Three years ago, I had the privilege to travel to Cincinnati, OH to minister with the Healing Care Team under the leadership of Dr. R. Neal Siler, the founder of The Healing Place ~ Center for Counseling and Spiritual Direction. Our seminar, “Living with Loss: Finding Hope & Resurrection”, was our focus. Friday night the move of God was so amazing that while we were sent to minister to the Bibleway Church, we were blessed to see people get breakthroughs and blinders falling off of many. I absolutely love the work that I’ve been called to in this season of my life. I love when people show up who are thirsty for God and what God has for them. It is a beautiful sight, to the spiritual eye, when people who were blind, begin to see; when they have finally gotten to the place that they are sick and tired of being sick and tired; and they are really ready to do the deep inner work to live in a healthier place.
As the weekend progressed, Friday was unbelievable. But Saturday morning the revelation knowledge that was downloaded was life changing for the team and the participants alike. And then it happened…my teammate, Dr. Emily said, “I’m not sleepy, why am I falling asleep?” I began to look around and realized that lots of people were falling asleep. This was early Saturday morning, so it wasn’t an ‘itus’ moment – where you fall asleep after eating. I sensed the Lord saying, “This is what happens when you are made aware!” “What does that mean God?”, was my question. The nudging of the Spirit informed me that when we are made aware, the enemy’s tactic is to lull us to sleep. It was further revealed for me to look at this on a larger scale.
Think about what is happening in our country even now with racism on the rise; death and dying on the rise; murder by the people who are supposed to protect on the rise; government officials you can’t trust; education short-falls on the rise; people living in fear and not certain who or what to trust anymore; prison industrial complexes (modern day slavery) on the rise; and the list goes on and on! We’re hurting each other, some times intentionally and sometimes not. It’s a lot! The point is, we’re aware of these issues, but many of us have been lulled to sleep and are stuck in a do-nothing stage. This is what I call, bystander apathy. We’ve got to do our part in helping Thy Kingdom to come – on earth as it is in heaven!!! The Kingdom of God has need of you!
Please take time to quiet your spirit and seek guidance on what your next steps are in order to live your best life! You have been created to do great things, but you have to be in a healthy place in order to live into the fullness of who you are! If the Lord has made you aware of the work assigned to your hands and your next steps, please don’t fall asleep.
John 9:25(b) ~ “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!”; Isaiah 52:1(a) ~ Wake up, wake up, O Zion! Clothe yourself with strength.
Take good care of you,