Pay to all what is due them… respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
Romans 13:7 (NRSV)
None of us makes our journey in spiritual growth and development alone, for we journey with Christ. In His sovereignty, there are times He stations selected ones along the path He has ordered for our steps. They may seem more like accessories to our dying to self than His appointed angels of mercy. Still, our spiritual growth is related to the fact that He knows what He’s up to. Reconciling. Restoring. Rebuilding.
When the Lord made real to me many years ago the verse in Habakkuk 3:19 –
“The Lord God is my strength: and he will make my feet like the feet of harts:
and he the conqueror will lead me upon my high places singing psalms…” (Douay-Rheims)
– I had no idea the way He would take me in order to remold my spiritual feet from lame to straight. Nor did I know through whom He would speak as others skillfully and wisely opened the Word of God to my understanding. Holy Spirit has taken great delight in the convening years to develop my hinds’ feet.
He has provided some marvelous companions in teaching, speech, and writing to whom I am indebted. Those listed below are ones whose own work has impacted and served to unpack further Holy Spirit’s labor of love and growth in my own life with regard to development of one’s human spirit. Where noted throughout this website, permission has been received to reproduce limited material or introduce to you concepts the Lord revealed to these individuals.
Beyond those due credits, the writings contained in this website are personal insights and revelation downloads. Holy Spirit has been my faithful Teacher, weaving together facets of my heavenly DNA with the generational line and time within which He placed me. What I write here and elsewhere is a portion of my unique redemptive gifts reconciled back to the Lord as a fragrant offering, as I rebuild upon His restored foundation in my life. My prayer is no less, and much more, for you. There is joy in this offering.
~ without further ado, let’s roll the credits ~
Arthur Burk │Sapphire Leadership Group – theslg.com – Resources abound through Sapphire Leadership Group. The life in the revelation Arthur received twenty-plus years ago regarding the seven redemptive gifts and their reflection in our human spirit, is essential for these days in which we live. His own teaching can be obtained through his website via video, DVDs, CDs, books and blog posts. To Arthur, I owe a debt of gratitude for his willingness to deeply sow seed, then give others of us ‘scattering’ rights.
Dr. Fuchsia Pickett – Author of numerous books, Presenting the Holy Spirit, Volume 1 (Destiny Image, 1993) – and Volume 2 have served up a banquet of nourishment, confirmation, and inspiration. I am eternally grateful she was obedient to put in writing the Holy Spirit illumination given her for those who would come after. Her personal life testimony has such similar elements to my life that I can but say ‘only God’. I’m glad He introduced me to her through her writings. One day, we shall meet where she resides on the other side of the veil.
Charles (Chuck) Wale, Jr. – Designed for Fulfillment manual – available from arsenalbooks.com – Chuck was an early recipient of SLG’s (then Plumbline) personal ministry, teaching, and releasing. I am grateful for our phone conversation where he welcomed my inquiries and provided answers, then tied a bow of blessing on my desire to be another torch-bearer for the redemptive gifts.
Mary (Bunny) Warlen – Part of the grassroots group when Arthur first began to release the teaching on the redemptive gifts and the human spirit, she was instrumental in connecting me with Chuck Wale.
Sandy Landry – Former high school English teacher inspired by Arthur’s teaching on the human spirit and redemptive gifts of cities and individuals. Like others, she was resourced and released. sandylandry.com
Photo Credits – I love the wealth of free photos available these days. Featured are Unsplash and Pexels
Note: I’d like to make three important distinctions. First, I have not attended seminary, nor do I have a theology degree. What I have is a living and cherished relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit has been my faithful Teacher, superseded by none while using choice others to bring confirmation time and again. Second, I have been ministered to and gained knowledge and understanding from other ministries or persons, some of whom I credit on this site. That does not mean I endorse every idea you may come across in their own material. Part of growing in wisdom is searching scripture yourself for truth and verification. As for what I post here at any given time, what I currently possess and share is no doubt less than what Holy Spirit and the Word has now or will yet cause me to come alive to and understand in deeper ways. It is not that the former is of no worth; it is that our God is boundless, and journeying deeper in Him is full of wonderful new unveiling. We see and know in ways we did not see and know before. Third, it is not my goal to debate or persuade others’ theological views. My desire is that you come away with a greater understanding of how your heavenly Father designed you. May you find yourself stirred in spirit as to your unique design and that of others. That God chose to express His glory through us is a marvelous truth. I bless you with sensing His exquisite Presence as you linger and learn.
“Now all of us, with our faces unveiled, reflect the glory of the Lord as if we are mirrors; and so we are being transformed, metamorphosed,
into His same image from one radiance of glory to another, just as the Spirit of the Lord accomplishes it.”
II Corinthians 3:18 The Voice