Saturday April 13, 2019
Original Journal Writing: Saturday 06/14/2014 @ 1336
What a week I’ve had. Last Thursday I was asked by a person on the worship team, Rachael Martin, to come in and practice the song “We Will Rise (His Glory Fills the Earth)”. The collaboration was so awesome we ended the session in spontaneous worship. Those I practiced with all had input into the song making it what, I believe, God truly wanted it to be. Those involved were myself (lyrics), Rachael Martin (keyboard), Melvin Hardy (bass), and David Jimenez (drums). We sang this song on Sunday 06/08 which was Pentecost and though it was rushed, there was a huge response to the release from the song by the Holy Spirit.
In the past few weeks I have been under the influence of Holy Spirit in creativity. As of yesterday I have 49 art pieces and many songs that have come to me. It has been an inspirational time.
My father-in-law has made the decision to be baptized, my maternal grandmother has been going to church again, and my neighbor (so she said at the time of this original writing but our mutual neighbor was sincere, Matthew x 2). She came with us a few Sundays ago. This past weekend she said she felt this overwhelming feeling that God specifically placed her in someone’s life so she could come back to the Lord. [What I wrote is different than the thoughts I had and even to this day. I now have slightly more understanding of why Holy Spirit had and has me write the way He does which is ever evolving for His purposes and plans. I strongly believe He was showing me multiple things at once through different portals of His Time and Space. I can only write it out as it is written in the original journal due to lack of understanding. Just because understanding is gained does not mean we understand all at once. It is through intimacy with God that we grow from Glory to Glory to Glory because we ALL Fall (present tense always) short OF HIS Glory.] His situation is similar to hers in the fact that a few of his family members have been urging him to go back to church just as it happened to my neighbor.
On Monday night, 06/09, I had a warning dream. In the dream someone shaved my hair off half of my head and the rest wasn’t my dreadlocks. Then, someone was trying to put someone else’s hair on my head even while I was defiant against it. This same night, Justin had a dream he was taking care of his guinea pigs and was finishing when he heard a voice (in the dream) tell him there was one more to take care of [a tarantula]. He doesn’t like tarantulas so I believe this was another warning dream. I believe my warning dream was against a snare for having someone or something put a false identity upon me or trying to steal my true identity in Christ. I believe Justin’s dream was warning against the snare of fear.
The next day, Tuesday 06/10, a few bizarre incidents happened. Though I believe accidents happen, I think the incidents were an attempt of an attack from the enemy, especially when coupled with the advancement of The Kingdom in the past few weeks through the dreams Justing and I had the night before.
I had 2 friends over to help me with my organizing and cleaning of the house. We were almost done in the kitchen with only a few odds & ends to clear up. There were some expired Epipens and Epipen Jrs. around but I shared how I didn’t want to throw them away full of medicine. One of the ladies and myself decided to discharge the medicine into the box for it. I didn’t fully read the instructions but I know the needle side was down. What I think happened was when I jabbed the box and pulled the pen back up, it flipped and th needle ended up stuck in my right thumb (I didn’t hold it for 10 seconds). I was embarrassed only for a brief time then I started making jokes in the ambulance and in the emergency room. It was an epipen jr. so no issues with the medicine. They numbed my thumb with 5 shots (which hurt worse than the stuck needle) of novocaine and got th needle out. There was no damage to the bone and no part of the needle left inside. My friend and I couldn’t get it out because it was bent. I had and still have very slight soreness but no damage at all.
That same night, Justin was trying to get a ball from our front bush. Instead of walking down the front stairs he leaned over the railing. He fell and scraped his right arm, right leg, and hurt his right thumb. We are all OK but praying for safety over ourselves and in our home.
This night, Greg had a dream he was attacked by 5 snakes. Praying over him but need to do it more.
Last thing: a few weeks ago, I heard the Lord tell me June 13th. I didn’t realize until later it would be a Friday the 13th. I didn’t dwell on it, I just waited. I realized today what it meant. All I knew before was something good was going to happen. Last night, I saw on my social media page that this lady is working on opening an art gallery in Alexandria with all different styles of art (classic, modern, metal, paint, jewelry, fabric, etc.). I was skeptical but felt nudged by the Holy Spirit to share some of my recent digital art with her. I dreamt of an explosion of Light (now knowing I was being re-filled). While pondering it I realized the connection with this lady and her gallery was the good thing on June 13th.
Lots going on but all only the outpouring of my desire to know My Lord more intimately [capitalization changed to reflect MY Now].
It IS Finished ~ D’ONE
~Alicia R. Shipe~