“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
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.
When you don’t know what I am doing, recall what I have done.I am waiting on you to get your testimonies and teachings together because I want to open a door no man can shut and shut a door no man can open. I have given you all power and authority-you must believe that the people you are praying for are receiving from Me and shutting doors in the spiritual realm. I am with you and will never forsake you. As you can see, there are many hard situations in families and these people are shaking between two kingdoms. When I do the shaking, what remains will be steadfast and immovable. You have sacrificed to focus on My kingdom and it will come for you and you will see the fruit of your labor.
Ps. 72:6 May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.
Press into Me-in spare moments pray throughout the day and meditate on my promises in scripture so that when that fear comes, it will be turned back by My word. I love you and want to give you:
I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles. Is. 42:6
I was 34 years old, a mother of two young boys, when I began to assimilate various impressions, which I believed to be from God. Some were my own, but other people also communicated their perceptions concerning me. Generally, they were all encouraging and served to inflate my hopes about God’s intents and purposes for my family and me. We imagined we would serve in full time ministry.
Seldom was heard a discouraging word and the skies were not cloudy all day.
By age 50, however, many of my hopes had succumbed to the cruel guillotine of life East of Eden. My husband had to return to the real property gristmill; my boys were facing some health challenges and the normal trials that accompany teenagerdom. My raft developed a small leak, which seemed to be enlarging and I was a long way from shore in shark-infested waters. My dreams were waving goodbye to me.
I determined I would take matters into my own hands. I volunteered constantly at the church I was attending. I attended women’s seminars and made contact with anyone who seemed to be able to point the way to Nirvana. I would seize my destiny by the throat and make him surrender his treasures to me!
Finally, my sparkler went out. My husband and I went to Colorado for a brief reprieve and discussed our mutual disappointment. It was a somewhat sober trip, despite being a vacation. Had we made a mistake, do we continue to wait patiently, while our lives ebb away? We found some scriptural precedent for marathon patience, notable in the account of Abraham and Sarah, as well as the life of Joseph.
One night towards the end of our stay I had a dream. In the dream, I was pregnant, despite my advanced age, along with another woman of similar age, who was also expecting, Sarah? I conveyed my fear to her that my husband would object to being a new father at this stage of life. I asked her advice for a woman my age to be pregnant. She then issued to me a somewhat startling directive, with considerable authority: “Rest! Others will adopt this child and help with his care!” I knew this dream was God’s answer to my burning question. I was pregnant with a new outlook or spiritual growth which a number of other women would also adopt. They must cease striving, enter God’s rest, and believe in God’s promises.
The next morning as I ran continuing my one sided dialogue with the eternally quiet one. “I can’t hold on much longer in faith,” I told him.
“Good,” was the startling reply. “Look up.”
As God is my witness, I glanced at the adjacent highway, just in time to spy a moving van passing. “Covenant Transport,” the sign read on the side of the trailer. I knew He was grasping my hand and reminding me of his faithful covenant.
I knew that only I would comprehend the intangible spiritual message of those words.
Your faith is a gift, your patience will be rewarded. “He who began a good work in you will
carry it to completion.”
He would carry me to my Promised Land as I surrendered.