How to Receive Strategies and Blueprints from the Holy Spirit

In 2001, the mission agency my husband and I was involved with was in transition and we found ourselves in a financial crisis. I wrote in my diary, ‘we’re in one of the most difficult seasons ever.’

One night when my husband was out at a meeting and my children were asleep in bed, I got down on my knees. I was crying out to God about what was happening in our missions ministry. Suddenly, while on my knees praying, I saw in my mind’s eye some diagrams. They clearly explained the changes affecting our organisation.

I got up off my knees, found some paper, drew the pictures that I’d seen and sat up late writing notes from them.

Those diagrams described a paradigm shift taking place in the way local churches approached missions, and they helped turn our ministry around. Wherever my husband Malcolm and I went, and we showed the diagrams to pastors and leaders, their response was electrified. ‘That’s it! That’s what’s on our hearts!’

That insight—described in pictures and given by the Holy Spirit—contributed to the turn-around of our New Zealand ministry, and was instrumental in moving us here to Australia—into God’s new season for our lives! [1]

Supernatural Strategies and Blueprints

We often pray and ask God for guidance; for direction. For where to go. But there are times when He wants to add to that. He has made available strategies and blueprints that describe not only our destination, but also how to get where we’re going. We simply need to ask.

One definition of a blueprint is, ‘a guide for making something — a design or pattern that can be followed.’ [2]

Our Father is saying, ‘Will you believe and ask Me to give you supernatural strategies, and blueprints—patterns and designs? Will you seek Me for wisdom? I long to give you so much more than you’ve received up until now.’

The Power of an Anointed Strategy

In Genesis 41, Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s prophetic dream—that seven years of plenty in the land are going to be followed by seven years of famine.

Joseph doesn’t stop with the interpretation—he boldly follows it with an anointed strategy for how Pharaoh can manage the situation and save the nation.

And Pharaoh asks, ‘Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the Spirit of God?’ (Gen 41:38). He then puts Joseph in charge of the project!

One anointed strategy from God is powerful; it can even save nations.

God’s Wisdom may not Make Earthly Sense

In 2 Kings 4, a widow cries out to the Prophet Elisha because she is in debt. He doesn’t give her money—he gives her an anointed strategy from the Holy Spirit that uses a resource she already has on hand. ‘Go get as many empty jars as you can, pour your oil and keep on pouring—sell the oil.’

Here’s the thing about strategies from Heaven. Sometimes God’s wisdom may not make earthly sense. And maybe no one has articulated it this way before—but God is giving you a strategy that’s a ‘now’ blueprint for the new thing He’s doing.

  • It’s supernatural wisdom
  • It’s a Heavenly solution to your earthly problem

Now is the time to believe God and be open to receive a strategy that will bring glory to God because Jesus is the only explanation for what people see taking place.

How do you receive a strategy from God? Simply believe, ask, listen, and record.

The strategy may come in a dream, in a prophetic word, in a picture, or in a moment of practical but God-breathed wisdom insight—so be open to the many ways God can speak to you.

Right now the Holy Spirit is stirring us, and He’s saying, ‘Will you believe and ask Me not only for direction, but also the strategy, the ‘how’ of getting there?’

Be encouraged by these words of James:

‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.'(James 1:5)

[1] My husband Malcolm was National Director of a mission organisation called Asian Outreach from 1995 – 2002 in New Zealand and 2002 – 2004 in Australia. We also served for seven years prior to that, in a voluntary capacity.
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31 thoughts on “How to Receive Strategies and Blueprints from the Holy Spirit

  1. Sechaba

    We have been trying so much for God to guide us ,me and my wife.We have been going out preaching the gospel of the Lord until we came to a point of needing finances to go out,help is nowhere!!the Lord has been healing,giving out prophecies,delivering and helping his children but now the problem is within those who were taking out the gospel to towns!!??what is our problem?are we not listening enough to God”s voice?our heart is to help those who are in need,those who are poor,but along the way things changed,we cant help them materially but only spiritually,tell me is it enough to give someone in need only spiritual food??what about materially?they cant eat the Holy spirit?please advice or help

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hello Sechaba, I am praying for you and your wife right now. I pray that you will experience God’s provision and also His wisdom. You are a blessing to many people as you share God’s Word.
      My one thought is – do you have some local or ministry oversight there, that is looking out for you and able to give guidance on the best way to go about your ministry?

