“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
God is expanding your territory in this season; you will be His mouthpiece. Get your testimony ready! Whatever can be shaken will be shaken and removed but whatever remains will be firm and steadfast in His kingdom. Those who have given their permission will receive their limp this year. Just like Jacob, they will cease striving and surrender to depend on God in ways they haven’t before and enter His rest, following by His Spirit.
Western civilization tries to process everything mentally instead of waiting for the Holy Spirit to reveal it to the heart and show us mysteries of God in the unseen realm. If it’s in the heart, we will know it. If it’s in the head, we will only know about it. (The Rest of the Gospel by Dan Stone) We tend to gather information then try to produce the spiritual life but it won’t happen until you experience the truth in real life and it is revealed to you in the Spirit. Then I can know that I know that I know and can testify about it while in union with the Spirit to express it.
Last Friday night I experienced the rest of God. I had been sick with a flu bug for a couple of weeks just recovering when I was asked to give a snippet of my testimony. I accepted reluctantly and thought about what I’d speak about all week. I had been so concerned about my health that I had no anxiety about my talk especially since it would be brief. I asked the Holy Spirit to lead me and include what He wanted to include. There was a calm peace that came over me as I expressed my brief talk. I was able to elaborate in ways I hadn’t before. I was never able to pause and actually think past the sometimes rote teaching I was remembering of the “facts”. What a change and real sincere breakthrough. The Holy Spirit with me and in me is my hope of glory. I had rested in Him. When we’ve exhausted all of our library of Christian literature of how to be spiritual in frustration and have come to the end of ourselves, then we are ready to be taught by the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double edged sword; it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
This is a time when I am testing motives and attitudes of my people. It is important to have the right intentions towards my kingdom. Many have been building their own houses while mine remains in shambles. Prepare for a great harvest. Many people will be hungry to know the gospel and be saved as I shake the earth of the things that can be shaken so that what remains will be firm and steadfast. Share your belongings with others so that I may share with you and you will become a channel of provision and blessing. Put first things first. It is a time to shore up your sons-point the way to their freedom. I will be with you.
God has been speaking to me lately about His time frame being different than our own. I was reading an article by Os Hillman today called “Positioning” and he had a good point. “For years, I spent time and money seeking to position our company in the minds of our prospective clients. Although it would seem that is a natural and logical marketing function, I later discovered there is a dangerous flaw when we attempt to position ourselves by promoting our own attributes. I discovered that positioning is a by-product of who we are and what we do, not an end in itself.” I so agree. It is the same principle with ministry. There is so much media accessibility and opportunity these days that I was coached to get out there and advertise what you’ve got. I understand the point with that because you can’t go into a cave and hide but now I see it is really the cart before the horse. If instead you proceed in faith with what God has told you to do, you become all He intends and He will make your fruit known and open doors as a by-product of who you are and have become.
A friend, Redeisha, stated it well in an interview the other day about the timing of she and her husband’s call to ministry. “We had to go through some stuff, leave some things behind, and even experience some failed expectations before the time was right to be able to counsel others! I believe that time is right for God to do all He’s promised THROUGH you now in 2018!
Phil. 3:7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. Press on to take hold of that for which Christ took hold of you! His purpose for you far exceeds former things you thought were important. In fact Paul calls them rubbish-any merit, advancement, reputation, material things. I have to tell a quick story on myself that let me know I’ve changed hopefully over the years! When I was about to get married in my twenties, I had a few material goals. I said, “Now I’m going to get a fur!” How funny that seems to me now-meaningless! Besides fake fur is all that is popular now. That must have been my way of feeling I had really arrived or appeared so! Now I am just satisfied to know I can sleep peacefully at night knowing God has me and is my provision and reward.
Finally, Ecc. 9:11 The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned but time and chance happen to them all. Being at the right place at the right time can happen for any of us if we are following God’s will. We don’t have to be the most popular person-it’s not given necessarily to the strong but timing and chance happens to us all! God is no respecter of persons-let Him be all He can be through you this year and He will open the doors to His treasures and wisdom.
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I my fear your name.
Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.
Be ready in and out of season because I’ve told you that you will be my megaphone. You are a Gideon. I have endowed you with strength-use it and know that I will get the glory when you feel weak. Are you willing to do the assignment I have for you? Do it wholeheartedly. I will give you kings of other lands-be strong. I am in you and have great plans for you in 2018. Devour my word-deliver my message -surely I will be with you always.
2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Phil. 2:5 Your mind should be the same as Christ Jesus.
I Cor. 2:16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
I want to give you supernatural energy to leap over obstacles and achieve all I have ordained for you. I have prepared you and you are getting practice now. Love me above all else and you will flow in the new wine I am sending. Prepare your wineskin to receive it for surely I will bless you and connect you to your purpose.