Spiritual Growth

The Pressing and Crushing

The Pressing and Crushing

At the beginning of 2018 I sensed very clearly in my spirit it was "The Year of Acceleration." I got excited! Sounds glamorous! What I wasn't prepared for, however, was the amount of pressing and crushing that would come with it! I've been broken, squeezed, wrung out, ripped apart and gripped for the entire first half of 2018. 

Today I want to share with you the intensity of the pressing and crushing and I do so not to "ooze the junk" but because God has and continues to produce a NEW WINE out of me. I've had countless conversations and coached many clients over the years that have also gone through pressing and crushing and if that's what's happening with you right now, I assure you will be empowered in our time here together! 

Learning About the Gift of Prophecy

Learning About the Gift of Prophecy

For so long, I was confused and even somewhat critical about the gift of prophecy. I would search the scriptures and try to figure out the "proper way" we as The Church under the New Covenant should outwork this gift. Sometimes even making bold judgments (due to my immaturity and limited understanding) about how it should NOT be used and fearful that it could be used in harmful and manipulative ways.

Over the years as I’ve ministered, coached and counseled people, many people have reached out and confessed their confusion and curiosity for this gift as well. Maybe you’re in this category. If so, I welcome you to read on!

Abounding in Hope by Samantha Miku

Abounding in Hope by Samantha Miku

I am so honored to introduce you to my InstaSis, Samantha Miku today! Samantha and I connected via IG and have grew into great friends. Her heart for the Lord is shared through her gift of art, wisdom in writing, and through her everyday obedience to share the love of Jesus in simple, practical ways!

Hope. A simple enough word. But for such a small word it is one that can stir up feelings of inspiration – or disgust.

For those who have faith enough to believe in a God of hope, hope is simply a trust-worthy promise yet fulfilled. But for those who have seen their hopes dashed, or have never had the opportunity to hope, it is a word that can be shunned and despised.

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.

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!

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: 

Imminent & Eminent

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{Inspired by the Holy Spirit on 3/16/16}

The Holy Spirit sure wanted my attention last night. He woke me up many times with His Divine call. Isn’t it funny how God works? It makes me laugh at how He operates outside our time. I heard it said that God likes to speak when we’re at rest because He can finally grab ahold of our minds without distraction. I find the Lord speaks to me frequently when I’m at a place of rest and sometimes His downloads don’t seem to make a lot of sense as they’re fragmented. But it’s in those times when He delivers a Word (rhema) or vision because He wants for us to dive in and explore further because there’s a journey He desires to take us on.
How dare we not delve in further to uncover and discover what He wants to show us?

Here is my attempt to do just that:

I currently find myself in the middle of a battle. Due to a crazy and unexpected turn of events, I find myself under opposition and it feels as though my heart is being assaulted. It's an intense season of spiritual warfare and I'm being tested with how I respond to it. In the middle of the night, I was awoken with an incessant word on repeat in my heart. Over and over and over. Like a broken record. It was a word I'm not incredibly familiar with. 

Does this ever happen to you?! You get a word...literally A word and it just repeats in your spirit over and over until you Google it or ask God to show you what the heck He's trying to communicate?!

This particular morning, the word was IMMINENT

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im·mi·nent
adjective

  1. about to happen: "they were in imminent danger of being swept away"

  2. archaic

 

Synonyms: impending, close (at hand), near, (fast) approaching, coming, forthcoming, on the way, in the offing, in the pipeline, on the horizon, in the air, just around the corner, coming down the pike, expected, anticipated, brewing, looming, threatening, menacing; informal in the cards.

 

 

Then I was led to EMINENT

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em·i·nent
adjective: eminent

(of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession: "one of the world's most eminent statisticians"

Synonyms: illustrious, distinguished, renowned, esteemed, preeminent, notable, noteworthy, great, prestigious, important, influential, affluential, outstanding, noted, of note; famous, celebrated, prominent, well known, lionized, acclaimed, exalted, revered, august, venerable. 

 

Okay so what's the message?!

When you feel like you’re in imminent danger of being swept away by the enemy or his demonic spirits, hold strong to the truth that the world’s eminent Savior is already at work along with the Angel Armies to guard and protect you. The Eminent One will squash the plots, plans, attacks and schemes of the imminent danger and will save you. 

