Is it enough to believe?

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Hello Sweet Friends,

My heart is consumed in preparation for this weekend. It is our first "D6 Woman" event in Dothan, Alabama, and we can hardly wait for what the Lord has in store for all of us. An exciting new journey with hopes of raising up a new generation of women who choose to live a divine destiny and leave a divine impression. It is time......

As I sit here, I have so much I want to share with you. So much that He is speaking to me now about destiny and purpose and favor and trust.  At the same time, I want to hold it all for the moment to share with those present. A sacred revealing for the hearts initially intended. But believe me, I will share this message, because it is one that can not be contained.

However, there is something that can't wait, and this I hope you will treasure in your heart.

As I prepare for this weekend, my heart is led to the story of Esther. One night with the King and an orphaned peasant girl becomes the Queen. An encounter that says she will never be the same. It reminds me much of the life of Jesus who encountered people and lives were forever changed....

the fishermen become fishers of men...

the tax collector begins giving money away four fold....

the desperate woman with five husbands becomes a disciple.....

one moves from possessed to the most passionate seeker of His heart.....

the murder becomes the greatest writer of the New Testament.....

the fearful becomes the water walker......

It is consistent that those who encountered Him, like Esther, were never the same.

I believe that He is impressing on my heart this ache for so many that claim to believe, but have never had an encounter that would produce life change.  This could be concerning because truth be told, even the enemy believes. Believe like love is thrown around recklessly. So overused that we have lost the value of them both. What does it mean to believe? And to love? The same word describes our emotion for our babies as does our desire for our favorite ice cream. Is there anything sacred anymore?

If you look closer to the evidence of a believer, He says that if you believe there should be living waters flow from within you (John 7:30. ) Living waters should flow from us like an anointing, perhaps? Something about our lives creates a thirst for others to drink. And it makes sense when paired with the parables of Salt and Light. We are both. Actually, all three: salt, light, living waters. Hmm........

If we believe, we can trust in who He is, and who we are, and what He can and will do and our lives will be centered around eternal significance because we get it. We break free!

So if we look in the mirror and struggle with the truth that our lives haven't changed, the well within us is obviously dry, and we are drowning away in a sea of doubt and mistrust, perhaps we are needing more than anything to have an encounter? Perhaps, it is time to take our empty vessels to the well that births living waters? Perhaps, it is time to drop everything and passionately pursue the heart of the King like Esther?

Jeremiah 29:13-14

When you seek with your whole heart,

I will be found and bring you back from captivity.

Free the woman inside of you, because we desperately need her!

In His Wings, Ro