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Butterfly

The picture  was a beautiful butterfly lying broken beside the road. She lay on the ground languishing away with broken wings, unable to fly. Then I saw the Lord reach down and gently pick up the butterfly and hold her in his open hand. And with great tenderness and care he grasped each broken wing and carefully straightened them out and healed them. The butterfly cautiously began to flap her wings as if to test them out. But being fearful of the pain and fearful of falling she remained where she was at. Then the Lord gently blew his breath on the butterfly and with that breath came hope and courage and the butterfly flapped her wings and began to fly. Up and down and around and around she began to fly as if dancing to some unheard music and after circling the One who had given her new life, she flew off.

People will fail you. Yes, even preachers are human. If a person doesn’t fail you, you should be so thankful for them and thank God often for them. God has given us free will and unfortunately many people use their free will to hurt each other. When they fail us it can be heart breaking. Sometimes it can be devastating Some human failures can include things like loosing your job when you did not do wrong. There are times the boss just hates the Christ they see in you, or they are jealous or feel you are a threat due to your knowledge etc. Jesus experienced this when Judas betrayed him. Then the leaders of the church had him beat and publicly humiliated. The word tells us if they did it to the most important among us; The Son of God,don’t be amazed when they do it to us. We are human so what do we become? Amazed, devastated, bewildered; Right? God has allowed us all free will. God has to allow people to be bad as well as good or there is no way we can demonstrate who we serve. Unfortunately, just like his most loved son, we to have to endure hardship and rejection. We are promised that God sees our pains and even takes them personally. Remember Saul on the road to Damascus? Jesus asked him why Saul was purcuting him? We are told in Revelation he has angels that collect our tears and in the end of time God is going to avenge his people. He will remember each tear and pour out our tears as he makes the evil people pay for their sins. God is so faithful. He sees our pain and He comes with an encouraging word…..just what we need at the time to remind us He loves us….He sees our pains…..He mends our broken heart and He understands that we are not ready to quickly take off again it takes time to balance our emotions and thoughts to get back working again. He understands our fears and just stays there holding us while we learn to trust a few again as he keeps his hand under us so we can feel his presence. He doesn’t allow us to fall. If we do fall we fall in his hand, and when he sees the time is right he pushes us along in the protection of the Holy Spirit to finish the work we started for him.

Philippians 1:6

New International Version (NIV)

6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

When I first read this vision the impression I was getting was of God taking the butterfly and splinting the wings. Yet He did not show that in the picture he showed a picture of the butterfly’s wings being healed by the hand of the Lord. We have to be careful of the way we view God in our heart. This holds the key to our complete recovery. If we expect God to splint our hurts we will not be completely healed. We can say that we believe that Christ is the healer, but in our heart expect him to splint our hurts and we will not be completely healed. It is when we go back and study His word and study his word until we get rid of all doubt and misconceptions that we can be completely healed and made whole. As long as we hold wrong views or misunderstand the word it will keep us from flying off and accomplishing what God has for us to accomplish. Many times people do not intentionally think the wrong things about God they just have lower expectations due to what their eyes have seen in the natural rather than believe what possibilities have been promised and are available in the supernatural realm.

Prayer: God help us to read the Bible and learn who you are. Help us to quit filtering your word through our experiences. Help us to see you clearly. Even when you send a vision if we are not careful we will see things that you did not show in the picture. Help us to get a clear, loving picture of who you are. Help us to see  you as the loving Father of our lives. One who sees that the free will you provided often causes us to experience pain from others use of their free will. Yet, let us remember you are there to heal our broken hearts and provide love and a hand of protection to your children. I love you Father. Help me not be the one that breaks another’s will. Help me to be like you; the healer, protector, a shoulder to lean on and a safe hand to fall into.

