Christmas is my favorite season. It is a time to have our hearts (and tummies) filled to overflowing with love and all things good & beautiful. It is also a time to slow down from the busy, busy, busyness of the year – to let the wheels slowly come to a gentle halt, let the engines cool, and get a new commission for a new destination for the year to come. Exciting, beautiful, wonderful time of year. So I am taking time to unplug and fully immerse myself in this season, being fully present and clearing my soul for space for God to pour His plans for 2015. Meanwhile, I want to give another moment of glory to a few favorite posts and share them with you through the month of December. Have a very merry Christmas, and I’ll see you again in the new year!
Most of us know innately that we are made for greatness.
This manifests itself in different ways – desire to live & die for a cause, to make a difference in the world, for fame, stardom, success, wealth, power, popularity… the list is endless. While some of these lead to negative manifestations, I believe that the root of it is actually heavenly – human beings have a knowing deep within us that we are made for something bigger.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has planted eternity in the human heart..” Try to attain eternity by our own strength, and we end up running after the wrong things that leave us tired and empty. Come to the God of eternity, releasing our own plans and agendas, and He will propel us quickly in the ways of eternity.
When we gaze at eternity, it shifts everything in our heart and we begin to see everyday and every person in the light of eternity.
Sometimes we wait and expect a loud booming voice from heaven à la Moses and the burning bush, that will thunder out God’s will for our lives and forever change the course of our destiny. That does happen, and it is wonderful when it does! However, most of the time God speaks in a still, small voice that we usually brush off/ignore. He has been breathing life into nothingness from Genesis, and continues to speak life into the mundane – that is why He often speaks to us in the most common and ordinary ways.
Learn to recognize His ways, and you will find your world opened up to a vast universe of possiblities and wonder.
The Heavenly Dream Box Visitation by Susan O Marra
I am standing in Heaven and the Lord is standing next to me. We are in a section of the Throne Room, and I see the sand box with many small children playing in it. I am watching them, and they are so happy. There are little babies, and also bigger children. Their little hands are throwing the sand up into the air and they are laughing, and smiling, and giggling, and even digging deep down into it and trying to burrow their bodies into it. The sand is actually little lights, and it glows like gold, and it runs through their hands like fluid. The Lord smiles as He watches them play. One of the older children begins to sing as he reaches in and stirs the sand with his hands in a circular motion, and the other children follow his lead. They all begin to sing, and they make stirring motions with their hands. As they do this, the lights begin to glow even more, and then all of the lights begin to lift upwards from the sand box into the air.
“Let every dream awaken-
Let every heart be shaken-
Let every vision be taken-
The Father wants to make them…
Rise, rise, rise, rise-
Time to Fly, fly, fly, fly-
To the sky, sky, sky, sky”
Then the swirling lights that had lifted up, then went soaring out of the Throne Room, and went racing down to the earth below. I looked back at the empty sand box, and many angels came from with great bowls heaping full of golden lights, and they poured more golden lights into the sand box to refill it, and the awaiting children were again delighted, and they all dived right into the box again with great joy to play in the new sand of lights that had just came. I was thrilled to see that they so enjoyed their time they spent there. The Lord nodded grinning too as He watched their enthusiasm.
He said, “This is the Dream Box. This is where all dreams come when they are not fulfilled on earth. The Father gives His Thoughts, Inspirations, and Desires to men and they are given as inspirations for men to apprehend and to begin to think on, till they take seed within them, and this will become dreams, aspirations, and desires. When they become a desire, they must be acted upon so that they can take root in their hearts. When they are rooted enough, the people will then begin to live out those dreams in stages, as they walk them out. But many do not believe the thoughts and the inspirations and the dreams the Father sends to them. Many don’t think they are for them to fulfill. Many don’t think they are real, or that they are foolish. Many don’t take them serious because they can’t think of how they would come to pass. Many do not want to wait till they come to pass, so they give up. But the Father wants them to believe in the things He gives to them, and let the seeds take root and grow in their hearts, so they can come to pass.”
“When the people don’t believe the thoughts, and the inspirations, they will then go from them to someone else to apprehend, if they are not apprehended by a certain time, they return here to the Father to be stirred again, until there is enough hunger developed by people on the earth to ask for them again. The children in heaven have assignments and duties just like the older people here. The Father gives children that come to heaven this assignment because their little spirits just believe. They have an openness to possibility, and are full of joy and liberty. They don’t know limits or have doubts about God. Their jobs are to stir the dreams, the inspirations, the desires, the wisdom, and the longings of the Father that He has for men. When He sees the time is right and they are able to receive them, He will send them over to the children here to stir them and to release them, and then they are released into the earth for men to apprehend them. Whosoever is hungry and thirsty can receive them. Whoever will believe can accomplish them. Whoever watches over them diligently in their hearts and lives, will see them take root and ultimately be fulfilled.”
“This is the Dream Box. This is where all things originate from the heart of the Father. The thoughts of God are many, and they are all inspired by His Love. His Love is always dreaming, ever creating, and ever fashioning new things for His People. He wants His Children to know His Love, and to know His Heart, and to know His Thoughts concerning them, and to know the plans and purposes that He has for them. So He will often send them a dream, an inspiration, a nugget wisdom, or a vision to help them find Him, but many on earth fear His Love, and so will doubt His communications from Him. This causes the thoughts of His Love to leave them, and go and circulate around till another will pick them up in that timeframe, if no one does, then they return here for more stirring till the time is right again. But know this, that all of the thoughts, the desires, the plans he has for man, and the intents of the Fathers Heart will be accomplished in the earth. The key is by whom. It is always left up to men to apprehend the promises of God, the desires and the dreams that come down to them from the Father of Lights.”
