When I moved to Florida in October God ordered my steps and led me to a room I was renting on Airbnb. The Emerald coast is a huge tourist attraction and is busy from March until September usually. The remaining months are referred to as the "off season" when things aren't as busy. During this time the family I was renting from rents out the rooms in the house individually but during the busy season they rent out the entire house. I knew going into my move there that I would be moving out prior to the beginning of March. Early on in February they told me my time there was coming to an end and I didn't stress it at all even though I had no clue what I was going to do. I knew God was going to handle things.
One Friday in February I was going about my business and I gave a woman name Diane a ride to a doctors appointment. I didn't talk a whole lot to her because I was very tired that morning but she did a great job keeping me awake with her conversation. Turned out she was from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.... not too far from my hometown. While she was seeing the doctor I took a nap and afterwards we stopped by Popeyes for lunch before I took her home. She insisted on showing me the property that was for sale in the area so we took the scenic route home.
Two days later, on Sunday, she called me and she said "Holly, God told me that you need a place to live". What???? Okay God... I see you working! It was earlier that morning I received the revelation God was calling me to relocate to that town which is about 45 minutes from where I was staying. She told me she was going into surgery soon and would be going to a rehab/nursing home afterwards for a period of time and wanted me to live in her house for free and just keep an eye on things while she was gone. But God!!!
Within the next day or two that followed I received a vision that I was in the house with my future husband and we were moving boxes around. We were standing in a dining room right next to a refrigerator. Yes.... there was a fridge in the dining room. By the end of the week I went to her house to meet with her and see how I felt about living there. When I walked in the house I seen exactly what I had seen in the vision. I seen the exact spot where we were standing in the dining room right next to the refrigerator.
I ended up moving in with her for a couple weeks and during this time there was a lot of spiritual warfare going on in my life. The enemy was trying to steal, kill, and destroy everything God had in store for me that I was about to walk into. I found myself very confused about many things. I ended up moving out for a couple weeks and staying with a friend temporarily. During this three week period I fell off my spiritual walk. There was a lot of demonic activity going on around me and the enemy was trying to suck the life right out of me and drain my anointing. I quit praying, I quit decreeing and declaring life, I ignored God, there were days I didn't go to church and I quit listening to the ministries and messages I follow, and I quit worshiping.
As a laid down follower of Jesus I know the authority I walk in and my words have power. You see, the true body of Christ are the biggest enemy of the devil. We have the power and the authority through Jesus to defeat him through our words and prayers. The Bible tells us in James 5:16... the earnest prayers of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. I am a prayer warrior and I know my words manifest great things through the power of Jesus Christ. I witness it all the time. The one thing I continued to do was testify and share the love of Jesus with everyone around me.
What the enemy means for evil, God always turns it around for good. God has a way of turning up the heat or nudging us to get us back on the right path. My best friend had told me two nights after I moved out... you're not done with that woman. God put you in her life for a reason and you're going back there. I knew she was onto something because what I seen happening in that vision hadn't occurred yet, and I had a good suspicion I'd be back... fulfilling that vision....among many other things.
Three days ago God really began to start speaking to me. He started pulling on my heart strings. He reminded me of how King David sinned and fell short... he slept with the lady down the street, got her pregnant, and killed her husband.... but God still favored David. God is a father to us and He's the best father we're ever going to encounter. You see, when we make bad decisions or we do something that our parents don't agree with... they don't just stop loving us, they don't stop wanting a relationship with us! And the same is true with God!
I realized quickly Diane's house is where I'm suppose to be. I was here visiting a couple days ago and while I was here her daughter, whom I've grown close to, stopped by. The three of us sat here chatting and laughing and enjoying ourselves and for the first time in a long time I felt like I was around family again. It was such a great feeling. I ended up moving back in. As I stood in the shower, I opened my mouth and began to pray. I hadn't prayed like this in weeks. It felt so good to repent and to spend time in the presence of God. And as I lay here in bed writing this blog I'm listening to worship music and praising Jesus for loving me... even at my worst.
This is just one of the many blessings God has bestowed upon me through this taxi business. There are so many pieces that fit together to form a bigger picture and I look forward to sharing them all with you as the time comes.
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May God bless you!
Holly W <3