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Catching God's Plans for 2022

Updated: Jan 23, 2022

As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:11-13

 

My decisions must be based in whole on what I believe I hear and understand Holy Spirit presenting to me and requesting of me. Yes, my protection, decisions and callings must come from Christ Jesus. If He reveals Himself as my example; then does He not also give the discernment and ultimate wisdom that comes from God, our Heavenly Father? If he asks; then how can I refuse Him and what I believe I am hearing He is asking of me?


“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Matt 7:24-27 NIV

 

Now, do I hear with perfected clarity? Absolutely not. Do I have times of doubt and question? Absolutely yes! The gifts and calls God has placed within each of us are unique, one from the other. For His design, for His purposes, He has placed within each us different gifts.


But ALL of us has been given spiritual ears to hear the voice and promptings from the Spirit of God. We are to use these spiritual ears to hear and listen to His voice. If only we can perceive that the Spirit, is the voice of God within us. He says His sheep know His voice and a strangers voice they will not follow.


“Let me set this before you as plainly as I can. If a person climbs over or through the fence of a sheep pen instead of going through the gate, you know he’s up to no good—a sheep rustler! The shepherd walks right up to the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate to him and the sheep recognize his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he gets them all out, he leads them and they follow because they are familiar with his voice. They won’t follow a stranger’s voice but will scatter because they aren’t used to the sound of it.”John 10:1-5 MSG

 

My children in particular have gone through many challenges during my processes of agreeing with Christ to birth and lead Family of God Ministries. Their sacrifices have been great! Even today, the refusal to place limitations of how far I will walk with my Jesus causes many around me to struggle. Truthfully, even I have not yet realized fully to what lengths I am willing to walk with and for my Jesus. When He asked "Will you go?' I had no hesitation, but neither did I see the impacts agreeing would have.


If Jesus did first, all that He asks of me to do, then I have the perfected example. Must I not then be willing trust and believe, to do and to go; even unto the cross? Did He not do this first for me? This realization is one that I will never be fully reckoned with. It is only when I keep my attentions (my eyes) upward and seek Him first, that I do not fear and long to run away.


Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. (Jacob has been named Israel.) “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff. You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale will blow them away. But you will rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Holy One of (Jacob) Israel. Isaiah 41:14-16 NIV

 

Now this is where the walk with Christ can turn into great adventures. If I am willing to put aside doubt and close the doors to fear, then the impossible becomes not only possible, but I am allowed to see and walk in the miracles of my God! My old preconceived ideas must be laid aside and the things of the spirit must be allowed to lead.

Now If my walk with Christ is led by the conversations, insights and revelations from the Spirit of God; then would it not make sense that His wisdom is placed before me as well? This is where He can manifest His great blessings and miracles, if I choose to believe.


This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

1 Cor. 2:13-14 NIV


The Spirit of God has asked me to sit with Him over many days as my body recovers from this virus called Covid. He longs to reveal some of what He has prepared and planned for Family of God Ministries. Held in this great adventure of trust are things I could not have perceived or even imagined without Spiritual insights and revelations.


Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a musty cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!

Matt. 6:22-23 The Message

 

Day after day my spirit has been singing a verse from an old hymn from my childhood.


Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in his wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of his glory and grace


His word shall not fail you he promised Believe him and all will be well Then go to a world that is dying His perfect salvation to tell


Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in his wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of his glory and grace

 

Does God truly do the things He speaks of in His word or are they simply ramblings, scribbled on old parchments by mad men? I believe that if the Spirit of God spoke and gave visions and revelations then told the writers to write them down; then what is written is meant to bring with it intrigue and glory to Him. In other words my question is Does God say all things are possible and that He wants to bring them from Heaven and manifest it here on His earth?


October 2021, God met a very real desire and need for a spiritual father to lead Family of God Ministries and our bush community closer to Himself. As Family of God is still learning to focus fully upon Christ and not the challenges at hand, God is raising up His Spirit within us and all around us. This is a great wonder of awe we are embracing. Let the adventures begin!


As Christ has been faithful to meet our spiritual needs, He is being just as faithful to meet our physical needs. God's Family Home - Holy Spirit has led us to build throughout 2021. As God has been faithful to provide resources His Family Home is now being utilized and lived in. It is a place of worship, blessings and shelter from the desert storms.


Also in October 2021, Holy Spirit prompted us to dig an additional well. This has brought much need water and met the need of providing a stability for the the needs were great! Cooking, drinking, bathing, and washing and so many things we do not realize we need clean water for.


