Part of this was a word sent out in November’s newsletter. I feel that it is really important for as many people to have access to it as possible, so I am posting it here as well. Read it, process, let it go deep. And maybe share it with your spheres of influence so they can hear it too.
Beloved, where September + October were months of positioning + planting, November is a month of budding.
September + October was a time of transitioning into a new season, and many of you have been experiencing supernatural shifts, changes, and promotion in your work + personal life + finances. The 9th month marked the very end of the birthing period for many of us. Just as a mother carries her child to full term, many of God’s promises + vision that have been nurtured in our hearts are ready to birth forth.
October also marked a new beginning for many. Whatever that was not from God came tumbling down so God could establish His Kingdom in us. And those who have been yielding to His process will be sent to build in others (people, nations, communities) the very thing that God has been building in them.
And November has just begun, another key landmark in God’s timeline.
You have been positioned, now flourish where you’re planted.
You have been abiding, now thrive as you remain deeply rested.
You will accomplish more in the next two years than you have in all your years thus far. Stay true to the course on which you have been placed.
Let your roots dig deep. Deeper and deeper in His Love.
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
This is the crucial principal for the season: The outward fruit must always only be a small fraction compared to the depth of your roots.
That is the only way that you will produce lasting fruit.
You need to dig deep wells, not high towers. Focus on growing deep; let God be the One to grow you tall + wide.
“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
This goes against the system of the world, and it is precisely what will make you a powerful light + refuge in these times of growing darkness.
You are not alone in this journey. You have a family standing, contending, for the same holiness in these days.
Maybe say this prayer together with us —
Lord, we pray for a supernatural thirst in our spirit man — let us thirst + hunger for You so we are not satisfied by the works of our own hands, but only by the presence of the Living God. Like the tower of Babel, we ask that you thwart any man-made effort to raise ourselves up. We want You to have all glory + honor. Because You said that when You are lifted up, You will draw all men to Yourself. Be so lifted up in our lives, we pray. Amen.