A Child Of The Spirit


Dear Oscar,

From my sitting room window I can see many trees.  As it is winter now in UK most of the trees are bare.  In some ways they appear dead.  Their branches stretch upwards, devoid of their  green covering.  But while I love their leaves, particularly in spring when the fresh green of new growth is so precious after the starkness of winter, I also appreciate the beauty and strength that is revealed when the softness of the leaves is gone.  Now I can see what makes up the tree, the strong, ancient trunk rising gracefully, apparently effortlessly supporting the spreading branches above.  These branches stretch and search for the sky, growing ever slimmer, more slender, until they end in the finest of twigs, so fine that they often appear as no more that a grey haze.

At first glance the wintering tree might appear little different from its dead neighbour.  But while one succumbs, gradually, to the elements and the action of insects and rodents, much is going on out of sight in the other.  As the sap retreats to the roots the tree rests and recovers the reserves of strength it will need for the coming spring, when it sends a massive surge of sap up the trunk to push forth the budding shoots.

I’m told the roots that hold a large tree upright are one and a half times the height of the tree.   An incredible thought.  There is more growth beneath the ground than above it.  Those roots, strong, tapering, extend through the ground for many metres, sending out hair-like filaments in search of essential water.  While the dead tree, with it shrivelled, rotting roots, is likely to succumb to a heavy wind, the living tree will not.  Its roots are living, strong, extending deep into nourishing earth, invisibly supporting the weight of growth above.

Oscar, much that you have valued in your life has been lost.  Sadly, that cannot be changed.  However, I believe there is much of promise and potential in you still.  Time, for you, must pass unbearably slowly, but it does pass, and, like the dormant tree, you too have roots that go down deep into the soil.

Jer. 17, 7-9

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”

Wherever you are you will be fruitful.  Maybe you cannot see that yet, but I know that you love The Lord, and have put your life in His hands.  Therefore these verses must be true of you!  As you rest in Him, and allow Him to heal your heart, and your spirit, God will show you your potential.  For you are a Child of the Promise.

Romans 9,8

“It is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.”

You are a child of the Spirit, as am I.  As such, we wait for the working out of God in our lives, and we don’t take matters into our own hands as did Sarah and Abraham. 

Just as the dormant tree carries with it the buds of its new growth so it is with you.  When the time is right, those buds will swell and burst, and you will see once again God’s blessings and mercies in your life. Allow The Lord to do His work in you.  Lift your face to receive it.

I continue to pray and seek God for you.  I pray for miracles of provision and encircling love.  I pray for a relationship with Him such as you have never known before.  I ask God to vindicate you and release you to your family.  Bless you, Oscar.

With love, and faith in you and Him,

Julia, UK

1 John 2:27

Dear beloved Oscar

Rise up spiritually into My presence and receive the fresh and powerful anointing that is being poured out on you Oscar. There are things for you to do, but the accomplishment of those things will require the anointing. Access a new infilling of My Holy Spirit for this season and allow spiritual power, gifts and fruit to manifest in your life, says the Lord.

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

As always stay connected to God.

Isabel F Giliomee


Un hermosa canción

Me gustaria ofrecerle esta hermosa canción a Oscar

(Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up)

“When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not, and who I am

Well, I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)”

Marcela en Patagonia.

I’m thinking of you

Dear Oscar,

I think about you every day, feeling helpless wishing there was something I could do to help you. If I could dry your tears and stop them flowing I would, if I could take all your pain away and make it my own, I would do it without a second thought.

I just want to give you a big hug, hold you tight and make everything all better for you. I wish I could do more to help you darling Oscar, all I can do is continue to love and support you.

God bless
Much love
Kerri xxx