‘The Father puts His seed of Love and Life in the lights, and when the lights enter their hearts and minds of men who receive them, then the seed will open and will begin the process to root in their heart and mind, so that it can then be interpreted and understood by them, to be able to be then walked out in their life. All things consist of love, light, and faith. By faith the Father spoke all things into existence, and by His Love, He formed all things as they came to be. But when faith is not exercised by men, then the seed within them will weaken and it will not root, and it will leave them, and the Father will lift it to be offered to someone else to apprehend. If no one in your generation apprehends it, then it is taken up here to be stirred until another generation grows up to fulfill it. These things cannot continue to be left undone. The Father has determined many things yet for you all to fulfill in this generation, and you all must believe. You must receive those things that He sends to you, that he drops into your minds and hearts. You must not doubt, or struggle to figure them out., You must simply receive them, and then let them unfold, He will water them, and he will grow them within you, and He will harvest them in your lifetime, if you will do these things.”
“It is time to conceive the fresh things that are now pouring down again. He has opened doors all over the earth again, and now He is raining down fresh inspirations, fresh inventions, fresh wisdom and council for situations, fresh strategies and techniques that will simplify the problems you have on earth, but you must take them into your hearts and believe them, when they come to you. If you will but ask Him, He will help you know how to walk them out, and to see them come to pass in your lifetimes. You have His Favor. You have His Ear. Receive the things that He is pouring out to you on the earth this year. The door is open unto you, so listen with your hearts, believe them even with your souls, and you will accomplish them as you all go. He will guide you, and show you what it all will mean, but you must let them be unfolded by Him, and not try to make them what you want them to be. When you try to make them happen your way, they will die, and must return to the Father to be stirred again until time is ready for them to be given out again. When a heart of faith receives them, and a life lines itself up with them, then nothing can prevent it from happening, but you must fully believe, and live your life around that seed, and it will become your own and be full grown.”
“I long to see My Father’s Heart fulfilled. I long to see every desire and purpose for man come to pass in your times. I long to see every plan for the earth and for this generation accomplished. It is your time now, in this generation to come to the fullness of His Revelation. Now is the time for fresh revelation to roar. It is being poured out now. Do not be lazy with what comes to you. Do not doubt, or try to work it out. Just believe. When you believe, it will conceive, and it will be fulfilled. The jewels that the Father is giving out to men on the earth right now are a picture of this principle. Everything in heaven has substance, and it comes from Him, and it will take on substance upon the earth, if you will give it life by your faith. When you can believe, nothing is impossible.”
“It is time to stir your hearts to conceive the creative things the Father will bring to you, and then to do them. Act on them, try things out, practice and stretch your imagination till it become substance. It is time to be creative with your faith. It is time to inspire your generation by the things the Father reveals to the earth through your life. This generation is being awakened to the reality of the Father, and to His Kingdom which you will reveal to them. As you reflect His Heart, His Thoughts, and His Inspirations through your lives, then they will see Him, and know Him. I have brought you here before. It is time to reveal Him by your faith, and by your love. It is time to know that those things which come down from the Father of Lights, into you, and through you, and into the earth, are to be seen of men; and it will be known by men, by your believing in the things that come from Him. It’s time to shine with the knowledge of Him. Let His Councils and Thoughts begin. Let His Creativity and Wisdom begin. Let His Creativity inspire many more to enter in. Let the knowledge of Him flood your generation.”
It’s time to dream, and dream till they all come true!
Backing up the vision with Scripture
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Isaiah 45:8 Let fall in showers, you heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness [the pure, spiritual, heaven-born possibilities that have their foundation in the holy being of God]; let the earth open, and let them [skies and earth] sprout forth salvation, and let righteousness germinate and spring up [as plants do] together; I the Lord have created it.
Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as [surely as] the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring forth, so [surely] the Lord God will cause rightness and justice and praise to spring forth before all the nations [through the self-fulfilling power of His word].
Psalms 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, [could I count to the end] I would still be with You.
Psalms 40:5 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered.
Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart [from God and from fearing God] shall be filled with [the fruit of] his own ways, and a good man shall be satisfied with [the fruit of] his ways [with the holy thoughts and actions which his heart prompts and in which he delights].
Exodus 31:2 See, I have called by name Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, 4bTo devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze,
1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever! 10 Take heed now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary. Be strong and do it! 11 Then David gave Solomon his son the plan of the vestibule of the temple, its houses, its treasuries, its upper chambers, its inner rooms, and of the place for the [ark and its] mercy seat; 12 And the plan of all that he had in mind [by the Spirit] for the courts of the house of the Lord, all the surrounding chambers, the treasuries of the house of God, and the treasuries for the dedicated gifts; 13 The plan for the divisions of the priests and the Levites, for all the work of the service in the house of the Lord; for all the vessels for service in the house of the Lord: 14 The weight of gold and silver for all the gold and silver articles of every kind of service–15 The weight of the golden lampstands and their lamps, the weight of gold or silver for each lampstand and its lamps, according to the use of each lampstand; 16 The gold by weight for each table of showbread, and the silver for the tables of silver; 17 Also pure gold for the forks, basins, and cups; for the golden bowls by weight of each; for the silver bowls by weight of each; 18 For the incense altar refined gold by weight, and gold for the plan of the chariot of the cherubim that spread their wings and covered the ark of the Lord’s covenant. 19 All this the Lord made me understand by the writing by His hand upon me, all the work to be done according to the plan. 20 Also David told Solomon his son, Be strong and courageous, and do it. Fear not, be not dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail or forsake you until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]. 10 Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny]. 11 For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God.