Happy Chinese New Year!

Year of the Horse

Sorry I’ve been away for so long but I’ve made a commitment to blog at least once a month from now on. 🙂

In case you don’t already follow me, I’m usually pretty active on Instagram, although I’m taking a break from Facebook while I study for the MCAT. That’s right. I’ve started studying to retake the MCAT since my scores expired last year. It’s not easy but I know it’s gonna be alright. God’s got my back.

Since today is the first day of the new lunar year, I wanted to say thank you to all of my faithful followers and let you know a little of what I’ve been doing. This past few months, I’ve actually been reading a lot (go figure) but just didn’t have the time to review any books. I’ve also been crocheting  A LOT. (pictures to come)

There was a prophetic word at my church this year that I wanted to share:

1/5/14: Rachel Klinge: The word of the Lord would come to His church this morning saying, I desire to bring a fresh outpouring of my Spirit upon you. I desire to empower you afresh even today, not for another time or another year, but I desire to enable you even to walk out of sins and to walk out of your past. I am the Author of your life. The past will no longer dictate your future, says the Lord, because I will bring to you new open doors. I am the One that can even create a door where there is no door. I am the God that desires that you flourish in 2014, that you move into a newness and a freshness, and all the stagnation would be removed out of your life, says the Lord. I will take those things that have been trampled underfoot, and I have caused them to rise anew and afresh in my name, says the Lord…I see the Lord breaking down walls of animosity and hatred even. restoring relationships in 2014; even relationships that we have written off. God says, I am able to bring down walls for I am the God of peace and I am the God of reconciliation and even walls and barriers that have been there for decades I can destroy.

Love it. God is moving and opening DOORS. Yes.

Book reviews and crochet work pictures to come soon!

God bless you! Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Year of the Horse) 😉

Word of Encouragement

and then he told me,
My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.
~ 2 Cor. 12:9-10 (MSG)

The Perfect Relationship

A smile.
I’m content.
I’m getting what I need and what I want.
I speak.
I listen.
I am heard.
I see truth.
I see love.
I cannot hide.
I don’t wanna hide.
I seek to know and be known.
I cannot hide my love, my devotion.

I am wanted.
I am desired.
I am loved.
I am destined.
I cannot hide my love.

Through pain.
Through sorrow.
Through storms.
I can rely on You.
I can face every thing, every trial, every mistake.
I look to You.
I am loved by You unconditionally.
You know my every thought, every hair.
You know my every flaw but love me anyway.

Anyway, You care about all of me.
All of my life.
All of my hopes.
All of my dreams.
Every thing.
You care.
You see.
You love.
I cannot hide.

I cannot resist.
I cannot comprehend.
I do not deserve this love but you give it to me freely – no strings attached.
No words can describe this perfect love.
This perfect gift.
I cannot hide my love.

Wrote this during CORE 4/7/10 when we were defining “The Perfect Relationship”.

The Heart of Jesus by Jill Austin

This is AMAZING and had to share it – gave me chills. From Jill Austin’s Dancing with Destiny:

One time when I was in prayer, the Lord gave me much deeper revelation and understanding of this. It was an amazing visitation that happened to me during one of my own Master Potter conferences.

I found myself moving at breakneck speed through a realm of eternity in heaven. It was smoky all around me, like swirling glory. As I looked below, I could see glimpses of a sea of glass and hear sounds of worship.

In front of me, huge gates opened, and I went through them. I was astounded as I found myself close up against the chest of Jesus. I could feel His robe underneath my face; it felt like linen. I could hear His gigantic heart beating and beating. Then I could feel the arms of the Lord around me, holding me and loving me. I felt so secure and so protected. There was no other place anywhere in the world that I wanted to be more than there–leaning on my Beloved, snuggled up against His chest, feeling His arms around me and hearing His heart.

It seemed as if the chamber was made of flesh–it felt very vulnerable–and I could feel the loud pounding of eternity. Then I realized that I was hearing the cries of the oppressed and broken and lost as they surrounded me. I could also hear Him weeping. This great Intercessor was weeping for the lost. His heart was like a wall and inscribed on it were the names of every single human being on earth. He was crying out for each one of these names. Each one. If I looked at a name, his or her face appeared and I had a glimpse into that person’s life. It was like experiencing heaven’s wailing wall.

I could feel as well as hear the people in this wall crying out: “Is there a God? Is He really there? Do You feel my pain?” In the enormous chamber of His heart, I could hear all of humanity, every name, every face and every circumstance. I could hear the sounds of the abused and the broken: “is there really a God?” I could also hear the prayers of the intercessors on earth and cries of the lost. Then it was as if, underneath, I could hear the sound of the blood of the martyrs, “How long, O Lord? How long, O Lord?”

The response of His great pain for each suffering person was like a heart attack.

Gradually I realized that I could hear music and other sounds of heaven. I remember the words Holy is the Lamb. All of the voices and instruments were mingled, as if an enormous orchestra and choir were assembled in the weeping heart of the Lord. It made a great crescendo–the anguish of the people and the music of heaven in the midst of His great intercession.

Then I felt as if the Lord was speaking to me. The key to apostolic authority is love. If people want to move in signs and wonders and miracles, if they want to see heaven breaking in to take whole territories, then they need to discover My heart and My compassion. Then I will give them the power to set the captive free and the anointing to see the sick healed and the dead raised.

In the distance I could see other chambers, like other rooms in heaven. His heart was like heaven itself with many different dimensions. I could see the throne ahead but my attention was given to His words: If people want to move in My power and My presence, they need to have My love and My heart.

Jill Austin, an award-winning potter, is the founder of Master Potter Ministries and a leading prophetic voice in the Church. She travels nationally and internationally as a popular speaker at charismatic and prophetic conferences.

I haven’t finished the book yet but it’s amazing so far – she’s a really anointed author in my opinion.