During prayer this morning, we were instructed to be silent and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us our identity in Christ. I heard the word grace, and then I had a vision of the color blue, a butterfly, and a soccer field. I was still uncertain as to what it all meant, but I knew He would reveal it to me in due time.
We were asked what we heard when we first came to know Christ. The three things the Holy Spirit brought to me was “expand your territory, it is finished, and open.” As we concluded prayer, the Lord gently reminded me that I have the mind of Christ and confusion has no place with in me. He also revealed to me I am in a period of waiting, so I need to slow down and rest in His presence.
This morning a number of TTR folks went to the river to worship. It was neat because I saw a blue butterfly on a fence. I knew it was the Lord revealing to me the meaning behind my vision from this morning. I am a new creation saved only by His grace! I am no longer bound or constricted (the fence), but I am free in who I am in Him!
We also observed many folks practicing their kayak skills. I believe the kayakers paralleled with my vision of the soccer field. He was revealing to me I needed to practice my warring (worship and prayer) skills for battle. I can either fight against the current (the enemy) or allow the enemy to suck me under and sweep me away in the current. I am choosing to equip myself and prepare for the enemies’ attacks.
Before we left, two security guards rode by on their bicycles. I was able to flag them down and talk to them for a little while. Neither were sworn officers, but one was finishing up his degree in Criminal Justice and the other was about to head off to basic training. What a privilege it was to be able lift them, their family, and police department up in prayer.
This afternoon I met with the Bachmans. I was able to share with them struggles I was having about being in ministry away from their spouse. It was comforting, as we concluded by praying a hedge of protection around Neil, Jonah and our extended family’s.