Becoming Whole: Week 7 A Time of PRESSING

I know the Father is going deep this week! I am excited for you because I know on the other side of this journey is freedom! This doesn't mean the road is quick or simple or painless, but that it is the road that leads to life!!!

Hello My Beloved Esthers,

Have you reached the place of enough is enough yet? Have you come to the point where you are willing to PRESS despite the pain or length of time or the stretching required to get through the pain so that you can get on with your destiny. I don’t know about you, but I have arrived. I have come to that place of NO LONGER will I let captivity keep me from myDestiny. It is a journey my friend. A journey I have found great freedom through but one that I continue to press into, because I have tasted His goodness and I can’t live without the MORE.  He says we are moving from glory to glory, right? So we step to a new level of freedom and glory together here as we peel back the layers that mask the authentic identity of who we really are.

This past weekend Christine Caine brought her Propel Women to Mississippi.  Can I just say it was almost too much having all of these voices together in one place? Wow! God! What an army of women He is raising up in our generation! The words of these women of God flood my soul as I prepare for you this week. While I felt so confirmed in this season of soaking this weekend, I felt called to remind you of the purpose. This season is not simply a spa detour so that we are all refreshed, but rather a detox for our hearts so that we remove the “things” that hinder the voice that comes from the abundance of the heart. This voice is one that speaks destinies and lives from them. We are becoming Modern Day Esthers to take back the land the Lord has promised. We are becoming Esthers because the world is crying out for healing and I believe the earth longs like never before for the sons and daughters of God to be revealed. That’s you my friend. Can you begin to imagine the earth in anticipation of your announcement? The daughters are rising up! The longing of the earth will soon be fulfilled.

A few things that I took from my sisters this weekend that I felt led to share with you:

From Chris: Some are waiting on the God elevator but not pressing the button.
Is there something He has called you to do to move that Elevator?

He died and rose to make you dangerous to the Kingdom of darkness.
Are you dangerous yet?

Anointing takes PRESSING!
Are you willing to get PRESSED?

And from my sister Priscilla:

The Path of Least Resistance never leads to destiny!
Are you willing to take the other path?

With this thought of the elevator and what God is calling us to do on my heart, I was led to this verse in Isaiah 60:

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
    and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
“Lift up your eyes and look about you:
    All assemble and come to you;
your sons come from afar,
    and your daughters are carried on the hip.
Then you will look and be radiant,
    your heart will throb and swell with joy;
the wealth on the seas will be brought to you,
    to you the riches of the nations will come. Isaiah 60:1-5

Maybe for you the button on that elevator is simply to choose to ARISE AND SHINE! We can choose to stand on His promises. We can choose to get our radiance from Him not an overpriced bottle of the latest skin cream. Wecan choose to go deeper into the soaking or “pressing” if you will. We can choose to allow it to get painful or ugly in effort to find freedom.  Hasn’t the goop filling your heart robbed you of your destiny long enough anyway? Why not now? Why not let this be your week of freedom?

I have been journeying through freedom for almost 7 years now, but this week was a week of great breakthrough for me personally. Just when I thought I had handled the demon of rejection that led to striving, it raised it’s ugly head once again. When I sought to release this spirit of rejection, I had a headache that continued to intensify. I told my husband, Todd, that I thought my headache must be spiritual. {Yes, spiritual things can physically effect us and infect us by the way!} I couldn’t get release from the pain so I decided to get in a hot tub and just physically soak. I asked the Holy Spirit to show me where this spirit was rooted as I pressed through the throbbing of my head. I didn’t see it quickly, so I put on worship music and decided to rest. Note: I am learning that rest is a key to access the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reminds me of the beginning of my first grade year. I was somehow overlooked and placed in the wrong class my first year of grade school. All of my friends were placed in the class of “smart kids,” but I was in the middle class. I felt embarrassed and alone. I felt I had to prove to my teacher that I was misplaced, so I became an overachieving student at 7. Within a few weeks, they moved me to the other class. I made a vow as a seven year old confused little school girl that I would have to work harder to be seen or approved or validated than other children. This vow has run mylife of performance and striving. When I was a senior in high school, I had the highest average in my school. Despite my GPA and being the only student with all As through twelve years of school, the first position was given to another student and I was placed in second. So even working as hard as I did to make up for the one month of school I was misplaced, I wasn’t seen for what I truly did. This compounded the vow that I would have to do more than everyone else to be seen or noticed or even equal. As I have pursued the heart of Jesus I have longed to release striving, but it has been a battle of deep rooted rejection. It is still almost hard to comprehend that a simple word spoken by a seven year old little girl can be the driving force of your life, but it is my experience.  Don’t get weary in this process, because your freedom waits on the other side of this season. As my husband says, the enemy is a punk. And he has bullied us for far too long.  I am here to tell you today that his time has expired in my life and I am standing with you in prayer that you see the truth of your authority in this season to make him flee!

I am praying for you this week that you find breakthrough. I am praying for a new level of commitment. I am praying that roots are exposed quickly. I am praying that the love of the Father covers and replaces every exposed root. I am praying you have a new level of surrender. You are worth it! He is for you!!!!


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