Today, I went for a walk to clear my head, get some exercise, and prepare for a late in the day appointment. As I walked, I wondered what to listen to on my phone. I was at a loss…then I felt the Lord. He said, “Take out the earbuds and listen.” Suddenly, I was very aware of every sound in nature around me. I heard lots of birds, gravel crunching under my feet, and then I really noticed the dirt on the ground and felt a strange invitation to crouch down and put my hand on the dirt. When I did, I felt the Lord asking me if I could feel the heartbeat…
Suddenly, I saw into the earth and could feel its heartbeat. It felt like the earth was in labor…I know this sounds weird, but the earth is the Lord’s, and the scriptures speak about the earth in ways similar to what I was seeing…in fact, it was Jesus speaking about it…
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Matthew 24:4-8
Then I felt the Lord showing me that it’s so important for me to stay in tune with the time. To always pause and pay attention, so I know what stage of the earth we are in currently. The labor pains are quite evident if we look around at the events currently unfolding.
We don’t need to notice the times so we fear…we notice so we can prepare. When in labor, it’s most beneficial to be aware of the signs that another contraction is coming, so you can focus and relax…so it will do its good work. This is the same…if we stay in tune with God and His times…we will face each new contraction with peace…relaxing so it can do its good work. Yes, good work.
The events occurring now could all just seem negative, that is, unless you are looking deeper. What’s really happening is God is moving in more and mightier ways right now. He’s setting things up. Remember…He can’t lose…so, if you’re only seeing defeat, just know the win is coming.
This win is going to be HUGE.
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. Remember the wonders He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He pronounced, you His servants, the descendants of Abraham, His chosen ones, the children of Jacob. He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. Psalm 105:1-7