0o0o0o0o Did you catch that!? 


Because: 

  • No weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17)

  • You've gotten a reputation as a bad-news people, you people of Judah and Israel, but I'm coming to save you. From now on, you're the good-news people. Don't be afraid. Keep a firm grip on what I'm doing." Keep Your Lives Simple and Honest (Zechariah 8:13 MSG)

  • The LORD is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger , so why should I tremble? (Psalm 27:1 NLT)

  • "The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, (Deuteronomy 28:13 NASB)

  • Don't be afraid. I am with you. Don't tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories. (Isaiah 41:10 CEV)

 

Friend, a word of advice: Search your scriptures and write them out, keep them close and pray them over yourself when in battle. Remember, the Word of God is your Weapon! 

 


I am believing someone needed to see this right now. It's been contained in my unpublished archives and I feel led to share it NOW! 

 

Let me pray with you:

 

Lord, we thank you for your promised provision and protection for your people. I am believing God for those that are reading that may feel the threat of imminent danger to instead be reminded today of the Eminent One, Jesus, who has saved us from sin and death. Holy Spirit, Our Advocate and Comforter, please draw near to the hearts that are longing for the evidence of your indwellingment. Give them strength and courage, confidence and security that the Angel Armies are on assignment to protect them everywhere they go. Thank you for providing a peace that surpasses all understanding and a holy boldness to arise and declare the Word of Truth to the spirits that conspire against my friends. We lift up our eyes to the hills, Father for we know that's where our help comes from. Nothing is too big for You to handle and because we're covered by the loving blood of Jesus we can proclaim victory because we are part of Your winning team. Thank you, God for turning things around and providing testimonies for my friends to shout about Your goodness and faithfulness. We know that You are with us, for us, not against us. You have gone before us, stand behind us and are all around us. Help us hear the whisper of Your love louder than the shouts and screams of the demonic spirits that try to intimidate my friends. Silence now in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace is interceding for us. Thank you, God! We rejoice in Your glory!


I'm always just a message away, Dear Friend!

 

 

 

Heartcry & Prophecy

Honest texts with a friend the other night:

It's been brought to my attention quite a bit lately that I portray myself as a high achiever, strong, confident, bulletproof. Truth is, I'm human and I hurt like everyone else.

 

Yes, it's definitely a season of ACCELERATION as I anticipated. And it's requiring a lot of sacrifice in some ways. It's hard. And it's lonely most days. I don't understand it. I battle tremendous fear sometimes. I even violate my own personal boundaries and carefully constructed plans. I confess, I even struggle taking care of myself- often forgetting to eat or falling asleep on my keyboard in the wee hours of the morning working on projects. I feel disconnected from the world as I stare at 2 (sometimes 3) computer screens for 14+ hours per day. And I wonder why. I mean I see the vision clearly. But still deep desires of my heart are unmet. 

For example:

Yesterday while driving to a meeting, I wept in my car uncontrollably because I looked in the rear view mirror and saw vacant seats. It was a shock to my spirit almost expecting to see little people back there. The agonizing reality that I'm not yet a mother. Whilst I know God knows the desires of my heart and that in His perfect timing He'll bless me beyond belief, it's still hard. I work my butt off and have nearly nothing to show for it. And in times of exhaustion, I have no chest to lay my head upon, no human heartbeat to soothe me to sleep; protected, loved.


My amazingly encouraging friend replied with words I KNOW will bless you as they blessed me. A prophetic word of encouragement:

 

Gosh, I’m sorry Heather. I wish I could take it from you or have an answer for you as to why you’re still waiting for all that or better yet grant you your desires. But please don’t lose heart. Hang in there. I believe you’re in a “THROUGH” season.

I’ve been studying a lot about dark nights of the soul. I believe it’s where David wrote Psalm 23 from, based on the change to the second person in the middle of it when he said “yea, though I walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death”...

I believe there is darkness and then a whole different level of utter darkness. The valley of the shadow of death are times of utter darkness. Or dark nights of the soul. Or crisis’ of faith. Winter. Desert. Wilderness. Many terms.

Based on my own experience and some revelation I’ve picked up a few things:

1. The place you are in is a place of honor. Though it doesn’t feel like it. The Good Shepherd is bringing you through to a ridiculous spiritual breakthrough. And I believe His two sheepdogs of goodness and mercy are the only things hunting you down every day.

