Updated: Apr 4
("The Unveiling" Series 3, Post 7)
The other night, randomly, as we were getting ready to go to my daughter’s school function, she said that she wanted to wear a necklace which she never does. She went to find one and came back with the necklace that I had made for her from a keychain I had been given at the women’s retreat at my church last year. It was the one with a dandelion seed. I knew that this moment wasn’t by accident, and that somehow God was setting the stage.
The next day, at this year’s women’s retreat, God spoke. He said:
I love you, Susan. Rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. This is My word for you today - to rejoice. Great times await you, Susan. Live within this reality now. Don’t let your lack of sight slow your spirit rejoicing. Instead BELIEVE MY WORDS. I can be trusted. I am faithful. I will be faithful to you as I have always been. . . I am Love. I AM LOVE and I am sovereign over your life, therefore REJOICE. I command you to rejoice. Oh time, what a foe you are to My daughter but soon Susan, very soon, time will no longer have hold of you for fulfillment is at hand. It is within this precious season. Therefore, cry out. Cry out and don’t hold back even when you don’t see the response you want. It is NOT your seed, Susan, it is the soil. But upon the soil I am working and the two will soon meet up. Therefore rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. In an instance Susan change WILL befall you.
Change. Change. Change. I am bringing you change and the weight of it will actually lift you up for My glory. Oh, what a day. Oh, what a great day. Arise. Arise. Arise. It’s all a matter of perspective. Remind yourself of that message and rejoice. Rejoice. Rejoice. What you now see as weeds will soon turn into a glorious garden full of My goodness and grace. Amen and amen.
God was referencing a message that came out of the women’s retreat from last year, “A Matter of Perspective.” That message all started when after I was discouraged by seeing all of the dandelions in my backyard as weeds my daughter said, “Yay! A whole field of them.” I saw weeds and she saw fun and adventure. It was all a matter of perspective. God brought forth a great prophetic word through that message. I then went to that retreat last year to find that their theme was dandelions. They were on the t-shirts, the centerpieces, and like I mentioned, keychains that they gave out. Although I had “accidentally” been given two keychains in my goodie bag, I knew that this was from God for I made one into a necklace for my daughter. God was greatly speaking through that theme last year, and as you can see, still speaking through it, wanting to use it once again. Even yet again starting it off with my daughter referencing dandelions.
It is a wonderful message that I hope you will be inspired to go back and read/watch – “A Matter of Perspective.” But as God told me to go back and reflect upon it, I share a portion of His prophetic word within it again with you now:
Stars don’t stop shining just because people don’t look up. You, and all My children, exist for Me and Me alone. It is all about My glory, shining for Me, existing to glorify Me. Glorify Me Susan, in all you do, whether out in the world or alone in your home. No matter where you are and what you are doing, shine, shine bright. I know this doesn’t always make sense to My people but in Heaven all will be revealed, all mysteries exposed. My people will then see clearly that all their time had purpose and was all meant to glorify Me. I know it is hard amongst the mundane activities of life, especially as a mother, to see that what you do has value and is meant to glorify Me but I am a good God, the Creator of all time and the Definer of purpose and value. If I say something has purpose, it does. If I claim something has worth, even time alone doing everyday life, then it does. Someday all will see that everyone and everything and every minute is and was put into motion to glorify Me. This is how life is redeemed. Think your life doesn’t have purpose or value? Don’t believe the lie, for everything you do will count for eternity whether you were excited about the task or not. It is all about perspective. The great adventure I have promised you is a matter of perspective. It is redefining expectations. You can either see a yard of dandelions as weeds and as something to bring you down, or see it as a source of joy, adventure, and as a gift. . .
People think that I have to do great wonders in order for you to be on the mountaintop but what you don’t realize is that it truly is a matter of perspective, how you choose to use and perceive your time. CHOOSE to see Me in everything for I am there. I am within every moment of your lives. Change your perspective. Have a child-like faith My people. Choose to see what looks like weeds as a great adventure and a moment in which you can choose to glorify Me.
