Preparing the Bride of Jesus Christ

Walking by the Spirit

Following the Spirit’s gentle leading

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the first verses I taught my son when we was very young.

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” I’ve always thought John 16:13 was for BIG ideas and revelations. But I am learning it is for small details too… 

Lord, lead me by Your Spirit

I have been asking the LORD for several years to lead me by His Spirit and have had the desire to live by His spirit 100% of the time. This is risky… what if I get a prompt wrong?

I must be growing because He is beginning to lead me more often, prompting me in ways that prove themselves to be His guidance, even in the little things.…

One might say it is witchcraft but I think it is GOD:

Recently, I had an appointment with a person D to show a flat I rent out. The LORD told me he’d be 15 minutes late so to leave an extra long gap before the next appointment to follow after…. 3 days later, the day of the appointments, D was exactly 15 minutes late (at the time of posting, the flat is now let, praise GOD).

Yesterday, I had another viewing. I felt so strongly in my spirit that the person would not come. 10 minutes before the scheduled appointment, the person cancelled.

Last night I had a dream which I remember very clearly… I often dream but rarely remember or “hold onto the content”. I believe as a family Covid is going to infect or try to infect a child, who will, in turn infect others. There is no fear in this for we are all healthy and/or vaccinated/and or have already had the virus. BUT isolation is not helpful to living life, so I believe the LORD has shown me, that in order to protect us from having to self isolate, we need to be vigilant. I will share this with others in the family, and will take the lateral flow tests more frequently this week, to guard against infection and infecting others.

I believe we can live more and more by GOD’s Spirit. These times are tough. Let’s allow our Father to lead and guide us.

If He can share with me, He can share with any brother or sister in the Lord. May I encourage you to ASK Him, and if you have asked Him, wait upon Him, trust and yield to Him, allowing Him to reveal His timing, His schedule, His blessing.

In Jesus’ name,


Supernatural & Prophetic

How to be Natural about the Supernatural

To Jesus, the supernatural was as natural as breathing and eating.

Like him, we need to expect the supernatural and not be afraid of it. I’m preaching to myself really.


The maker of the universe is our Father, and He gives generously to those who ask.

Matthew 7:11 states, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

He is supernatural. By His Spirit, He lives within those who believe and surrender. Therefore…

We can expect and believe for the supernatural in our lives. Whether it is healing, finance or relational, GOD does work in all those who allow, and often even through those who do not believe.


So, how we shall we engage with God on a deeper level? With regard to the supernatural, shall we walk, expectant of miracles and uncanny surprises?

Whether Jesus calmed the storm (Mark 4) or walked on water (Matthew 14), filled water jars with wine (John 2) or raised a dead child (Luke 8), there is no remark about his hesitation or lack of belief.

So let us be like him: Fully surrendered, ever-prayerful, absorbed by the Father.


Jesus said he only did those things the Father called him to do,

“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of theFather who sent Me.” (John 5:30)

So, let us wait on the LORD GOD, ask and wait, to see His deliverance and the miraculous. Let us wait upon the LORD, and see what He will do.


We live in an era of fast-everything: fast food, quick fixes, easy communication. But the Father will not be rushed. His timing is perfect, and so waiting does mean waiting, often for a long time. Abraham was 99 when his promised son was born. Moses was 40 years a shepherd before God called him to return to Egypt and rescue the Hebrew people from slavery.

God answers prayers. We can trust He will use us as He has promised. In the meantime, we will expect, wait, engage, and grow in wisdom and patience as we seek His perspective.


If we walk as though we are tall, we will grow in stature. If we talk with confidence, we will be believed. Within us, the GOD of the universe has equipped us with His Spirit. Let us walk, knowing He resides in us, so we are ready to follow direction as it is given.

Then, in His perfect time, we will see the supernatural increase in our lives.

Examining Biblical Scripture

Under the Anointing: Is it Mad, Eccentric, Self Important or Prophetic

I think Jesus and after him, his disciples, lived in a very different reality to what we live today. “New Agers” perhaps yearn after a different reality in an ungodly way. But to seek and to find the narrow way of Jesus is, I think, much more than a life of surrender and self denial.

“In Him we live and move and have our being” and “Abide in me”: what do these expressions of devotion to Jesus mean at their deepest level? I wonder.

I am seeking to live a life surrendered to His Spirit: living for God, not for myself. This is because I realise that my own desires are lower than His. My flesh gets life wrong; my spirit yearns for the purity, clarity and vitality that only Jesus can give. Remember he said he provides drink from which we will never thirst and food from which we will never hunger? There is simply a dimension that I’ve had glimpses of, but I hunger for so much more.

There was a time several months ago when I was engulfed in peace. I walked, spoke, breathed differently: more calmly and more full of peace than ever before. I want that again. I could feel His anointing in a tangible way. It lasted a few days and then it lifted. I’m not sad for its departing, like a long lost friend leaving, but I do long for its return. It was as though there was no room for my crotchetiness or my impatience, no place for my temperamental nature; I felt full of love and grace…. as though, for that short time, I truly did live and move and have my being under His anointing.

Why can I not live like that always? To live as though “living under the shadow of the Almighty.” How lovely: fresh, deep, peaceful.

Birthed in prayer, perhaps again that blessing will come. Perhaps it will come to many – or already has. Or perhaps it was a glimpse of what living in Heaven is like. It was breath-giving.

I urge any to join me in this prayer of Psalm 91:

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

Perhaps it is our time in the Lord to soar: to see ourselves high above our distractions, frustrations and troubles, high above where life is full of peace, joy and laughter in the LORD.

Blessings as you reflect with me in this Psalm.