2. These seasons provoke deep questions. Like the ones you’re asking. What do I have to show for it? Is it worth it? God, have you called me to it and abandoned me? How can I accept the unraveling, tearing apart or decaying of my life, dreams, etc with joy? How long? Will this require me to always be lonely? If I know there will be suffering, how possibly can I prepare to suffer without losing heart? Our souls question, based on experience, the very character of God.

These questions, doubt, depression, distance from God and others will be opportunities for ministry, not obstacles.
Lean into the questions and keep praying about them...asking God to reveal Who He is in this season.

 

3. Your belief that you can control the outcome by accepting responsibility and taking action to create a different circumstance will be greatly challenged in this season. You’ll push and pull but only find closed doors. You’ll realize you are not in control of everything. This is a tough pill to swallow because you’re used to driving things in the direction you want. You’ll learn the only move is to surrender, let go and wait.

This sucks because you feel powerless, unproductive, like you’re not advancing. It attacks your sense of feeling capable.

Keep surrendering and letting go.
He is worthy of waiting on.

 

4. Its a season of isolation, alienation, and abandonment. The people you usually reach for are gone, unavailable, not there, or worse abandon you. Your normal support system is completely wiped out, completely. So you have no consolation other than the Lord. You realize nobody can go through this for you or even with you. You journey alone with your Shepherd.

This might be the worst part because it attacks your self worth. Am I not good enough? Nobody cares? Nobody loves me or cares for my soul?

He will strip you of all other voices so He can whisper everything you are to Him.
His whisper will be the loudest voice in your life.

 

5. You’re attacked where it hurts the most. First in your hopes and dreams by holding you down for long periods of time...often marked by years. Sometimes even breaking your desire to live...you just want to die and be with the Lord.

It also attacks what means most to you...success, family, marriage, ministry, money, health, ability, reputation. Often more than one but many of those. Your main lesson will be in that area that means most, leading to confusion and despair.

This breaks us down completely, so that the old is gone.

But it is a through season. Not a stopping point.

 

Though your life may feel like it’s at a dead stop. Keep close to your Shepherd. Keep reciting Psalm 23. It’s strangely prescriptive for comfort.

 

And I’ve found there’s a strange power of song that helps. Almost like we sing our way through it...both communally and privately. Psalm 42 and 77 both talk about His song in the night.

Heather, in His faithfulness He is afflicting you right now. But it’s only for a season. Not only is it producing for you an eternal weight of glory that will make all this seem light and momentary...but I also believe His next to be revealed plans for your life here are beyond what you’ve ever dreamed.

And I know you are a dreamer. 😉

-From an incredible human, a mighty man of valor, strength and wisdom of whom I deeply respect.

 

Does this speak to your heart as it does mine? Share your thoughts in the comments below and know that I am honored to stand and pray with you!

Stronger Than the Struggle

 

What an amazing day!!!

 
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My secret soul sister, Havilah Cunnington's RELEASED her first book, Stronger than the Struggle! yesterday January 9, 2018!

If you don't know Havilah, well...you should! She's a wife, a mom to four small boys, a traveling communicator, former Director of Moral Revolution, a staple at Bethel Church in Redding, California and is now an online bible teacher at Truth to Table

In all honesty, for me, Havilah has been like my far away big sister {that still doesn't know I exist} haha. I connect with her regularly on her Instagram Live {hey, that's practically like FaceTime, right?!} and I've been really journeying with her from afar for awhile now.


Havilah is so real it's hilarious. She really relates to people because she's raw, uncut, upfront and what I really appreciate her is that she laughs constantly even when things are going completely crazy. She laughs. And I find that really admirable and helpful. Like me, she's Italian, so she's intense, loud, and amazingly passionate. She exemplifies a joy filled spirit in peace amidst the greatest storms....and oh....as you will read in this book, she's been through PLENTY of storms just like the rest of us! 

It's evident she's surrounded by an army of people who value authenticity and champion her true identity in Christ, a place where "failure" is allowed and true counsel are present. 

