Hardwired for Life S1E13, Part 2

Hardwired for Life: S1E13, Part 2

The Office & Gift of Prophesy

There’s a difference when it comes to the Office of Prophet and the gift or anointing of Prophecy. Sharon Luzzi & Jana Rawling discuss the traits, attributes and character of the Prophet.


Hardwired for Life S1E13, Part 1

Hardwired for Life: S1E13, Part 1

The Office & Gift of Prophesy

There’s a difference when it comes to the Office of Prophet and the gift or anointing of Prophecy. Sharon Luzzi & Jana Rawling discuss the traits, attributes and character of the Prophet.


Hardwired for Life S1E12



Connection is why we are here.

Connection means we must be seen which means being courageous and willing to be imperfect and to be vulnerable.

We need a strong sense of love and belonging, which gives us a strong belief that we are worthy.

We need a strong foundation of love. Gaining a deep sense of worthiness will change our lives. To get there we need to know we are enough.

We must treat ourselves kindly. Letting go of who we thought we should be and allow God to intercept us and love us completely. We need to be willing to let go.

† By God’s grace.


Hardwired for Life #0011

Sharon and Jana discuss Kingdom readiness. It’s important we begin preparing ourselves for this next move of God. He is ready and waiting for us to be willing to receive and help others to prepare. 

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Purpose: There’s a Reason I’m Here

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Except from book: Hardwired for Purpose: Blazing Trails to Follow God’s Lead from a Creative’s Perspective by Jana Rawling

My purpose was illusive. I was busy doing things that fulfilled a part of me, but I knew something was missing. I was searching for the missing pieces to the puzzle of my life, because I was coming closer to God and felt there had to be more. I had lived a turbulent past and as I watched the people at my church get involved in ministry I got hungrier. At this point in time I had no clue what having a personal relationship with Jesus was.

I said the sinner’s prayer many years before, but I didn’t understand that God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit wanted close relationship with me. I couldn’t wrap my head around actually connecting with Them on an intimate level. At the time, I didn’t think They would want to be close with me. I was a mess and had lived messy, so why would the God of everything care that much about me? I was sure He was too busy with more deserving people and bigger issues of the world.

I wanted to know my purpose. I was tired with my career and I wasn’t sure of what to do next. I hoped I would wake-up one day and have it all figured out. I thought if I just knew, I could jump right in and things would go better for my life from that point forward. I wanted to change my circumstances and felt deep down it was possible. I needed to get serious with God.

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.” — John 3:16–18

I learned so much from that hike , and I learned more over the next several years as I replayed the encounter with Holy Spirit and my imagination. I needed those years to receive the bigger message. I’m still learning from that day. I had to heal and mature as a child of God before completing this book, and I will probably add to it one day in the future.

Creativity: A Righteous & Sanctified Imagination

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Except from book: Hardwired for Change: Healing Encounter Workbook: Creating Active & Eternal Change by Jana Rawling

When it comes to imagination, a lot of people have a seemingly impenetrable wall up. Religion or the church has taken verses in the Bible, especially the Old Testament, and used them for the brick and mortar.

Here’s an example: [God speaking] “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: Hear the word of the Lord!” — Ezekiel 13:2.

Taking this verse at face value, we must hear the word of the Lord to prophesy from. Scripture says the Word is Jesus, the sword of the Spirit and the foundation for our faith. We also see that some of the prophets were not speaking from a scriptural perspective and Ezekiel was admonishing them.

Imagination is just another tool for use to use to create from. When prophesying it’s critical to only speak what the Word or the Lord says, but as perfectly imperfect humans today we mix ourselves and our imaginations into our prophecies.

Look at this: [Apostle Paul speaking] “For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.” — 1 Corinthians 13:9. Paul is talking about love in this part of the Book. He is saying that love is perfect and eternal and that all other things of the world will pass away. The part of speaking words to someone from our fallen position, or the “knowing” part, will fall away as imperfect. The prophesying part comes directly from Holy Spirit and is perfect.

It’s important that we use our imagination righteously, or in-other-words, from a holy Kingdom perspective; Otherwise, we are going to hurt ourselves and others.

Made in God’s Spirit

God, Jesus and Holy Spirit made us in their image according to Genesis 1:26–27. God is the Creator; therefore, we also create which separates man from angels and other spiritual and physical beings. The devil can only steal and use our ideas and power to create if we allow him to.

“So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” — 2 Corinthians 4:18

We need our imagination to create and every human being is hardwired with this potential. Dictionary.com defines Imagination as a noun as “the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.”

Concepts Not Present to the Senses

To develop a concept, we must think, process, analyze and organize the thoughts. People often stop thinking before solutions are found, which turns into worry and halts the Imagination and creative process.

There are two types of imagination as defined in psychology: 1) Reproductive Imagination is the ability to reproduce images stored in our memory when reminded through similar imagery, and 2) Creative Imagination as the capability to take prior experiences and composite something new to support a specific goal or solve a problem.

Good & Evil

The Imagination, like everything else, can be used for good or evil. Scripture is very black and white about this subject. We are either for or against Jesus. The gray areas are here on earth and are where love can be inserted to ensure the good rises to the top.

Another way to ensure we are acting and reacting in godly ways is to repent and renounce ungodly, unrighteous behavior.

We can then choose to sanctify our righteous Imagination for God’s Kingdom on earth. Holy Spirit is more than happy to fill me with new and improved godly behaviors and attitudes.

We must position our heart in Christ Jesus toward right motives in our attitudes and emotions. Emotions are not who we are, they are mere tools for understanding where we are at in our life or in that moment. Emotions surface from the subconscious mind and rule our beliefs and motives.

It is important for me to maintain right motives every day. When we do, we can more easily walk in God’s Spirit.

Holy Imagination Prayer

Here’s a simple prayer for our imaginations to work from a Kingdom point-of-view:

Holy, Holy, Holy!

Father God in Heaven, I thank You for my imagination. I thank You for creating me with an imagination to be capable of co-creating with You in my life and in the lives of others. Thank You for giving me a greater capacity to imagine greater things. I ask forgiveness for using my imagination in ungodly ways. Please, heal myself and others where my unholy use of my imagination was destructive.

I bind the ungodly part of my imagination to never be used again as it is already bound in Heaven, and I loose creativity in my newly sanctified imagination to reflect the love and goodness of God.

I decree my imagination is purified, cleansed and covered with Your blood Jesus, to be sanctified and made most Holy unto You. I decree my imagination is righteous and blameless serving only Your Kingdom. I thank you for reminding me when needed to place my imagination and the things I use it for at Your feet.

Thank You Lord for Your immense love, Amen.


Purpose: Consider the Possibilities


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You may already know your calling and purpose…

…but are having a hard time walking it out. Believe me, I know it’s not easy to discover and follow your dreams. It can be very hard to redefine your life when the world expects you to look and act a certain way. It’s hard to face family and friends when you are going against the grain, whether you planned to or not. Self-destructive behaviors, time and resources are our biggest obstacles — life is way too short for fear of what others may think.

“Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Don’t stifle the Spirit. Don’t despise prophecies but test all things. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16–22

Ultimately, God is the answer to your problems and mine. I figure if He can speak through a donkey, He can speak through these pages to you. It’s not about who I am or what I have done. It’s about sharing the good, bad, and the ugly with you — fellow human, creative and overcomer. You may not connect with all that I write, and that is okay. My life path has been more challenging than others, yet not nearly as challenging as some. I recognize that. Side note: I’m not perfect as a human–just as a child of God. 

Excerpt from my book Hardwired for Purpose: Blazing Trails to Follow God’s Lead from a Creative’s Perspective.