Become what you Believe

A prayer meditation by White Dove

I want to see beyond despair to what is accessible only by faith…

In the stillness of pre-dawn moonlight an airplane flies directly overhead in Northwestern Montana. The skies have been filled with aircraft this week spraying forest fires which have grown beyond human control to manage. Home owners race to sprinkle their yards and roofs but unless the wind changes or significant rain falls, some will lose their homes by morning.

It's reported that this is one of the worst fires since 1910. Although very close, we are safe, for now. This past week I've been working over-time, cooking a few hundred meals for firefighters. Sometimes coming home as late as 12:30 am, falling into bed in an exhaustion that supercedes my body screaming in pain, I sleep for a few hours and then do it all over again. That's been my week, but above and beyond it all, I want to hear God's voice.

Through my open window coyotes are howling in the distance. Our rooster quits singing his cock-a-doodle-doo song for the moment. The morning is chilly and still, otherwise… it's a stillness that is somehow louder than the airplanes, coyotes and roosters. It's the other world calling me to listen in.

Papa God,

So many of your people are seemingly drowning in incredible struggles right now. Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, fires, sicknesses, bankruptcies, suicides and deaths. The whole earth seems caught up in chaos. Much of it is manmade, not natural. It reminds me of the storm your diciples despaired of surviving and you nearly walked by them in the storm. You – a wave-walker – were confidently strolling past your disciples who were nearly drowning in despair.

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. Storms would be stilled. Taxes would be paid. Food would multiply. 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 survive this chaos is futile.

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 and Your Holy Wall of Fire encompasses me. What I do in my personal life ripples out in effect to everyone around me. You are building a remnant of people who will restore the land, beginning in their own families and communities.

These are people who harness the energy of chaos and convert it to beauty and prosperity.

I hear you saying:

Troubles come on the scent of doubts. Praising changes the scent. Rejoicing dissolves the difficulties.

When I soak in my worries, doubts, and fears, I create a feeding frenzy of shark-like negative reactions, drawing fearful circumstances  – chaos – to me. But when I focus on your nature, it causes me to praise and rejoice, which are the 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.

Writing Prompt: Infuse your spirit with who God really is. What chaos are you facing? What do you want to see? What has God promised you? Try writing it down while focusing on God's beauty and all of His attributes. Feel the difference it makes as you look beyond the natural.

 

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With all my love,

White Dove

Hi, I'm White Dove. Yes, it's my pen name, and it was given to me by a blind man who shyly whispered it to me in a Divine encounter. Yes, it's my real picture… just an ordinary selfie in my backyard. 

I live with my family in the mountains, surrounded by ancient forests, pure streams, and mighty rivers. I work at a local grocery store to earn my living. My earthly needs are simple as I try to let my inner child lead me, instead of me trying to be what the world says I should be and do.

My kingdom of God career is a Heart Scribe. I love to write from God's heart and have been recording His living Word for the past three decades. It's brought me so much beauty, joy, peace, and happiness! 

I love to inspire trauma survivors to write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into the future. We dip our pens in blood and write the pain away… as God has shown me how to do, in the company of supportive friends and family. We are writing ourselves into a better world and it's the most exciting place to be!

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