Havilah is a wonderfully prophetic voice in our generation. In fact, I've recommended her resources several times to my friends to learn more about the gift of prophecy,

 

Every year Havilah and her team put out a new Bible/Book study in January. Utilizing the power of social media, she makes it easy to connect with others in community and really have some time to dig through a transformational topic. I'd highly recommend you click the link and join now for free and create some space in your wonderfully full schedule to engage. Maybe that means waking up 30 minutes earlier, maybe that's how you'll spend your lunch break, or maybe it means skipping The Bachelor on Monday nights!  Trust me, it will be worth not just your time, but your spirit will thank you! Warfare is real...you best prepare yourself on how to remain the "More than a conqueror" that you are! 

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Join the FREE Book Club

Begins January 16th

 

 

About the Book:

"Why do I still struggle if I'm faithfully following God?"

We all face challenges. On any given day, the problems of real life can take our breaths away. Our marriages, finances, relationships, and health are regular struggles, and that's just the beginning. Doesn't the Bible say the war has already been won? So why do we still battle?

In a down-to-earth, let’s-get-real approach, popular Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington cuts through the confusion and shows us how to 

  • Discern whether we’re dealing with battles within ourselves, resistance from God, or genuine fights with the Devil.

  • Throw off misconceptions about spiritual warfare, and understand what Jesus really said about our spiritual authority and the certainty we have in him.

  • Ask the right questions and build a realistic battle plan to win one day at a time.

With humor and honesty, Cunnington lays out practical tools to thrive in the face of hardship, enabling us to walk forward in the confidence that, because of Jesus, we really are stronger than the struggle.


Have you seen the free webinars with Lisa Bevere, Bill Johnson, Christine Caine, Heather Lindsey, Kerri Weems, Banning Liebscher, Dawna DeSilva, Kim Pothier, Andi Andrew, Rebekah Lyons, Bianca Olthoff, Benny Perez, Shawn Bolz, Sean Feucht, Kris Vallotton & John Bevere?!

If not you NEED to. Yes. I know, I'm bossy and I just told you what to do. Will you just trust me?! 

Alignment & Acceleration

Upon reflection of 2017, a major theme has been highlighted to me: "ALIGNMENT"

 

Maybe this means the Lord has aligned you with "your tribe", a significant other or brought you into a church you now consider "home." Perhaps you've made some personal adjustments in your life which have brought you into better alignment with God's purpose and plan for your life.

Maybe you've experienced some amazing "God appointments" or kairos moments where God revealed Himself in obvious ways. 


Goals

It's common and healthy to spend some time reflecting on our accomplishments the past year and evaluate what goals we wish to achieve in the coming year. I'm a big goal setter and as a coach, it's been my practice to have an ongoing plan of action to actually reverse engineer the steps it takes to achieve those goals. I utilize a formula I learned through my company, Keller Williams called a 4-1-1. It's a system that allows you to set annual goals and them break them down to action steps for monthly markers and weekly strategies. 

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. -Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)


Vision

I can't help but believe that although the Lord likes that we set goals and plans, He's more interested in us capturing His vision.

Then the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision And engrave it plainly on [clay] tablets So that the one who reads it will run. -Habakkuk 2:2 (AMP)

Since it's 2018 and we no longer have clay tablets to etch, we have the equivalent: Paper! So keep your pen and notebook at your fingertips to record what you sense the Lord is showing you.

Reminder: God is looking more for your AVAILABILITY than your ABILITY. He doesn't call the "qualified," He qualifies the called!

he said, "Listen to my words: "When there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.
-Numbers 12:6 (NIV)


Dreams

How COOL! God loves to reveal Himself and what He's up to in dreams! I've done some biblical research on dreams and found that each time they are referenced in the bible, they were a prophetic indication of future events. Sometimes they were symbolic, often times an encouragement and sometimes a warning. 

In the blog, "Are Dreams from God" I share a bit more on this. Check it out!


Prophetic Gifting

  • Have you been dreaming a lot more lately and you wake up with

  • Has God been downloading BIG vision in you?

These are indications that you have a prophetic gifting on your life! How exciting! I speak to people often who confess they have some confusion about the spiritual gifts. I get it. I admit I really struggled with understanding and embracing the gift of prophecy myself. After all, it's hard to embrace something you don't understand, right? In all honesty, I was actually kind of critical. Until I turned my criticism to curiosity and diligently went on a quest to learn about the prophetic, now I understand that this was a gift I'd always had I just didn't know it, understand it or know how to use it. 

