Field of Labour~the harvest is ripe

“The work has begun; you will now go from preparing to working.”

It was Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:16pm. I had been listening for the voice of God. He spoke this and other things to me, finishing with; “The harvest is ripe-will you work my harvest?” I answered Him, “Yes, Lord. I will work your harvest.”

What this will mean, I’m still not entirely certain of, but one thing I do know; there’s no turning back now. I pray he continues to change me, so that he can use me as he intended.

See you in the field.

Nancy –

Days of Elijah

“I have offered this generation of youth the honor of being warriors in this end age.” That was the good news…the bad news…many aren’t ready. And why is that? Why are many of them not ready? Well, part of the answer God spoke to me was this, “Many of those that were called to be my warriors have put aside their armor to play and frolic and dance and eat and sing and worship their own type of golden calf. Though I called to them, they shut their ears to me, for they were unwilling to pay the price of being called and separated unto me.” What is that price? It is Holy Sanctification or Consecration. The basic definition of sanctification is this: Dictionaries – Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology – Sanctification “Sanctification…To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer….In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to God’s design and purpose.” “Oswald Chambers wrote in “My Utmost for His Highest”, “Sanctification means to be intensely focused on God’s …

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The Holy Wait

I said to Jesus, “What would I give you for Christmas if I could give you something?” I thought on it, then said, “I would give you a beautiful, cleansed temple.” I had been thinking about Christmas and was still puzzling over what to get for a couple of gifts yet. I had just asked God to help me think of the right gifts and it had gotten me thinking. I said to Jesus, “What would I give you for Christmas if I could give you something?” I thought on it, then said, “I would give you a beautiful, cleansed temple.” By this, I meant my own spirit, soul and flesh.  (1 Corinthians 6:19,20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.) You know how one thought leads to another, sometimes leading down a rabbit hole of epic proportions? Well, this made me think about the fact that I was still a work in progress that the beautifying and cleansing of my temple wouldn’t happen …


Cradle or Grave: birthing spiritual babies

“I was wondering if you are Apostolic Pentecostal?”, I asked the Pastor that had answered the church phone. My heart sank as he answered, “No.” I had spotted a sign on a garage door in the little town my mother lives in, advertising the fact that a Spanish Pentecostal church met in that home. I was hoping for a contact for my mother, so; though the sign said they were Pentecostal, I wanted to confirm their beliefs before pursuing the lead any further. The voice on the other end of the phone quickly asked who I was. I simply answered that I was from out of town visiting my elderly mother and had noticed their church sign and was wondering if they preached Acts 2:38. The gentleman had a thick hispanic accent and now said something to me that made me think he hadn’t understood my question, so I rephrased it. I asked, “When your congregants receive the Holy Ghost, do they speak with other tongues as the Holy Ghost gives the utterance?” He answered, “Yes”.  I thought that was promising, so I asked, “Then are they baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of their sins?” He paused …


Evening Before the Dawn

“But…the muscles of your knees will atrophy!” The horrified look on the face of one of the Radiologists I worked for, said it all. I had run into this fine musculoskeletal radiologist in a back hallway of the medical institution I worked for. I didn’t usually work in this area, so we had not bumped into each other for a very long time. I was using crutches and he had asked me what I had done to myself. I had explained to him that my knees had become bone on bone and I could no longer walk without a great deal of pain. He had asked if I was getting my knees replaced soon, but my answer back to him had astounded him. I had told him that I had been approved for bilateral knee replacements, but didn’t feel I needed them yet. I had said that I thought I could get by like I was and was OK with simply using crutches until I could no longer make that work. It was then that he blurted out that the muscles of my knees would atrophy if they weren’t used. As soon as it was out of his mouth, he realized that what …


Marching While You Wait

The piercing whistle of the drum major signaled the drummers to transition from a marching cadence to the intro of the next song. Instruments were snapped up and the music began to blast forth with confidence. The sound of marching was no longer heard over the song being performed. Knees were raised to a predetermined height and feet were stepping in precision.  Once again the drum major signalled, this time indicating a parade right. As each member of the marching band reached the correct spot, they spun on the correct foot, and turned sharply. This was followed by another parade formation, followed by a new drum cadence, followed by more whistles from the drum major, followed by another song. All of this…and the band was in the same half a block as when they started, waiting for the signal to move forward into the parade. The band was ready. They were prepared, but they were waiting for the signal to move forward. Until the signal was given, they practiced and perfected their formations and routines until they were ready to step forward, into the moving parade with flawless precision. Each individual band member had invested a great deal of time, energy and …


You Snooze You Lose

“We need to fill our vessels with light.” My pastor’s wife was speaking to the ladies. She gestured to a row of clear plastic cups and I spotted one with my name written on it. She had given each of us a sheet of paper and pen, and went on to say. “We need to have our vessels filled with light, but before that light of Christ can shine through us, we have to clean the filth of the world out.” She went on to describe what she had discovered about herself as she had studied for the lesson. Her eyes became teary and reddened as she spoke some very personal failings in her life in confession to us. As she spoke them, she wrote them down on her sheet of paper. She paused over each item as she listed it and told how it was affecting her, her family and her ministry. She then took her sheet of paper and ripped each failing from it and dropped them into the cup with her name. When she finished, she turned to one of the ladies and asked her to speak to us and to write on her sheet of paper as …