24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are yet speaking I will hear.
15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a]in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
My personal journey into intimacy with God only began about a year ago. It was all set into motion with a crown!
Prior to that time, I had self-identified myself with the following words: divorce, depression, anxiety, abandoned, weak, unworthy, and victim. I walked in this all the while thinking I was glorifying God because I was “overcoming”. However, my “overcoming” was defined by medications and hospital visits to manage my mind.
Then, in a most glorious and unexpected moment, God showed me a crown. I was in my room when God told me to declare healing over my mind, that He was going to renew my mind to discern truth from the lies of the enemy. The Holy Spirit encountered me and I began praying in the Spirit, which I had never done before. It was a love language unlike anything I had ever experienced. The closest analogy I can make is when my twin sister and I were toddlers. We had a special language, “twin speak”, that we used to communicate the secrets of our hearts. A language only we understood. This love language with Jesus was like a song deep within my soul.
God reached into my deepest inner being…
As I was dancing with Jesus, praying with Him, and singing His song, I looked up and saw a crown. It was a part of a princess costume I had bought years ago, and it was sitting on my dresser. In that moment, God said, “Jill, you are RESTORED, JOYFUL, PEACEFUL, CLAIMED, STRONG, WORTHY and an OVERCOMER in MY name because you are MY DAUGHTER!” I shared the most intimate moment in my life thus far with the one who created me. I was healed. Free. Whole. And I put on the crown. He fulfilled His promise that when we call on His name, He will answer and show us unspeakable things.
Psalm 50:15 states that in our times of trouble, we shall call on Him. He will rescue us, and He will receive glory. I used to believe the glory was found in the pit He pulled me out of. Over the past year, I have embraced the revelation that His glory comes when His children receive our inheritance and gifts from declaring our identity in HIM! He receives glory when we wear our crown. This happens when we abide in Him. He hears our prayers before we ever ask, and answers them before we speak. When we fully embrace who He is, we can embrace who we are in Him. Then we wear our crown!
- Father God, I ask you to show me my crown. I declare my identity is in Christ. I am no longer tossed like a ship, to and fro. Instead, I am Your child. I am fearfully and wonderfully made….your handiwork. The old is washed away, and I have been made new. I long to glorify you all the days of my life.
- I declare that we are one church and together we desire intimacy with You which unifies us to bring Heaven to Earth. Give us the revelation of just how wide, deep, high and long Your love for us is. As we draw closer to You, we will draw closer to one another through prayer and fasting.
- We declare revelation in the hearts and minds of our governing authorities. We declare alignment of their minds with your Holy plans and purposes, and a renewed desire for righteousness as they seek You. We declare they are protected from the enemy. We bind all bitterness in our nation and release perseverance in prayer that our nation will be brought into wholeness.