Yesterday was a fascinating day. The grace to war was very specific and narrow. I warred in the morning in my prayer room, then there was an abrupt ending of the grace. I did some administrivia, then hit the road for a long drive to my evening appointment.
Along the way, the grace to war came and went. This topic, then that. Always limited to a few minutes. Two minutes here, ten minutes there. Switched on and off. I could not do anything sustained and simply could not do a mine sweeper operation where I covered everything.
I wondered whether it was time related or land related. Either way, it was remarkable and orchestrated by the Holy Spirit.
I checked into my hotel and was restless and agitated for the hour and a half until my dinner appointment. Clearly my spirit was still fully engaged in something which was mildly irritating because I was going to take a nap, but my spirit was having none of it!
Dinner came. On the surface, it was generic. Three strangers gently getting to know each other. I did some casual reframing of a few odds and ends of their life history. A good time. Well, maybe more than a good time. Dinner started at 5:30 and went to 8:45!
But running below the surface were some other dynamics that had me in awe. It is too soon to tell, but IF my hunch is right, my big breakthrough happened last night and the change in two specific areas will affect every single day of the rest of my life.
I awoke this morning feeling rested. While barely awake, I tried to lean into the warfare and simply couldn’t. I woke up more fully and tried again. No go.
Finally I realized that there was just deep peace in the air. At first I thought it was because it was Sunday in a small town and the land just didn’t have the pounding rhythm 24 hours a day of the big city.
Then I heard from the rest of my inside team and they had awakened with intent to war but had also been bathed in peace.
So, it looks like yesterday was THE day and we, at least, are on the other side. I am headed off to the morning event, walking very gently, waiting to see what the flavor of this new season is like – and whether my hunches from last night are right.
Looking forward to hearing from around the world what it feels like for you.
Copyright March 2014 by Arthur Burk
From room 305, at 3,900 feet elevation, enjoying the clear air