God is In Every Detail of Our Life

Funny, Loving, Nursing Experience! God is amazing how he can use the smallest things to magnify His greatness ! This lady was getting a blood transfusion. I was the charge nurse. When connecting the blood tubing to the patient’s ID a spot of blood got on the name band. I tried to wipe off the blood, but the name tag started to roll under the damp cloth. I was the charge nurse and the primary nurse was Loretta. Loretta was charting while talking to the patient and me. I told the patient I was just going to cut off the name tag and apply a new one. I lifted the name band and cut the band off. Well, with that one cut I realized that the paper seemed thicker than usual? I looked at the cut paper and under it emerged a rubber band/ marbled colored with the word Hope on the band. My eyes got big. The patient who was an elderly lady said, “Oh my, you cut my bracelet off. I love that bracelet I have worn that bracelet everyday for years.” I looked toward the patient wide-eyed and feeling horrible and said, “I am so sorry. I did not realize it was under the name tag.” Loretta was looking shocked, mouth dropped open….wanting to burst out laughing! Wishing she had a video so she could win America’s Funniest Video’s. I then said to the lady, “I promise I will get you another tomorrow. I have worked three nights and I am exhausted so it will have to be tomorrow afternoon, but I will go somewhere to find one. I went on to say it may not say hope, it might have to say, Love, Joy, Peace or no I know FORGIVENESS !!” Needless to say, we were all in the room laughing at this point. I am still feeling bad though and trying to think of where I can get another bracelet. I went to the lab and on the way back to the floor I see Wendy and Loretta in the hall outside the patient’s room. I am thinking, “Oh, Lord, what other problem do I have to deal with? “ The IV had infiltrated and the man who has a machine to insert the IV is not here and that is who the patient knows by name. I think to myself, “Well, of course, she would know David’s name….why not have more trouble with the lady I destroyed her favorite bracelet….God just wouldn’t have it any other way!!” LOL…..I then tell the lady, “I am so sorry, but we only have so long to get the blood in once it starts so I have to try to get and IV.” The lady says, “Oh, Lord, my veins are not easy and ya’ll always torture me with sticks.” I tried 2 times and was unable to get her. While trying, “ I said, I am so sorry to have to hurt you after destroying your property. Please remember my name as Loretta,”  while I was covering my name tag with my hand. The lady said, “Oh, no, your name is Patti and you cut off my favorite bracelet.” We all laughed. We called Iris, nursing supervisor, for a stat IV. While waiting for Iris I had my I Phone in my pocket and asked the patient if she wanted to hear a song I just heard on-line today she said, “No.” I said, “Wow, how many children do you have?” “One,” she replied. I then replied, “Well you were a quick study it took me 4 children to learn to say no at first to a question.” I then asked Loretta if she wanted to see the video. She did. The video was of the song Jesus don’t pass me by set to some R&B music. The patient then said, “I like that song. Let me see the video, she then went on to question what the I phone was and wanted me to give her my I phone for the bracelet that I cut off. I told her that was not a very even trade, and we laughed some more. About that time the song was saying Jesus please don’t’ pass me by I need you. Iris walked into the room. I informed the patient that we are in agreement with the song that Jesus need not pass us by and he has sent Iris to be our saving grace. Iris, of course, states oh Lord, Patti, nothing like a little pressure. Marie from house keeping hears us as she is walking by and walks in the room. She also likes the song. She and Loretta sing with the song. Iris got the IV!! The music ends and I tell the patient, well see if I had not made a mistake you would not had a choir in your room tonight. She smiled and stated,that is the truth. The next day I sent my youngest son to the Gospel Music and Christian Book Store up town on Main Street. He had not been in the store in years. I had not talked to Molly Flowers, the owner, in months. I was supposed to go back to meet with her, but was just too busy. I told my son to find me a rubber band for the lady and get me the CD of the man singing Jesus don’t pass me by. I told my son to ask for Molly and tell her what a blessing she is being right now being open and hopefully having a Christian word band. The meeting with them gave much-needed encouragement to them both. She sent me the nicest message through my son. I sent her some words of thankfulness and she back to me. The bracelet that Molly and Hayden picked was: I am the Light of the World John 8:12. It was done in colors that looked like a lighthouse. It was very pretty and the perfect pick. I went to visit the lady who had just got back from a procedure and was amazingly alert she. I was in my street clothes so I asked if she remembered me? She said, “I remember you. Your name is Patti, and you cut off my arm band.” We really laughed together. I showed her the band my son picked. She said, “Oh, my goodness that one is just beautiful. Thank you so much Patti. You are such a blessing.” I kiss the elderly patient and went home. Later, I was on Facebook talking to Sammantha Simmons, who at the end of our conversation, trying to be funny, writes: you are such a nice lady….I don’t see how you go around cutting off patient’s bracelets! I then replied: Prior to the cutting of the bracelet the patient had Hope. I took her a bracelet and gave her Jesus….it was time for her to progress. LMBO!!

