Last week and even the months prior had taken a toll on me and God knew that in order to get me back in His face, I needed to be shaken and so He “shooketh” yo girl on Monday and I knew where I needed to run to so that I wouldn’t run away from anything that He’s placed in my hands. I had to get away and there were no if, ands or buts about it. So, I asked God for a place that was no longer than a 2 hour drive and He lead me straight to Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
By 945AM Thursday morning, I had mapped out my departure with plans to arrive right at the 3pm check-in time. Well, I ended up leaving much later than I had planned but now that I think about it – it’s was all apart of God’s plan. It’s highly possible that if I had left earlier like I had planned , I would have missed the blessings that He had planned for me that evening.
From the time I walked into my room 1133 = 8 or “New Beginnings” I went into sanitization mode – wiping, spraying, wiping and spraying some more 😂😂 After the cleaning, I pulled out my laptop so I could get connected to the internet and access to all my music. Once connected, I open Facebook and up pops Sarah Jakes Roberts and I prepare to watch her but I hit something and when the screen refreshes it falls on one of my favorite – Pastor John Hannah and when I tell you his message was for me!!! His message was about every thing I’d just asked God to heal me from during my 2 hour drive – what I see, what I think and what I feel!!
In that moment, God clearly said to me – “GET BACK IN my face!!! You have gotten this far because you stayed in my face!! So to go beyond this, I need you to RETURN back to Me”👀🙌🏾❤️🥺😭❤️ If you could have felt the break – my soul and my spirit just weeped, inside and out. I praised God like I hadn’t in a long time and it was so refreshing. While still worshiping, I head to the bathroom to take my shower and all of a sudden I hear something loud like knocking or banging but it’s not at the door!!! It’s RIGHT outside my window!! Y’all it was the most beautiful in yo face fireworks celebration, I have ever seen and I know it was my Daddy celebrating and welcoming me back in line right where I got out!!!
After the show I head to the shower which has been running for a minute now. I get in and BAAMMM – I get out!! There’s hair, hair on the shower wall from where you could tell someone had shaved. I know I looked that shower over with a magnifying glass when I sprayed it down🤣😂 Well, I call the front desk and they immediately move me to 1413 = 9 or “Divine Completion”. My first room was beautiful but my second room was elevation!! I went from barely seeing the Tennessee River to seeing the WHOLE thing with every boat and barge that came through it plus I gained the sound of the waterfall from the beautiful but empty pool area.
If you know me, you know I look for God in everything and my Daddy told me in that simple move of obedience – elevation and increase is mine, ours as long as I, we stay in His face!!! It will come with no hassles, no roadblocks and no delays as long as I, we seek yea FIRST the kingdom of God and all things shall be added unto you, GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER and RUNNING OVER!!!
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. Revelation 2:4-5, NIV
God didn’t just come to shake me, He came so that I could be STIRRED up to continue running after His face and the Kingdom!! I could clearly hear God saying, “RETURN back to me!! REPENT and come back to that place where you first fell head over heels in love with Me. I AM still here waiting on your return.”
This storm is just rain BREAKING the SEAL on Perseverance!! Push THROUGH Girl!!!