At that retreat last year God went on to address women and mothers. Please go back and read that beautiful word as well within that blog post. For, in God’s faithfulness, this year He went on to give another word for women. This year He said:
Daughter, oh daughter, how precious you are to Me. You truly are My masterpiece for the Heavens rejoiced at your birth. Know then I’ve got you. I’ve got this, every single worry that controls your thoughts, I’ve got. It’s time to give you a perspective change, new vision for a new day and season that is upon you. I created you for greatness. Just like Esther, Ruth, Naomi, and Mary, you are daughters, Queens of the Most High God. Rejoice in this truth. Let it truly sink into your hearts and minds. Daughter My throne is yours. It is fully yours. Approach it like Esther with boldness and grace for I long to meet you there and will. Sit with Me. Talk with Me. Let Me continue to reveal your beauty to you for you are beautiful. You are Mine and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you. I love you daughter. Amen and amen.
God laid it on my heart afterwards that He included Naomi on purpose, to address the older women, letting them know that He still has redemption and great purpose for them as well.
As you can see, there it is again, God talking about perspective change. In fact, it hit me that He has been talking about this subject for weeks now, which means that it must be important and definitely on His heart. You can see this theme within my last two posts – “From Trial to Testimony” and “Season of Great Joy.” Within the first, God even allowed me to scratch my eye really badly in order to offer a prophetic word about our need for a new prescription, this new perspective. Again, I hope that you will be inspired to go back and read/watch those messages. God always builds upon His messages through my life. Even my husband pointed out last night that God is often repetitive with me, often repeating words three times in a row. I now don’t think his statement was by accident, for it caused me as I wrote to really take notice of this and to wonder why. Maybe I am hard-hearted, and need this repetition for God to get through to me. But I also believe God uses it in order to emphasize something truly important. My friends, we are entering a time in history when we will need God’s prescription/perspective more than ever. Let’s take His repetitive knocking seriously. It is meant to soften our hearts.
I had been asked to take pictures at the retreat this year since that lady that usually takes them decided she needed a break. Because of this, I decided to sit in the back by myself. So, I began to pray that God would send the right people to my table and He did. The first person to sit next to me was actually the woman that usually takes the pictures. One of the first things she asked me was about what kind of lens I used for my camera.
Later, as the main lecturer spoke, I found myself kind of zoning out, looking at my camera and lens. In that moment, I heard, “Restored lens God has given you.” Instantly I perked up and I knew it hadn’t been by accident that God had me there taking pictures, setting me there next to my actual lens. What then came to my mind is, “God wants to restore my lens, my perspective.” Then of course the title of my message that God wanted me to reflect upon came to my mind, “A Matter of Perspective.”
The lecturer then said, “Step into what is true about your identity in Christ, knowing and rehearsing this identity.” What then came to my mind was something I used to say all the time, that we need to “Live as though what you believe is true.” If we believe that God gives us desires and dreams and will be faithful to fulfill them, then we need to live as though what we believe is true. If we believe that we are truly daughter’s and Queens (and sons) of the Most High God, then we need to live as though what we believe is true. If we believe that God is in everything and has a reason for everything, even every trial that we go through, then we need to live as through what we believe is true. And the list goes on and on. It is all a matter of perspective.
The lecturer then finished by asking, “Will you experience lens confusion along the journey? Confusion of how God sees you?”
Yes, and yes. But with God’s help we can and WILL gain a new prescription and perspective, looking at life through the eyes of God. With His help we will turn the weeds of this life into adventure for great purpose and His glory.
So, what then is the perspective that God wants us to have? Well, God already addressed this in my last two blog posts, but because He is a God of repetition, He addressed this again at church the following day.
Before church however, for some reason, for God’s reason, I found myself sharing with my husband about how I had shared a prophetic word with the women at the retreat the day before. I then talked about how I didn’t know if I would ever be able to do this for the entire church. It’s one thing addressing just the women at a women’s retreat as a woman and another addressing men and women during a church service.
Then at church, right as I was getting out my journal to write, my pastor came up to me and asked if I wanted to give another announcement about a Passover Seder that I am involved in promoting. At first, I was tempted to say no since I had already given an announcement once, but then God began to reveal an open door and invitation and so I said yes. Not knowing what to say, I lifted it to the Lord. After bringing several talking points to my mind, He then began to do something I did not expect, give me a prophetic word to also share with the congregation.
As you can imagine, I prayed and prayed about whether I should share this word. I began to envision myself like Esther going before the king, praying that he would lower his scepter. As I prayed this, God began to reveal to me that the One who needed to validate me and accept me in this process was Him, that it was His scepter that needed to be lowered and it had been.
