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Awakening Coming

Melissa — I am writing this during the pandemic between Palm Sunday and Easter of 2020, on the day before Passover.  I have to say, I have been hearing about SignWakeUpawakening coming for a while now but had no idea it was going to look like this. This is… well, it’s an interesting, mysterious, exciting and epic time to be alive. How should I describe it? It’s like being in one of those super deep naps where dreams seem like reality, and when the alarm goes off it’s almost painful and confusing. It’s that kind of nap where it takes a minute to not only regain consciousness, but you have to decipher what was the dream and what is real. This is the best way I know how to describe this awakening. I think I thought it was mainly going to be people waking up to God and looking for Him, and we would all be ready to introduce them. Well, I was a tad off. This thing is definitely beyond my logic and realm of standard operation. So, here’s to waking up to this exciting and epic time!


Something Big Churning

Melissa — I feel something big churning as of late.  I do know that some of it is about the decade, but more importantly I believe this discernment is about getting ready for the rest of 2020. I believe that the latter part of 2020 is very significant to FlagIwo.jpghow we enter the rest of the decade. As I write this I see a picture of the American flag being raised by brave Marines at Iwo Jima during World War II. In researching this battle this statement stuck out, “The battle was won by the inch-by-inch tenacity of the foot soldier,” (Iwojima.com).  2020 will be won “by the inch-by-inch tenacity of the foot soldier,” right now.  For those that struggle with an all-or-nothing drive, (like me) the statement “inch-by-inch tenacity” can be almost devastating. I really prefer a battle being done in a one-glorious-moment tenacity! Here’s the thing with the remainder of 2020, the inch-by-inch is going to lead to many glorious moments in the coming years. (This is the first excerpt from Melissa’s article “Something Churning”.)


Attain and Sustain

Melissa — In a conversation with a dear friend, regarding why some things have still not happened, this hit me: We want fast answers (basically bandaids). The long-lasting, deep, most satisfying things take longer because we have to have the understanding and character to not only attain them but to sustain them. This kept coming back to me all day. It has been one of those kind of days where I have been hearing about the sovereignty of God unfolding in friends’ lives (that which God has LookAhead2021been doing all along coming to the point where we can see it). It’s been that kind of day where one quietly sits back and realizes your mouth is hanging open in awe. Here we are in a new decade and the above mentioned unfolding is happening on a more and more steady basis. I believe we need to get ready for it to increase even more! I already know that this year is going to be something else. It’s not going to be a stroll in the park, but hear me out. What is opening up already is going to be fuel for, not only the rest of the year but, the decade ahead! There’s no need to be afraid or worry about being ready. You are already ready. The sovereign plan of God is unfolding in our lives right now and His plan is far more powerful than any dark agenda in high places. (Melissa is speaking at Kingdom Congress March 5 at 10:00a.m.) KC2020 info: martygabler..com/kc2020/


God Planned a Path for You

Wouldn’t it be more in character with our wise and loving God to have planned a PathwaySunTreespath for us that fulfills who we are rather than contradicts who we are?  To think otherwise is to assume our Heavenly Father has not been actively aware of us in every moment of our lifetime. To think otherwise is to assume our gifts and callings were an after-thought, after God got to know our personality and talents and quirks.  No, we serve the God who knows the end before there is a beginning! (Isa.46:10) —Kathy


Emancipation From Fear

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2020 Perspective Shift: Perhaps
the intense nature of the end of
this decade is not a foretelling
of the hardship to come, but
rather the emancipation
from fear. —Melissa


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Shedding the Old

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Shedding the Old

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