Spring Time

" Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil." Deuteronomy 11:14

My favorite season naturally and spiritually is spring! Spring time to me is the most beautiful display of God's artwork, flowers blossoming, birds flying and singing songs, wind blowing, trees swaying back and forth giving praises to our heavenly father. We did it! We survived the harsh barren winter and now we get to enjoy the fruit of his labor, the rains have soaked the earth, the storms have passed away, kids are ready to play, it's time to welcome in spring. What I just described was nature but like I mentioned from my winter post, our spiritual spring is a time to rejoice as well, the fruit of God's labor in us has blossomed. Everything that our father has sown into us is now flourishing, what remains is our fruit that was planted in seed form to fully blossom into likes of his nature more and more every year.

Here Comes The Fresh Wind

As the atmosphere of winter clears, I transition into my spring season. Now, I didn't know about spiritual seasons back then, I just knew that something shifted and it definetly felt like I was entering into something new. Even if you don't know exactly what's going on spiritually you will feel the shift in your spirit. How I transitioned into my next season started off by me, being stripped of finances, usually I can snag a job just like that, but it was not happening at all like that, I kept getting rejected, stumbling over my words in interviews ,things were not working out so I thought. There was no help or advice from my friends, and to be quite frank , I felt alone during this time, all I can do is cry out to God with ugly tears repenting and regretting the mess that I got myself into for all the years I wasted being on some form of drug. I poured all my heart out to God, then suddenly I had a dream!

Let me paint this picture, as my finances were drying out because I got fired from my job, no more financial help, I started pressing through in prayer and writing to God. Daily, Morning, Afternoon and evening, I wrote to God in my secret place expressing my feelings day and night, started reading my bible throughout the day and listening to sermons renewing my mind. Now mind you, these were things that I felt led to do not because religion says you should or else, my hurt and pain strengthened my desire to grow closer to God and learn of his ways. After all is said done, I find my spirit man is being strengthened and then one interesting night, I had a dream or a vision, it was different I will say that and vivid and it literally felt like I was looking at myself, I heard growling in the background, It was pitch dark, Me floating with my legs crossed with nasty lesions on my face! I know it sounds crazy and I was petrified when I woke up. I didn't know about deliverance or christians having demons or anything, and keep in my it was over 10 years ago that I had this experience and till this day I still remember.

After I woke up from that dream-like experience, I started yawning non stop, like pac man yawns. I did not know why I was yawning at that that time , I even called my stepdad to ask him but all he could tell me was that I was engaged in battle in the spirit. I went to research online. What on earth did I just experience? To be honest, for years I did not have the answer, all I know is that my life was beginning to change for the better. How did my life change? Well, remember I told you, I got fired from my job? All of the sudden, I get this opportunity to serve kids who are on the spectrum, a job that I thought I would have to go to school for but it was presented to me, also my little brother at the time had autism, so he ended up getting help and I was employed to serve kids who needed special needs, which to me is so different than what I was use to, which was way more rewarding than anything that I have done. I also started to get car offers and deals through the mail, my credit for a period of time was screwed but was now improved and now my partner at that time and I now was able to get a second car which we desperately needed. Our finances started flourish, I started to enjoy my hobbies again, my moods were stable unlike before, and I started enjoying people again. My hunger for God has sky rocket to another level seeking him high and low, joined a church and a small group ministry, I was on fire! my life started to shift for the better. I can now look back and say God has delivered me through my dreams. My spring season has come upon me, Glory to God!

bunch of sunflowers
bunch of sunflowers

Let Us Transition

Pour Out The New Wine

..."Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you." Job 12:7