Yesterday I had a very unusual conversation with someone I have known but a short time. It started with the person saying something and while I was standing they kept “getting in my space”. I was sharing some of my early life before Jesus. Awkward that the room had a number of people in it. I was “trying to be quiet” but it was clear that others were listening. I realized that the listeners were 3 women and 1 man. They pretended to be “occupied” but they kept turning. The more I shared, the closer this young woman got. Everything inside of me wanted to reach out and hug her. I did reach out and put my hand on her shoulder, more to keep my distance. When I did I felt something “shift”.
The world does not know Jesus, but you do. They are looking for Jesus and you have Him. Are you going to release Him? Share Him?
Last night in a dream, this woman’s “sister” showed up at my home. (I do not know if she has a sister but I am going to ask today.) She was hurting, in need of answers. Some of the answers were simple, like money. I was sitting on my motorcycle and moving it towards the back of the driveway. It had been covered with a layer of pine needles and I wanted to remove them. She said to me, “Joe does not trust you. He said you ‘know’ things.” I said “Joe did not like my answers. He did not want to wait. He was not patient. He just wanted the money. He kept coming and wanting things without ever using what he had. He never wanted to understand.” I removed the needles and the bike sparkled. I walked over to her and gave her a hug. She began to cry.
I awoke. The dream was still going on in my room, now a vision.
I realized that I had laid down certain things in my life. Only yesterday as I drove the one hour plus to work, I was having a conversation with Jesus. I could feel His presence. His presence was “discomforting” because I had “given up” on some things. I had said I am “not going to do this. Not going to continue in this.” Part of it was “feeling sorry” and part of it was just the stark realities of where I am at late. Like “Joe” not all will come or want to understand.
I had parked “my bike” under a tree. I had allowed it to be covered by pine needles. But I was being compelled to uncover it. To get back on.
There is a new season upon us, not like the old one. Many have cried out “Give us one more time. One more chance.” It is here. It may be romance or ministry. Money or relaxation, but it is here, upon you. It is time to embrace the embrace of the Lord. Many things are “subject to change”. You will look out the same window that you have for months and it will be different. You will go the same location and things will have changed. Ministered in the same place with no results to find results. Sown in a field with seemingly no fruit to see it “grown up”. Things you have believed for and let “slip away” have just come up on the radar screen. Your prayer life is changed, your prayers have changed and even your understanding of the word and God just changed. What was always there “bright and shiny” has just been revealed. Uncovered. People you thought “would never get it” are listening now. People you never saw have been watching. “But I am the least of the least among the least” you have said…get over it! Today things are being uncovered, revealed and established. Today!
Even as I wrote that I felt my own spirit lift, get excited and I “just so want to believe”. It is time for us to get past our “thinks”, to unravel the kinks, to abolish the “sinks” (sinking feelings) and renew the links that were established 2,000 years ago. It is truly past time for heaven here on earth. Ready yourself for the encounters, the “wows” and the “I got it’s” of the season.
Many years ago I did a tent meeting in a place called Eureka. Eureka means “I found it” in response to the sudden, unexpected realization of the solution to a problem.
It is in a place of expectancy where things will be found. Your day of Eureka is before you.