There’s a well nearby. You’ve probably seen it. It’s in a dusty abandoned town. You wonder who used to live here and why they all left.

Many people have traveled by this well on their journeys through life, but either didn’t notice it, decided not to check it out, or tried it but left for some reason. It doesn’t appear that the well has been used in a long time. You are not even sure if the water is good. The top of the water looks unappetizing . . . . disgusting actually – covered in dust, dirt, germs, bugs and grime. Who would even want to use this well or drink its water? You dip your finger in to just taste it anyways as you realize how thirsty you are, but you only taste the stuff on top. Yuck. You’re not drinking that! But your thirst remains.

You decide to move on. . . . to find something more appealing . . . more appetizing . . . more eye-catching and tasty. You heard there was something better down the road. So you turn your back to the well and head off.

I urge you to come back.

Things are not always what they seem.

There is more to this well than the casual observer and wanderer will ever know.

Let me help you draw up the DEEP water from the well. That is where the best water resides – where the cooler, refreshing, life-giving water is. It is not tainted by the dirt, dust, germs or bugs on top of the water. Nothing has touched this deep water except the bucket and cisterns that are allowed to draw deep into it.

Are you that kind of cistern or vessel?

Are you ready to go deep?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Raise up an Army!

I received an email yesterday from Mike and Cindy Jacobs (that I will post below). After reading it and then hearing more news today about the executive order that Obama signed today (purposely on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade), I just cried and my heart became heavy for this nation (again). It just hurts. (Here's another article on the executive order and other plans)

I spent the morning praying for Obama, our leaders, Washington DC and our nation. First of all - here is the email from the Jacobs and their ministry at

Mike & CindyDear Intercessors,

Yesterday we had a transition in our government. I rejoiced to see the first African American president. I loved the unique love displayed across what has been a massive racial divide.

Today, I thought that I would check and see what the new government policies would be for the White House. I went on the official website and looked at the sections on Civil Rights and Family and was absolutely shocked and grieved at what was posted.

Here are just a few of the points:

1. Support for the LGBT Community (lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transvgender)
2. Expanded hate crimes bills. These are the type of bills that stop all "hate
speech", such as pastors preaching against homosexuality from their pulpits.
3. Support of Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples
4. Opposition to a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage
5. Repeal "Don't Ask-Don't Tell" policies in the military
6. Expand adoption rights for same sex-same couples
7. Expand Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
8. Opposition any Constitutional to overturn Roe v. Wade
9. Increased funding for abortions

For this reason, we are calling upon intercessors every where to make your way to Dallas, Texas, April 16-18, 2009 to Raise Up An Army to fight for righteousness in our land.

We are in desperate times and the hour is late to work to save the nation. We must be informed and know both how to pray as well as mobilize our concerted voice for biblical values.

Engaged in the battle for the nation,

sig--cindy and mike
Cindy and Mike Jacobs

This is what I sensed the Lord saying to me during my prayer time this morning.

Picture - A wall around D.C. (representing our nation). Something inside is slowly eating up/destroying everything within the walled city (like an infection that kills you from the inside out, or a bug infestation, etc). It was leaving the city empty - with nothing to support the walls from crumbling in on itself.

The Lord said - "Let me fill it - with myself -my presence." It will fill it up completely and support the walls from the inside. But He needed access into it - a hole in the wall - like a hole into a balloon or something - to be able to pour a liquid in that would expand and put positive pressure from the inside - supporting the outside structure from collapsing. We are to create that hole for Him.

How do we do this Lord?

"Pray. Speak the truth. Fight. Love."

What's going to happen to our nation? What are you going to do?

" Watch and see. I am stirring up something new".

Picture of God stirring a big black kettle/pot.

"It is cooking now and not quite ready to come out of the pot - but when it does - it will explode out and cover everywhere - it will go far. There is something hiding in the pot as well - something you don't normally find in soup. But I have hidden it there because I didn't want anyone to find and see it yet. I will pull it out and show you and others who are watching me stir the pot, but will put it back in till the soup is ready. When the soup explodes out of the pot - the item in the pot will remain and then grow and expand to fill the pot with something new - not soup - it is something no one has seen before or would expect to be in the pot. It is a new food with an unusual taste. Compared to what it look like (I see an off-white-yellowish substance - kind of firm, but moldable - smooth, yet rubbery, but can be cut into like soft butter, but stronger than butter) -the taste is indescribable - like nothing anyone has tasted before! Those that are near the pot when it explodes will be able to taste it first. They will then be able to take and pass some to those near them and it will continue to be passed on till more and more people want to come to the pot themselves.

So, watch and wait. I am stirring - but watch and wait for me to show what I have hidden. It will give everyone hope - especially when they see and feel the soup explode. Most will be afraid - but those who know about the secret "ingredient" will be excited - because something better is coming!!"

Dig Deep today!

L :)


bree said...

what a comforting it grieves my heart to what this man is voting and deciding for this country--it seems he is doing all things to the extreme and I believe there is more to come (did you see his interview on the foreign network?) He has given everyone "hope" that they are looking through rose colored glasses with their own pictures in front of them of what their idea of "hope" is. I'm grieved for this country and the lies people are believing...but what would I think when a country desires to be so far from it's Creator and not believing the ultimate sacrifice God gave for us is our ONE and only HOPE. Praying with you-thank you for your faithfulness to our precious Father:)

Lori :) said...

You are so right! What we see is not what we will get, need or even want. The next 4 years will not be fun. (God will be doing some uprooting) I get a knot in my stomach every time I think about how disillusioned everyone is about Obama. There is evil lurking - not that he is an evil man - but there is an evil agenda that he might not even be fully aware of. My prayer for him is that God will radically get ahold of his heart and mind and transform him! That he will be willing to stand up for what is right and just and Godly. He professes to be a christian - so I won't stop praying that God reveals himself even more to Obama! He is in my prayers almost daily!
Thankfully - depite the "doom and gloom" - God always gives us hope to hold onto through it all! PTL!

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