authority & dominion · power

“Okay… Now Mature.”

Remember last week when I told you Holy Spirit said, “I want you to be weary for nothing. You must come to a place in Me where you don’t become tired with moving forward. You must get up and go at all times.”

Yeah….. That part… Well, He’s been explaining Himself in greater detail. And so, I am going to share.

“Amanda, it is now your responsibility to mature. There aren’t any excuses or tricks around it. You cannot manipulate Me in this moment. Either you mature now in this season or you find yourself languishing away. Because you cannot become who I’ve truly and fully created you to be if you do not spiritually mature. So, take this next step forward because it IS in fact the next one.”

Spiritual maturity… Ah… What a joy! Seriously, I am embracing the heaviness of this task with joy in my heart because, if I don’t, it could be ugly for a moment.

So now you may be wondering what I’ve learned so far and how you could mature too? Well, I’ve learned that maturity is not for the faint of heart. It’s not for those who whine and complain about the journey and the process. Maturity isn’t for the selfish, self-centered or the weak. It’s not built up on the backs of losers, who are ill-equip in their giftings, anointing and purpose.

Instead, maturity is a place where the cultivated go to truly flourish and thrive. It’s where they incessantly go to war with the kingdom of darkness and overcome. But, most importantly, it’s where they go to heal the sick, raise the dead, deliver the oppressed/depressed and perform signs and miracles in the heavens and on earth.

Maturity is the place where true sons and daughters of God perpetually rule & reign because they have a grand assurance and an unwavering understanding of who they are… No one has to remind them. They aren’t spiritually deaf, mute and lame. Instead, their spirits are fully awakened to and completely activated in Kingdom living. Pulling the realms and dimensions of Heaven to Earth is like breathing to them because it is their lifestyle. Plus, they aren’t conformed to a building or a religion centered on tradition, but instead they are free to roam with Holy Spirit as the Ekklesia is to do and be.

Now… Most importantly! They do not cancel. They do not hate. They do not hide their hate and anger from a place of “truth.” They do not condemn and judge because their “religion said so.” They do not operate from a place of cheap grace, false Jesus or a lack relationship with and submission to Holy Spirit. And.. They do not fear Satan, Lucifer, the demonic or the kingdom of darkness in any fashion or form.

Instead they cultivate. They create. They build. They reconstruct. They unite. They love others from a: spirit, soul, heart & body point-of-view because God has provided grace for the abused AND the abuser. Most importantly, they aim to understand God, His Kingdom and His principles in a more life-giving, paradigm shifting way. They strive to steward the giftings and anointings He’s supplied them with. They aim to understand from a place of love and humility, while applying the wisdom of God from the 3rd Heaven downward.

You see the Kingdom of God is vast in relation to Earth. It contains more realms, dimensions, timelines and ages than one can truly and accurately perceive all at once. So, to be mature, you MUST… WE MUST be prepared to take on the responsibility of what the Kingdom of God has to offer.

And what God truly has is a cultivated life where we walk in complete power, dominion and authority at all times. A life where we fully live out what’s written about us on our Heavenly scroll. 🌱 #cultivatelife

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Waiting for the Bloom…

Why does it seem like… In the midst of seeing where my life is in this moment… In the midst of being in this moment where I have to grow… In the midst of knowing that I’ve chosen to follow what God says is best… Well why is it that I find myself trying so hard to distract myself from reality….

Reality being that growth isn’t always exciting… Yeah, sure… It’s great to look in the rear view mirror and see it in the past… Sometimes I wave at the past and think, “I’m glad that’s where you are!”…

But then there’s the reality of looking at what’s ahead… What’s right in front of my face… And the knowing that patience… So much patience is required to see something bloom…

It’s funny… I never purchase flowers with the intent of staring at them until they open up and reveal what’s on the inside…

So why is it that I choose to stare at my life like that…

Why do I choose to look at it… Study it with great intent… And try and figure out why I haven’t seen the beauty of what I know and believe can and will be on the inside…

No with flowers… With flowers I go about my day… I live life and enjoy the moment… And then when I least expect it I glance at the flowers… And all of a sudden they’ve opened up to reveal something marvelous…

And… Well I think that’s how I should be living right now… With the knowledge that this stage of life… Well that it hasn’t exactly bloomed yet… And it feels boring… And it seems monotonous…

But if I can just keep living… Keep living and stop looking around at everything else that’s already bloomed… Well then sooner or later life will have opened up for me too…

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Flourishing Faith…

Yeah… Sure… My life feels like it’s been shaking a lot recently…

Out of my control and the control of others around me…

I guess that’s part of transition in general… Everything can feel a little unsettling…

But in the midst of it all I’m discovering something… And I love it…

Years ago a friend and I discussed faith… How most Christians we knew (ourselves included) had a famine type of faith… That we believed and wanted things… But how we were rationing the amount of faith we had… And speaking like the faith would dry up some day… Like there might not be enough to go around… Like clinging to that little ounce was our only choice… But how it was a scarce choice…

Today my mindset as a daughter of the King has become more my lifestyle over the past 3 months… It’s really set in… And I truly believe more than ever that God is my father that loves me and cares for me… That will do the best for me…

The difference is… Well I’m finding my faith is different…

Because it seems like all of a sudden the shaking is just part of the plan He has…

I look around and I don’t feel like I need to ration off how much faith I’ll give to each area of my life that feels uncertain…

I look around and I don’t feel like life is scarce and in for possible doom and gloom…

I look and I don’t see a famine around me… Things don’t seem dead, wilted and terrifying…

Instead I see life is flourishing… Like I am sitting at a table in a time of more than enough… And that its time to feast on all that God has for me and my family…

And I truly believe this faith has come with a change of mind… A choice of thought… Subscription to “God is my Father and He loves me. I’m His daughter and He simply wants to give me more than my thoughts could ever conjure up”…

And somewhere in there I feel so much peace… Peace that tells me my mom won’t feel depressed and alone forever… Peace that let’s me know my grandparents are safe in the care of others… Peace that points directly to the fact that my sister has chosen to follow the Holy Spirit.. And in that is greatness, prosperity and abundance for her entire life… Peace that tells me whatever is next for my life is going to be good… Because goodness has followed me and will continue to follow me…

And I sometimes I don’t believe all of this 100%… It’s part of being human… It’s part of life…

But I feel so deeply that choosing to live with a Kingdom mindset… One that says, “My father is God… He is King… I will continue to live this way”… Well I feel so deeply that it brings about a type of faith….

And you know what… I am so ok with just living with this type of flourishing faith…