Carried By The River Of His Spirit

 

 

 

 

 

Then on the most important day of the feast, the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds—All you thirsty ones, come to Me! Come to Me and drink! Believe in Me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” Jesus was prophesying about The Holy Spirit that believers were being prepared to receive. But The Holy Spirit had not yet been poured out upon them, because Jesus had not yet been unveiled in His full splendor. (John 7:37-39 TPT)

As I was spending some quiet time in The Presence of God, I had a vision that I feel strongly The Lord has impressed upon my heart to share with you all.

I had just finished praying and was sitting in stillness waiting and listening for The Lord to speak. I closed my eyes and I saw two incredibly large double doors made of gold. The doors were so massive that it would have been impossible for me to reach the doorknobs to open them and even if I could’ve reached them I don’t believe that I would’ve had the strength to pull the doors open on my own, but to my surprise the doors swung open by themselves. And when they did, I saw this beautiful, blue river that was crystal clear come powerfully rushing out.

I can’t explain how I knew this, but just within myself, I knew that this river represented The Spirit of God. I then heard The Lord say, “With Me you don’t have to test the waters. Dive in and allow My Spirit to carry you. With Me you will not sink nor do you have to swim. Simply rest in the ebb and flow of My Spirit.” Again, just within myself, my heart’s response was, “I’m diving in, Abba.”

Today’s focal verses say, “All you thirsty ones, come to Me! Come to Me and drink! Believe in Me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” Jesus was prophesying about The Holy Spirit that believers were being prepared to receive.

I believe today’s focal verses are a beautiful depiction of two things.

  1. ) It shows us what’s available to us as we believe in the words of Jesus, intimately come to Him and drink, and then dive into or submerse ourselves in The River that is His Spirit.
  2. ) As we are carried by this river that is His Spirit and we stay in it’s current meaning we stay in life-union, constant connection with The Holy Spirit, we then have the ability to become an overflow of that river for those around us.

I believe the river that I saw in that vision is the very living water that Jesus offers to us through The Holy Spirit. I also believe that same living water is what bursts out from within us flowing from our innermost being for others to dive into and be able to come to intimately know and become intricately connected to Him.

With all that is happening in the world today, “The River” HAS to be an essential part of our lives. Even as I’m writing you guys right now, The Lord has reminded me of another vision that I had in March of 2019 about “This River” that our God says is Living Water.

I was just lying on the sofa, reading my Bible, and contemplating some things that Papa God had put on my heart to accomplish creatively. So, I just simply closed my eyes to rest in Him— to dream with Him. And as soon as I closed my eyes, I saw this incredible waterfall pouring into this endless, beautiful body of water that was just powerfully rushing about. And in my heart, I just asked The Lord why He was showing me this. I then heard Him say, “There’s a cleansing taking place. Always remember The River.”

In that moment, for me personally, as a creative heart that cleansing looked like Him cleansing my heart of fear, me allowing myself to dream bigger with Him, and then taking that leap of faith to actually allow my hands to bring to fruition what He had already placed in my heart to create. But also for me to keep in mind that when fear starts to rise up, to always remember to come back to The River. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

This cleansing will look and be very different from person to person. It will simply be The Lord cleansing our hearts of anything that doesn’t align with His heart and His word.

My heart’s prayer is that we get to such an intimate place in our relationship or walk with God, that we don’t have to remember to come back to the The River because we never leave it in the first place. “But if anyone drinks the living water I give them, they will NEVER thirst again and will be FOREVER satisfied! For when you drink the water I give you it becomes a gushing fountain of The Holy Spirit, springing up and flooding you with ENDLESS life!” (John 4:14 TPT)

In closing, I would just like to say that we must do more than simply remember The River. We must dive into it. Drink of it. Submerse ourselves in it. Rest in it and allow this perfect river that is His Spirit to carry us.

To know You is to experience a flowing fountain, drinking in Your life, springing up to satisfy. In Your light we receive the light of revelation. (Psalms 36:9 TPT)

Sunday Soul Kiss 411

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Sunday Soul Kiss Kingdom Creative/Entrepreneur Spotlight Of The Week

This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss spotlight shines on Brian K. Holley, an awesome man of God, fellow Alabamian, and the Creator and Founder of Lion Heart Unlimited.

Lion Heart Unlimited has great quality merchandise and their customer service is second to none. To find out more info about Lion Heart Unlimited and their mission please click here and to shop with them please click here. If you’d like to connect with them on social media, you may do so through the following links: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Sunday Kiss Book Of The Week

This daily devotional is a really great way to ignite your prayer life and has become one of my favorite daily reads. You can click on the following links to purchase: Amazon (Imitation Leather Copy) / Kindle.

