October 10, 2019

A couple days ago we received a birth announcement introducing the arrival of a beautiful new baby! Within 24 hours my phone has blown up with other photos and congratulations of babies being born. Last night we tucked in to watch a show and the heading was “Delivery time.” I thought immediately to the verse in Isaiah 66 when God says “Would I open up the womb and not bring about delivery.” I heard the Lord whisper “IT’S TIMEI’TS TIME -IT’S TIME” I couldn’t help but check the clock and saw that it read 8:08, a key passage on moving on from one place to the next. A change of seasons as it were. “The Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land where streams, springs, and deep water sources flow. A land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will not lack. When you eat and are satisfied, bless the Lord for all He has given you.”

I heard in my spirit that it’s time to get our hopes up, that we’re moving on from one place to the new. Get your moving boxes ready! Promises we’ve been waiting on are about to burst forth and come through. Things that have been delayed are now making there arrival. It’s not a time to do things “as they have always been.” That will mean different things to all of us, but for me personally I have had to shift my days and find new working rhythms, not just to avoid the mundane but to posture myself differently so I can let expectation grow for the things God is saying. So I’ve been quiet and I have had this sense that there are a lot of moves over Gods people. Actual land moves, changing our locations, a changing of jobs, and a change of how we handle and manage our days. “Our times are in His hands…deliver me…” Ps.31:5

Just as a women prepares to ready herself before she gives birth I believe we are to position ourselves under the umbrella of faith and ask our God for what’s next. Where are we suppose to stand and who are we suppose to be standing with? “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the old, godly way, and walk there.” As we make our way to our own personal points of intersection, let’s remember the turns we take will have great impact, not only for ourselves but for those close to us. Let’s weigh carefully where we are headed, making sure we find our feet fitted in step with Him, His ways, and His grace as we plow ahead. He makes our paths straight, our road secure, and directs the steps we are to take (Prov.3:6)

There is something good coming…DeAnn Carpenter