hold on with clinched fists. I didn’t even question.
In my heart I knew this is what God was asking of me.
I still wanted deeper understanding.
Why would He want me to set down the ministry He gave me? I am obediently listening, Lord, but what are You teaching me? Growing in me?
After a Gateway church service last weekend- (on fear vs faith)- God told me encouragement was coming, and to stay put.
I sat in the coffee lounge area where I was listening to the sermon and sure enough one of my most favorite ladies approached. He knows how much I adore her wise words and the prophetic calling on her life.
I knew this was the encouragement He had planned!
Sue asked how business was going and I told her about the burden I was feeling. She mentioned about Sabbath and if I took time to really honor that. I couldn’t confidently say yes. Sue also mentioned going back and rejoicing over all the orders that were fulfilled.
That evening after her words of encouragement I got into bed and began journaling that conversation. God led me to Leviticus 25 and there my eyes were opened!!
1 The Lord said to Moses at Mount Sinai, 2“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord.
There you have it!
We are in the midst of the end of year 6. I want to thank ALL of you for allowing me/us the honor of praying for you, your children, you marriages, your family and friends. Thank you for seeing and believing with me! 😭
God has so much more He wants me to learn and grow in. He is LIMITLESS. He keeps showing me this word to drive the point home. I am quick to place limits, struggle with things, over analyze, be human! We all do. Just be encouraged & reminded of His power. His authority.
God’s Holy Spirit longs to speak to you what the Father is saying. Soften your heart, let Him in. I promise your life will be changed for good and for better! It’s an exciting ride and I don’t know about you but I want to enjoy it! I want to get to the end of this life and this limited time on earth and have confidence I heard Him leading me, I pressed in, I obeyed, I grew in faith and stood firmly in it. I prayed and held on tightly to my relationship with God. I knew Him in a deep way. I let Him lead my words, my actions, my thoughts. I loved those around me fearlessly and I told them often with my eyes engaged not distracted. There’s so much more but I’ll end here.
We will continue updating randomly to IG & FB page. It will remain, as will the website, but the ordering disabled. I can’t wait for you to rejoice with me on the seeds that have been planted in the land that the Lord has graciously given!
I won’t hesitate to update and acknowledge His hand in the lives of those He allowed us to pray for and share virtues of encouragement with!
Love you all and thank you again.
October 2019- whenever He says to pick it back up 😘, Prayerful Signs #YearofSabbath