342 – God’s Word for Me
February 15 Wednesday
I went to church, intent on going up for prayer for spotting and expecting a word of prophecy through Joyce. Deborah and I sought her out after church. Before I started sharing, she asked if I was pregnant. I didn’t answer her because I did not know the answer. I asked for her to pray and ask the Lord for a word for me.
Deborah tried to keep up with Joyce’s words and wrote this down:
Depth in you, Georgann, magnitude, that has gone on that human words cannot describe. Only the Spirit can interpret the things I have for you.
This night you kneel before me in purity.
I receive you as one who is pure, holy, set apart.
He has seen my limitations, shortcomings and what I have wrestled with, and the times I fell down before Him and chose Him.
It will be easy to hear the things that cause your heart to skip, but these things come from the depth of what has gone on between us in groanings.
Bring forth in quietness and bring forth in subtlety.
Blessed be the Lord who has looked upon me.
What is going on in your body is as a passing vapor.
Don’t be distracted from Me by it. From this day forward whatever you see in your body you are to know you are held tightly in my arms. I have plans for you—a future and a hope. Bring your body to me as a living sacrifice. Let me wash you. Follow my instructions.
He wants me to ask—What should I do?
I remember that Joyce was extremely tired to the point of exhaustion this night, and yet she said she sensed the Spirit of the Lord. She said that this was the Lord—she was too tired to have said it in her own strength. She asked: did it even make sense?
This word was long and very personal to me. The Lord was validating our relationship, confirming that He saw every struggle and every surrender of mine. He recognized a depth in me, He heard my groanings–my questions and my “mournful sounds of grief.” He saw me as a pure vessel. He did not want me to be distracted from Him by the baby vision. I believe He wanted to keep me in the place of mystery so I could learn lessons in trusting Him and not leaning on my own understanding. Follow My instructions meant he was holding me tightly and that He had plans for me, and that He would lead me through this step by step.
There was not the specific answer to my inner question: am I pregnant or will I become pregnant? But God’s ways are high above our ways.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:9-11 NIV
[I added capital letters for references to God to the NIV translation]