Day 23: Honey (January 23)

John Wimber, the founder of the Vineyard church once had this vision after his first successful healing:

As he was driving home, he saw a giant honeycomb imprinted across the sky.  Honey was dripping down from Heaven and falling on people who were in a variety of postures.  Some people were on their knees, gladly receiving and sharing while others brushed the honey off in an aggravated way.  The honey symbolized God’s mercy, which includes physical healing.  God was saying to John, “My mercy is there, you need to learn how to position yourself under it.  The problem isn’t on My end.  Don’t beg me for healing again”

This vision has impacted me so much in my walk with God.  I have heard it recounted over and over again.  God has brought it to my mind repeatedly as an adult.  There have also been times that I have seen the honeycomb to symbolize Holy Spirit…..with some receiving and sharing, and others being aggravated by the idea of Holy Spirit moving today.

Several times when strangers have prayed for me, they have said they see me sticky with honey, or walking and leaving sticky honey footprints wherever I go.

Honey is a recurring theme in my walk with God.

So much of our walk with God is learning to receive.  Back on day 4, I wrote about how all we need comes from what God has already poured into us, we just need to release it…..this is similar.  Sometimes, we are so busy “doing”, that we forget how to “receive”.

This morning, I challenge you to posture yourself to receive.  God has a portion for you that is more than enough, will you receive it today?  When God comes and fills your needs for today, will you let that be enough and find rest and thankfulness, or will you then immediately focus on the needs of tomorrow and become ungrateful and impatient?  It’s a constant struggle, I know.  Walking in gratitude for the moment is a discipline.

God, I thank you for being more than enough.  Thank You for being a faithful Provider.  You never leave Your children begging for bread.  Help me to be more aware of each blessing You give me.  Open my eyes to the miracles around me every day, and help me be better about rejoicing when others receive miracles.  Let the overflow of my heart be gratitude and thankfulness.  Forgive me for the times when I have been ungrateful or unaware.  I adore You.  In Jesus name, Amen.


I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” Lamentations 3:24

Lord, You alone are my portion and my cup; You make my lot secure. Psalm 16:5

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.  Luke 6:45

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.     Psalm 16:6

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