This is the CD Hayden went to the Gospel Music and Christian Book Store looking for:

 

Newworldson

This really sums up this experience:

 

 

How Great He Is Really He sticks closer than a friend!!

You Were Created To Be A Rose!

  • I wanted to share this beautiful vision. It illustrates how Christ works in our lives to bring change.
    I saw a picture of a silver vase with a rose in it. Then one from the earth came along and poured water from the earth into it. As he did the silver vase began tarnish and looked worn and old and the rose went limp and its pedals began to fade and slowly began to fall to the ground. Then One came from heaven and poured crystal clear water that was full of light and life into the vase. Immediately, the tarnish from the vase went away and it looked new and polished and reflected well the face of Him who poured in the water. And from those waters, life and hope flowed back into the rose. She now stood tall and bloomed and blossomed again filled the room with her fragrance and joy.
    I love this it is so accurate. Have you watched the Bible movie that just came out this year 2013? My son and I watched the 5th series. The vase makes me think of how confused and disappointed the disciples must have been when their leader was killed. They must have been like the wilted flower….thinking, “Wow, the son of God could not save himself? What in the world? If he can’t save himself what hope do we have for the future?” In the movie they look very discouraged. Just like a wilted flower. Then Jesus appeared to them. He walked around and touched each of them. You could feel his love and acceptance as he walked around the room. Even though they had denied him he understood their short comings and I think was looking at them knowing what they would accomplish in the future from their love and dedication to him. The rose was revived from the touch of Jesus, or Heavenly water. Just as were are revived when he sends his presence to us. I had a patient in Lumberton, NC once tell me, “Your eyes brighten up when you talk about Jesus.” When I think about him I am like a rose that has been revived. When I look at circumstances I feel like the rose loosing it’s pedals one at a time dropping off the rose. Then he comes with his love and sends a word or encouragement or a touch through another which is what the fresh water represents in the vision; new hope,encouragement, love. Then he revives his people. He is faithful.
    This is the dialog between the person with the vision and myself after I interrupted the vision:
  • Just beautiful!. I wonder what the disciples must have felt when Jesus appeared. Were they elated and overjoyed and forgot their sorrows and their failures or did they hesitant about approaching him, remembering that they had run away. I know that my heart would tend to want to draw back. I cannot grasp such unconditional love and acceptance.

    My response:
  • I Agee I can’t get my mind around his love. I know it feels so wonderful when he draws near. I think I would have been so relieved to see him. But so depressed when he left me again!!

    This is what happens in our lives. Jesus comes and we feel his presence and we feel on top of the world. Then he leaves us to grow and mature as he watches. When he first leaves we have such confidence from the residue of his presence maybe. But then the trials of life start all over again and we can become disillusioned and down until we get our eyes on him again. He will eventually come again. We will feel his presence again that will seem to be longer and longer periods till we see him again. On day he will come back for good and the earth will be recreated. We will never have to leave his presence again. What a wonderful day that will be!!

