Co-creating with God is an amazing experience, though we create with Him all the time and don’t realize it. What does it look like to co-create today?
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Sharon and I give a difficult Word about where the Body of Christ is at today. ♥
Made for a Purpose
Recently, a friend told me I reminded her of Hannah, Samuel’s Mother, from 1 Samuel in the Bible. Hannah was the most loved wife of her husband, Elkanah, even though she was childless. Hannah’s rival, Elkanah’s other wife would taunt her out of spite. When she went to the temple to pray she pleaded and cried for a son. She vowed to the Lord that if He gave her a son she would never let a razor touch his head. I’ll stop here.
I was diagnosed with three rare diseases, one is very painful called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This medical condition causes parts of the body to feel like they are on fire 24/7/365. If you take a bowl of water and ice and dip your hand in it for 60 seconds, you’ll get an idea of the pain. It’s almost two-times more painful than childbirth without any medication to help.
CRPS also affects internal organs. It messes with the central and peripheral nervous systems, so I deal with a plethora of what I call minor diseases, like Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The other two rare disorders are Ehlers-Danlos Type 3 and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. They come with a whole other host of issues, like an inability to regulate body temperature and random falling.
So, back to Hannah. I’ve cried to the Lord to be healed. Others have taunted me, saying things like maybe you can ask the Lord to reveal the sin you need to repent for; telling me not to say “I have” these diseases; suggesting I have a few SOZOs; and the like. As if I haven’t tried these things over the years…. I’m here to say, I’ve tried everything I know how, but I am still hopeful and willing to learn. I know God won’t abandon me in this forever.
That said, God asked me if I would drink this cup (Another thing I’ve been judged for doing.). I’ve said, yes. I know no greater honor than to suffer for the sake of the body of Christ. Look at 1 Peter 4:1-2 (AMP):
1Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh [and died for us], arm yourselves [like warriors] with the same purpose [being willing to suffer for doing what is right and pleasing God], because whoever has suffered in the flesh [being like-minded with Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [having stopped pleasing the world], 2so that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living for human appetites and desires, but [lives] for the will and purpose of God.
This is only one of the Scriptures talking about suffering. There’s Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (AMP) saying:
7Because of the surpassing greatness and extraordinary nature of the revelations [which I received from God], for this reason, to keep me from thinking of myself as important, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to torment and harass me—to keep me from exalting myself! 8Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might leave me; 9but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. 10So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].
I’ve been told that Paul’s thorn was not physical, and at this point it doesn’t matter. Either way, I’ve cried over my illnesses with Paul and this Word, which has helped me tremendously over the years. The point is that I have received from God a mandate (Psalm 96) with promises attached for the betterment of Christ’s followers and I am all in. My purpose is to “Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.” And I will.
Here it is: You have a purpose too. You may not know the specific details of your call, but you know that you are also supposed to share the Good News. I implore you to dig deep and ask Jesus for your purpose as only you can give to the world. After all, you were knit together in your mother’s womb by God (Psalm 139:13). He designed you for today. He designed you with a purpose. He loves you always and wants the very best for you. If I can do it, so can you.
Jana Rawling ♥
†By God’s Grace.
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I looked at my “Many Doors” Pinterest™ board to quickly find a Door to use in my meditation.
I imagined that the door looked like a country cottage in a quaint village. I opened it and saw plants inside. I am not sure why…. I felt like I was flying downward below the floorboards. I kept trying to reset so-to-speak and go back, because this wasn’t in my plan. I thought I was going into a cottage…. I realized I had to let go of my expectation and I continued through the floor.
The garden was amazing and so large it seemed infinite. It glowed with brilliant light. The colors were like none I had ever seen. I was reminded of the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth and then felt like I was in the original Garden of Eden. I felt the Lord take my hand and we walked along a path. I could only stare in awe at the waterfalls, rivers, grass, trees, flowers and more.
