“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
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?
I feel like some are dealing with failed expectations and disappointment and I have a word for you:
God is saying hope will not disappoint; He wants to revive your hope and remove self-protection. He is building your character to persevere. He is doing a new thing and slaying conventional wisdom to enlarge your perspective to go higher with Him. He is using you strategically in this hour to build an altar of peace for others-to teach them to let the government of their lives rest on His shoulders. He will accomplish what you are asking in a whole different way in order to establish His will and guidance in your life. As you wait upon the Lord-He’ll bring the victory-He’ll level every mountain in your path and make Himself the chief cornerstone in your life. He is rebuilding us in His image and you are being built into a habitation-a place He can dwell by His spirit.
Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life and you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. For you will teach and preach and many will be the women who follow after you and heed your words from the training you are going through right now.
Ask God to see a sign of His goodness that the enemy may see it and be ashamed. You have sometimes felt like you couldn’t hold on to faith any longer and God says, Good! Now I’ll take over because you can’t even have faith without Me giving it to you. I have to carry you the last leg to your destiny. I initiated your calling and will complete it. God is good to those who wait; He makes His covenant known to them.