Wednesday, October 10, 2018

It is About Balance...

I was having trouble sleeping at night, so I decided I'd give up coffee one Tuesday morning to see if that would help. By noon, a caffeine headache was blooming and I had the Agape Fellowship meeting in less than an hour.

Laying on the couch, praying, I asked the Lord, "Take this headache away if you don't want me drinking that cup of coffee that's brewing during the meeting. Otherwise I have no choice!" The pain building behind my temples left.

Slightly bummed at thinking I would have to give up my morning cup of coffee, I began the meeting. During the opening time of worship I met the Lord in the Secret Place. We danced together as is our custom.
After a few turns, the Lord stepped back and we began this odd kind of dance where I shadowed what I saw Him doing. I instinctually knew to follow Him. The progression in the Secret place dances with the Lord were clear:
  • 1st: The Holy Spirit would tell me what to do and I danced, guided by Him.
  • 2nd: The Lord appeared to me. It was much easier to dance when Him leading me in the Secret Place.
  • 3rd: Now I was coming to a time when I would watch Him then act.
As the song ended, the Lord drew me close. "I've missed this," I whispered.
"You can come anytime," He whispered back, "It wasn't about the coffee."

The song ended as He gave the mild rebuke and I found myself in the river with God as Abba or Daddy. I leapt into His arms, "Daddy, Daddy, I'm so glad to be here!"

"I'm glad to see you." After a brief hug, He set me on the ground. He pointed up stream where I usually go to play with the Holy Spirit. In a louder and gruff voice, He said, "Now Go!"

Unsure of what to think, I stumbled forward. Abba had never been gruff with me before. I searched for the Holy Spirit, my child-sized friend, but He was nowhere in sight. "Holy Spirit, where are you my Friend," I called out. He poked out He head from the branches in one of the trees and tossed me a piece of fruit. My spirit expanded as I gobbled down the Heavenly treat.

"No more cheating!" He said, "You know what you need to do..." On an earlier trip, where I discovered the benefit of eating Heavenly fruit, He had told me to pray in the Spirit more... Sheepishly, I ducked my head. Looks like the entire Trinity was irritated with me, even my Friend.

As I ate fruit, thoughts crystalized in my mind. It wasn't about the coffee. It was about balance.

I had been so focused on the ministry that I wasn't taking time to drink water during the day, I wasn't exercising, I wasn't spending enough time with God. My life was out of balance and the result was the inability to sleep. I announced this in the group meeting because the Lord said this message was for more than just me.

Our team meeting always follows the fellowship meeting. Turns out one of our team members had been struggling with sleeping as well. She had just given up coffee. Now she knew it wasn't about the coffee... it is about balance!

More articles on: 

SignsWondersMiraclesDreamsAngelic Encounters, and Heavenly Visits 
can be found in the 
tab in the menu at the top.

FREE Books

Believers' Boot Camp series

Believers' Boot Camp - Volume One
Believers' Boot Camp: Volume Two
Roadmap to Heaven
Destroying Curses
in the Courts of Heaven

Many people think of boot camp as a place you train for combat. Any veteran will tell you that basic training is about three things:
  • Knowing what weapons are available 
  • Learning how to use those weapons 
  • Receiving orders and following them 
Believer’s Boot Camp series is a collection of books which teach us how to hear more clearly from God with the goal to ready ourselves for a face-to-face meeting with our Lord, Jesus. The series reveals the “weapons and tools” God has given us and how to use them, so we can bring God’s kingdom to Earth. Each book in the series focuses on a single topic to clearly define one tool or weapon from our Heavenly Father. 

The series uses the Word of God to reveal all that He has given us through Jesus. The Bible is our instruction manual and the Holy Spirit is our guide to understanding it.

Volume 1: Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?

Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was. 

Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some and why He doesn’t, and in demonstrative ways. 

In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. Basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him are included in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.

Keys to Authority for Every Believer

There is untapped power that is easy for every Christian to access in the form of authority. The keys to this authority will unlock weapons we can use to free ourselves from the attacks of the enemy. We must be intimately aware of the bounds and limitations of our weapon if they are to be used effectively. 

Find out about your authority:
  • Why you need it.
  • Where it comes from.
  • What you can do with it.
  • How to get more.


  1. Interesting. Looking forward to this and yes, balance is a definite area of concern.