This may sound strange to some of you, for maybe you attend a church where prophecy is everywhere, given by men, women, and even children. But my church is not like this, nor is the one I grew up in, or any I have attended in between. So, as you can see, this was difficult for me, but also a sign of God’s amazing power and testimony to turn this woman not only into a prophetic voice but one willing to get up and prophesy in person. It is one thing to do it through social media, speaking out to strangers and quit another when you stand up in front of real people in real time, especially your own church.
Yet, I prayed one last time that if God didn’t want me to share that they would forget about me during the announcement time. Yet, at the appointed time, they didn’t forget about me but invited me to speak. So, I stood up and after grabbing the microphone said, “As you get know me you will find that God never leaves my mouth without words.” The same goes for you who have followed me through all my blog posts and videos. I am full of words, God’s words.
After sharing the talking points God gave me, I boldly began to give God’s word. It was:
Rejoice Susan. I give you the word rejoice. Rejoice for the Lamb of God came once and is coming again. Rehearse. Rehearse. Rehearse. Whatever you can do to rehearse for that day do it with all your might. I long for you, My people. Oh, how I long for our wedding day, therefore rejoice. Rejoice as you keep this realization ever before you.
Rehearse. Rejoice. Let these words be interchangeable. Think of a bride, how she cannot think of anything else but her wedding, how she rehearses day and night. She is consumed with the planning and her excitement is evident to all and all consuming. OH, MY PEOPLE REJOICE- rejoice/rehearse. Rehearse for the wedding of the Lamb IS before you. Rehearse now. Rehearse now. Let this truth penetrate all of you and everything you do. I am coming. I am coming soon. Awaken My Bride - awaken. Oh, what a day. Oh, what a day. I love you.
Jesus last supper with His disciples was celebrating the Passover. He chose this meal for a reason. For, not only was He pointing out that He was the fulfillment, the true Passover Lamb but this meal served as a rehearsal for something to come. Jesus was rehearsing a wedding feast with His disciples. He even said that He would not drink of this cup again until He drinks it with them in the Kingdom of God (Matt. 26:29), at the next TRUE wedding feast. I encourage you, if you have never done so, to celebrate Passover as a rehearsal for what is to come. Send me a message if you would like to know more about how to do this, or you can also find a lot of resources online. Whatever you do, don’t miss this appointed time and chance to rejoice and rehearse for our ultimate wedding day.
After I was done speaking, I then sat down in the silence. As you can imagine, my introverted, fearful tendencies took over and I questioned whether I should have done that, mostly after seeing the blank faces as I spoke and hearing only silence after I was done. I couldn’t help but feel like I broke protocol, that as a woman, I shouldn’t have done what I did. But to my thoughts, God spoke. He said:
Awaken My Bride Susan. Awaken her. I have commissioned you to awaken her. This is the task I created you to do . . . Hold My Stars high Susan. Never let them go and I promise, PROMISE, that your mission, commission will succeed. I have already given you your Amen. LOOK THROUGH THIS LENS Susan. Where are My words? The ones I commanded you to carry? Find them Susan. Memorize them. Literally tattoo them on your heart. I AM FAITHFUL! AMEN Susan. AMEN. You have already accomplished My will for you. You are simultaneously here with Me now in completion at the same time that you sit here only at the brink. Amen. Amen. Amen. I supersede time Susan - all time.
You only have to please Me Susan. Cry out. Don’t hold back. Fix your eyes on Me. Speak My truth then let Me worry about those that hear. They are My children, not yours, therefore trust Me to know how to deal with them. Plant seeds Susan and I will do the rest.
Last year God gifted me the words that He will speak to me as I stand before Him someday, as a means of showing me that I will in fact fulfill the plans He has for me, and like He just alluded to, already have. This concept is hard for us to understand, but God is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and Omega. He constantly exists as both at all times. THIS. This is the perspective that God wants us to have, an eternal one. One where we know the victory is ours, that the battle is already won. All of God’s promises are yes and amen. With every promise God gives, the amen, the completion, is given with it. It is a done deal. When we accept Christ and become part of God’s Kingdom, we are also there NOW as well as someday. Like God just said to me, (and the same is true of you as well) “You are simultaneously here with Me now in completion at the same time that you sit here only at the brink.” He then gave, as you read, a repetitive “Amen. Amen. Amen.”
