God's still growing me up (Ha! I say this as if it was only gonna take a few weeks). It's getting better ... I think. But it's also a lotta work. A ton. Seriously. When God gives you a picture of your original design according to His standard, you quickly realize how jacked the world and its people are, and just how far you are from Eden reality.
I'm fasting today (1/4/18) with the ultimate goal of deliverance. To consecrate the fast and set the agenda, I approached The Godhead in worship in a way I'd never done before. That's a positive result of the deliverance and spiritual maturing I've already undergone so far. You can read the past few posts to get a broader picture of how I'm being transformed this year.
Today I went before The Throne and simply declared:
God of the Universe, my Creator, Yeshua, King of All and Ruler, Holy Spirit of God, Ruach ha'Kodesh ... You designed me and because You did, You know what I was made to be and do. No one knows better how to position me to be what You desire. You one knows better than You how to deliver me so I can serve Your Kingdom. I desire an intimate encounter with You because I know that revelation comes from intimacy with You. I look forward to meeting with You today.
You may not think the above is any big deal, but you'd be wrong. It's a mature invitation that focuses on who God is and what He wants. In this season God required that I mature. I'm not whining and crying, "God, help me. Help me," like I normally would. I put on my big-girl pants and worshiped God in spirit and truth. He has plans and expectations for me and they're bigger, wider and louder than I anticipated and they demand more than a soulish lifestyle can provide.
I pray you're getting delivered for real this year, too. I bless you in The Name and authority of Yeshua ha'Mashiach.
Zari Banks, M.Ed
Zari is an author, teacher, mentor, speaker and prophetess of The Most High God.