Sunday: One of our friends ran into a problem that was a bit larger than life. We chatted by phone and suddenly God gave me a question to float, and that brought to light a bunch of stuff neither one of us would ever have guessed. I like my boring logic in wandering down a diagnostic decision tree to get to the root of any problem. But it is a hoot when God leaps over 27 data points and just give me the right question to ask. This one was a God moment. I doubt I would have ever gotten there on my own.
Sunday evening: I spent my discretionary time this weekend circling around the curse on time we discovered in my life last week. One of my intercessors had her brass knuckles on and was eager to take on the problem. I felt there was more to be seen so asked her to take a chill pill and give it a bit more time.
What came to light was a pattern. The devouring is always triggered by Jezebel, and it seems to alternate between Prophet and Giver. When I was 21 it was Giver, then 31 it was Prophet, 41 it was Giver, 51 it was a Prophet, so Giver is up to bat in 2015 to devour everything that was accrued in 2014. No clue why those two gifts.
There were some other puzzling markers that surfaced which we are still circling around. What puzzles me is trying to figure out the positive. Usually, the time the enemy curses is a strategic time when God has already positioned something good. If the logic holds, then 2015 is a year when some Giver is supposed to build upon the good from 2014 instead of devouring it.
I can’t quite wrap my head around where this all is going, but I am still chewing on it.
Monday: Project N is an elephant to be eaten in many small bites. Monday’s bite had been prepped and I was getting ready to chew when God scrubbed the whole section. Slightly perplexed, I started over again and ended up with some unusual material. I wonder who that is for!
Tuesday: I was in a conversation with a gentleman I have known for a long time. He shared a pretty simple story, but my spirit pushed back and said we needed to camp there. We ended up spending about three hours on the spiritual dynamics that God unfolded, one piece at a time that afternoon.
It was fun tag teaming. He would share a data point. I would say, “I think what you just said is . . . ”
He would say, “When you put it that way, yes! For sure. Here are four other situations like that in my life.”
God revealed some fun stuff about his design.
Wednesday: This was our second highest day ever for viewing our blog. Apparently the article on AHS and teeth got some traction. Who knew? I thought that was just simple filler – almost a throw away article. Guess some people needed to see it.
A fun surprise was an e-mail from a really good buddy of mine who wants to write a study guide for the seven curses and blessings. SLG has been talking about it for years and have talked to several people at different times, but the pesky thing never gets traction. This time, I am sure it is a go. The author and I have GREAT chemistry, and she has a clear schedule and is ready to move on it. Exciting.
Sure didn’t see that one coming. A fun surprise.
Thursday: Sales are starting to creep back up again. They first started sagging in December. I talked to a number of Kingdom minded businessmen who reported the same pattern. Sales down. Morale down. Prospects for next year great.
I asked the Lord about that and He said some Kingdom people and businesses are being promoted from one playing field to another, and they need a little involuntary break. It wasn’t just that the next year would be good, but it would be different.
We are seeing that confirmed as I ping the same players. Company morale for most of these businesses is hugely up in January. A different kind of customer is coming to them. Cash flow is still gimpy in January, but by March, things in the pipeline should be providing liquidity.
I am still in the dark about what our different kind of customers are, but I know that most of our orders since I mentioned this last week are first time customers. So clearly God is up to something exciting as He sends a new batch of people to us each day. It will be cool when He lets me into the secret and tells me what is different about them. For now all we know is that they are newbies.
Friday: We were on the verge of doing some advertising on a particular site when God caused someone to reveal to us that there were integrity issues with that ministry. The fellow who told us was on his way out of town for the long weekend, so it was highly unusual for him to be taking time to return a call that could have waited until next week. But he did – just in time. We appreciate God’s care for us there.
At the end of week two, I am very grateful for the high level of engagement from you. Well over 100 people clicked on the stars at the top of this week’s light prayer blog to show their commitment, plus many e-mails shared strong support.
I am delighted with the fact that many of you have had measurable results in your lives as a result of these prayers. Fun stuff.
The big mystery to me remains the correlation between the light prayers and significantly increased productivity here. Light is the first head of Leviathan and flow is the sixth head, but there can be no doubt that since you have been praying the light prayers, we have gotten substantially more work done in a day around here – and we weren’t standing around loafing before!
So we benefit surprisingly from your prayers. Thank you on all levels.
We will see what surprises next week brings forth.
Copyright January 2014 by Arthur Burk
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