If you are seeking to learn more about the gift of prophecy, one of the BEST resources I can recommend is Havilah Cunnington's eCourse, "Prophetic Personalities"  or take the FREE quiz, "Discover Your Prophetic Personality Type"

You can also check out:

Christmas Season for the Empaths, Intercessors and Prophetically Gifted

 

2018 = The year of ACCELERATION!

Friend, buckle up because I believe with my entire being that 2018 is the year of ACCELERATION. The dreams and visions God has put on your heart....even ones from long ago will begin to manifest! Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, your ears attune to His Word, your hands open to receive, your feet ready to MOVE and your heart postured in a permanent position of "Yes and Amen!"

Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
-Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)


Watch the Facebook Live video about Visions | Dreams | Embracing Prophetic Gifts

 
 

By the way, have we connected on my new Facebook page yet? If not, here's your invitation. That's where you can keep up to speed on all that's happening in my world and get encouraged through live vidoes like these as we walk this journey of life out together!

 
 

What are some dreams and visions you've been given for the coming year? Please share in the comments below!

Christmas Season for the Empaths, Intercessors and Prophetically Gifted

I have a confession...it may surprise you...please don't judge me....Christmas is not my favorite season. And I strongly dislike typical Christmas music. Like STRONGLY dislike. For years I've just felt like I wanted to escape for the month of December to a remote tropical island, away from the city, away from the crazy snowbird drivers in Arizona, away from the chaos in every single parking lot and store, away from the tension I feel around me. Gifts are not my "Love Language" so I actually get stressed out with the pressure to buy for others and I'm actually still learning how to receive gifts from others. I'm just not good at it.

The truth is, I celebrate "Christmas" (and "Easter") literally every single day. I consider every day a day to celebrate the birth, death and resurrection of my Savior and LORD. I listen to music that glorifies Him every day. I pray, give thanks and reflect on the reality of Jesus constantly. So, to be honest, I get a little tripped up on how we've diluted the meaning of these Holy-Days and how we've allowed it to become convoluted among our societal norms. In our high pressure, overly marketed world we're living in, the birth of our savior is usually last on the list of focus priorities after decorations, events, company parties, presents, Santa Claus,

 

As a gifted empath, the Christmas season, for me, feels like I'm standing in the middle of an emotional hurricane with no protection. I can't seem to escape it...I literally FEEL everything happening around me and it makes me want to run and seek solice in a dark, quiet cave until the new year comes.

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I understand that Christmas is often perceived as a joyful time, but not for everyone. In fact, there's often a lot of emotional suppression and stress that goes unaddressed in this season. Here's what I feel: 

  • Family division, discord, and dissension are highlighted in this season

  • Financial stress and pressure to overspend,

  • Obligatory gift giving due to the undercurrent of peer pressure is high.

  • The barrage of invasive marketing has us wanting, wishing, envying, lusting and coveting what others have.

  • Dissatisfaction, by comparison, is high - We see the highlight reel of social media and compare our less-than-favorable scene to their perfectly polished pictures of their cute families, decadently decorated homes, food pics that look like they were styled by the Food Network Magazine, lavish gifts, etc.

  • We tend to become overstretched in our schedule with the influx of holiday parties for our church, work, club, teams, school,

  • Our minds become overburdened with the checklists, to-do's, and "don't forgets" that it can be a challenge to just slow down, relax and be fully present and engaging with others we are with.

  • Many have a hole in their hearts by the loss of a loved one or the absence of the one their soul longs for.

  • Kids in their innocence can make you feel like a crappy parent with their direct, unfiltered comments that feel like a dagger in your heart.


 

Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewal of your mind. -Romans 12:2

 

Let's transform our minds together:

1. For my fellow empaths, intercessors and prophetic friends:

Don't let the enemy convince you that your blessing is a burden. The gift of empathy is a glimpse into our Father's heart. It's a blessing. You get to actually FEEL how others feel. It only gets dangerous when we allow those feelings (ours or others') to dominate our lives by not submitting them back to the feet of Jesus. One thing I've been learning over the past couple years is that being highly empathetic is an indication of a spiritual gift of intercession.