I then saw a tree that was perfectly straight and symmetrical in the distance. The canopy looked like two scoops of strawberry ice-cream. As I got closer I saw pink flowers like cherry blossoms. I was able to become small enough to travel into the center of the flower.
Then, I came back home. And realized it had only been a few minutes, but it is encounter I will never forget.
The Many Doors Healing Encounter Tool
Jesus is a Door. Jesus is a Healer. Why not use Doors for Healing? It made sense to me… John 10:9 says, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” Plus, Matthew 10:8 tells us to “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
So, Bam! I realized why I had been collecting “Door” pins on Pinterest™ for years. I tested my Door theory as a way of creating active and eternal change in peoples’ lives. It worked better than expected.
Let’s keep it simple. True, lasting eternal change comes from God through Jesus and Holy Spirit. We are hardwired to understand our identity as children of God, and that we can partner with Him in life.
People say that a leopard can’t change his spots. Okay, but we can ours. When we encounter God’s presence and healing, we are never the same.
Many Doors Visioning Exercise
- Sit quietly somewhere that you can partner with Holy Spirit to Meditate, to use your Righteous Imagination, and to Journal this experience.
- Have someone guide you through this time if you would like. This can be a very powerful healing tool.
- Find a “Beautiful Door” image that grabs you from the Internet. You can also visit my Pinterest Board called “Many Doors” at Jana Rawling Studio. Don’t think about it too long. Just pick one.
- Study the Door you have chosen just long enough for you to be able to close your eyes and see it in your mind. Think of a Righteous Goal, like a problem that needs solving; a look at a specific stage of your life, or the place you are at; relationship challenges; and other things you want to be healed. Make sure to glorify God as you focus on the Goal.
- Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Set expectations or agendas aside. Breathe again and look at the door in your mind.
- Do you feel like opening the door, or should it stay closed?
- Use your righteous Imagination to open the Door and allow yourself to have an encounter with Jesus. If you are not opening the Door, ask yourself, Why? Ask Holy Spirit, Why?
- Go with the Holy Spirit flow and Journal your results.
- Pick more than one door.
- Name the Door(s).
- Draw or Paint a Door, either before or after the exercise.
Please, share your experiences in the Comments section below. Happy Visioning!
6/6/2018 > Jana Rawling ♥
WARNING: Change can come from God and be everlasting; Or, it can be short-lived coming from our own latent human power, or through the limited power of demons. Take care to keep from giving others specific direction or leading when helping others. This is basically witchcraft—to be avoided by Christians.
Related Bible Verses
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[Jesus the True Shepherd] “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
[Jesus the Good Shepherd] Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
Now when they had come and gathered the church together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.
meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,
Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
[The Throne Room of Heaven] After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
† By God’s Grace.
To the Fatherless Generation who I have
My Mighty Hand on
Your place in History is a great one
I had to have a Fatherless generation to put my imprint on…
My character, My love, My very proof of My love.
A chosen Generation to bring My Love on the earth
A Generation without the imprint of a human father.
So I could breathe the breath of My life into them.
The DNA of my essence.
My complete person.
All that I have to impart, You were given to cover the nations.
A Love that is full and complete in Me.
No one can change what I put into you.
No one can claim that it was otherwise.
I will manifest myself in you for all to see.
You had no other training except by Me.
You are formed and molded by Me.
My hand scooped out the areas that were not of Me.
Areas that were left undone, My Mighty hand formed your heart to conform to mine.
Your heart looks like mine
No malice, no rudeness, not hate, not impatience, not vanity, not self-seeking, not evil,
not doubt or fear, not proud, not boastful, not destructive.
Your heart doesn’t remember when it has been wronged.
It is pure and has innocence.
My Mighty hand has kept you and protected you.
I have brought you into that place with Me in perfect Love.
Your heart looks like mine
This Fatherless generation is mine and no one can have credit.
Man has abandon his relationship with Me.
So I have picked it up in My Great and Radical Grace and Mercy to bridge the gap, the breach of My covenant with man.
