See beyond your natural skills and abilities to what is possible by faith…
A prayer meditation by White Dove
So many of your people struggle with finances, especially those who are directly connected to the spiritual realm. Money appears to be the deciding factor as to whether they can survive in the material world.
Your ministers sometimes struggle, especially those who are lesser known and don't have a huge database of donors. It seems the ones who are content to be nobodies, who risk everything and give their all, suffer the greatest.
You taught us to put the Kingdom of Heaven first and that everything from the material world would come into alignment and our material needs would be met. I remember a Lakota man teaching me the same… that what I need will show up in my path right at the time it's needed.
29-31 He touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe.” It happened. They saw. – Matthew 9:29
I believe what you're telling me is that looking at my natural abilities and opportunities to create income and pay the bills is backwards and doesn't work.
Instead, my focus is to be on God's nature – His faithfulness, His power, His abundance… mercy, justice, compassion, and promises… these are to be my only focus, right?
As I focus on your Kingdom, my will comes into alignment with Your purpose and I create beauty and order out of chaos. Without the chaos I would have no energy to work with, just as You hovered over chaos, spoke the Word, and created the whole universe.
I hear you saying,
"My peace I give to you. Do not let these present circumstances throw you off track. Make a decision to live life in the moment, not in worry, doubt, and fear, which focus on tomorrow. Today is the day of your salvation. Today, listen to My voice. Listen to what I tell you to do. Go where I tell you to go. Have faith and you will move mountains."
I am Your beloved child. I am rebuilding the temple of my heart behind Your Holy Wall of Fire. You are building a remnant of people who will restore the land, beginning in their own families and communities.
I remember how you showed me in vivid detail how whole entire cities will be saved. They will receive their salvation with gladness and there will be great rejoicing in the land – even the same land full of darkness right now: drugs, violence, broken homes. I hear you saying:
Troubles come on the scent of doubts.
Praising changes the scent.
Rejoicing dissolves the difficulties.
Papa God, what I hear you telling me about finances, is that when I focus on lack, I get more lack. When I soak in my worries, doubts, and fears, I create a feeding frenzy of shark-like negative reactions, drawing fearful circumstances nearer to me. But when I focus on your nature, it causes me to praise and rejoice, which are the two bookends of faith.
That's right, Little One, and your grief is transmuted to everlasting love, joy, and peace. It manifests in the power to create wealth. Your elevated faith causes friends and family to protect, honor, and cherish each other. This opens the door to hearing God's Word with greater clarity. And that causes all of Heaven to come to earth, working justice for the oppressed.
Mourning is turned to joy!
It's a season of unprecedented favor.
You are surrounded by a Holy Wall of Fire.
It's a time to SEE BEYOND your natural abilities and resources.
It's a time to become what you believe.
Writing Prompt: What do you believe? What do you want to see? What has God promised you? Write it down! Focus on God's beauty and all of His attributes. Infuse your spirit with who God really is. If you need a jump start, here you go… listen until you feel God's heartbeat!
"You become who you behold," God once said to me.
With all my love,
White Dove knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Her upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she is learning to navigate to freedom and fullness.
Today White Dove helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.
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