What do I mean? Sometimes we pick up on the feelings, emotions, and burdens of others because, by the Grace of Jesus, we are able to approach the Throne Room of Heaven and petition on their behalf. We have the honor and privilege of standing in the gap and praying with Holy Spirit. Often times when you do this and you ask the Lord to reveal to you what He'd like you to do with these feelings, He'll likely answer your prayer by giving you a word, vision, a feeling or a "knowing" so that you can approach someone with an encouraging word to reflect the Father's love (prophecy-more on this in a minute!).

Are you an Intercessor?

The Happy Intercessor
By Beni Johnson

Many intercessors that don't understand their gift could feel very weighed down, anxious, depressed and not even really know why. At times they may feel depleated or just "off" and not really be able to identify why. They have a tendency to retreat from large crowds because of the overstimulation of people and feelings. Often they have a special "burden" for a specific person or people. I've discovered a lot of intercessors in hiding in my life. They always felt a certain way and never understood why until they discovered this was a special gift from God and they begun the quest to learn how to use it. If this is you or someone you know, one resource I can highly recommend is: "The Happy Intercessor" by Beni Johnson.

 

Did you know that you are prophetic? Yes. YOU! As a New Creation in Jesus, you are given access to one of the greatest gifts ever: The Mind of Christ which includes an impartation of prophecy and wisdom.

What is prophecy you wonder? I'm glad you asked. And I want to tell you....But I feel the Lord telling me to encourage you to seek Him and His Word for revelation and understanding. But I will give you some clues:

  1. Pray and ask Holy Spirit to guide you into the revelation of truth and understanding.

  2. Use the dictionary/concordance in the back of your bible to find references.

  3. Some starting points:

  • Joel 2:28

  • Romans 12:6

  • 1 Corinthians 14:1-5

  • 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

 


If this is striking your curiosity and want to learn more, I invite you to check out my friend, Havilah Cunnington's FREE  Prophetic Personalities Quiz  She also developed a SUPER helpful eCourse, Prophetic Personalities on Truth to Table that will help you better embrace the special way in which the Lord speaks to you.

Oh and BTW, I just got this email from Havilah:

PPS. And, for the first time ever, our E-Courses: Prophetic Personalities and Moms of Men are now available to give as a gift. Print the gift card and wrap it up under the tree, or send a course via email to a friend of family member.
In fact, use this special code: "GIFT" to save $10 on our course gifting options.

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2. For my friends that just need advice on how to live Peacefully in the Crazy Christmas Season

...Which is probably all of us, right?! Well, I could give you my take but truthfully, my friend (who doesn't yet know she's my friend because, well, she doesn't know me in the natural yet...but we're spirit sisters...loud-mouthed, fireball, preachin', teachin', prophecyin', Jesus-lovin', Italian #WordGirls!) Havilah really said it best in her latest podcast:

Check out this awesome spoken word piece from Gospel Lee

 

Do you know the unique and special way the Lord reveals Himself to you? What tools, tips and resources have you come upon to help you understand, embrace and use your spiritual gifts?

 

 

My {RE}birth Declaration

On This Day....November 2, 2014. 

I was in a season of great turmoil. I was entangled in another unhealthy relationship and although my spirit had known for quite awhile I needed to end it, I fought and fought to hold onto it. Anxiety and depression took residence in my heart. I was miserable. On this night, everything changed. I had a radical Holy Spirit encounter while crying out uncontrollably on my bed, begging for God to break in and save me from this internal battle. It was a sudden wave of peace that came upon me in an instant. My aching heart felt no pain. My confused mind was replaced with complete clarity. It was almost as if I were transported to the "Holy of Holies" having a direct transactional conversation with God. I was changed and transformed and arose the next day knowing that life would never be the same. Jesus had become my LORD. The King of Kings. The driving force of my life. My #1. That day and always. He asked that I give Him my life, my fears, my hopes, my future....He asked that I serve Him fully and completely. He asked that I use my story for His glory. He asked that I begin to write and produce content to bring comfort, peace, and encouragement into the hearts of His people. That next day, He implanted a ministry in my heart titled, "Raised to Life." For about a year I build a site, made YouTube Videos, and shared my writing on that space and was also a featured writer for a few other online platforms. I began to get some recognition as I wrote about here, But I knew "Raised to Life" was a forthtelling prophecy which is to be fully birthed in the future. I switched gears this year and developed this platform, Heather Ferroni.com....REALLY?! 

