Today has been nuts!!
Some of you will know I am trying to sell my house as part of a transition into a new phase. It sold immediately last August, then the buyers pulled out two weeks before completion and it has had a lot of interest and some ‘almost’ moments since then. There have been other changes to how I ‘put bread on the table,’ and coupled with the delay in house sale, has put the pressure on! Needless to say that God has been digging deep and striking the tectonic plates of self reliance that are part of my foundations, asking me who it is I rely on.
I had come to the place of deciding to relaunch my business support/finance manager service (which I gave up some 12 years ago) and try and get some clients to make up the lost income, but this felt like a return to the ‘old’. I found myself refreshing the creative business I am a partner in and praying the last 2 days, with some angelic assistance, to release decrees around changing of the angelic guard around my life and a release on finance, resources and properties. I specifically prayed out of Genesis 28
10 Jacob left Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. 11 And he came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! 13 And behold, the Lord stood above it[b] and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants; 14 and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves.[c] 15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you.” 16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place; and I did not know it.” 17 And he was afraid, and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” (RSV)
Jacob, in his own transition journey, and at a crossover point saw in a dream the angels ascending and descending a ladder traversing earth and heaven at Bethel – which I see as a changing of the angelic guard – and received God’s blessing and promise of fulfilment of all He had spoken.
Since praying, I have sold a painting, and today had an email confirming they want 5-6 paintings for exhibition at the Senedd (Welsh Assembly Government building in Cardiff) between July and September and had 2 house viewings booked for this weekend. Am quite blown away and grateful for His mercy towards me in leading me step by step, even if it has felt like pushing a bicycle through sand! I see the sands beginning to be blown away to reveal a firm path underneath.