Ecclesiastes 3:8 says, “there is a time and season for every matter…” Yesterday was the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 11/11. Eleven is the number that often represents transition and yesterday I felt the shift significantly. I felt lightness where there was weight, hope landing where there had been hardship, and ease in place of pressure. I woke up to the change. It was a change without striving or strategy on my end, something I didn’t have to shift myself. I thanked God for the turning and immediately had an image in my mind of cars changing lanes on an interstate. I took that to mean that this shift was not only personal but corporate. That “turning points” were happening for many this week.
A turning point can be defined as “a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.” It’s a critical point, when a low point becomes a high point, an important change. I believe that’s happening for many right now.
Isaiah 11:11 reads, “On that day, the Lord will extend his hand a second time to restore…” (TPT) To Restore something means that the condition has improved.
Hebrews 11:11 reads, “and by faith even Sarah, who was past the age of childbearing, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.”
I believe The Lord whispered these verses to my spirit to stir expectation and point to what He’s doing. I believe that like Sarah, many are waiting to see the things God has said He will do…and I believe that clock has just turned in our favor.
I pray this week is one for the books, where God gets your attention. Just like in John 11, when Jesus walks up to a dead man in a tomb and wakes him from sleep. May we each be aroused by the presence of God and have our own “resurrection stories” to tell.
Ready, DeAnn Carpenter.