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18 April – What are you carrying?


I recently had the Lord speak to me about being pregnant. When I hear that sort of thing in my spirit I listen up because with six children I know a thing or two about pregnancy. But this was not pregnancy in the sense of a human baby, but of being pregnant with a mandate and purpose from God.

When you or those close to you are pregnant in the natural it’s wisdom to take the necessary steps to protect and nurture the life growing within you. So too we also need to protect the things that God deposits in our spirit’s and hearts. All too often we can create unnecessary strain on our “pregnancy” and what God has planned for our lives if we rush in too quickly, share our news with the wrong people, don’t prepare, fail to make adjustments, or don’t protect, nourish and take care of ourselves and what we carry.

It’s much the same as what is necessary and ultimately our responsibility when a woman is carrying a baby. You have to know your limitations, where you are fit, strong and healthy, and where you are not. If we fail to listen, and heed wisdom we can find ourselves in premature labour, suffering from high blood pressure, or just not feeling very good.

When God shares something with us, whether that is a dream, vision or the responsibility to “birth” something He wants released in the earth, we’ve got to know our strengths, weaknesses, who we should share our news with, who will pray with and for us, and what the process is.

We need to know that what we carry needs to be nurtured, nourished and protected, and that God wants to see what we have been gifted with develop, grow and be “birthed” into fulfilment.

Today, if you are “pregnant” with a dream, vision or mandate from God be careful with it. God has chosen you for this, and will provide and give direction on how to go about all that is needed to birth what you are “pregnant” with. As with all “pregnancies” no doubt there will be sacrifices to be made, changes, stretching, care to be taken, nourishment needed, and some preparations; but as with all babies being a gift from God, if what you carry is in God’s plan for your life it will bring great blessing, and be worth it all in the end.

“I will instruct you and teach in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you”(Psalms 32:8)

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6)

Prayer: Lord help me to know clearly when you deposit dreams, vision and mandates into my spirit and heart, so that I can do what ever is needed to make sure these things grow and develop until they are fulfilled. In Jesus

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