When I started this fast on 10/4, I asked the Lord to download deeper truths and show me each day some encouragement to carry me along.
God has been so faithful, He is 4 for 4-
4 days -4 revelations/encouragements so far.
How do I know these revelations and “downloads” are from God?
I added almost two years ago these two practices to my morning quiet time routine.
From my dreams, I write down all the people in my dreams. I then use The Name Book by Dorothy Astoria. It lists a bible verse for each name.
The 2nd place I go to is Waking Words of Ancient Wisdom by Barbie Breathitt. It lists correlating Bible versus to times.
When I awake during the night, I jot down the times and look them up the next day. Sometimes it is nothing more than that person on my mind or something too spicy for dinner or just having to get up and pee. But usually 99.99% of the time, it is God having me unpack something He is trying to teach me.
So by now I recognize when a download is coming on, kinda like needing to go potty. I can feel it rumbling and stirring and there is no stopping it. (my son will be so proud I used a little bathroom analogy and humor today)
So back to today …
God took me to this verse:
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.” ~ John 15:5 MSG
Afterwards God usually sends me to the dictionary and/or bible commentary.
The two words that stood out were:
Closely acquainted; familiar, close.
n. A very close friend
Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms
Right then I knew that God was downloading to me. As He also lovingly whispered to my soul:
It may get rough some days, it may make you want to give up Michelle, but cling to Me. Keep your relationship with Me and with food, intimate and organic. Keep it simple. Keep it Pure. Rest in Me. My burden is easy and light. The harvest is sure to be abundant if you stay linked up and aquainted with Me. When you separate from Me, you won’t produce a thing. You can’t do it without Me. I got this girlie! I got you in the palm of My hand. I am the true living God. All things are possible with Me.
Yes! I am sticking close. I am clinging Lord! Today I am pressing on and thanking God for His Word and His downloads and for a light and easy burden. Instead of food being my Best Friend, God, You are my new BFF.
I am believing with joyous hope that all things are possible and that soon I will also be lighter too.
XXOO Michelle Bollom