When Billy Graham passed away a couple weeks ago, I noticed something different. I noticed that every single post, tweet, quotation shared, and leader who made a statement was REJOICING. I thought about the actors, actresses, and well-known individuals who had passed away over the last year; and in each of those deaths, there had been posts of mourning, tweets of sadness, and a focus on loss. And yet the passing of this man, who was known the world over, was met with joy and rejoicing! I felt it too, picturing the overwhelming fulfillment of being at his Father’s feet and hearing God say “well done my good and faithful servant;” and I wanted it. I want my last day on this earth to be celebrated by everyone I know because they are confident the Father is welcoming me as a good and faithful servant.
Two weekends ago, I had the honor of learning from one of my spiritual mentors, Christine Caine at her Day of Ministry for Women in Ministry. As I looked around the room of 500+ women all in pursuit of serving God with their whole souls, I got excited. WE are the change makers, WE are the ones God has called forth into the desert, WE are the pipeline for the next generation of women, and WE are unafraid to run hard towards it. I’ve felt a shift recently, a breakthrough in the daughters of God. He is calling us to rise up like never before, to fulfill our destiny as leaders, as peacemakers, as women full of grace and grit, as daughters of the almighty king. Proverbs 31:17 says “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”
In Deuteronomy 1, after 40 years of wandering in the desert, getting comfortable at the foot of the mountain and believing that they would never see God’s promises fulfilled, Moses reminds the people of God’s command to them…”You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance.” (vs 6) Perhaps you have stayed long enough at your mountain? A mountain of uncertainty, a mountain of fear, a mountain of feeling unworthy? You have stayed there long enough. Today is the day God is saying break camp and advance! Can you imagine what it would be like if every daughter of God who is sitting at the base of their mountain got up and advanced!? We would overtake the enemy with a force unlike he’s ever seen! Together we would move into the land of God’s promises.
This is my rallying cry - PURSUE HIM! Pursue him with your whole being! Let nothing hold you back! In pursuit of Him there is fulfillment, there is healing, there is joy, there is worth. “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Prov. 31:8-9) “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Col. 3:16). “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!” (1 Chron. 16:11)
YOU ARE WORTHY.
You are worthy of every calling, every blessing, and every reward He has planned for you.
Hi! I'm Dezerai, a woman passionate about living in my purpose, about creating a life on purpose and about challenging you to do the same. I speak, I write, and I hang out with my husky and my handsome husband in the beautiful Napa Valley.