“A Gentle Spirit with a Giant Message, is how I describe Holly Smith. Women are drawn to her message because of her genuine love for Christ and her transparency portrayed in her testimony. The message Holly shares thru ‘The Cracked Pot’ will touch and bring freedom to women of all generations. She shares God’s message with a passionate commitment to change the lives of others in a positive way. She recently spoke at a Powerful Journey Women’s Conference. The evidence of the power in her message was shown as her session quickly filled with standing room only. As God continues to do a great work through Holly, she will be an added bonus to any program.”
— Phyllis Jenkins, Powerful Journey
“I believe God’s ultimate aim is to cause you to conquer your greatest fear. He does this by exposing the lie you believed. One lie is to look to yourself for ability and deliverance. I didn’t need a master’s degree to follow my Master’s decree to my destiny.”
— Holly Smith
A broken and contrite heart God will not despise. (Ps. 51:17) God only uses broken things. He took the boy’s bread and broke it-only then could he feed the crowd; the alabaster jar was broken-only then could the fragrance fill the house and the world. Jesus said, “My body was broken for you.” We should follow this example in giving ourselves away on behalf of others. For we know when we save our lives, we lose them and when we lose our lives we save them.
At this time in my life I realize my journey has been living at first by the flesh and the world’s approval and in my own strength to hopefully coming into the Spirit led life and more maturity in Christ. I have made a lot of foolish mistakes as a younger Christian but now know it is Christ in you and through you, your hope of glory. I believe we are to be the aroma of Christ to those who are being saved and the aroma of death to those who are perishing. (2 Cor. 2:15-16)
I am reminded of a gold crown and want you to know that you are royalty and kingdom priests and you display God’s glory. You have been refined like gold in order to prove your faith as genuine. You are always to carry who you are in him confidently and know that you have all you need in all your speaking and knowledge because the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you. (I Cor. 1:5)
He has rich treasures to fill your heart and your life-jewels of understanding and wisdom. (Prov. 8:11) You carry his heartbeat in this hour and he desires your prayers to prepare the way for others. I am reminded of the Rose of Sharon, a fertile valley in Israel. In Song of Solomon, she is like a Rose of Sharon-beauty, delicacy and humility are in her. He speaks to her in Song of Solomon 2:10-14 and says, Arise, come with me; see the winter is past, the season of singing has come. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
This is your season to arise and go deeper with the Lord. You will be fruitful and the joy of the Lord will be your strength. His word is like water to your soul and honey to your lips.
Deut. 11:8-12 I pray for your strength as you follow his commands and enter the land God swore to your forefathers, a land flowing with milk and honey. This is a land of prosperity and abundant blessing.
As you come into this land the Lord has promised (houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, vineyards and olive groves you did not plant) with everything provided, I know you will always remember with gratitude the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt and a land of slavery. (Deut. 6:10-12)
There are two diverse large pictures on the wall. One had a gold frame and one wood. One was an abstract picture and one was a picture depicting a lake with a mountain scene and sky at sunset (peaceful setting). I heard the words, But God is on the throne.
Two diverse pictures-I knew the frames didn’t match or go together
Wood framed symbolizes
Wood, hay, stubble (I Cor. 3:12-13)
Gold framed symbolizes
God’s eternal presence and kingdom
I was praying the next morning and asking the interpretation of this dream and heard:
The conductor (Jesus) is at the door to lead the orchestra to see and hear the glory of God.
God is on the throne- The closing phrase was meant to provoke the question: Is He on the throne of your lives? Do I recognize He is in control, the government rests on His shoulders whether I sense it or not?
May I pray for you?
In a time in our country and perhaps our lives there are two diverse pictures, we ask to be rooted and grounded in your love and kingdom. Lord, please remove the chaos and distraction and help us to have your mind and focus on your presence, spirit and perspective. Remove everything that hinders love. Thank you for giving us your Son in this season and your plan for the government of our lives to rest on His shoulders and the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.
Do you have a reoccurring issue you would like to be delivered from? Praise always accompanies deliverance. It is in anticipation of full surrender by the enemy. Once you have repented and cast aside the old way, you make room for the new! The follow through is so important. You must meditate on God’s promises and renew your mind to reinforce this new way and ensure evacuation. Is. 52:2 says, “Shake off the dust, rise up, sit enthroned, Free YOURSELF from your chains, O captive daughter of Zion.”
Job 22:28 says, “You shall decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; And light shall shine upon your ways.” By use of the word “shall,” this verse is actually commanding us to decree. It also comes with a promise that when we do, those things “shall” be established for us.
Here is a couple I am meditating on today, “My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion.” ( Ps. 71:24)
II. Cor. 5:17 ” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
spiritual journey, consecration, clean spiritual garments
“Son” glasses-we would need to see from God’s perspective
Before we left the house a woman appeared from my Bible study bringing a gift of a Bible with an encouraging note inside. Her name is Angel.
This seemed to mirror an event (message) which happened this week as a girl I didn’t know encouraged me as I spoke of the plans God had for us. Ironically her name was Angel-God’s message of encouragement
The Bible she brought was the New American Standard.
I knew the name of the Bible was significant and symbolic and not the usual version I read but would be this group’s ministry represented by the new standard God was raising against the enemy.
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19)
I knew there was a new standard coming and the Gospel would not be watered down but believed in its entirety.
The people in the car were wearing track shorts-I thought of the scripture that they would run and not grow weary and were renewed as if in their youth.
It was crowded in the car with kids standing up- this group would affect the generations and help them make a stand.
I was right up next to the steering wheel and many up close to me-we would be close to the decision makers in ministry (guiding this car on this journey and new standard)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…(Proverbs 9:10)
I believe some of you are being trained in a new kind of spiritual warfare. You will begin to see keys in scripture that jump off the page and come alive for clues how to pray for people currently. You will use scripture against attacks coming and to unlock deliverance keys for others.
For example: I was praying for someone’s deliverance and was totally stumped of how to pray. I had been reading in Judges about Gideon the previous week. As I asked for keys for this person, God impressed me to look up the meaning of the names of the 4 kings of the Midianites that Gideon and the Israelites defeated.
Their names were Oreb and Zeeb, Zebah and Zalmunna.
Oreb-means raven which is in the vulture family-I knew this person had a death assignment or spirit on them.
Zeeb-means wolf-I knew from my symbols in dreams that the wolf often represented Introspection-analyzing and figuring everything out rather than coming into God’s presence for guidance.
Zalmunnah-meant “protection refused”. This person had a stronghold of protecting himself by putting walls up.
Zebah- means victim. He had a victim mentality and self pity rather than being more than a conqueror or an overcomer.
God wants to give you hints in the Bible-His word is alive and current and He says to you just as He did to Gideon-Go in the strength you have! Have I not sent you to defeat the Midianites of this day?