NOT Lost But Found - Act Like It!
Growing up, we always went to Spain in summer. We would camp, check out the region, and most of all, we'd swim in the ocean and hang out at the beach.
Remember, I am from Switzerland, so going to the ocean was a big deal. At home, all we got to see (not that this is bad in any way) were mountains. So the ocean was a nice change of scenery.
Before I get totally carried away, let me get to the point. One thing my Mom and I loved to do was get up at the crack of dawn.
Yeah, it's a bit weird to do that while on vacation, isn't it? Well, we didn't get up at the crack of dawn just because - we got up with a clear purpose and that purpose was worth paying the price.
We would walk down to the beach and I promise you, at that time, the ocean looked like a huge, huge mirror.
Then we would take a swim, and we would dig for seashells. Needless to say at the end of that little summer trip, we had a boot full of beautiful seashells, and my Dad was never all that impressed.
Why the long story?
Well, as a prophet, you are just like that beautiful seashell hidden away at the bottom of the ocean. You are so precious, and the Lord has gone through great trouble to dig you up.
You are precious and unique to Him, and He has a special mandate for you to fulfill in the Church. He has looked long and hard, gotten up at the crack of dawn, to see you and find you.
Now that He has found you, He is doing whatever He can to keep you and use you. No matter what others say or think, He wants you, and He is going to carry you in His arms no matter what.
However, do you see it that way?
This is how the Lord Jesus sees you. You are like that one little sheep the good shepherd chased after. He was willing to leave 99 behind so that He could just come get you, because He knew that inside of you there is a treasure and a key for change.
You sit there thinking that the Lord forgot about you. You sit there thinking that you are just too crazy. You sit there thinking that you are not worth it and that all you will ever be good for is rejection.
Prophet of God, stop wallowing in that self pity. Stop belittling the call of God burning in your belly. Stop quenching the raging fire the Holy Spirit lit in your heart.
It's time for you to rise up from the ashes. It's time for you to respond to your call and be that passionate, loud-mouthed and crazy servant of God.
He loves you. He has gone through great lengths for you. He has sought long and hard. Now take His hand and let Him use you, because now is the time!
The Church needs you. Change must come, and believers need to fall in love with Jesus again. That's your cue. Get up and do it.
To give you a little help in fulfilling that mandate, check out Apostle Colette's latest book, called The Prophetic Mandate.
This will give you the direction you need. And, if you feel that you need further assistance, join our prophetic school, and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will help you shine the way you were meant to all along!
Shine, prophet of God, shine!
In His Love,
Apostle and Team Leader
A.M.I. South Africa