We sold our house at the direction of our Heavenly Father—with no place to go and no further plans in sight. It sold quickly and at full value, too! My dad had been promoted, unexpectedly, to his home in Heaven just months before. In a turn of events, my husband now traveled. There, I found myself with two small children and a health issue facing packing, moving, and no idea of where we were going next.
I trusted the Father about His direction; He’d made it very clear what we were facing and the fact that we needed to sell and move. But, neither my husband nor I had any idea of where to go. Thankfully, our friend advocated our case with his friend and a rental house was opened for us. Last minute, miracle provision!
We moved in to the rental house, still with no idea of which way to go. The house was situated in the midst of beautiful trees in a relatively quiet neighborhood, nice! However, within yards, it backed up to a stadium hosting football games. The area turned out to be a sound portal, and I am super sensitive to sound. The first night we were there, we walked in and felt a spirit of rage.
Let me back up a moment. . .before we left our home that my dad built us, I cried and cried to the Father to not send us, or have us leave our safe, beautiful home, unless He sent His Presence with us. Prior to that time, I had my dad to depend on. For any major decision we faced, his confidence, peace, wisdom and prayers (and my mom’s) could be trusted—and were given in our native English language. I did not have to decode, or translate, his answer between earth language and Heaven language (which takes some learning and growing). I knew when our home sold that He’d answered my prayer, and was not sending us without His personal Presence to us.
Thankfully, I had that confidence of His Presence to take with me to this place of uncertainty. As shaky as I felt, we started to pray (and after some heavy losses, weren’t exactly in full faith confidence). Yet, almost immediately, the spirit of rage cleared the room. That was encouraging—and confidence building!
In the eleven month transition we lived there, I learned a lot (to put it mildly). Every home, apartment, dwelling of any kind, and the land, where we live is an actual assignment. We are called to walk and talk with Father. Through this relationship, His kingdom is expanded in our hearts and lives—and through us, to our family. Through us, it’s expanded to the physical dwelling we live, and to the land.
Some dwellings and land have a higher defiled presence than others. All have a history of both good and bad. Good, because God was here first, and bad, because we, humans, fall short of His glory, and it’s imprinted on the dwelling/land.
We discovered that prior to us, people had moved in and out of that rental property with rapid turnover, staying only a few months at a time. I could see why!
Father taught me there about things that are attached to the land, and how they could be handled. He showed me His Presence was with me personally, as He had been with my dad. He answered my prayer to give me a focus that would help me rise above the grief and uncertainty—and through that time, He downloaded revelation that became a prayer that circled the globe. I am still astounded, just thinking of all that He packed in that transition time. From there, He revealed that every season, no matter if we live in the same place or move frequently, is a transition.
Then, He drew our attention back to a piece of land that was personally safe to our family, and made the way where there was—literally—not even a path, to move. When we moved, the atmosphere of our rental house had totally shifted. After we left, people moved and stayed there; the rapid turnover was gone. We’d asked that His Presence would be there, too, and impact the people after us, and that prayer was answered.
Beloved, I share this testimony today to raise a new memorial in my heart of Father’s love and faithfulness in the midst of uncertainty and grief–and for your encouragement. Father is hearing your prayers, even if you cannot get them into words. In each dwelling you reside, and in each land that you live, there are unique assignments. These assignment do have an element of battle. However, with Father, His enemy cannot win and you cannot lose. Each assignment is yours to walk with the Father and with Him, fill those places with His Presence—and He is with you to do it! He will build you, reveal to you, expand the Kingdom in and through you, and He’ll cause you to leave a deposit of His Presence for those who come after you. He will reveal each step of the way, and do immeasurably more than you can ask or imagine, and this is my prayer for you.
Crystal Wade, 2020