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What God Has Me Working On - Join Me!

What God Has Me Working On - Join Me!

I betcha so much inner chaos could have been avoided had I just had the courage to inquire instead of assuming.
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Too often I read into things, overanalyze and take things as a personal attack and get offended without even considering that what was said may not have had anything to do with me. Or maybe I read into what wasn’t being said....
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I’m often on the other end of these silly assumptions and misunderstandings as well. Sometimes people take what I’m NOT saying as what I am saying. That’s what’s can be hard sometimes especially in this world of social media, right?
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So, sweet friend, if something I say or do feels personal or pointed, I invite you to simply reach out and initiate a quality conversation for the sake of clarity and connection. I wouldn’t want you to misunderstand something I say or to inadvertently offend you. I hope I am approachable enough to say, “Hey, could you help me understand what you meant by that?” I promise not to be defensive as long as there’s an openness to understand one another. No one likes their backs against a wall feeling defensive because of assumptions and accusations. Staying in curiosity is key to connection. It’s a principle I learned from the core values at Keller Williams as well as #KYLO.
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Assumptions are Silly

Assumptions are Silly

I betcha so much inner chaos could have been avoided had I just had the courage to inquire instead of assuming.
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Too often I read into things, overanalyze and take things as a personal attack and get offended without even considering that what was said may not have had anything to do with me. Or maybe I read into what wasn’t being said....
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I’m often on the other end of these silly assumptions and misunderstandings as well. Sometimes people take what I’m NOT saying as what I am saying. That’s what’s can be hard sometimes especially in this world of social media, right?
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So, sweet friend, if something I say or do feels personal or pointed, I invite you to simply reach out and initiate a quality conversation for the sake of clarity and connection. I wouldn’t want you to misunderstand something I say or to inadvertently offend you. I hope I am approachable enough to say, “Hey, could you help me understand what you meant by that?” I promise not to be defensive as long as there’s an openness to understand one another. No one likes their backs against a wall feeling defensive because of assumptions and accusations. Staying in curiosity is key to connection. It’s a principle I learned from the core values at Keller Williams as well as #KYLO.
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Creative Space for Creatives

Creative Space for Creatives

A look inside a creative mind —>
Is there enough natural light? 
Is there high energy allowed in the space?
Is it too cluttered or are there distractions that will take away from my creative flow? 
Is it a free open space for me to move around?
Can I be messy during my creative process?
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These are just a few elements I sort through when in the creative zone. I’m a complete nut 🥜. Anyone relate?!
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My office space was so uninviting for my creative flow. It was hard to focus and have freedom to flow in my nutty creative brain. So, I decided to creatively transform my workspace to inspire more creativity. It’s a creative work in process but I’m liking it. Feels SO good to know I’m right where God called me to be And doing just what God has called me to do...all while knowing, it’s just the beginning! Someday one day I’ll have a whole creative team with a massively inspiring creative space where all of us creative nuts can create creative creations for the glory of God! 😁

Can I Just Be Nameless?

Can I Just Be Nameless?

The morning after my radical Holy Spirit encounter on 11•2•14 I asked the Lord how He wanted me to serve Him...He said to use the gift of writing He’s given me to blog about my faith journey. I obeyed. I started @raised.to.life. The in January 2017 He urged me to launch my website HeatherFerroni.com. [I explained my heart pretty candidly in HeatherFerroni.com…Really?!] Though I didn’t want to, I did. I never wanted the message to be around me, the messenger. But I felt Holy Spirit encourage me by saying “Heather, people have whole books of the Bible titled after their name. How do you think they feel? I’ve given you your name as an identifier, use it.” So I have.

Over the course of the last few years as He’s shaped my identity, I’ve come to realize I have a multifaceted calling. I don’t have a “niche” or a “target audience”. Lately I’ve been thinking, neither did Jesus. And we’re called to be like Him. It’s His message that matters. I don’t care to market myself, He’s marked me. He has and continues to stretch me and mold me and He has full editing rights to use me however He wants. It’s been an amazing and wild ride as I reflect on all the different ways I’ve been entrusted to build His Kingdom. And it’s only just the beginning. I’m in no hurry to get anywhere, not kicking down doors, not striving to network myself for the sake of popularity. I truly just enjoy meeting new people and having quality Kingdom conversations. I’ve learned to love all the different expressions, sounds and styles of His church. I see no superiority yet a lot of conformity. In any case I’m just learning to work with what He’s put in my hands the best that I can. Doesn’t mean I always “get it right” I’m learning; it’s a process. Some champion me, others criticize me. I press on toward the mark for the prize that is already mine. [Phil 3:14]
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My encouragement to you, friend, is to stay in a state of surrender in your servanthood. Be willing to switch gears as He leads. Some people are content with comfort zones others of us embrace change. Just stay in your lane and champion others in theirs. After all, we are all ONE BODY with many members & we don’t all serve the same function. [Romans 12:4] It’s all about The Message [of Jesus] not any one messenger.

