Hello brothers and sisters and Heartdwellers family.
May the Lord give us the grace to be obedient to His will and ready for a bountiful harvest. On my second day of retreat, I was looking forward to a quiet peaceful time with Jesus.
However, I forgot we had an outreach today and although I wasn’t going, there were too many calls coming in with those who were, and were in need of my assistance or attention. Then I was also getting texts from one of our priests with questions they had. And Father Derrick was calling as well to instruct me on some things he wanted done whilst he was away. I couldn’t put my phone down for 5 minutes without ringing. I found myself frustrated to say the least and I could feel anxiety creeping as time was passing by, and I knew I had a lot I wanted to get accomplished today. After receiving the Lord I came before Him:
Good morning, Jesus.
This was an interesting morning. Too many distractions than I could count, I am sorry for my attitude in getting frustrated by the constant interruptions.
Papa God began,
“My beloved, you’re learning to prioritize all things. When a soul is in need and I bring them to you even in prayer time, remember we are doing all things together. Let’s help them together, rather than being resentful and shooing them off. I welcome all to that Myself, remember that”
Well Lord, when I can know it’s a distraction or temptation from the enemy? You know, to get involved in ministry rather than staying in prayer?
“You will know when you feel a strong urge that something has to be accomplished now, finished now or dealt with immediately – you can know that sense is from the devil. But when it’s a soul needing help, especially one of your children; take a moment and let’s help them through what is going on and then come back to Me. Or I should say; then we will come back together, to continue to enjoy one another’s presence. There is much on your mind My little one, much you are carrying, leave all things to Me.”
Lord, it just seems like so much to do once again…
“Well, this is a season of you baring great fruit. Put Me first, our time and prayer first. And be diligent with what is set before you and use your time wisely. Truly, obedience to My will is like being cheek-to-cheek; the nearness of our souls, our spirit, our hearts are indeed one, moving in union together seamlessly and peacefully. I give you My peace now, peace My little one, peace again.
I was starting to feel anxiety about everything..
“You are in the right directions with what you have discerned.”
And as an aside guys, we went to my uncle to make a few purchases for our home garden and he mentioned to us that our family has a huge acreage of land and he would like for us to till the land and farm because no-one is interested. This is over 500 acres of land, I immediately felt overwhelmed, red flags, as sirens were going off in my head ‘No. We are moving away from the mission of the City of God again.. abort.. abort!’ I could see Father Derrick on the other hand, his eyes open and a light bulb was going off. I thought ‘Noooo’..
However, I am learning this man is truly a man led by the Spirit of the Lord – when will I learn? He already knew what to farm and what we would use it for. And I was still feeling cautious and stop signs in my heart, but I went to the Lord about it and got – what do you know? “Joy”. That Father Derrick was doing the right thing and this was the Lord behind this as well. I just thought: how is all of this going to work out Lord? Is it not too much for us? Guys, why do I continue to ask the same question when I already know the answer? Pray for me.. So now I am awe of the Lord giving us this opportunity. As I patiently wait for us to begin the work on the City of God on the land, it seems Jesus is providing wonderful hands on training lessons for us before we do that.
Papa God continued,
“I am building this community one step, one direction and in one opportunity at a time . Stop trying to figure Me out and you just be grateful for all that I am doing and all that I bring your way. I do want you to cultivate your families land, but do not build on it, it is not your own. But rather, use it to plant. Your husband is a man of great wisdom, a grace I have given him. Continue to trust his leading more and more, especially as you have been praying for him. I will bless the endeavors in which they set to do there. Of course all things do come with opposition, but encourage him in this.
“What they grow there, will be blessed and harvested to be used to support this work and mission. I know you have been concerned with that, but remember I am the holder of his heart. As you continue to encourage, love and support and most importantly, be faithful to Me; his heart will turn more and more to see why I have given him his gifts, his anointing, and these opportunities, is to be of service to My people and those in need. Begin praying into all of this now, the labors, the land and the harvest.
“Also, get busy in raising fund for the young men on the street. You have no idea how I will use this ministry to become such a blessing in their lives and draw them much closer to Me. This will go far beyond them. This is only the beginning; pray for them daily beloved little one and take them into your heart with a mother’s love. Pray for your cousin as well, there are many dynamics working against what I have called her to do. Be faithful to pray and faithful with this outreach. Trust that you do what I have said in obedience, I will do the rest. You will not lack any provision for all that is needed.