      1. Sechaba

        not yet we just currently started joining another church,hopefully God will use this ministry to push forward this calling in us,i thank you so much for replying.because of financial support we have hit a rock!!!we are trying by all means to can start something to help us so that the gospel can continue being preached ,because evangelism is expensive!!!

        1. Helen Calder Post author

          Hi Sechaba, yes, providing for own living in ministry (whether evangelism or another ministry) can be a challenge and it’s one I’m navigating myself right now. And also the particular costs too (yours may be travel). Praying with you for those strategies and Divine blueprints you need to open the doors in this season, Sechaba!

  2. Christine Landers

    Hi Helen, Libby’s cousin here.
    For over 10 years I had been volunteering as a steward in our local cathedral. I dared to challenge changes to our duties of which many of us were unhappy with. Suffice to say the powers that be did not like questions being asked and a week before a scheduled meeting to discuss it I was sacked by email. I was upset and disappointed in the action. However, I sat that night randomly reading my bible and praying before going to bed ….where I slept like a log, waking refreshed and totally at peace. That morning I was driving to see my brother 120 miles away. During the journey I kept getting the picture of a bunch of flowers..few miles, flowers…few miles flowers! In the end I shouted out loud…Lord if that’s you telling me to take this woman a bunch of flowers then I need a bigger sign. I stopped at the services to get coffee and as I walked through the door there was a large display of flowers. Wow …OK Lord I get the message. That afternoon I got a call from a friend asking me if I would like to accompany her the next day to Caring For Life a charity for the homeless. I jumped at the chance as I now had a free day as a training I was due to attend had been cancelled by the cathedral lady. What a blessed day I had. What an amazing charity.
    After church on the Sunday I sat and wrote a card to the lady in question telling her that I believed God closes a door before revealing to you another open one. (At Christmas I made door wreaths and sold them raising £250 for the cause and recently my husband and I visited to make donations of clothing for the men) So although this woman has never met me but decided that my services are no longer required it has opened up something much more deserving of my time. I have often wondered about hearing God speak but I truly believe that this was from Him. Taking flowers to someone who had done this to me is something I would never have thought of myself.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Wow, Christine that story is so inspiring! Our God has such generosity of heart and it’s wonderful when He leads us in His ways too. Reminds me of that saying, ‘Life’s disappointments are Love’s great appointments!’

  3. Christine Cheek

    My name is Christine a couple days a ago I did seen a blueprint of a home. And i am having a hard time trying to pray in spirt. I do speak in toughs. Thanks

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Christine, I’m praying for you right now, may you be encouraged, as God is ministering to you

  4. stacie

    Hello, Hello Helen! It is supernaturally ridiculous how incredibly anointed your ministry IS!! I love your generosity of Spirit and I thank you once again from the bottom of my heart. The timing of your topics and the manner in which you articulate them spur me on like nothing else, except when God Himself speaks to me and my husband, personally! I may just have to make a T-shirt up that says, Stacie says Thank you Helen. . . again! BTW the job offer turned out to be a scam, one of which effected quite a few people and their testimonies are on YouTube! . Sad but the darkness always seeks to trip up the light! Thankfully I only lost time over it. Needless to say, God and His Holy Spirit, give back what darkness takes away! Much love to your family from mine! Stacie

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Stacie, I’m sorry to hear about the job experience, praying that you receive back multiplied times what was lost in time and a much better job opportunity too!