My pastor started his sermon with Luke 9:23 which says, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” That is how I felt in that moment, having done what I just did.
He then quoted part of verse 22, mentioning how Jesus was “rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law.” That is how I also felt in that moment, at least within the battle of my own mind.
But he then said, “We are living in the kingdom. The kingdom is now.” Amen. We are truly already there with our Amen. This eternal perspective is what we need to endure those two verses in Luke 9.
My pastor then read Luke 9:51-53 which really stuck out to me. It says, “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.” Again, this is how I feel, like a messenger not welcomed or at least invisible, except this time I am sent ahead of Christ returning from Heaven.
At the women’s retreat, we were asked to take a picture with a word that we feel defines us and then another with the truth of how God sees us. I didn’t know what word to pick that defines my main struggle until my eyes fell on one word already written on a card. It hit me like a knife when I saw the word and I began to cry. It was perfect, sadly. The word was “invisible.” I feel invisible. I am a messenger SO full of words, God’s words, yet so very few, listen or read. You have even seen God try and address this many times, especially if you have been one that has actually followed me, even saying “Stars don’t stop shining just because people don’t look up.” And then repetitively reminding me again and again to cry out and not hold back, even if He is the only One who hears, who sees.
At this point, I then noticed that I kept hearing a revving car outside the church window and I heard, “Susan, it’s turbo time. I have commissioned you to prophesy the coming of the Lamb.” I have another blog post called “It’s Turbo Time” where God points out that time is running out and that the finish line is approaching therefore, we need to push that turbo button and that pedal and get going. We need to have that eternal perspective that allows us to stop caring what other people think, and go.
My pastor then finished by spending quite a bit of time talking about Mary and Martha. He brought up a perspective I had never thought about before. He mentioned that in Bible times that it was such a big deal to be called to be a disciple, that they would walk so close with their teacher that the dust from the teacher’s feet would get onto their clothes. But, as he mentioned, this honor was never given to women. Jesus however, broke this stereotype and offered Mary the chance to be His disciple as He allowed her to sit at His feet and be taught. My pastor said, “Women never sat at the feet of the teacher, but with Jesus all are welcome.” He then went on to talk about those with hard hearts. There are many who struggled with Jesus’ teachings and ways. He was counterculture to the cancel culture.
Boy is history repeating itself. What an attack on women we have today. Satan is trying so hard to cancel women, to take away our very identity completely and anything that makes us unique. I think it is because it is our time. It is our time to truly join our brothers in full unity and as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ because only together will our testimony defeat the enemy (Revelation 12:11). Only together do we form God’s Wonderful Web of Wonder, God’s Stars aligned, covered by the Blood of the Lamb, shining bright, testifying to the Lord Jesus Christ. God’s Web of Wonder is a vision He gave me long ago of Revelation 12:11. It really is simply a picture of His true Temple, His Kingdom made up of His people unified, a Body unbroken. Unity is the key which is why as time is running out, Satan is highly on the move, trying desperately to create disunity any way that he can, and not only in the area of gender.
Finally, as the service was ending and my thoughts of fear at what I had done were at their peak, God spoke to me one last time. He said:
NEVER hold back Susan. With every open door, cry out. Trust that I will do the rest. You can only invite, therefore invite. As My Star invite. Invite. Invite. Invite. Never be ashamed of your invitation. The issue isn’t with your seed, it is with the soil. Leave the soil to Me. I’ve got this. I am on the move. Great times are before you Susan as your seed matches up with the soil I am working on. Believe My daughter. Amen and amen.
I’m young to some and I am female, not to mention strongly introverted. I’m not from anywhere special and I’ve never been one to walk into a room and have anyone truly take notice. Like I said, I often feel invisible no matter what I do or say. Because of this, my many words may fall on some deaf ears, or hard hearts, some soil that isn’t ready. But to those willing to listen, to hear and accept my invitation to grab hold of God’s perspective and help get His Bride ready, I will continue to cry out, to shine, even if the only One to hear me or see me is the Lord, for He has called me and appointed me to get His Bride ready, male and female. We are all the Bride of Christ. To Him be the Glory. Amen. Amen. Amen.