On Visions And Provision
God is teaching me about visions and provision.
Last May when I re-launched this website and told you I was going to host a retreat, you overwhelmed me with your support.
A lot has happened since then.
- YOU walked with me. YOU prayed with and for me.
- The retreat sold out.(Praise Jesus) We’re 29 days from slipping away to meet God in the Ohio woods.
- I wrote another short book.
- God has given me dreams and visions.
This is what I want to show you today–let me explain first–
As I was nearing the end of the workbook, a vision filled my mind as I wrote one particular paragraph. While God often communicates with me through dreams, I don’t often have waking visions–not like this.
The words tumbled out quickly. As fast as the words came, so came images in my mind, one after another, a filmstrip sort of thing, unfurling in my head. What I saw was beautiful. I sat there just weeping over my keyboard.
I knew as soon as I saw this vision, that it was not just for me. I know there are others who NEED to see this too. But I’m not an illustrator. I shook my head at heaven, and questioned, “what do I do with this, God?”
I immediately took my need to facebook, and within an hour of asking for someone gifted in illustration to help me bring this vision to life, God had raised up a woman I didn’t know at all. Anna Pasquale.
Anna graciously stepped forward and offered to help me with this crazy project, before she even knew what I was going to ask of her.
I tried my best to describe what I’d seen to her, and she worked tirelessly to translate my words into images.
For weeks, she drew and we prayed.
One night, I received a rough sketch from her, she wanted to know if she was on the right track. I began to weep. Her image was exactly what I’d seen in the vision. Exactly.
God had chosen Anna to work on this project with me, a woman I didn’t even know. He guided her hands and heart as she worked and so I am thrilled to share what we’ve put together.
Can’t see the video? TRY HERE.
I am forever grateful for the wild ways God weaves our lives together with others in His kingdom all for His glory.I have seen the lengths of His provision. I have seen how He knits us to each other, reminding me that we are indeed all necessary parts of ONE body–HIS body. What beauty can come from a body working together to bring Christ to the world!! THIS is why we are here.
See more of Anna’s art HERE
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