With the oncoming of isolation from the world around us, I see the Lord winking at me, knowing exactly how to play His hand in the midst of a mess - knowing how to give His beloved bride exactly what she has been missing out on for too long. . .
With isolation, comes confrontation. Being jerked from the masks we wear daily, we are forced to face the skin we truly own and those within the walls of our homes. We are forced into a place of vulnerability. Now is the time to assess. Now is the time to step back. Now is the time to reset.
My husband had a Word from the Lord in December. He had a vision of a plane faltering in the air, and he heard an audible voice say "RECALIBRATE." The plane then regained control over the turbulence and was stable once more.
I feel like this was a word for the Now. The Lord is taking us into a global recalibration. A global assessment of our lives. This is a communal effort - as most planes carry people to a destination. I feel like the Lord was saying if we do not recalibrate now, we will not be the only person affected.
Are we who we really think we are as the Bride? Are we in alignment with where God wants us to be in family, in workplace, in community? Where and how can we purify, realign, and launch ourselves into where God wants us to communally benefit His Bride?
We can begin by mending ourselves and our families: we can begin in the four walls of our homes. We can begin with our husbands, our wives, our children. We can become more intentional. We can begin new habits that will pave the way for generations.
The Lord's timetable spans so much further than our minds dare to comprehend. Life is so much more than just our own lives. He is thinking intentionality, family started, organic movements that begin within the walls of our homes, that will bring authenticity to the Body of Christ when we are joined together as One Body. The Lord is looking to mend. He is looking to mold. He is looking to recalibrate.
Take advantage of this time the Lord has graced us with to examine our hearts, our motives, our destinies, our purposes. Eat His Word! I believe He will draw us to the secret place, and will grow Edens within the walls of our hearts that were once barren or overgrown -- that will teach us to cultivate and influence the world around us.
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the LORD.
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Revelations 19:7-8 “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”