Seed Germination and The Demolition Dust
By Dana Jarvis
to seek, to thirst
Awaken first love, come awake
And do as You did, at first
Spirit of the living God come fall afresh on me
Come wake me from my sleep
Blow through the caverns of my soul
Pour in me to overflow
There is a power, death cannot alter
And there is a grave, Hell could not steal
here to change every outcome, lift every head
Win every battle, and raise the dead
That right there..↑…. puts a shout in my mouth and a spring in my step…
I feel His passion washing over the wilted, wearied trees and He is calling for Revival in our roots.
His Love is rushing in to change, transform and restore. To fill every weary place with the river of His Power. It will be that destructive force to every impurity and poison trying to infiltrate your life.
Out of the ashes of His Love’s Holy Fire, out of all the broken pieces, out of all the wounds you have sustained, beauty will rise.
He is building His Temple on the ruins of a once chained
heart and here He will make His Voice heard.
Our hearts cry out His Name, our very being craves more of His Presence. He is about to answer us with a hurricane invoked by our feeble cries.
His Life breathing and speaking to these bones to rise again. From these ashes, strength and beauty will rise!
A seed cannot germinate in the light and as long as the seed stays up on a shelf, it will never become what it was created to be.
You have to plant the seed in the soil, in the dark place, so that what is on the inside will come to life. In the same way, there are seeds in you that will only come to light in a dark place.
There are blessings in the dark places.
God is doing something that can only happen in The Fire of Affliction. David was saying in effect, “the God who leads me to the green pastures
and beside the still waters is the same God who leads me through the valley.”
We can all trust Him in the green pastures, that is easy, and we can trust Him beside the still waters. I’m
asking you to trust Him even in the dark valleys!
You have got to go through the valley to get to the table that is already set before you. You have got to go through the loneliness, betrayal, sickness,
to get to the fresh anointing and the new beginning.
You have got to go through the shepherd’s fields, doing the right thing when the wrong thing is happening, through the struggle before you come
to your cup that runs over.
Too often, we want the overflow…. but not the valley. God says, “You walk through this valley with Me, it may not make sense, but I know what I AM doing!”
An exclamation point is simply a question mark straightened out. If you want God to take your question marks, the things you don’t understand, and turn them into exclamation points, you have to trust Him.
I believe on the other side of your valley is your exclamation point, the table that is already prepared for you, the fresh anointing, the new beginning, the new level.
may be in a dark place right now, but God has an exclamation point waiting for you. Don’t settle in the valley, don’t get comfortable there.
The valley is not your home, the Shepherd
is leading you through the valley to the other side of your breakthrough.
I’m sure if you were to ask the seed, it would say, “I don’t want to go in the dirt! It’s dark, lonely,
and uncomfortable. I don’t want people walking on top of me.”
I say unto you today it looks like it’s buried, like it’s the end, but just like with the seed and what it does
not realize is this, it’s not buried, it is planted; it has the life of Almighty God on the inside.
Those dark places, even though it’s uncomfortable, are a critical part of your process and
over a period of time, the beauty will break through this hard ground.
God is about to bless you even in those dark places!
Shew! Do you feel it? It is all around you!
It is the demolition
It’s decades old dust from inside the walls in your life that have now come down, and it’s all making way for the new things God is doing.
It is a rare moment with God when the dust ever seems to settle! There’s always something that kicks it back up — some new encounter, new tension, new movement or wind of the spirit!
You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy.
Your dew is like the dew of the morning; wake up and shout for joy!
Rise from the
dust and shake off the mantle of death.
That travail has caused some things to take their first breath from the Almighty!!
By Dana Jarvis