Journal of Joy ~ Fort Collins, Colorado ~ February 2005
02.09.2005, Wednesday ~ At 12:15 PM two fighter jets flew over my apartment (a symbolic gesture that air support was in place), must be time to go! My son-in-love, Shane and grandson, Elijah took me to the PDX, although my son-in-love is a fire-fighter, we did not ride in the fire truck to the airport even though I asked. The Frontier Flight - the pioneer airlines - departed on time and arrived at 5:55 PM, 5 minutes early (Isaiah 55:5). Beautiful clear day with the Washington and Oregon Mountains of the Cascade Range in panoramic view. Gate C 8 – New Beginnings in JESUS!
My spirit is very energized and charged up about this trip. It is good to be going to Fort Collins again, to facilitate my third Beginning Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop, anticipating a great move of GOD!
Robin picked me up at the Denver airport and then drove me to the home of John and Betty who provided a “Prophet’s” room filled with many fruitful promises. I was so excited to see them again, we stayed up late sharing all the good things of the LORD.
02.10.2005, Thursday ~ In the morning, Robin and I went to Iasis Christ Fellowship for the weekly intercessory prayer meeting, and then picked up her Mom, Judy, who was visiting from Minnesota and cruised up to Estes Park for the afternoon. The LORD provided extravagantly warm weather for the season and beautiful breath-taking scenery. Estes Park is one of my most favorite little communities to visit. We walked, prayed, window shopped and ate chocolate as it is the home of Rocky Mountain Candy Company. It was the least we could do to support the local businesses, read greeting cards until the laughter overtook us, poured out anointing oil and were blessed beyond words.
Three interesting confirmations of the LORD’s timing:
When I went to the counter at the card shop to pay for some greeting cards the person at the register picked up one of the greeting cards, looked at it smiling, and said, “We just stocked that yesterday.” I answered, “Perfect timing, it is for my son’s birthday.”
At the next small shopping mall there was a Sculptured Lion with the Scripture Revelation 19:16 engraved on the base. Bless GOD!
After a little more browsing, we stopped in a little gift store and at the checkout counter was a magnetic board with a bin of magnetic letters in front of it. On the magnetic board was spelled the words, “Jenny – Inspired” I mentioned to Robin, “Oh look, they have welcomed me to Estes Park.” The woman at the counter exclaimed, “Oh that just gives me the chills. I just put that up not a minute or two before you walked in the door. I said, “Oh that would be my PAPA G!”
The fire of the LORD, the golden eagles, the covering and anointing of the LORD and many new beginnings were among the treasures of the day. In the evening we went to a home cell group that John (Robin’s husband) facilitates in their neighborhood.
02.11.2005, Friday ~ The morning held setting up for the Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop at Iasis Christ Fellowship, then to a delightful tea party with all the beautiful adornments and trimmings including a "Forget-Me-Not" Tea Set from Bavaria, English scones, international teas including Yorkshire Gold (my favorite tea), European and Belgium chocolates hosted by Robin. The LORD opened the door for some ministry opportunity in the afternoon, followed by some last-minute shopping and errands for the workshop (aka a prayer journey around Fort Collins), and then an most wonderful Elk Steak Fajita dinner by John (one reason to fly to Fort Collins). Lori, a LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and the workshop co-host joined us for dinner then treated me to another reason to fly to Fort Collins – a foot massage...ahhhh. Glory! Glory! Glory!
02.12.2005, Saturday ~ When we arrived at the church at 7:55 AM a rainbow colored with hearts hot air balloon hovered in the sky before us! Only GOD would find this unique way to bring me a rainbow. At 8:05 AM the hot air balloon descended - a 10-minute window of time to demonstrate HIS love (John 10:10). This was my first workshop to facilitate after a 15-month sabbatical rest as I had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia the summer of 2004. The last workshop I facilitated in October 2003 was also in Fort Collins. The powerful anointing of GOD was thicker and richer than chocolate mousse. Mercy! GOD! The first prophetic release was a word from the Holy Spirit for Iasis Christ Fellowship and the anointing continued to increase throughout the day. Robin decorated the tables with silver, purple, copper, gold and red chocolate kisses ~ five kisses with four types of chocolate. Additionally, she placed pink paper doily hearts with Revelation 22:17 inscribed in the center of the heart around the room in strategic locations. The number five represents the favor, mercy and grace of GOD as well as well as the hand of the LORD and so much more. We felt HIS presence, favor, grace, mercy and hand upon us all day.