Here is the declaration that changed the entire course of my life. I hope it grabs ahold of some hurting, wandering hearts today. I know He's desperately seeking you even MORE than you're searching for Him. Perhaps today could be YOUR (RE)birthday?


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The enemy is using the same old schemes of attack, he's not very clever. He's trying to make me believe I'm not worth it, I can't do it, I'm "too much" and "not enough" at the same time. Been so down and defeated, in isolation, under constant criticism and even being completely ignored. I may be knocked down but I'm not dead. And if I matter so little to some, they will be lovingly blessed and released because "greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world." I'm a conqueror because I am protected by Almighty God. Even though I don't deserve it because I screw up all the time, I believe in Him who has saved me and that greener pastures are meant for me. I'm ready to acquire the Promised Land. I'm ready to live life abundantly. I'm ready to pull myself up off the ground and I'm saying NO MORE to the mistreatment. My shield of faith will block me from the stones thrown. My sword is sharp and I'm ready to slice through the lies. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. Of all my good qualities to not just be overlooked but turned into negatives. No more. I'm not perfect. I never will be. (This side of Heaven). I can't take the anchor around my feet pulling me down with unrealistic expectations. Constantly being held under the gun yet expected to drop everything to pour out all my support and encouragement when they're going through a tough time. 

I just gotta be real.
Why? 

Because I believe that God allows us to face battles sometimes so that when we overcome them we can be a witness, a coach and encourager for others. I believe there are people out there that may be under attack as well and may benefit greatly from this declaration. It is my prayer, friends that you too can find the strength to face the giant. I believe you WILL overcome whatever you are up against!

#believe #walkbyfaithnotbysight #overcomer #givingin #shieldoffaith#lifeabundantly #nomoretears #itiswhatitis #prayer #telltheworld#jesusismyhomeboy #daughteroftheking#dontneedyourapprovalanymore #standingup #blessandrelease#thisismylife #notperfect

 

What's your birth story? Do you have a moment that God grabbed ahold of your heart? Please share your story in the comments below....Let's believe this will significantly impact someone today! 

Redirection

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Isn't it crazy how life is? We sometimes cruise down a path at remarkable speeds toward a life we think we desire but it's ultimately taking us farther away from our true Divine purpose.

Destruction often starts off subtle ya know, just a slight switch off at first can result in a completely crazy journey that leads you farther away the further you go.....#BUTGOD He's always there; faithfully.

It's up to us to make the decision to stop the chaos and switch direction (repent) and He promises to clearly illuminate the path of His perfect will with peace and clarity, unmistakable.

I'm so thankful I was brave enough to switch my path. Alcohol, sex...none of it satisfied. It actually robbed me of joy, peace and true security.. It's true, ya know, He does bless obedience. I'm living proof. #PreachinIt #TellTheWorld #GodIsGood#JesusJesusJesus #Delivered #SetFeee#SetApart

Let's Connect! 

Are Dreams from God?

Are Dreams from God?

Have you ever wondered if your dreams are from God? 

As I draw in closer to God and study His Word and understand His majesty and sovereignty, I am a firm believer that dreams and visions are in fact a powerful communication method between God and us. Sometimes dreams are literal, sometimes they are symbolic and we know this when we study the scriptures.

Every time dreams are mentioned in scripture, they’re always a message from God. Not one time are we given an example of a dream that is NOT from God. So then, why do we question our dreams or feel like they’re completely unrelated to God communicating with us?

#FridayFaves | Podcasts

In the book, Crash the Chatterbox, Author and Pastor Steven Furtick explains: 

"The voice you listen to will determine the future you experience."

Here are some powerful, encouraging, Jesus-loving pastors, teachers and revivalists in our generation. I listen to podcasts daily as I get ready for the day, as I'm driving, working, hiking or working. These are my top 10 favorite Podcasts that I highly recommend! 

Warring in the Spirit

2016 was a year of being faced with challenges that I embraced as an invitation for growth. Most of it was hard. REALLY hard as I struggled with a broken heart, massive confusion, and the resounding question of "What Now?" It was a year of learning the reality of spiritual warfare in a whole new way. Today I'd like to share with you 4 fantastic elements of Warring in the Spirit: