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Conquerors in the Nest
10/30/2019 3:00:00 PM by: Hannah Hunter

Soaring over mountains and charging into the fray of the battle. That is how those who are called to have dominion and go into all the world see their days and months unfolding. We see the vision, share the concept, and present to the audience we pray will catch it and support it. We do the vision casting and strategizing over our cups of coffee in climate controlled rooms. On paper and in our ivory towers it is so ideal. We can control and change any scenario with the backspace or delete button.

Planning, sharing, and gathering supplies is done. We turn off the lights, close the door, and make our way to the airport. Chances are if you are booked with American Airlines you may not arrive at your planned destination on the planned day. Took me three attempts, and a story that if you read you would need some antacids, to finally reach Kenya. Sadly and illegally four bags went all the way to Kenya with me not being on any of those flights.

When we are given words and make plans for missions delays and inactivity are not in our thinking. Time does not contain GOD. HE thinks and measures things by results and relating with us in the process. HE is never in a hurry nor moved by our urgency. A broken down car, forgotten promises and appointments, delay in finances, weather and road conditions, tribal violence, miscommunication, and unhurried schedules turns our neat time table and expectations upside down and topsy turvey.

Mornings find me praying the LORD’s prayer back to HIM. One line is, “Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  We must take our plans, schedule, and expectation and submit them to HIS kingdom plan and to align with HIS will and timing. It is like when you move around the yard to get just right lighting to see things clearly or hang your clothes to get the best sun exposure to dry them more quickly. We move around in the spirit until we feel the SON and know we are standing in the flow. Sometimes we must linger longer, listen a bit more or dive into the WORD deeper, or just listen and write in our journals. HE is not in a hurry. HE longs for us to linger with HIM. HE is reluctant for us to go.

I went to haul water for the house. As I was waiting my turn I was looking at the beautiful sky. I heard the LORD say sometimes world conquerers must draw aside and conquer themselves. Ouch! I carried my bucket of water to my house. I set aside my schedule and went into HIS presence. Five pages later and a generous filling of my ocean of tears in heaven I realized some things were hindering the pulling of kingdom down into my life. Amazing in that act of obedience how the heavens began to align and move obstacles. I thought okay now I am done and ready.

As I was preparing to try to plan and rengage with my agenda I see the LORD step aside and I saw a nest filled with downy and HE was spreading HIS pinions. I know HE was beckoning me to hop in the nest and nestle under HIS pinions. By the way pinions are the wings which are for flying. I am glad I did because one storm after another hit with each one increasing in ferocity. Yet I only heard but did not feel the full effects of the storm. I would peek out to say something or observe, but then tucked myself tight up against these soft but sturdy pinions. Content and at peace that when the time comes to go to the world to reign, rule, and heal the nations HE will lift HIS pinions and say to me.” fly my daughter, spread your wings and soar. Others will ride on your wings and you will teach them to soar, but for now rest in the sound of MY heartbeart and MY voice.”

Psalms 37:7(NLT) “Be still in  the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for HIM to act.”

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