The morning held the Scriptural teaching on worship and dance, impartation, and intercessory worship dance as per usual. Before I began teaching the Holy Spirit mentioned that HE wanted to do something different this morning. I asked Robin if it was okay if I just followed the Holy Spirit’s leading even if it was a little out of the normal sequence of workshop structure. She confirmed that the LORD was going to do something special because the only ones attending the workshop were in some capacity the church leadership.
After Robin graciously introduced me and I stood near the lectern looking at my teaching notes, the room began to fill with a soft white light surrounding the small group seated in chairs in the center. Although this has happened before at workshops, hence, the presence of angels, when I looked at my teaching notes the words were blurred and I could not read anything. So, I looked up and could see the aura of each person in attendance. It was the most beautiful and artistic display of vibrant, living colors. I felt as though the LORD was showing me in one of my languages, colors, the array and beauty of the leadership of this church. I stumbled around a bit and then I finally announced that I thought the LORD wanted to do something different and asked the guests if they would agree. They responded in unison, “Yes.” So, then I explained that I could see their colors, their aura, their spirit from heaven’s perspective and asked permission to share what I was given to see. They responded in unison, “Yes.” So, I then asked for a volunteer, someone who was willing to be the first. A young woman raised her hand and thus I began. There were no dry eyes when the Holy Spirit finished sharing the beauty, strength, dignity, power, integrity, truth, light, tenacity, tenderness, compassion, mercy, grace, kindness, purity, joy and other attributes of Christ that I was given to see regarding their spiritual lives before the LORD. It was clearly of the LORD and for HIS Glory to interrupt the workshop teaching in this manner. (It was the first and the last time that HE did this at a Workshop.) It truly is rather amazing to be looking at a group of people and only see color swirling from the throne of GOD around them. It was like a kaleidoscope of HIS pure love as seen through a vibrant, holy prism.
The afternoon was full of more teaching, creating sacred worship instruments, and releasing prophetic proclamations over the Glory Rings. As one of my prayers is to touch all generations, the LORD brought women between ages nineteen and eighty to the workshop. PTL! The joy of holding a Children’s Workshop the next day was being able to leave the supply tables set up. There is always a blessing when one looks for it. After the workshop, Robin took me out to a lovely dinner and then over to John and Betty’s. They had asked for a time to spend with me and it was just so GOD! I am thinking I might like to adopt John to be my spiritual Dad, perhaps I shall call him, “Papa John.”
02.13.2005, Sunday ~ In the early morning, Robin graciously picked me up for the 9:00 AM Church service at Iasis. The afternoon held the Women’s Prayer at Iasis and preparation for the Children’s Workshop at 5:30 PM. It is always my heart to sow into the ministry that hosts a Workshop, therefore, our ministry gave Glory Ring supplies for the Children’s Ministry department and “HIS Fullness” Anointing Oil 2005 for the Leadership of Iasis.
After the workshop, we went to John and Robin’s to debrief the weekend and review a worship dance video, the perfect way to close a weekend.
02.14.2005, Monday ~ Once again, Robin picked me up and treated me with extravagant gifts of love and then drove me to the airport, gratefully the curbside check-in was open, which streamlined the process.
Signs along the way: Omega and Son Roofing, 855 Inn and Fort Collins Oil
The flight home was very easy as I slept most of the way. My daughter was delayed in arriving at the airport and as I was waiting, a car with the license plate 888 circled many times. The number 8 is symbolic of new beginnings, and I was intentionally embracing all of GOD's new beginnings.
With a grateful heart to my PAPA G who graciously sustains me and releases HIS favor, kindness, grace, peace, love, reconciliation, hope, joy and strength to HIS people. And warm affection to the faithful HGRM intercessors whose prayers provide the wind beneath my wings as HE sends me to take HIS message of goodness and mercy to HIS own.