Embrace the narrow place!

Shabbat Shalom All!

As we enter in to the dire straits that accompany the ninth of Av, I want to encourage all of you to embrace the squeezing of the narrow place! We crushed our first batch of grapes from this harvest this past week – so exciting to see the plowing and sowing of the past season becoming the new wine! Remember – the crushing and squeezing of the narrow place is what produces the wine! The Lord is overturning old familiar thought patterns and structures… don’t resist what He’s doing in your life. Say “whatever it takes, Lord!”

LeAnn’s prophetic song Beauty For Ashes was on my heart this week as I meditated on dire straits and this month – which is the month to transform. I have used this song once before, but it is so relevant to the month of Av that I felt I must use it again! It is such an illustration of what God is doing during this time of the narrow place. This is the month to come out of the ashes of your past and put on the beauty that He is mantling you with for your future! Just as the butterfly emerges from the cocoon when it is time, declare that you are emerging this month, transformed! God is releasing a grace and mercy and calling you through the narrow place in to the prosperity of your future. Do not let the enemy goad you in to agreeing with old familiar words from your past! As you press through the narrow place, keep your eyes on the prize!

Please enjoy these pictures of the grape harvest and the garden in the morning and evening light. Then enter in to the video of the garden and let the sound speak to you and minister hope to your spirit during this time of the dire straits!

Blessings,

Tracey

A Picture of Harvest…

Hello All!

The grapes are just about ready for picking – I went out early this morning and took some video and pictures for you to see the abundance of fruit the grapevines have produced this season. What a picture of God’s faithfulness to His promises! After seasons of sowing and pruning and toiling in the vineyard we are seeing the first fruits of this season’s bountiful harvest. Please enjoy these photos (some of the garden in the early sun!) and the video, and declare that you WILL see harvest this season!

Blessings,

Tracey

 

Shalom

Shabbat Shalom All,

Here are a few photos from my walk through the garden last night. In the midst of all of the turmoil in the world right now, be thankful that there is always Shalom — wholeness and peace — to be found in God. Our shalom does not depend on circumstances or current events, it depends on our immersion in the presence and glory of God. Please enjoy these photos, and I pray supernatural and abundant peace for all of you.

Blessings and love,

Tracey

Transform!

Shabbat Shalom, all!

The watches we have been having over the last few weeks since Pentecost have been incredible, with such rich revelation coming forth. One of the songs I’ve listened to during this time is “Transform” from the Darkness Turns album, and its prophetic exhortation was really resonating this week, so I put together a video with garden footage (as well as some beautiful stock video clips I found) so that you could enter in and receive this word of transformation. Pentecost was a time of transformation — once the people were filled with the Spirit, they were never the same again! Declare that you are coming out of your cocoon and being transformed!

I’m also including a beautiful photo of the geese in the Meditation Garden that Jesus sent me yesterday. The baby geese have also transformed!

Blessings,

Tracey

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Turn your eyes upon Jesus…

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Pentecost!

The old hymn, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” has been in my spirit for several days now, and I wanted to use the song for a garden video. The Lord has really been speaking to me out of Hebrews 12, and in the line from the song – “… and the things of earth will grow strangely dim”. Fear, anxiety, and depression are things I struggled greatly with the past (and have received great healing and freedom from!), and when you meditate on this line and think about all of those things you used to care and worry so much about falling away as you focus on Jesus, it just leaves you speechless and verklempt – at least it does me! As we enter in to Pentecost, it is so important that we let the old things fall and pass away so we are open and ready to receive the new outpouring of revelation and His Spirit. Please watch and enjoy this video, and let it stir your spirit and hear what the Lord is saying to you out of it. That is the beautiful thing about His scriptures and ministering words – they can speak and apply to very different things to each person. Thank God that His Word and Spirit are a “one size fits all”! I hope you all are able to join us for Pentecost – either in person or on the web – beginning tonight at 7pm!

Blessings,

Tracey

Hebrews 12:1-2, 14-15, 22-29

12 So since we stand surrounded by all those who have gone before, an enormous cloud of witnesses, let us drop every extra weight, every sin that clings to us and slackens our pace, and let us run with endurance the long race set before us.

Now stay focused on Jesus, who designed and perfected our faith. He endured the cross and ignored the shame of that death because He focused on the joy that was set before Him; and now He is seated beside God on the throne, a place of honor.

14 Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, since no one will see God without it.15 Watch carefully that no one falls short of God’s favor, that no well of bitterness springs up to trouble you and throw many others off the path. 

22 No, instead you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to heavenly messengers unnumbered, to a joyful feast, 23 to the assembly of the firstborn registered as heaven’s citizens, to God the righteous Judge of all, and to the spirits of all the righteous who have been perfected. 24 You have come to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant between God and humanity, and to His sprinkled blood, which speaks a greater word than the blood of Abel crying out from the earth.

25 See that you don’t turn away from the One who is speaking; for if the ones who heard and refused the One who spoke on earth faced punishment, then how much more will we suffer if we turn away from the One speaking from heaven— 26 the One whose voice in earlier times shook the earth now makes another promise: “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens”? 27 The phrase, “Yet once more,” means that those things that can be shaken will be removed and taken away, namely, the first creation. As a result, those things that remain cannot be shaken. 28 Therefore, let us all be thankful that we are a part of an unshakable Kingdom and offer to God worship that pleases Him and reflects the awe and reverence we have toward Him, 29 for He is like a fierce fire that consumes everything.

 

Be fruitful and multiply!

Hello All!

The garden has an abundance of fruit this season! All of the crew’s hard work over the last six years has brought forth such a picture of prosperity this year – just look how huge the fig trees have gotten! Thank God that our seasons of faithful sowing and planting will produce a bountiful harvest in His perfect timing. Here are many pictures from the last couple of weeks, including the return of our beloved geese – the babies are growing!

Blessings,

Tracey

Revelation 7:9-11

Shabbat Shalom!

LeAnn had brought up this song, “Angels Fall Down,” several times recently, and after listening to it this week I felt it resonated with the reading we just completed in Revelation. I wanted to illustrate it with a garden video, so I combined old and new footage into this video for all of you to enter in to. Please read the following verse, and imagine all of creation entering in to this level of worship.

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Amen.”

Revelation 7:9-11 NKJV

“Angels Fall Down” is on the Go Up Again Album, available on the webstore.

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