August 18, 2007

Fresh Words

A fresh word from the Lord. I think I have heard Beth Moore say that more than once. "Lord, give me a fresh word..." She has said it many times. Well let me just share with you that I received alot of fresh words from the Lord yesterday. And they were good. I crossed the path of a woman who I believe the Lord made a divine appt. all I had to do was show up. I thought I was going to pick up some skin care products, which I did, but that was not the real reason I was there, I just didn't know it, until about 10 minutes into my encounter.

My last post I talked about lamenting and depression. I have been in that mode several months. I had been praying for God to help me, but I was too close to my situation and it came on so gradually that I didn't even realize it. I just couldn't find my way out of the fog. So I met this women yesterday when I was picking up my new skin care products and about the third sentence out of her mouth directed to me was, "There is oppression all around you." Well that got my attention needless to say. She told me that she had been gifted with prophecy from the Lord and that He has used her many times to share His words through. O.k. I know that sentence might have freaked some of ya'll out. I have been blessed to have been gradually introduced to people who have this gift. One of my relatives by marriage has this gift of prophecy. So I was not totally freaked out, but very interested for some fresh words from the Lord about what was going on with me. She laid her hands on me and prayed away the oppression, she prayed for protection she prayed for Jesus' mercy and grace. It was like cool water on a hot day. They were words that lifted me up out of the dark. I am grateful for Jesus and His love, His blood and His gentle touch through this woman I had met.

The words the Lord gave her for our situation with Jack were hope, victory and the God of Healing, Jehovah Rophe from Exodus 15:22-26. She told me many things that were helpful for me to know what to pray for regarding myself, in the areas I was weak, I am specifically praying for God to increase my faith, belief and hope.

That last sentence was quite personal, revealing and embarassing to tell you the truth, those are my weaknesses, but the best part of that sentence above is that where I am weak the Lord is so very strong. Where I find no hope, there is God just waiting to overflow my cup with His. When you see my hope, faith and belief in the future, you will know that I as a person fall so very short, but it is only through God's mercy that I can possess such blessings.

I am grateful for my divine appt. and I didn't even know why I was in such a rush to get there. I thought it was just because I wanted to wash my face with some good products. It turned out that there was a sweet, bold, woman of God who was not afraid to tell me what God had put on her heart for me and my family.

I am praising God for some fresh words. Some things I share on this blog are not easy for me to share. I have waited almost two days to post this. Maybe it is my pride, maybe because in my church we don't talk about prophecy alot, maybe because it was a very personal experience. But when God blesses me to such a magnitude it would be dishonoring to Him not to share a life altering moment, to God be the glory. In all things praise God.


Linda said...

Thanks for sharing the words of this woman who was "put" in your path for just those words. Praise God....and He does give some this gift. I have seen it fact not too long ago. I continue to pray for Jack's complete healing! Blessings.

Anne Jones said...

Hallelujah! God is good, and He sends just the right people, right?

I think I am in need of an appointment like that!

Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

Tammy -

I've been browsing through your blog and photography website for a long time, but have never commented here before I don't think. This week's posts are very good and I appreciate your candor and openness about where you are with your life.

I'm glad you've found fresh words for your life and in such a dramatic way. That is encouraging to all of us and I KNOW it is for you.

I really enjoyed meeting you and Denise and having coffee (well - whatever you girls were drinking that was cold while I had iced coffee!) with you when I was in Abilene a couple of weeks ago. That was a lot of fun.

I LOVE your work and think you are very talented. I looked at all of your photographs on your website and really enjoyed seeing all of them (plus the book Denise made you bring in while we visited!). Good work!

I pray that Jack will do well. I know that you do, indeed, have oppression all around you. With a child suffering from anything, we as moms always feel that way. I have suffered from depression off and on for most of my life (since I was 15), so I can really relate to how you have been feeling. I so pray that God will comfort you and sustain you.

Cheers & Blessings to you all today! Dee

Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

P. S. I've got a new summer desktop photo contest going on over at Finding Direction: The Wind Vane Chronicles, so you'll have to enter something. It's lots of fun and I hand out lots of awards. Everyone has a great time. This is the 4th one I've done.

It's ostensibly to give me a good "summer" desktop photo for my computer screen here, but I get lots of different things, most dealing with summertime activities and all, so email me some work as jpegs. My email address is "".

Thanks! Dee

Sarah said...

Such a time always makes me think of Isaiah 41:17,18:

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.

Words of encouragement -- from the Lord -- always seem so refreshing. And I know that's a strange, advertising-overused word, but that's what comes to mind. So thankful you are feeling that refreshment!

Amy's Gang said...

Tammy-your word are like a devotion for me when I read them. You lift me up, EVEN WHEN YOU ARE FEELING DOWN! You are an inspiration to me as a mother and child of God! Thank you!