NEW SEASON, NEW WINESKIN, NEW SHOES: IT'S TIME TO RUN!
By: Dionne White
I hear in my spirit, "Ready, set, gooooo!" as the shot of a starting
gun goes off. The time is quickly coming and, for many, it is now upon you - when you will run and not grow weary; when you will walk and not faint! The pain of the past season in your walk will fade away very quickly as you put on your new running shoes.
You are coming into a season of running and walking with joy and ease, and you will do it with others! You are coming into a season of running with your tribe - the ones that God destined you to run with. This is a company
that is like hearted, like minded and like focused; they are like family.
You have been obedient and have waited a long time for this — to find your people and be able to fulfill the call on your life with
others for the glory of God. Can you feel it? Can you smell it? It's like the feeling and smell of a spring rain! It's fresh, it's new, yet it feels and smells like 'home'...a place of belonging, a place of purpose, a place of laughter and comfort. It's the
new wine that's being poured out! It is a place of VICTORY.
The load you carried will be no more. The pain and ache in your feet from your walk will be no more. The squeezing and the pressure will now be released.
You will not run alone anymore. You will not carry alone anymore. The Lord has corrected and directed your path into new fields of favor. With new shoes on your feet, you will walk in great authority and power, running the distance by faith. As you go, I can
see the clearing ahead. You have waited to see the promise on the horizon; it's coming!
I declare: All fog is lifting. All the distractions are lifting. You will even feel it in your body; a lightness will return
as the spirit of heaviness flees! I see scales coming off your eyes so that you can see. The enemy has tried to bind you and blind you with his schemes, to distract you with insults, offenses, systems and programs, but you have not been ignorant to his strategies.
You have gained wisdom and keen site - even in the blindness of the past seasons, where the enemy tried to block your view and sabotage your call.
It's time! The chains are falling OFF. The bit and bridle of
the enemy are falling OFF. The old shoes are coming OFF. The burdens of others are falling OFF - OFF I SAY! You will receive the yoke and burden of Jesus as you run in your new shoes and are fueled with the new wine. This is the race you've been waiting for!
This is the one you have trained for and the Lord has prepared you for! It's time; off to the starting block you go!
The Lord is pleased with you. You have not given into the enemy or fainted in your flesh. You
have submitted to His teachings. You have sat with Him. You have let Him into those areas of your heart you once protected. He has searched you and He knows you! He has seen your path, the pain, the betrayals, the control and the disappointments; but now He
The rigorous training has ended and the race must now begin. GO, DO, RUN, BUILD. Do it all for His glory. He is cheering you on from the sidelines! You have been trained and are well equipped,
and He will continue to teach and lead you as you go. As you go, others will come to join you on your journey to help fulfill the purposes of the Lord assigned to you and them.
It's time. Put on your new shoes.
GO, DO AND RUN! The future is glorious! Finish the race.