 

 

Authority in the Storms of Life

Authority in the Storms of Life

Do you find yourself in the storms of life? Perhaps you've experienced actual natural disasters or are in the midst of an intense spiritual storm....in this video we discuss authority in the storms and how to maintain your peace by faithfully believing in the promises of God.

Spiritual warfare is real but thankfully we are overcomers through the power of Jesus!

You may have noticed less blogs being published lately. Partly because my focus has been primarily on my family and also because God has asked that I begin to use YouTube more to produce encouraging content and initiate Kingdom Conversations.

I’d be honored if you’d subscribe to the channel and invite a few friends! I love to hear from you in the comments of the blog & YouTube how these messages are impacting you and what other topics you’d suggest!

In this NEW season, I feel the Lord calling me to create more vide

5 Ministry Mistakes I’ve Made & The Lessons I’ve Learned

5 Ministry Mistakes I’ve Made & The Lessons I’ve Learned

Guess what? We all make mistakes! It’s a normal part of being human!

Even those called in the ministry (which is every professing Christian, by the way) is bound to make mistakes. I don’t know about you, but I appreciate when leaders courageously share their journey of sanctification and the lessons learned through mistakes.

In today’s journal I share some major ways God has been working on my heart this year. Here are 5 Ministry Mistakes I’ve Made and The Lessons I’ve Learned.

How to Apply Your Faith to Your Health & Wellness & Create a Lifestyle of Happy and Healthy with Jessie B. Christensen

How to Apply Your Faith to Your Health & Wellness & Create a Lifestyle of Happy and Healthy with Jessie B. Christensen

The past five years, Jessie has been on a journey of discovering what healthy truly means and how to can create a lifestyle of confidence and unashamed living. She now helps other women discover, create and implement healthy habits that enable them to ditch diets, find freedom, and confidently fulfilling their destiny that God has already prepared for them.

Learn more about her heart on health, wellness and GODfident living!


#DailyDownload - Fri May 18, 2018

#DailyDownload - Fri May 18, 2018

In today's #DailyDownload I share an incredible podcast I came upon this morning by Beth Moore on "The Mysterious Doctrine of Predestination", the amazing coffee & lunch date with the gorgeous friend Laura, my excitement for the upcoming Walk for Freedom Phoenix and some new reads I picked up by Ann Voskamp called “The Way Of Abundance” and a book containing biographies of well-known historical Christians. All links and the IG Live contained therein. Have a look!

#DailyDownload Thur May 17, 2018

#DailyDownload Thur May 17, 2018

In today’s #DailyDownload I share with you how I was personally challenged by my own message of rejection yesterday as I was confronted with a bunch of “unfollows” from people I’ve walked alongside for years. I confess, I wanted to QUIT! I share with you my personal study of learning to encourage myself in the Lord {just as David did in 1 Samuel 30:6}. I also give you some worship songs that have been ministering to me and some YouTube messages that have been encouraging me through the processing.

Wonderfully empowered by 1 Thessalonians 2:4, “For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives our our hearts.”

Feel free to share this message with a friend :)

Wondering What the MORE is in "There is More?"

Wondering What the MORE is in "There is More?"

Many people are feeling a subtle yet deep dissatisfaction in their spirits and questioning what the “MORE” is in “There is MORE”. This global prophetic offering is circulating the globe and is calling the Body of Christ out of comfort and convenience into complete alignment with God. This is an exciting time of prayer and fasting as we look inwardly and ask God to reveal to us how we can partner with Him to bring His glory to the earth for generations to come!

12 Qualities of Kingdom Leaders

12 Qualities of Kingdom Leaders

We all know the scripture that says, "There's wisdom in the multitude of counsel" (Proverbs 11:14), right? But the truth I've found is that it's important to choose our counselors wisely. Though scripture tells us that we are to submit to authorities and leadership, it also cautions us to guard our hearts because out of it flow the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). Giving access to our hearts to people solely based on their title or position can be incredibly destructive if not done so with discernment. This morning I asked God to reveal qualities of a leader who leads with Kingdom values in accordance with His anointing. In a matter of moments, He downloaded the following list: 

 

THESE ATTRIBUTES ARE UNIVERSAL FOR CHRIST-FOLLOWING LEADERS IN EVERY SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: 

A Prophetic Message for Someone Feeling Anxious, Stressed & Restless

A Prophetic Message for Someone Feeling Anxious, Stressed & Restless

Have you been feeling anxious, stress and restless? It seems to be a common theme. But don’t worry, Dear One…God is stirring up a new thing in you. In this prophetic message, Heather Ferroni shares an empowering word for you to reclaim your authority in Jesus and trample the sneaky tactics of the enemy trying to get you down!