I have produced a generation who will smell like Me, look like Me, taste like Me, act like Me, Love like Me, and show all the kindness to all people like I would.
There will be no mistake who My Fatherless are.
Because they are no longer Fatherless, for I have not abandon them or left them by the wayside.
I have healed them, delivered them and prepared them for the age ahead.
The New Day… The Reign of My Son
So once again, My ways of Love will be seen and felt.
Where man has abdicated his role with Me, I have kept My word of My covenant and picked up where man has laid down his participation in My covenant.
I have raised up Sons and Daughters to reaffirm My covenant and My Love for My people.
I have this Fatherless generation to be My brand, My fiery brand on My Beloved.
They have gone through more than anyone can bear alone.
They have suffered greatly for My names sake. Their faith has brought them through.
The crushing they have endured has brought forth the fragrance of My Love.
My Love to be presented to the world
The crushing wiped out all of themselves and allowed Me to be fully present in them.
You will know them by their Love for each other.
The fragrance of their Love will permeate the world.
They truly are the heart of their Father.
Their absent fathers, fathers who abandon them, hurt them, who mistreated them,
who they never saw, who left them, who didn’t affirm them, who tried to destroy their own flesh and blood, their fathers who did every evil thing to them and did not succeed at keeping them from their destiny.
This Fatherless generation has been born with tender hearts toward Me that the enemy has tried to destroy.
The intimacy that is within them the enemy has tried to fill with every sexual sin, tried to destroy any hope of knowing their identity, tried to destroy with all of the death culture, fill their hearts with every kind of lie about who I am.
The lie of self-leading to narcissism.
Every lie regarding worship of Me. Every manmade part of idol worship.
Every place in a man’s heart to be turned elsewhere.
I am coming to bring out all the lies especially about intimacy with Me.
I am raising up those who have overcome.
They will rule and reign with Me.
I will bring them soon to fruition to expose the chains and lies holding back My Presence.
My Glorious Presence
My Glory which will permeate the earth, no longer will the physical and the flesh hold back My people.
I will uncover the shame covering up My Glory.
I am calling to those shredded hearts by the enemy to become whole in My presence.
All the pain will lift and the restoration will begin.
My people’s hearts will be restored to Me.
Their then will be Fathers connected to Me.
I am stepping up the gap between Myself and My people.
Those who have suffered greatly at the hands of the enemy will have much restored to them.
Restored in such a way that they will be renown.
They will also be trusted with My Kingdom.
For they know Me
For those who have suffered at the hands of the enemy from sexual perversion the call is great…
Your heart was called to carry a large capacity of love to My people.
The enemy stepped into fill it with the wrong information to subdue the Kingdom with a message of subjection to the FLESH.
You are credited with great ability to carry the Love of My SPIRIT.
Satan has unduly attacked you so as not to be able to produce the Love you were created to carry.
You are overcoming generations of strongholds (lies that we believe) about the outpouring of True Love.
Satan has not succeeded.
For some of you I am finishing your healing and will expedite it in this season.
I will finish you in due season.
I have started the surgery.
It will soon finish so the healing can begin.
Your hearts will be ready to bring forth the Love designed to change the world.
Your hearts will know
Your hearts will know for sure that it is Me working in you.
Not something superficial or half way.
It will be a permanent work in your heart.
For some of you it will seem a little strange at first, but I will make all things clear and distinct.
This will be a defining moment.
You will not be foggy anymore.
It will come forth with clarity.
The Love is designed to bring others through the same darkness you once knew or experienced.
They will carry their Daddy’s heart.
His fury will be unopposed in the coming days.
Great healing and restoration will come upon the people.
Something they have never experienced before.
Their love will far surpass anything that has ever been seen or will ever be seen again.
For they will truly carry their Daddy’s heart.
This generation will overcome the workings of the flesh and show the overcoming in the Spirit shown with HIS GREAT LOVE.
Overcoming the WAYS OF MAN AND THE WORLD.
April 10, 2013 > Sharon Luzzi