During this time of social distancing and isolation, not being able to attend church and socialize, many of us have been feeling disconnected and lonely.
But listen, The Lord wants to connect you to some amazing people through social media. If used for the right reasons and in the right way, social media can be a super powerful tool in the hands of a Kingdom Minded believer!
The Lord Has connected me to some amazing people that are quickly becoming part of my destiny in The Lord and I am so grateful for them.
Today I prayed with an amazing woman of God over the phone and at the end of our prayer, The Lord showed me lilypads.
I knew The Lord was speaking to me about connections, infact when I told this sister what I saw, she said:"It's a network!"
So I researched about lilypads.
The lily pad you see floating on top of the water is only one part of a water lily plant. Though lily pads appear as if they are simply floating atop the water, they are actually attached to a stem that may extend many feet down to the bottom of a pond or lake, where the plant is rooted. There may be several lilies attached to the same root, so although they look like separate plants, they are part of a whole.
Water lilies and their surface lily pads can blanket areas of water as deep as 6 feet.
One single rhizome can reproduce and grow to cover an area 15 feet in diameter in as little as 15 years.
Water lilies can be beneficial by providing shelter for fish and shade to keep the water cool. They can provide safe spaces for frogs to perch on their leaves, hiding from underwater predators. Lilies also produce natural oxygen that allows fish to breathe and beneficial bacteria to thrive.
There are hardy lilies and tropical lilies, 70 different types and colors. Each one different from the other, with different strengths and weaknesses.
There is strength, power and influence in unity and diversity. We are all different parts of one body and if we are rooted in Him, we will be able influence the very environment and atmosphere we are in.
The Lord Is saying:
You are not alone! I am connecting you to your tribe! I am bringing you the ones that will help you grow and flourish. You will form a mighty network of like-minded warriors that will bring healing, freedom and restoration to the lost! You will be one body and one spirit in Me! I am the vine, you are the branches! I Am your life source! There in no distance in the Spirit! Time and space do not exist, I am God over all! My spirit will take over the air ways, people will be set free by your testimonies! Your fragrance will permeate the world wide web! No censoring will stop the move of My Spirit! I am outside of time and space! I bend it, stretch it, restore it and redeem it! Be encouraged my children, I am connecting you to your tribe!
5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.
14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. 15 If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?
18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”
22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, 24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. 25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:
first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages.
29 Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30 Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not! 31 So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts.
But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it.
Isaiah 40:22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
Isaiah 45:12 I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host.
Zechariah12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus declares the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him.
My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.
Jeremiah 12:10 It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.