April 23rd - A Significant Day in Biblical History. A Word of Encouragement from Daniel.

A Word of Encouragement As You're Praying and Fasting for Breakthrough

Did you know April 23rd is a significant day in Biblical history? Come journey with me through Daniel chapter 10 to unpack the prophetic vision and Christ encounter with Daniel. Here we can extract a powerful word of encouragement and leave empowered through whatever season you find yourself in! 

 

Grab your Bible & let's turn to Daniel Chapter 10

Your translation may say (verse 4) this event happened on the 24th day of the 1st month...this is in reference to the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This date can be cross-checked with dates surviving Persian records and can be related accurately to our modern calendar. This event occurred on April 23, 536 B.C. 

 

What can we take from this message: 

1. Don't let the supernatural scare you out of having a God encounter. 

As we see in verse 7, the men that were with Daniel were suddenly terrified and ran away to hide. Don't be like these men and be afraid of an encounter with God and miss out on a powerful vision from God. 

 

2. God hears your prayers and sends messengers on assignment to help you.

Just as the messenger (Christ pre-incarnate) assured Daniel in verse 12, "Don't be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer." The same is true for you. Highlight this verse, write it down, have it readily available to encourage you if you're in a season of intense prayer and fasting while waiting for breakthrough. God is faithful and your prayers are powerful! 

 

3. Your prayers activate heaven and aggravate the spiritual forces of darkness. 

Stand in confidence knowing that God is faithful and hears your prayers. If you're experiencing the frustration of delay, it just may be that things are happening in the spirit realm beyond your understanding. After all, as we learn in Ephesians 6:12, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." 

As the Messenger told Daniel, his prayers reached heaven on day one but that spiritual forces were blocking or preventing help to come. Be encouraged by Daniel's persistence in prayer and fasting! 

 

4. Don't believe the lie that you are unworthy or incapable of having direct access to hear from God, gain heavenly insight & be a heaven-sent solution 

Just as God used Daniel in powerfully prophetic ways to be a heaven-sent solution who was entrusted with great vision and insight, God is equally eager to use you! Don't enable the spirit of insecurity to deceive you into believing you're unworthy or incapable of hearing from God. Let this be a confirming word that He WANTS to work through you for Kingdom purpose. You ARE a change-agent in this generation and your prophetic voice is valuable! 

Under the New Testament, we are no longer living in a visitational culture, but a habitational culture. 

God is within you and He wants us to abide with Him (John 15) so that we can hear Him, see Him, feel Him and partner with Him as representatives, change-agents, world impactors so that we can help restore this earth as He would have it in Heaven. God uses the voices of His people to speak truth and life as they obediently release words of prophecy and wisdom to build up, encourage and empower the Body of Christ, His Church. Why WOULDN'T God want to use YOU!? 

As Joel 2:28-30 & Acts 2:17-21 tells us, "I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on the servants - men and women alike. And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth - blood and fire and columns of smoke. 

Will you continue to pray and fast even when you don't see immediate breakthrough? Will you continue to contend and have faith that heaven hears your prayers? Will you commit to remaining in peace and lean into the supernatural workings of God believing that you are a valuable power player for the Kingdom of God? Will you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, with your ear inclined to Him and obediently release the solutions given to you through your encounter with Him to prophetically encourage, equip, edify and exhort the Body of Christ in these end-time days? 

Receive it. Release it. In Jesus' name! 

 

Was this message encouraging for you today? Please share with a friend in need! I'd love to hear your prayer requests in the comments below or, as always, I'm always just a message away! 

 

3 Major Ways God Is Moving in the Marketplace, Music Industry & The Hearts of Men - Prophetic Vision

3 Major Ways God Is Moving in the Marketplace, Music Industry & The Hearts of Men - Prophetic Vision

While in deep worship the other day, I received vivid prophetic vision regarding 3 main ways Holy Spirit is on the move! Let's celebrate! 

Holy Spirit is grieving in some ways because He's been rejected, neglected, forgotten or set as second fiddle. He's wanting to reclaim His leadership in The Church. He does so by transforming people's hearts, giving them new vision, guidance, insight to the things of Heaven. But His work is not limited to church buildings. He showed me in this vision He's invading hearts and we will see that manifest in 3 major ways: