Yield and Merge!

Recently, as I was falling asleep at bedtime, I started to have a vision. I looked up into the nighttime sky, and I saw an orange-yellow Merge sign in the sky spaces of an oak tree.

In the morning, I pondered what this meant and asked Holy Spirit. He whispered, “I will be with you as you merge (transition) into the new things I AM doing in your life! You will have fresh encounters with Jesus in the burning fires of the birthing room! Also, you will have an acceleration of multiple births!” I believe this is for you, too! I prophesy this over you, my friends! Let me explain the merge sign because I believe it reveals something prophetic about the amazing season we are in today! 😊

When you see a merge sign, it is a caution that a lane is going to end. It’s a terrific and safe idea to YIELD first without proceeding into the only lane…especially if a car is right next to you! I sense the Lord is saying with all of the new assignments, callings, and purposes He is giving us, we must YIELD to Him first… for such a time as this! We must pause, pray, and ask for His strategies, blueprints, and guidance before building, producing, and writing! We must then act with radical obedience! Otherwise, we will be bogged down, slowed down, and have to double back and re-do our mistakes and faux pas just as we would if we do not YIELD in a merge lane! The merge sign also reminds us that we should consider other drivers and allow them to merge smoothly if we are in the through lane.  This means we have to consider others as we move into our new assignments. Sometimes, if you’re anything like me, I put my head down and want to only work on and complete what God has blessed me to do without considering how it may affect those around me. I need to have God’s balance without forgetting the needs of those I have been entrusted with. I need to merge with grace, patience, faith, humility, and courage!

Another thing about the merge lane is two lanes come into one. The lane closure represents something coming to an end in your life and God bringing into focus something new! It might be a job, a hobby, a career, or a ministry. It may be an unequally yoked relationship. God sovereignly knows exactly what He is finishing and beginning in your life! He merges you into your new lane- your divine destiny, calling, and purpose!

God is creating greater commissions and new alignments as we partner with Holy Spirit. As a result of His grace and favor, you will have tremendous growth emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Our families may not understand the callings on our lives. So we may need to let others merge into our new callings gradually. We must patiently let them merge in their timing. I am praying Holy Spirit opens their hearts and minds to what He is doing in your life!

As I researched the merge lane and yielding, I came across what is called a “Zipper Merge.” I had never heard of this before! On the above Merge sign, the three small lines resemble a zipper. The premise behind a Zipper Merge is that you stay in your lane as long as you can. Then reportedly, the flow of traffic does not slow down because both lanes are being used for the maximum amount of time before merging. However, as far as a believer’s transition goes, we can be stuck in the wrong lane for too long when we are unwilling to transition with God! We can stay in the lane of our job, our ministry, or a hobby for far too long because the change feels too difficult or unfamiliar! The accuser of your soul knows this. When we stay in our lane and will not merge before the lane ends, we can end up feeling like we missed our opportunity. We can feel shameful and mad at ourselves for “missing it” and berate ourselves for our lack of faith. Forgive yourself and ask God to forgive you. Receive His pure, cleansing water of forgiveness. He calls us to be holy, consecrated, and set apart! So, YIELD and MERGE with prayer and Holy Spirit guidance, grace, and joy! You are His special treasure, and He will help you! Take it to heart what He is asking you to YIELD to Him, then Merge in His perfect timing!

“You have been set apart as holy to the Lord your God, and He has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be His own special treasure.” Deut. 14:2 (NLT)


You are His “Spark!”

“Meditating on the prophetic words spoken over our lives reminds us of God’s desires for our future and His ability to fulfill our destiny!”-Kris Vallotton

In 1 Timothy 1:18,  Paul gave Timothy an exhortation to refresh, remember and recharge his prophetic calling! “Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well.” Jesus is saying the same to you and me! We need to speak it out in faith and build with our mouths! Faith comes from hearing the Word, so speak it forward, out loud!

Eph. 2:6-7 “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” You and me are seated with Christ in heavenly places! We have authority and His resurrection power in us to do and build what He is calling us to! It’s astounding, but absolutely true!

I remember years ago, in 2008, the Lord woke me up at a retreat in Lake Tahoe, CA, and said, “I want you to write and speak for me.” Of course, I was shocked! I was teaching Kindergarten at the time and enjoyed speaking to 5-6-year-olds, not adults. Adults were big and scary, and I had not found my confident voice…yet! So, He needed to create a mind and heart shift in me. And, I had to choose to believe what He said about me and what He was asking me to do. I needed to trust Him and His loving heart towards me. Maybe this is true of you today! It’s a choice to believe Jesus! He is revealing His purposes, but will we really believe Him, pray and process with Him? Will we answer His call upon our lives?

Will you keep your dream, your vision-the vision He has given to you, alive? A friend of mine has said, “What you can’t see, you can’t be!” He whispers to our hearts and minds, “Will you work with me to accomplish what I have set before you?” So, I ask you and myself,  What action will we take today to move forward?

Hebrews 11:1-3 (TPT) “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”

Reading these scriptures encourages my hope to have eyes of faith and journey and step out in faith in God and my true calling! Abraham stepped out in fantastic faith, not knowing where He was going. He left his familiar life and surroundings with a “promise in his pocket” and a big belief in his heart… with the promise you had given to him and Sarah. Hebrews 11:10  “For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”

God, Himself is my architect and builder, so I, therefore, have an unshakeable faith-filled foundation! The authority of my faith rests in the One, who makes the promises as I am tapped into His faithfulness!

Cling to your faith and the prophecy that He has spoken to you, in Jesus no matter what! There is no turning back because as Heb. 11:6 shares, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

Fix your heart on what is far greater; the heavenly realm! Colossians 3:1-3 (TPT) “Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! 2 Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.” If we are going to successfully fulfill God’s blueprints and dreams for our lives, we have got to throw off the sin, the weights, and distractions that can hinder us! How? Col. 3:3 says,  “Your crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ.”

I recently heard a prophet say, at the moment of conception, (and this has been captured on video!) there is a “spark” that occurs when an egg and a sperm collide! At that very moment, God is placing His life in that baby! And, at the same time, when you were “sparked,” He placed your destiny inside of you-into your very DNA! So, your destiny has been there all along! God is awakening you to the future He has for you, TODAY!

Col.3:4 says, “And as Christ Himself is seen for who He really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with Him in his glory!” You are one with Him in His glory, to shine who HE IS in you, to help others know the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ! I cannot think of any better DESTINY than this!

So, enjoy the journey and the process of discovering firstly the beauty of Jesus, who He is, and then, you’ll learn what He has for you to do, fulfill, and leave a lasting legacy for your family!