God is saying that He has a light, and it is shining in full force.
"Many of my children have believed they are walking in darkness. However, during this season, you have become increasingly determined to keep walking, and your movement has turned on My floodlight to light your path. My light expels the darkness."
Heavy Blankets Removed!
Some of you have been afraid. That fear has become a massive part of your journey. Not only fear but tiredness has become heavy and overwhelming. I see not just darkness but sense that a heavy blanket has draped over your back, and it says, "overwhelming fear."
I hear the Lord saying, "My child, you don't need to walk in fear. I know your plate is full. I know you are emotionally and physically drained. I know how tired and weary you are. Oh, my precious one, grab on to Me, for I am right here. I will see you through this crazy, dark, difficult season, and you will find rest. You will find strength and restoration. Not only will you be restored, but you will take more ground than you ever dreamed possible. As the floodlight of My presence washes over you, the overwhelming blanket dissipates, for it cannot remain on My child. It cannot stand in My light."
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen, if you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you," says the Lord. "I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land" (Jer. 29:11-14, NLT).
New Seasons Equal New Fruit
"My child, do not despair, for I am doing more within you during this season than you realize. I know what I have called you to do. A tree can look dead in the winter, but looks can be deceiving. There is life within that same tree. You have not died; there is still life flowing through you. Do not be dismayed. Many of My people have been looking for familiar fruit. However, I am preparing you not to bear old fruit, but you will bear new and exceedingly abundant fruit. This fruit has been developing underground as you have kept walking with Me through a seemingly dark and challenging season. I can already see the fruit and have called it forth. Continue to delight in Me, and remember, as you walk, you will enter the light of My presence! You will experience the abundance. You will experience the fruit."
Adjust Your Sight
In the natural, when we have been in a dark room and turn on a bright light, it hurts, so we close our eyes. They need time to adjust. As God turns on His light, it is an invitation to "taste and see that He is good" Over and over, I hear Holy Spirit saying, "Open your mouth, and I will fill it!" and "Open your eyes to see at a new level!". Just as our eyes need to adjust in the natural, we need to have the courage to move forward in the spiritual as He wills our mouths and opens our eyes to see from His perspective.
"God, all at once, You turned on a floodlight for me. You are the revelation-light in my darkness, and in your brightness, I can see the path ahead (Ps. 18:28, TPT).
Keys to Walking in Light
Declaration and worship are keys to walking into a greater degree of the light of God's presence. We must not allow the weariness to woo us into compliance. As we declare the goodness of God, we remind ourselves to put one foot in front of the other and to keep focused. As we worship, our focus narrows and is increases in sensitivity and discernment. And suddenly God's light shines—at the exact moment to break us out of the darkness, and we find ourselves bathed in His light.
Ruth Hendrickson is an ordained pastor, itinerant speaker, ministry trainer and board-certified biblical counselor who has extensive experience in the development, training and oversight of emotional healing ministry teams, recovery ministries, prophetic ministry, prayer ministries and women's ministry. In addition, she is a course facilitator for Patricia King Institute and Charisma courses. She writes for Elijah List and Charisma and has a podcast titled Real Truth with Ruth. Through biblically based teachings and practical applications infused with love and laughter, her goal is to introduce people not only to the living God who saves, but also to the God who desires an intimate relationship with each one of us. Her latest book Everyday Prophetic will help you find the prophetic voice that God has given you. Connect with Ruth at her website, ruthhendrickson.org; on her Facebook page; on her podcast on CPN at Real Truth with Ruth; and on her YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/RuthHendrickson.
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