    What Christ wants us to understand is that when we were created we were created beautiful like a rose. We looked and smelled good. The vase represents the world around our lives where we are contained at this time and the rose represents us. The water represents the things that touch our life and makes us who were are or tries to influence the way we perceive ourselves. We are not born a murderer, a child molester,  or a thief. We are bone innocent. Full of love and curiosity for life and the world around us. As we live we have some things from the earth touch our lives. Or things that are poured onto us. If the things that are poured onto us are not consistent or connected with Jesus and the ways he consistent showed us are pleasing to God these things create death in us just as the water did to the flower in the vase.When we are children we often have things poured into us that are forced on us and not pure. Notice in the vision it shows the flower slump over, fade then start to lose its’ pedals. The same thing happens to us. It is often a slow process of constant negativity that slowly kills a person and makes them feel unworthy. The vase is tarnished indicating that the world around the flower is not living for Christ. Maybe an alcoholic family, or poverty; not just money poverty, but a poverty of love or selflessness, or a home living for drugs, etc.  If someone comes along and shares the love of God and the knowledge of the love of Christ this is like pouring clear, fresh water onto the person’s life. The person can then choose to internalize the word and then learn to look like a reflection of Christ rather than the death that was put into them prior. This is where the vase is changed. As the fresh water is poured into the vase onto the flower the flower will slowly be revived. The healing process is the same as the tearing down process. It slowly changes a person until one day they are a beautiful flower with wonderful smells filling the room with their presence. Their life becomes like Christ they are revived. So ask yourself, “What am I pouring into my life? What am I pouring into others lives? When someone comes in contact with me do I see their importance as God did when he created them? Am I pouring fresh water into people’s lives?”

    John 4:10

    New International Version (NIV)

    10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

    Jesus gives life. He pours in living water. The rose is revived. The thing is he comes and continually works on changing us. We must allow him to pour into us daily so we can keep our minds focused on him and what is right in his sight. We only have 2 places to put our minds. On the truth of God or the lies of the devil. Throughout our lives people may still try to come along and pour in the world’s ways and ideas into our vase. It is up to us to seek out pure water (God’s words and ways of doing things) and remember to put on the helmet of salvation which means: wholeness, healing and everything that makes for our highest good. Keep our minds focused on God and his promises so our vase will be colored with God’s ways, our water will be fresh and we will be who we were created to be.

Have You Lost Hope? Or Have You Been Revived?

This vision was sent to me by a wonderful Man of God. Hope it encourages someone. If you need to be refreshed pray and ask the Holy Spirit to blow through your windmill today with his spirit. Allow Jesus to touch you and create a right spirit in you.

I saw a picture of a dry barren dusty field. In one corner of the dry field stood an old wooden windmill. The panes of the windmill were rusted and worn and the internal gears and pumps of the windmill were rusted and immoveable. At the feet of the windmill was a water reservoir that contained stagnant, dirty water. Then there appeared One which was clothed in a shining white clothing. He reached into the heart of the windmill and pulled out the old gears that were rusted and immoveable and then He put in new gears, thus freeing the heart of the windmill so it could once again respond to the wind and turn again. At once the wind began to blow and the panes of the windmill began rotate and turn the internal gears of its pumps. And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill. Soon fresh clean water began to flow into the reservoir that sat at the base of the windmill. The fresh water soon filled up the reservoir and spilled over onto the dry, barren field. And as the water flowed onto the field, plants began to spring up and yield their fruit.

In a dry dusty field it is easy to loose heart. Nothing is growing. All you see is brown or red clay. If you only look at the barrenness’  of any situation it is easy to loose heart and feel there is no hope. There are not enough resources to create life.

In one corner of the dry field stood an old wooden windmill There once was a dream in a persons heart and they built the windmill in hopes they could create something in life.  Apparent in the fact the windmill existed, right? Something happened. Maybe life did not take the person down the paths he expected. Maybe the crops did not grow fast enough. Maybe pains and no vision of the future made the person give up. With the windmill being rusted and worn and the internal gears and pumps of the windmill immoveable it had to be an old pump before they made unrustable steal. In life we get tired of all the up keep. It can seem that we cannot replace parts fast enough to keep our life’s moving. The money that it takes to repair our lives can seem to pile up faster than we can make money to cover the needs. If our eyes do not stay on Jesus and hope that we will have enough and will be delivered, continue to encouraged ourselves in the word by the washing of the water by the word and reminded ourselves that our work matters and waters others lives, we loose hope and give up and stop making the repairs necessary to keep functioning properly.