This precious gift of water is however, being compromised. As we try once again to farm, there is need to water excessively. You see God has placed Family of God in a desert region, a place of dry hot sand. Water is simply worth more than gold.


That being said, my heart is heavy today as I am all to aware we are to be good stewards of ALL God gives. Due to the strong sun and the dry parched land, we must water mornings and evenings for the vegetables to endure and try to grow. Even so we loose many of the plants. We are in the process of raising shade clothes to keep the scorching mid-day sun from burning the small plants, but it is simply not enough!



BUT GOD...
 

Here is part of the example of Stewardship I believe He is revealing!


Family of God Ministries has been birthed and then led out into the desert (the bush) of Manhica, Mozambique. If this is where we were sent; then is it not also Gods intent to bring life and life abundant?


First, we are to put our trust in Him. We are to expect Him to meet every challenge, every need and every desire of our hearts. As our desires have been shifted to seek God first, many other things are being added. Now, if He has given the awareness we are to steward and manage well ALL things He gives to us; then should we not also expect Him to give us the ways in which to steward and manage well?


Again I ask, are the scriptures simply ramblings or

are they alive by the breath of our Almighty God?

 

Here is the scripture the Spirit has given to believe on and stand on as

Family of God Ministries is asked once again to go forth into the impossible.


“The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set junipers in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Isaiah 41:17-20


He says "I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs." Having already provided a 40m deep well producing enough water for all our needs, I believe that there are additional miracles He is laying out stewardship before us. But how are we to step into it?


Stewardship definition: 1. The office, duties, and obligations of a steward. 2 : the conducting, supervising, or managing of something especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care stewardship such as of natural resources.


So if God has entrusted Family of God Ministries with His precious and amazing gift of water, then would He not also expect Family of God to steward well this gift? Now, do I have the right in turn, to expect Him to reveal to us how to steward well this precious water?

I believe that not only am I to expect this of Him, but that He is proving as God, by revealing just what He has planned. He is doing this through visions, revelation and the giving of His wisdom. Holy Spirit reveals the things from the Mind of God.


as it is written: “What, no eye has seen, what, no ear has heard, and what, no human mind has conceived—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us, 1 Cor 2:9-12 NIV

 

As I pondered the visions the Spirit was showing, He asked about Israel and asked what is one of the greatest miracles of abundance God has produced there. This is how He revealed His plans to introduce drip irrigation. The picture above is from a company that originated in Israel. They now have branches in S. Africa. Lord has been explaining to me about them and asking if I can believe He will provide not just 1 gravity fed drip irrigation system, but in His abundance provide 2 systems.


Please join with us in faith to believe for both systems!!

The first is to provide for more than our immediate needs. The second is to provide for expansion, growth, stability and future.


This is Him meeting us and showing us how Family of God Ministries is to steward well the recourse He has given. But, as I allow Holy Spirit to reveal further He is beginning to show how it will also produce a bounty of harvest. These harvests will not simply feed Family of God Ministries and the surrounding bush area, but produce a bounty of harvests to enable expansion and growth.


I can almost touch the goodness of my God. When my focus is upon Him and His kingdom then I am assured all things will be added.


If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Matt. 6:30-33 MSG

 

I am persuaded to be at peace as Jesus sits with unveiling some of His plans and designs for Family of God Ministries in 2022. He is requesting that I allow the vulnerability and transparency of His Heart for mankind to be revealed here today.


I am asking that you do not cower back, but allow Gods Spirit to embolden you and raise you up. I am asking you to prayerfully give financially more than you thought possible. I ask that you pray more fervently and deeper, without ceasing than you have before. I ask that you stand with us and fight the good fight being bolder and stronger than ever before.


The Time of the Lord is at Hand and I believe He has brought you along side
Family of God Ministries for
"Such a Time as This!!"


 

To be continued...
The Spirit of God is revealing further plans for 2022.
Listen to what the Spirit is Saying!!!
  • He is giving visions of community involvement and revealing Himself through Bible Studies, Worship and Dancing before the Lord, Bringing Hope and Life through the Joy that IS the Lord,

  • He is giving visions of helping our neighbors in real tangible ways,

  • (Next week Family of God Ministries will help a single mother by building her a latrine. No more pooping in the bush!!!)

  • He is giving visions of tutoring and engagement

  • He is giving visions of a small truck for transport.

  • He is giving visions of Chickens...

  • He is giving visions of Brick Manufacturing...

  • and so much more...

What an ADVENTURE it is to be a child of the Most High GOD!
 



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