Thursday, May 29, 2008

Heads Up, Look Alive!

Not long ago, God blessed me with a vision.

I saw myself in a neighboring town at Ruby Tuesday's restaurant. I love this place as I have eaten there several times with family.

They have a kicken' salad bar - just huge! So in the vision, I was making my way through it, putting only a bite of what I liked onto my plate (which is not normal for me!). As I looked down at the plate, there were many spaces between the bites.

Then I sat down at a booth with my husband and others I can't identify.

I had a sense of being so totally connected to the Holy Spirit - watching, waiting, and listening as I nibbled. Ready to act at a moment's notice. Just a bite and then keeping alert.

We have become sleepy, slovenly, gluttonous.


We'd never make the cut for Gideon's army.

I feel that the Lord is ringing a warning bell, a gong. Loudly!

We feed on too much, too much! And then we become slow. Our wits slow down and we become constipated. Complacent. Nothing comes out (if I'm getting too graphic for you, I'm sorry, but you'll have to get over it!) on the fruitful end.

Let us heed the warning. Keep alert, especially in familiar territory.

1 Peter 5:8, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Oh, the struggles of each day.

We want more, we need more (or think we do), we want more success. We want to do more for Jesus. We want to eat better, exercise more, look better. Use more of the day efficiently. Be more effective for Jesus. Read the Bible more. Find the right dress. Read the newest book on gifts of the Holy Spirit.

But in the end, if we take Romans 8:29 seriously, as we spend more time with our Saviour, we will be molded into His image.

No, he didn't have to clock in, drive in traffic, clean up the peanut butter.

I feel He lived His time here on earth to the fullest. We could still make a bunch of accusations like, he didn't even have to pay off credit cards.

His time here?

He made time for people. He made time for prayer and His Father. He was bent on teaching His disciples, but He could take time to hold a child. He drove demons into a herd of pigs (that's a battle!), but He also worked with wood. He taught in the synagogues, but He enjoyed meals with His friends and family. I forget that it wasn't all work. There had to be some play.

I just got a picture of Jesus and the disciples playing keep away with a piece of bread, and then wrestling. Yeah, they wasted the bread!

As times on this earth get tougher - darker - it's hard to remember to play. To enjoy this life.

But again Romans 8:29 reminds us to be willing to be like Jesus. To copy His life.

Today, just today, let's agree to live that way. As a bird calls out to another, lift your face to the sky, and let the sun warm your face. Stay there for a moment.

When the wind stirs the tree leaves, listen to the sound of the leaves clapping in worship.

Linger there. Tarry.

And when our Lord sweetly calls our name or rumbles in the Heavens, stop.

Linger. Raise your face to His and hear His heart.

Copyright©Bonnie Lacy

Monday, May 12, 2008

Collision of Two Realms

I just got home from walking to the Post Office, Bank, and the Court House today. Here in my home state of Nebraska, it is extremely windy. I'm not going to complain, because I want the wind of the Holy Spirit blowing me over, so why not put up with the wind in the natural!

I have been reading some crazy books like Miracle Workers, Reformers, and The New Mystics, recommended by a brother of mine. So because of this book, I am getting better at connecting the supernatural and the natural. It's on my mind more and more. My belly just burns!

I was walking into the wind, uphill! Whoah! Each step was harder and harder, but I had this goofy grin on my face because I could feel my Dear Holy Spirit in my belly, just burning! And I could feel the strong wind blowing directly into my face, almost knocking me backwards at the same time.

So we are always talking about bringing Heaven down to earth, or experiencing the Power of the Holy Spirit here on earth.

Well, as I was walking, God gave me such a revelation about something so simple.

As my belly was burning, and the wind was blowing around and against my body, the supernatural within me in the Holy Spirit, and the natural without me in the wind (and just me being the human that I am!) hit smack dab together to bring them both together.

Did Heaven invade earth? Did fires start, or people get saved just then?

No, but I just kept on pushing and listening and grinning against the wind.

We bring Heaven down to earth every time that we shift over to the spirit within our bodies. There is a bonding together. Learning to stay in the Spirit is tricky, but possible.

More and more, I challenge myself to stay in that place and hopefully someday, my spirit and body will be so melted together, that there is no shift.

But until then, I'll just walk into the Wind of the Holy Spirit in this body, grinning as the two realms collide within me.

Copyright©Bonnie Lacy

Monday, May 5, 2008

Back to Kindergarten!

As I was driving home one evening last week, I was having an epiphany. You know how you remember the time and the place thing?

I was thinking about some people in my life and how we affect each other. And to be honest with you, I was offended. (Some that know me, might say that I get that way. God and I are working on it!) The offender is a person that I am accountable to in my life, and I always think about that Scripture that says, "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm." I've always thought that this verse refered to only leaders, elders, people over us in our lives.

But God is stretching me, my understanding of the Bible and my own experiences. And He did just that when I was thinking of the verse in 1 Chron. 16:22 and Ps. 105:15.

God caused me to question Him on who really are His anointed? In 1 John 2:20, it says, "But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things." A few verses above this one, John refers to "little children". That's me! I am God's child and frankly, sometimes, I deserve to be called a child!

So...I am God's anointed...and so are the people that I am accountable to, and so are all of my brothers and sisters in Christ.

If I am to not touch (or harm) God's anointed, then that means all of His kids. All of us.

It's kind of like a catch-all rule. Everybody's anointed that are born again in Christ. So don't harm or talk against or hurt any of our brothers and sisters.


Copyright©Bonnie Lacy

Friday, May 2, 2008

What's God Got Up His Sleeve?

I have just started the new book Miracle Workers, Reformers, and The New Mystics by John Crowder. It is going to be a life changing book, I can already tell.

It got me to thinking. If we as believers, are really into the supernatural, according to recent reports, the ultimate anointing is for the raising of the dead.

But I believe that God wants to go higher.

I don't at this time, know what higher is.

What could be wilder than raising the dead?

But I believe that there are more incredible, amazing things that through Jesus Christ, we will be able to do.

The only thing stopping us?


Copyright©Bonnie Lacy