Matthew 5:13 niv

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

Where we were created to water a part of a land and give life to the lifeless, we become lifeless, rusted and stop working. The wind is free and no one can charge for the wind or stop it from blowing. Indicating the most wonderful truth. Freely you have been given therefore freely give. Jesus just freely gave mercy and grace to us. We should give that to others. But if you become so focused on the barren, dry ground around us and how impossible the task appears we will freeze up and become unproductive. But there is more to any field we just have to look in the opposite direction. Look up to the sky. Turn your eyes to Jesus. This song says it all:

http://youtu.be/EiMmAvI9t9w

I did not know anything about a windmill or how it worked so I researched some information. I found this page on Iron Man Windmills. Now that sounds strong. On the page they state that, Multiple curved sails are rigidly mounted at an angle to the wind. This design is not a product of accident. It is the result of two years of meticulous scientific study where more than 2000 test were conducted on 65 different designs of windmills.

Jesus is trying to tell us we are no accident. We, like the windmill, were not created by accident. Psalm 139:14

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

We need to remember that it is the accomplishments as well as the mistakes of our forefathers, or our foundation, that has given us the ability to build better. If we had not seen the mistakes no one could have advanced to say hey we need a rust proof design or a way to oil the system automatically. We need to continue even when we feel we are a failure or that we are over whelmed or if we are at the point that all we feel we cannot make repairs fast enough to accomplish a goal. We are affecting other lives whether we realize it or not. We may only have to ability to pump enough water to only water one small garden or lake. If that is what God created you to do then be faithful to water that one area well. Do what it takes to keep you windmill working. The small amount we add will benefit the next generation. We continue to build on what has been built before. Ephesions 2:
20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.
Then there appeared One which was clothed in a shining white clothing. He reached into the heart of the windmill and pulled out the old gears that were rusted and immoveable and then He put in new gears, thus freeing the heart of the windmill so it could once again respond to the wind and turn again. At once the wind began to blow and the panes of the windmill began rotate and turn the internal gears of its pumps. And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill.

God is the one that reaches in and takes our stoney heart and gives us a heart of compassion, fleshly heart. Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
Notice it says he will give us a new spirit. This is what he did in the vision. God gave us his son. When we fall in love with him our heart is replaced. Then the new spirit comes (Holy Spirit) and blows the wind mill. Then Jesus is able to start teaching us some deep things of him and his way. Water starts to pump from the deep and flows over our life and changes us. We become useful and flow over to others and make them useful again. So we can all function for the purpose we were created and that is to fellowship with the Father.

Jesus showed up to the broken down person who had lost hope or lost it all. He can make all things new again.

Ezekiel 37:7

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.

The dead things will live again when Jesus arrives. We can draw from deep waters through pray, worship, fasting, visions, dreams etc.

Psalm 42:7

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

When his life is pumping through us and encouraging us we spill over to others and make things new in them. New life begins to form in them also. And just as indicated the vision: And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill. Soon fresh clean water began to flow into the reservoir that sat at the base of the windmill.

Responses:

  • Patti Buffkin

    I saw a picture of a dry barren dusty field. In one corner of the dry field stood an old wooden windmill. The panes of the windmill were rusted and worn and the internal gears and pumps of the windmill were rusted and immoveable. At the feet of the windmill was a water reservoir that contained stagnant, dirty water. Then there appeared One which was clothed in a shining white clothing. He reached into the heart of the windmill and pulled out the old gears that were rusted and immoveable and then He put in new gears, thus freeing the heart of the windmill so it could once again respond to the wind and turn again. At once the wind began to blow and the panes of the windmill began rotate and turn the internal gears of its pumps. And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill. Soon fresh clean water began to flow into the reservoir that sat at the base of the windmill. The fresh water soon filled up the reservoir and spilled over onto the dry, barren field. And as the water flowed onto the field, plants began to spring up and yield their fruit.
    In a dry dusty field it is easy to loose heart. Nothing is growing. All you see is brown or red clay. If you only look at the barrenness’ of any situation it is easy to loose heart and feel there is no hope. There are not enough resources to create life.
    In one corner of the dry field stood an old wooden windmill There once was a dream in a persons heart and they built the windmill in hopes they could create something in life. Apparent in the fact the windmill existed, right? Something happened. Maybe life did not take the person down the paths he expected. Maybe the crops did not grow fast enough. Maybe pains and no vision of the future made the person give up. With the windmill being rusted and worn and the internal gears and pumps of the windmill immoveable it had to be an old pump before they made unrustable steal. In life we get tired of all the up keep. It can seem that we cannot replace parts fast enough to keep our life’s moving. The money that it takes to repair our lives can seem to pile up faster than we can make money to cover the needs. If our eyes do not stay on Jesus and hope that we will have enough and will be delivered, continue to encourage

    ourselves and reminded ourselves that our work matters and waters others lives, we loose hope and give up and stop making the repairs necessary to keep functioning properly. Matthew 5:13 niv
    13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
    Where we were created to water a part of a land and give life to the lifeless, we become lifeless, rusted and stop working. The wind is free and no one can charge for the wind or stop it from blowing. Indicating the most wonderful truth. Freely you have been given therefore freely give. Jesus just freely gave mercy and grace to us. We should give that to others. But if you become so focused on the barren, dry ground around us and how impossible the task appears we will freeze up and become unproductive. But there is more to any field we just have to look in the opposite direction. Look up to the sky. Turn your eyes to Jesus. This song says it all:
    http://youtu.be/EiMmAvI9t9w
    I did not know anything about a windmill or how it worked so I researched some information. I found this page on Iron Man Windmills. Now that sounds strong. On the page they state that, Multiple curved sails are rigidly mounted at an angle to the wind. This design is not a product of accident. It is the result of two years of meticulous scientific study where more than 2000 test were conducted on 65 different designs of windmills.
    Jesus is trying to tell us we are no accident. We, like the windmill, were not created by accident. Psalm 139:14
    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
    We need to remember that it is the accomplishments as well as the mistakes of our forefathers, or our foundation, that has given us the ability to build better. If we had not seen the mistakes no one could have advance to say hey we need a rust proof design or a way to oil the system automatically. We need to continue even when we feel we are a failure or that we are over whelmed or if we are at the point that all we feel we cannot make repairs fast enough to accomplish a goal. We are affecting other lives whether we realize it or not. We may only have to ability to pump enough water to only water one small garden or lake. If that is what God created you to do then be faithful to water that one area well. Do what it takes to keep you windmill working.
    Then there appeared One which was clothed in a shining white clothing. He reached into the heart of the windmill and pulled out the old gears that were rusted and immoveable and then He put in new gears, thus freeing the heart of the windmill so it could once again respond to the wind and turn again. At once the wind began to blow and the panes of the windmill began rotate and turn the internal gears of its pumps. And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill. Soon fresh clean water began to flow into the reservoir that sat at the base of the windmill. The fresh water soon filled up the reservoir and spilled over onto the dry, barren field. And as the water flowed onto the field, plants began to spring up and yield their fruit.

    Jesus showed up to the broken down person who had lost hope or lost it all. He can make all things new again. Ezekiel 37:7
    So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.
    The dead things will live again when Jesus arrives. We can draw from deep waters through pray, worship, fasting, visions, dreams etc.
    Psalm 42:7
    Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your
    waves and breakers have swept over me. When his life is
    pumping through us and encouraging us we spill over to others and make things new in them. New life begins to form in them also. As just as indicated the vision
    : And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill. Soon fresh clean water began to flow into the reservoir that sat at the base of the windmill.
    When Jesus touches us and the pumps start…..it takes a little bit to get fresh water flowing. Sometimes we see rust pour at after the pump starts to pump….but stick with it fresh was will start pouring from that person and the people they touch will receive life.

