Eagles and Anchors

The Lord has been giving me bits and pieces of a message this last two weeks.

It started when I began seeing anchors again. Anchor on the box of mason jars, the Anchor of the Baptist Bible college on my way to work, And this little tattoo place that I walked by simply because my favorite restaurant didn’t have closer parking…

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Eagles are a symbol of the Prophets. Those who rise above the storms of this world and are anchored in the Lord. But we have a job to do…Standing in the gap. Interceding for the Nations…and we have become distracted. Distracted by all of the enemy attacks, the draining finances, the broken down cars, the screaming and defiant children (Oh BOY have I seen this one in force! And NOT just mine either!) the arguments, discontent in the workplace, threats and even whispers of violence. As we fight one issue off from one entrance, another is busting through the wall like the Kool-Aid man…so many things are screaming for more of our attention and we are relenting and taking our focus off the Lord.  Anchoring ourselves to the Lord is what we are supposed to be doing.

Because of it, there has been a breach of the enemy across the Nations.  Yesterday the Lord showed me this:

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Clearly that is a whale. I was reminded of Jonah. And before bed this song from Veggie Tales that I haven’t heard in FOREVER popped in my head as I laid my head down on the pillow, it was from the Veggie Tales Movie about Jonah.  I didn’t make the connection at first but a friend said something like “Bob the Tomato was really distracted while driving” and at 3 am I had my EUREKA! moment.  We are distracted. We are weary, tired of carrying all these things…WHY ARE WE CARRYING THEM?? It’s NOT our JOB! We were made to be ANCHORED in the Lord and praise and worship Him so that He can fight our battles for us.  I awoke for the last time this morning to get ready for the day with a song in my head which is not uncommon for me. It’s called The One I Love by Third Day. I heard it for the first time the other day and it was on my iPod and I could NOT find it at all, nor could I recall the lyrics yesterday when I tried. But this morning, I was singing it. The lyrics go like this:

Oh, you of little faith
Why do you let the wind and the waves distract you
Oh, you of little faith
Don’t you know that when you’ve fallen I’ll be there to catch you
And when all your world is gone
And you cannot sing your song
I will help you carry on
The one I love

Oh, you of little faith
Oh, how quickly and how often you have forgotten
Oh, you of little faith
Aren’t you tired of all the wars and battles you have fought in
And when all your world is gone
And you cannot sing your song
I will help you carry on
The one I love

Oh, you of little faith
Why do you let the wind and the waves distract you

Well…why do you? I knew this was a corporate message. It wasn’t JUST for me, but for ALL the One’s He Loves. And when I read Lana Vawser‘s post this morning, it was the confirmation I needed.  We are all under a LOT of stress, under attack and well…we’re all a little uncomfortable at the moment. But Jesus didn’t die to bring us comfort…

Last week in my bedroom I heard the sound of rushing waters. I paused and said, “Yes Lord, what do you wish to tell me?” I heard nothing. I laid down after praying and was just about to enter sleep when I heard in my dad’s voice my name “Amanda!” and at first I thought “aww, that’s my daddy calling me…wait. He calls me Yoda….OH MY GOSH!” and I jumped out of bed and said, “Yes Lord! I am here!” Rushing waters, rivers, license plates that say WHTWATR have all reminded me of the rushing water…in the midst of that the Anchors have been making their appearance and the Lord says:

“Oh you of little faith, why do you let the waves and wind distract you…”

He is calling us, among the chaos and the rushing waters that threaten to take us down, to be ANCHORED in HIM and we will NOT Be overtaken!

I know we have been hit from every angle, torn down, threatened and tormented. Chaos has entered our homes at every turn and as we are chasing one problem out another has entered by force from another way. I know we are tired and weary. It’s time to pick ourselves off and shut out the things that are stealing our joy- the thievery, the slander, our family members slip into trouble, the draining finances for some reason or another…well we need to rise back up. We ARE the Front Runners of the Army and as such we have been chosen as the strongest to endure the first wave which is heaviest of the attacks. We have been selected to endure the biggest hits so those behind us can grow strong, have an example to follow (Jesus is our ultimate example, but the Harvest has never been ripe like this before) and take on the next wave. We are in Harvest Time and the Nations need us. They need our hearts, our prayers and praise and so even though we are down, we are not out. It’s time to rise again, take up your swords and FIGHT!!

Front Runners, be strong in the Lord. Be anchored. Get on your knees in prayer, worship and adoration of our Adonai. Lift your hands you Eagles, stretch out your wings and FLY in the Spirit, soar on Eagles Wings my brothers and sisters so we can overcome! Lift up your voices all you Son’s and Daughters and lift His name on HIGH! DO NOT let doubt, despair, fear, shame or the things of this world capture you. Shake it off and PRAISE HIM!

Blessings,

Amanda

 

 

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