One of the joys and challenges of being prophetic, is that we carry a dream of what we see God doing in the future.
In the meantime, we find ourselves in a gap. Today, we’re faced with trials and difficulties (James 1:2-4).
Hear God saying, ‘I am healing your perspective concerning where you are right now. And I am giving you courage to dream again!’
Connecting the Dots: Your Father Sees the Completed Picture
When you have a prophetic perspective, you not only believe what God says about your future—you can also trust Him in your present.
The prophetic journey is like ‘connect the dots’ activities that are found in children’s books.
- The person who designed them has left clues to follow—dots that must be joined with a pen
- When every dot has been connected, the full picture appears
You may relate to this right now, as you find yourself in transition in some area of your life. You are in a ‘dot moment’.
You have left something behind, and have no idea how to reach what lies ahead. There are prophecies and dreams that have not yet been fulfilled.
In the here and now, you can trust your Heavenly Father.
God has seen the beginning and the end. Your heart is towards Him. And He declares,‘It is good. You are good!’
God Looks at Your Life and Says, ‘It is Good!’
‘…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.’ (Phil 1:6 NIV)
According to the Bible, your life is a work in progress, and that’s okay! No matter where you are, know that your Father is carrying His good work on in you until completion.
Incomplete, but Good!
During times of uncertainty and change, it is tempting to become discouraged and say,‘This is not good!’
But your Father is seeing from a different perspective.
When God created the earth, the Bible tells us several times, ‘he saw it was good’. (Gen 1:4, 9, 12)
He saw good, while His creation was still in process. Before there was the earth, before there was the sky; before there was any plant or animal life, before humanity existed.
God’s work was incomplete, and yet He saw that what He had created was good.
Today, know God’s favor is towards you! Receive the courage to declare, ‘God’s work in me is good!’
Be Comforted: God is at Work in Others
Not only are you personally in a process, but those your life touches are also a work in progress.
Sometimes our hearts grieve, because there is a gap between where others are now, and the destiny we know God has for them.
Today, you may have a son or daughter, grandchild, or other close friend or family member you are concerned about.
- You may be seeking change in a person or group you are ministering to, or praying for
Hear your Father saying, ‘Let your heart be at rest. I am carrying on a good work. Pray without fear and worry.’
When Jacob Encountered God
One day, Rebekah urged her son Jacob to flee from their household, because his brother Esau wanted to kill him. (See Gen 25-28)
She was distressed and feared for both her sons’ lives.
But on that very day, one that Jacob later called, ‘the day of my distress’ (Gen 35:3), Rebekah’s son dreamed of an open heaven above him.
In that place of pain, Jacob had a revelation of the goodness and favor of God. And he named that place Bethel, which means ‘House of God’ (Gen 28:17-19).
It was a ‘dot moment’ in the plan of God. He had more up ahead. Jacob’s life and relationship with God was still a work in progress.
Your Father sees not only this middle—this dot moment—but also what is to come. And He declares, ‘It is good!’
Today, let go of your worries about those you love, and those you are praying for. God is healing your perspective.
In this place of ‘the dot’—where you cannot see how God will fulfil your dreams from Him for you and others—you are in a place of Divine appointment.
Here and now, encounter the God Who loves you.
Prophetic School News—Keys to Freedom from Hurt in Church Life
This is a common challenge we face, as we seek to grow and explore our gifts in our church community.
To help with the process of gaining freedom, I’ve added a 12 page PDF with questions for reflection and prayer, on the topic of ‘Prophetic Expectations in the Context of Church or Ministry Life’.
You can view the complete video lecture series on the Enliven Prophetic School here.
Modules on the School currently include: ‘How to hear God’s voice’ ‘How to Begin and Grow in Prophecy’, ‘The Seer Gift: How to Grow in Pictures and Visions’, ‘Discernment and Prophetic Warnings’ and the ‘Prophetic Guidance Master Class’.
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