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Strong and Steady

October 8, 2012

The check had so many zeros.

It was an affirmation  to a nearly unbelievable word, I had given them  a year ago.

Now affirmed on earth as it had been in heaven on the day I had heard Him speak it to me.

Rewind back a year and even then… I couldn’t imagine what He was saying was true… I could feel that overwhelming  feeling that told me it was Him.. but so many zeros?!?  I told them…. the exact number…. I wrote it out on an index card and I handed it to them, sliding the junk drawer closed with my hip.

“Could you receive this if I wrote you a check right now and gave it to you?”  Her eyes grew big at my words and she shrunk back from the index card and laughed head kicked back and said, “No way!”  Back then she could barely move their current funds around enough to pay everything and have groceries…. yet to receive a huge pile of money was unthinkable.

” I know!” I said laughing with her ,barely believing the craziness of this Word I was hearing for their family, “He wants to bless you…. but you have to receive it in a way like you receive smaller things… because it is all the same to Him.  You have to become the type of person who can receive this type of money…and do good with it.  You need to become the type of person who can take it and bless others the way you were blessed….not shrink away…not squirrel it away… but to receive it and bless.   You need to become this person because this is what He wants for you, of you…. this ability .  Take this word and unpack it… I know there is more to it.  You two unpack it more at home.”  Her husband listening in, received my scrawled index card with all the unbelievable zeros…and he folded it and tucked it in his wallet.  Where it is sitting this very second.

He held onto a promise.  He tucked a promise into his wallet and furthermore into his heart.   They would occasionally tell trusted people about it and it’s crazy story.  Sometimes people would flush red with anger at hearing this word of blessing spoken over someone else. Other times people would  snarl that I would so brazenly speak this out…to write this out!? Who was I to be so bold?  I received phone calls over this… some were ugly, but I knew what I knew. Periodically he would thumb the index card remembering who they were to become.  Once he even unfolded it, holding it high  and talked about it to a room of people….telling them about who He wants us all to become.

Strong and steady…no matter the patronizing smiles, or words of doubt.

Strong and steady… no matter the anger it caused in others hearts.

Strong and steady….  a promise tucked in a wallet.

They evolved… they became Strong and Steady.


Saturday night at PFW  I crouched low next to my chair.  My phone vibrated and I looked over to read a text and a picture.

The text said…”Your prophesy manifesting”

The picture of a real check…. a real check with all the zeros….so many zeros.

a year later. a real check. a line of real zeros.


I am here to tell you right now… you can’t imagine how He wants to bless you… they will tell you so many things…  You need to rise above it all…. I have had to rise above so much since I wrote that crazy index card.  But I knew what I knew and I wasn’t wrong and I know what He wants for you.. and He wants to bless you… to prosper you…. just fly strong.. Fly above and  steady right towards Him.  If you know what you know…let no one stop you.  Let no one bring you back down. Fly Strong.  Fly Steady.  The spirit that allowed Him to go strong and steady to save us all is in you… You can do it.  Those people you want to see changed? hold strong.  Those situations you need to see Him exist in…He does.That dream He gave you and you just know it was Him even though others tell you it is stupid and dumb…. keep your heart tender to hear Him.

He has big plans for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you…. so hold steady.

this is my list of Thanks for my Monday…. because this has undone me… and it has done me back up only to undo me all over again.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2012 4:27 pm

    So thrilled for you, for them, for God! He doesn’t have to let us see glimpses of Him, his hand at work. But he does. Confirmation. Smiling with you!

    • October 9, 2012 7:43 am

      it is really great. I am so happy for them…. but it is about so much more, it always is.
      so the process and the lessons learned far outweigh any check.

  2. Bim permalink
    October 8, 2012 9:58 pm

    He is so wonderfully faithful!! Thanks for sharing this testimony with us, Tee.
    He saved my life today.
    Of that, I am sure.

    • October 9, 2012 7:44 am

      oh girl… you are doing a great job in Haiti.
      I am sure you will see His faithfulness time and time again.
      He has got you!

  3. Kathleen Espamer permalink
    October 8, 2012 11:13 pm

    Yes, yes and yes. I’m taking this for us too and all those it will affect.

  4. Jessie Aitken permalink
    October 9, 2012 8:16 am

    A good morning made great from these words filled with truth and revelation. I’m realizing that because Christ died I get to partake in my inheritance! Financially, spiritually, relationally, and physically! Preach it sister.

  5. Jessie Aitken permalink
    October 9, 2012 8:17 am

    Oh and I’m so painting that last picture….I love it!

  6. October 9, 2012 9:39 am

    Was encouraged so much by this post.
    Prophetic word. A year ago it was a hazy old testament thing, and when I heard others speak of it relating to today…I was cynical. But the more I told Jesus I wanted more of Him, the more out of my comfort zone I was placed. I find myself “testing the spirits” to see if it of Christ yes, but have had the Word spoken to me several times now to “not stand with the scoffers” {Psalm 1}
    The Heron pictures were wonderful…fit so poetically with your testimony.
    God Bless and

    • October 9, 2012 12:15 pm

      why thank you.
      and I feel like I need to give you a high~five in your openness to evolution….I love that you are seeking Him more.
      Everything will be more and more clear (Where prophesy is concerned) as you learn more about Him.
      I hope you come here and tell great amazing stories!!!

  7. Shauna permalink
    October 10, 2012 8:29 am

    Thank you. That’s all, just, thanks.

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