“For that soul, she is one of My prized possessions and a pure and beautiful soul is she, both of them are. That prayer pleased Me this morning to not show any partiality or favoritism towards either soul. They are both beautiful in their own right, mother them, nurture and foster their gifts by continuously encouraging them and giving them opportunities. Also take them into your heart; they will be faithful sisters, friends and fellow servants for this work. You had the right inspiration to allow her to share her testimony and proceed by helping her get into vocational school for computer education it will come in handy for what I will have her do.”
Thank you for your counsel Lord, and thank you for ‘humble’ – and guys, that’s the name of our vehicle. It’s a wonderful truck but inside with the engine, needs a bit of work. But thank You so much for this vehicle and provision to provide always for our needs Lord.
Papa God responded,
“Break any curses over this vehicle and fix it up as you can, but know it will last you a while. You’re welcome My beloved little one. I am a providential Father, and you will lack for nothing, you stay faithful to Me.”
Thank You so much Papa. Do you have a word for your flock?
Papa God continued,
“Bounty, bountiful the harvest will be for all My Brides. Do not delay in doing what I have asked, your obedience to Me is everything. There in lies all your hopes, your joy and your dreams; if you would but trust Me. Some of you tell Me: “I am surrendered Lord, I will give you everything, anything you ask”. But when I ask something of you, something that is not agreeable, or doesn’t make sense to you, you rather recoil in hesitation, in fear and stay in self-will.
“Self-will is a place of comfortability and justification it can even turn into: “Oh I am just waiting on the Lord to bring Me clarity” when you already know what I want you to do. I have made My will known to you, but because it doesn’t fit with what you expected or desired, you drag your feet and delay. Sometimes My beautiful dove’s; peace only comes after your obedience.
“I do all of this to test you, will you listen to Me? Or will you rather follow your own reasonings? For those who have chosen to continue to say yes to Me amidst contradictions, lack of understanding, or even lack of faith; I will bless you and increase you. Your fruit will be plenty because every step of obedience is like roots planted deep that will grow branches and vines to yield fruit for you and My kingdom.
“The fear that you have My Brides, will continue to paralyze you and eventually render you useless for the greater works that I have in store for you, for those who love Me and will do My will. Oh My sweet little ones, do not allow the enemy to steal from you any longer. As you sit, wait and delay he is taking spoils, one by one from you. Graces, gifts, and eventually, your anointing don’t allow him to.
“I am leaving it up to you to decide, for you to co-operate and for your obedience to My known will. Sometimes your attachments get in the way, so are you unable to clearly discern what I desire because your desires are much too strong. When you get to that place of honesty with yourself and with Me; I can help you. By simply saying: “Lord, the truth is I am attached to this thinking or decision, please make me willing to be made willing and ready for Your answer alone”. Then I will swiftly come to your aid, to make all things clear for you. My beloved Brides, hope against hope, trust and believe My love for you. That I am far better than you think, and there isn’t anything I ask of you that I haven’t already made provision ready to ensure that you will accomplish and fulfill it.
“I also have the necessary graces to assist you to do all that I ask. My heart is open waiting for you in anticipation of all that I have in store for you. Wild grapes, fruits of assorted kind; many of you will yield. You are a cluster of My choicest fruits, yielding the oil of My love and intimacy for all to taste and see. This season is like one standing under a ripe apple tree, put your baskets out for a catch, because the harvest is soon upon you all.”
And that was the end of Jesus’ message.
So family, I will be sharing two campaigns the Lord is wanting us to raise funds for. A medical testing and treatment for the young men we ministry to every Friday on our outreach. There are about 50 of them or more and 50 other mothers and children who are in need of medical attention. Ghana is very expensive, and we want to partner with a Doctor friend who is from the U.S to put a medical outreach together by the end of this year, or beginning of next year, depending how soon we get the funds; so we can treat the boys. We are in need of $5,000 to make this happen and will have details of this soon on the channel via video.
Then there is Sister Ella, she has been such a support to us here in Ghana. Such a great helper and friend and the first Ghanaian employee/volunteer for Heartdwellers Africa. She does everything from helping me clean, cook, wash clothes, helping us with the outreach, evangelism, doing bible study and helping with the children’s ministry in this area. She lives in a dilapidated building, in one room, with her two small children and younger brother. No pillow but an old very worn-out bed. The Lord has instructed us to help her get her own place and also put her back into vocation school for computers, because we believe she will be the liaison here in Ghana when we have to do missionary travelling, or leave Ghana for any reason; she would continue on with the ministry to ensure that things get done. She also has such a powerful testimony and is a true overcomer, such a beautiful soul inside and out. I will be sharing her video and testimony on the channel as well, to raise funds to get her apartment and put her in school.
God bless you family. Be in anticipation for the next message.