Friday, August 5, 2016

Change the Atmosphere!

This week, Andy & I set aside time to have our own P&P--praise & prayer.  We've been anxious to hear God for our church and for our own lives.  As we've met, we've listened to praise music and praised in our hearts along with those songs.  And we've asked the Holy Spirit to meet with us, teach us, and instruct us.

Can I just tell you that it's pretty amazing to listen to your children's music and praise God through it?  God spoke to us each time through their music.

(Zach Dietz in A Road Less Traveled)

But as we met with God this afternoon, I had a profound moment.  We were listening to Matt's song, Sound of Heaven, and a realization washed all over me!  As we live out WHO WE ARE and DO the things God has put right in front of us, we are breaking open the jar of perfume (like Mary used to pour over Jesus).  We're breaking open the PURPOSE God placed inside of us.  Because He lives in us, we are releasing HIM.  He's placed an expression of Himself inside each of us at the point of salvation.  We are releasing heaven on earth!  As we release heaven, it changes the atmosphere of earth.

(Matt Dietz)

Who are you?  What is your purpose?  You can begin to find that when you understand your name--your spiritual DNA is wrapped up inside of your name.  What do you love to do?  DO THAT!!!  I wake up every morning now and say, "What is right in front of me that I can do?  What can I do that is an expression of who I am?  What can I release?"  And I do that.

My purpose is to be a life source.  I am to source life to others--the life of the Father.  I love to teach and I love to minister to pastor's wives.  It's such a need right now--lots of pastor's wives are falling apart.  So what I could do that was right in front of me was to start a pastor's wives blog and Facebook page.  I used those two mediums to teach and to bring life to those I knew were hurting.  And then I began doing videos to put on the Facebook page--it's what was right in front of me that I knew I could do.  Talk about scary!  You're completely putting yourself out there!!  Out there for criticism or critiquing.  But I'd put my yes on the table.  I've been amazed at the results--I've had influence where I'd had none before.  Women were messaging me with questions and need for help.  I was SOURCING LIFE to women.  And it's changing the atmosphere.

You can change the atmosphere, too--and bring heaven to earth!!  Do what's right in front of you that you ALREADY LOVE to do!!  USE it for the kingdom of God.  Break it open.  Pour it out.  It will change the atmosphere around you and fulfill you in ways you never thought possible.

THIS is the Sound of Heaven--filling the earth as we break open our giftings and fulfill what we're called to do.  Changing the person at a time.  Bringing heaven to earth.  

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.


Pam Holman said...

I so agree, Becky! I used to think what I enjoyed doing was for my own pleasure. I kept searching for what God's purpose was for my life. I felt inadequate, unaccomplished, and lacking. I became aware of what my spiritual gifts were, but they weren't what I felt was REALLY important! My goodness, ANYONE can encourage someone or give them a hug or be kind and gracious! And ANYONE can hurt when someone else hurts, but GOD REALLY has His hand on those that can expound on His truth and speak His Word to thousands. My gift was so small and insignificant in my eyes. It took me years to realize just how important my gift was in the purpose God had for me - AND I even already LOVED what came naturally to me! Because that WAS God's purpose for me! I have embraced it and hug, love, smile, and am kind to every person I meet! Well....most of the time! 😊

Becky Dietz said...

I think Satan has propagated a great lie!! He's told us the things we LOVE to do (the very things we were CREATED to do) aren't the essential thing. He's told us they're insignificant. And it's the VERY THING God wants to use through us--He DELIGHTS when we express them because they're an expression of HIM!!! If you don't know what your purpose is, ask yourself this question, "If money, time, or responsibilities were no object, what would I want to do? What would bring me great pleasure?" Do THAT!!