Today I received a text from a friend inquiring about my health.  Her text asked, “Any evidence yet of your healing?”

In response I shared with her that although I have not seen a full manifestation of healing, I am seeing some ‘signs’ of improvement coming forth.

A little later in the day I was thinking about signs.  I thought about how we see road signs when we are on the way to vacation.  The closer we get to our destination, the more signs we see.

For instance, when we travel from Tennessee to Florida, we see very few Florida signs until we are almost through Georgia.  After that we see all kinds of Florida signs.

Signs let us know we are headed in the right direction.  They also tell us how close or how far away we are.  I believe this is true in the natural as well as in the Spirit.

As I pondered all this, I truly felt God was encouraging me with the signs I had shared with my friend.

Then I came across this scripture from the Passion Translation.

Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flower’s whispers, “There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now, is the time to arise and come away with me. Song of Songs 2:13

I love this!  The early signs of God’s purposes and plans are bursting forth.  Even the flowers are whispering…. “Change is in the air!”

I don’t know about you, but I have felt change in the air for a couple weeks now.  I can’t quite pinpoint it, but I can feel it in the Spirit.

I spiritually discern a new day breaking forth.  A change coming upon us.  I also sense the need to draw closer to God and tune in to His voice to be sure I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.

To me, this scripture confirms that unction as it says when we begin to feel or discern change in the air, it is time to come up higher in God.  To run with Him to the higher place.

We join HIM, by arising with Him as things begin to shift in the Spirit.

It reminds me of a prayer I prayed constantly when I was first born-again.  I would pray, “God, I do not want to go anywhere you are not, lead me and guide me, walk with me and do not allow me to get ahead of You or behind You.”

My hearts cry was to only be where the presence of God was – it still is.

Today, I believe God is urging us to watch for the signs – early signs of His plans and purposes coming forth.  As we discern the signs, we must determine in our heart to rise higher in God. To arise with Him to the secret place of the Most High God.

It’s true, the closer we get, the more signs we will see.  That being said, if we don’t recognize and discern the early signs, it is possible a shift could take place that we are not prepared for.

For that reason, it is vital we draw near to God.  Seek His face.  Listen for His voice.

John, chapter 10, says we know the voice of our Shepherd and the voice of a stranger we will not follow. Let’s tune into His voice.

Today, may we each discern the early signs of His plan and purpose.  May we follow His lead – higher and higher, until we are resting daily in the presence and peace of our God.


Meditate on this!

Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you! Isaiah 60:1