Sunday Soul Kiss Health/Fitness Choice Of The Week

The goal is to be healthy not just spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, but also physically as well. So, this week’s healthy choice of the week are these soft baked mini muffins made with whole grains and a 1/2 cup of vegetables from Farm & Oven. These have become one of my favorite little snacks on the go.  If you decide to give them a try, use the code ASKS10 to receive 10% off of your purchase. 🙂

Happy Soul Kissed Sunday! Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! You are all in my prayers! I love you guys!

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The Lord Still Answers And Jesus Still Heals!

 

 

 

 

 

(Psalm 3:4 CEV – I pray to You, and You answer from Your sacred hill.)

The AMPC version of today’s focal verse says, “With my voice I cry to The Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!”

For me, it was in that selah moment: the pausing to serenely and intently reflect upon those words that truly displayed The Lord’s goodness towards me.

So, today, I just want to share on the goodness of The Lord, how He knows all things, and how He deeply cares about and is so intricately involved in every single detail of our lives. Or in my case, how He had given me the answer to a prayer that I had not even prayed yet.

I turned 34 on my birthday which was a little over a couple of weeks ago now. That morning, I was in worship and just sitting with The Lord and I asked Him to give me one verse to focus on for the month. Psalm chapter 3, verse 4 was the verse that He spoke to me.

After reading that verse, I was just in awe because I had prayed and He immediately answered which was what the verse that He had spoken to me to focus on said in a very literal sense.

My birthday was April 4th, which was on a Thursday. On that following Tuesday, I woke up with this unexpected pain in the bottom of my left foot. The pain reminded me of the same pain that I used to get from tendonitis years ago when I played sports. My foot was tender and it was almost like you feel this pulling/tearing going on inside of it.

Well, if you know me, then you know that I am a lover of essential oils and the Queen of holistic remedies. LOL! So, I rubbed some peppermint oil on it which made it feel better instantly and I went on about my day.

However, by that night around bedtime it started to bother me again. And when I woke up the next morning, the pain was worse than it was the previous day, so much so that it caused me to walk with a bit of a limp. Again, I put peppermint oil on it, but this time there was still this nagging pain that never went away. And so, I just pushed through and endured it all throughout that day.

It wasn’t until my time of prayer that night that The Lord reminded me of the verse that He had given me to focus on.

I mean, I had prayed about everything under that sun. I had prayed for myself, my family, my friends, etc… but for some reason I never prayed about the pain in my foot.

After I had finished praying, I was lying on the sofa in stillness just basking in The Lord’s Presence and I heard Him say, “Why haven’t you asked Me to heal you?”

Of course, I knew instantly that He was referencing the pain in my foot. And it was in that moment that I remembered Psalm 3:4 — I pray and He answers! It was profound, yet as simple as that.

I took a moment to reflect upon the promise of Psalm 3:4 and then I sat up, I laid both of my hands on my foot, and I said, “Lord, I ask in Jesus’ name that all of the pain in my foot would be gone and that You would heal it completely and restore to how You divinely intended for it to operate. Amen.” 

As soon as I finished praying, all of the pain was completely gone and I haven’t experienced any pain or issues since!

I share all of this with you guys for three reasons:

  1. ) I had prepared something totally different to share with you all this Sunday, but The Lord wanted me to share this testimony and I always want to be obedient to what He’s asking of me.
  2. ) I wanted you to be encouraged in that fact that The Lord listens and He answers!
  3. ) The truth and promise of today’s focal verse is not just for me, but for every single one of you as well.

And so, today, I leave you guys with this eternal promise and timeless truth: THE LORD STILL ANSWERS AND JESUS STILL HEALS!!!

“Ask Me anything in My name, and I will do it for you! – Jesus (John 14:14 TPT)

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Sunday Soul Kiss Creative Spotlight Of The Week

This week’s Sunday Soul Kiss creative spotlight shines on my beautiful friend, Renee Popinski-Young, who is a Christian artist who creates beautiful cross paintings. I bought the painting that you see below from her. The picture truly doesn’t do it justice. It’s much more lovely in person!

If you’d like to connect with Renee to buy a painting of your own, you can contact her via the following links. Renee’s Personal: Facebook / Renee’s Personal: Instagram or via email at: reneeyoung123@gmail.com

The Sunday Soul Kiss book of the week and album of the week will return next post!

Happy Soul Kissed Sunday and Happy Resurrection Sunday! Sending you all heavenly hugs and holy kisses! You are all in my prayers! I love you guys!

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