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by Elsabe Briers
Date:                  October 26, 2007
Message:          Time of Assessment and Alignment      

As I was praying, I heard the words “
assessment” and “plumb line”.  

I sense that this is a season of re-adjustment and presenting ourselves to the Holy Spirit to shine His light into every area of
our lives for fine-tuning and polishing.

This is a time of coming aside to wait on the Lord, a time of assessment to measure up to the plumb line of His Word in
order for our lives and ministries to be brought in alignment with God’s pre-ordained purposes.   It is a time to discern, to get
rid of any clutter of contradicting points of view that defile your mind and conscience and be re-aligned according to God’s

For a business to grow and flourish there is a constant re-assessment to sift out everything that does not work together for
advancement.  Likewise, for those in ministry, do not think it strange if you are suddenly brought aside, almost as if
interrupted in mid-stream, to a place where you can gain divine  perspective.   Do not strive to be busy in this place, since this
is the time for dry-dock inspection and cleaning, where the barnacles that have accumulated around the keel can be scraped
off and the “baggage” that have been undetected below the water level can be exposed and stripped off.  Do not allow
distractions.  Choose times of solitude.

Inspect your relationships.  See to it that there is no ought, unforgiveness or unresolved issue that can hamper your
progress.  Call them into the light and when they do surface, humble yourself and offer the ministry of reconciliation to man
and to God.  Make sure that your connections are aligned by the Holy Spirit and not by the flesh.  Know who God has placed
alongside, above and under you in Godly order and align your heart in submissive servant-hood, giving honor to whom honor
is due, learning to esteem highly these gifts that God has put in your life, nurturing your relationships with agape love, sowing
blessing into them.

Take time to become silent on the inside, waiting on the Lord in worship in order to hear His heart for your next move.  Do not
allow any anxious thought to creep in, but trustfully wait on Him and do not be in a hurry to move forward.

Remember God’s ways in your life and heed the sure word of prophecy that shines like a lamp in a dark place and lights up
your path.  It is in His Presence that the light is brightest and our understanding opens up when our hearts are
unencumbered.  Do not try and figure out your destiny in your own strength; it only brings confusion. Quiet your heart by putting
your trust fully in Him to unfold your destiny, bringing mind, heart and mouth in agreement with His “rhema” Word.

It is of utmost importance now to wait in that intimate intertwining with the Holy Spirit until you hear His instruction and that
stirring comes on the inside that brings the clarity of seeing and discerning your next move.  Hasty decisions will cause you to
flounder, but patience in the waiting-room of God will bring the blessing of being filled up with the knowledge of His will in all
wisdom and spiritual understanding; to walk a walk worthy of and pleasing to the Lord, being fruitful in every good work, and
increasing in the knowledge of God.

At the same time we will be strengthened by the Spirit in the inner man with the joy of sure-footedness as we wait for His
Presence to go before us in His timing and with His plan to come into the fullness of our inheritance in Christ and walking in
the works which He has preordained for us to walk in.  

Be polished to shine His glory and to be a glory dispenser in whatever place you find yourself by His orders!

Photo taken in Kentucky

Cara Winship sent this out and it is called:
"God's hands". "I took this picture on Hwy 30,
traveling to London, KY. It has given me
strength in the times of trouble. I feel I should
share it with the rest of the world. I hope it is
an inspiration to you.  It just goes to show
what we already know....  We have a God and
he's watching over us.
I e-mailed this picture to News Chanel 36.  I
was contacted by Meteorologist John James.
He said that this picture of the sky is showing
up, in all states, around the world.  He
wanted to know where I was from and where
I took it.  He saw a similar picture taken in
Texas.  He said this is amazing to him!"
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