    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – with Lyrics – Alan Jackson

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    Hymn “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” by Alan Jackson with Lyrics designed for worship.
  •  Reply from the person with the vision:

    I like what you said, “But if you become so focused on the barren, dry ground around us and how impossible the task appears we will freeze up and become unproductive.”
    I also think this about a changed heart. Jesus does not first fix the rusted panes or paint the windmill. He goes right to the heart of the windmill to fix the problem (out of the heart flow the issues of life). Hepulls out the rusted gears and gives the windmill some new ones. He takes away the stoney heart and gives us a soft heart that will respond to him.

  • Patti Buffkin reply:

    Perfect point!! You are right if we fall in love with Christ…the heart is the issue that corrects everything or makes everything fall apart. I did not see that, but is so so true. Wendy and I went to Morningstar tonight. We were talking on the way home about most people hooked on drugs who never get free and it seems the only ones that do are the ones who fall in love with Christ. The others try to fix their problems in their own strength and just can’t find the strength to stay straight. As Jesus is showing in this vision it is the heart that starts the change toward being useful and functional again. Very good observation!!

  • Patti Buffkin

    Then there appeared One which was clothed in a shining white clothing. He reached into the heart of the windmill and pulled out the old gears that were rusted and immoveable and then He put in new gears, thus freeing the heart of the windmill so it could once again respond to the wind and turn again. At once the wind began to blow and the panes of the windmill began rotate and turn the internal gears of its pumps. And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill.
    You made me start thinking of this part more….I read it and thought oh, everyone knows what Jesus does…but they might not, RIght?
    God is the one that reaches in and takes our stoney heart and gives us a heart of compassion, fleshly heart. Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
    Notice it says he will give us a new spirit. This is what he did in the vision. God gave us his son. When we fall in love with him our heart is replaced. Then the new spirit comes (Holy Spirit) and blows the wind mill. Then Jesus is able to start teaching us some deep things of him and his way. Water starts to pump from the deep and flows over our life and changes us. We become useful and flow over to others and make them useful again. So we can all function for the purpose we were created and that is to fellowship with the Father.

     Reply from the person with the vision:
  • “it is the heart that starts the change toward being useful and functional again.” Yes, that is the beginnning.

  • February 2
  • Patti Buffkin

    You are right….then a long road of change, right?

  • Reply from the person who had the vision:
  • In one corner of the dry field stood an old wooden windmill There once was a dream in a persons heart and they built the windmill in hopes they could create something in life. Apparent in the fact the windmill existed, right? Something happened. This is a good observation. The windmill was once functional and served some purpose but now has fallen into disrepair and disuse. Could be loss of hope, death of a vision, dispair. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. The fact that it was in the corner of the field speaks to the fact that it was not out of sight or not mainstream or even obscured.

  • I saw a picture of a dry barren dusty field. “Where we were created to water a part of a land and give life to the lifeless, we become lifeless, rusted and stop working.” You make a good connection with the purpose of the windmill and the consequences of it not working. We are the light of the world and when we fail to illuminate then other around us will walk in darkness. We are the salt of the earth, when we fail to be salt then those around us will spoil and decay.

  • And from deep beneath ground of the windmill the waters were awakened and once again began to flow through the pipes and the pumps of the windmill. Soon fresh clean water began to flow into the reservoir that sat at the base of the windmill.
    When Jesus touches us and the pumps start…..it takes a little bit to get fresh water flowing. Out of our belly (heart) shall flow rivers of living water…

  • “But there is more to any field we just have to look in the opposite direction.” Your thoughts reminded me of a vision that I once shared with some friends. I don’t remember all the details but the Lord was giving them a beautiful garden that was lush and well watered. And the Lord took then to the plot of the land where the garden was and it was grown over with trees and brush. In the natural it was a wooded lot that needed a much work and repair but in the Lord’s eyes (who sees the end from the beginning) it was a beautiful garden). So, yes, there is more to any field we just have to see it with eyes of hope