  5. Monica Reyes

    Hello Helen. it’s amazing the things you share, some time ago the Lord showed me a plain geographical blue print, so I guess I need to find out from him, what he is saying

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Yes, how interesting Monica! It’s always worth praying and meditating on even the small or unusual things He shows us 🙂

  6. Carol

    Hi Helen.
    I often see visions of the things I’m praying for. One time I had been praying for a house and I was praying I saw a hot air baloon with the name of an estate agent hovering over a very expensive surbub. Another time I was praying for a car and my eyes just opened and I saw a car dealer that sells Toyota cars. Problem? I don’t know how to receive the things I see in the spirit so they can manifest physically. Another experience I had, I took a day’s fasting just praying about my spiritual life. As I was praying my mind was flooded by thoughts of a business I need to start. A week before that I had been thinking about starting a business and I had a few ideas I wanted to choose from. I believe that God is leading me towards the catering business. The thoughts just filled my mind so powerfully as I was praying, it was difficult to ignore them.

  7. Ritah W

    Sure, the holy spirit gives strategies and they are always true. I decided to sell some vegetables and at the beginning i bought almost every type of the vegetables known in my local area of residence but that night when i was praying to God about the business i had started, he showed me only two types of vegetables in a a sack, this came as a vision and it happened to me several times for the whole of that week. Since my gift of prophecy is still so young, i totally failed to understand this until when i realised that the vegetables that could appear in the vision were always bought in large quantities yet the other types normally got rotten due to lack of buyers for them. Thanks so much Prophet Hellen for the work you are doing in my life, i have not remained the same since i started reading your blog. God bless.


    Please I am very happy about the how to receive strategies and blueprint of the holy spirit.
    I need God help so that I can become like you but I need NIV/KJV STUDY BIBLE

  9. vanessa

    god bless you helen. i am extremely inspired by this message about the supernatural strategies and blueprint. i will use this tool in the near future and i will be delighted to share the testimony as a result of your influence.. may God continue to shine his face upon you and what he has called you to do..

  10. Tuduetso Amos

    Hi Hellen! woow this is supernatural wisdom..i do not have a ministry but i have a heart to mother the nation.I have had several encounters with people in first i was praying that God give me more resources so that i can be able to help those in needs but then God gave me wisdom that if you give money/resources to a poor person you only serve their needs temporarily,once they finish what you have given needs rises again.will you continue giving and giving,how long will you keep giving to eradicate poverty is to empower the poor by ideas and stimulating their minds helping them to address life in a different perspective.Change their mindset,make them believe in themselves that they can do something,encourage them to work,that God will bless the work of their is really working,i have witnessed people growing from nothing to business people and i pray for more grace,patient and more wisdom that i may be able to help many more people without giving them money or resources..Poverty is not about shortage of resources it is the poor mindset,lack of wisdom..Thank you for the lesson,it will encourage me in what i want to do

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      That sounds AWESOME, Tuduetso Amos.
      I pray you continue to receive the revelation and empowerment for this vision to be fulfilled!

  11. Reitha

    Please pray for me. I can’t seem to remember my dreams lately and so much oppressions I’m dealing with right now. I don’t know where to go in ministry because I have no mentor.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Reitha, praying for you right now. May you be strengthened and refreshed, in Jesus’ Name

  12. Asare

    wow. what a helpful blog. I will now take what comes into my mind serious whenever am praying .wow thank you for this eye opener.

  13. God'spower

    Thanks a lot ma, am so much inspired, God will increase your ministry. please am on a cross road dilemma I want you to help me out, I want to share the secret part of my life with you,can I get your email please.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi there, thank you for that. I do receive replies to the blog subscribe emails, I pray, but do not have the capacity to do personal counseling.

  14. Elvis

    Wow,thank you woman of God you are always an inspirational to us or body of Christ.We really need God’s strategies and wisdom to advance the kingdom of God,may the Lord continue using you by enlightening us.God bless you.

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