New Order

Recently, I watched an interview with Candace Cameron Bure, in which she said our Lord gave her a Word for 2023. The Word was “Joy.” 

This brought to mind someone close to me, who also does the same—asks our Lord for a single Word for the new year. 

And so, I decided to do it, too, one morning. Immediately, Holy Spirit showed me the Word “Order” in a Word-vision. 

I wasn’t surprised, because it’s what He has me doing right now. Also, I’ve been realizing that the work of bringing order is going to take some time. 

Right now, order for me looks like reorganizing and repairing my home space in preparation for big shifts ahead. With this new order, God is making my load light, as in Matthew 11:30. 

He is our God of order.

Order pleases God. It is His desire and nature. It is His wisdom. It is harmonious and facilitates the proper function and sequence of purpose, change and time.

Order is the state or condition of a thing (Webster’s). Right order is often the result of obedience, submission and walking with Him. 

Order is what Jesus trained His disciples in and what He left for us to awaken to and practice in our unique circumstances as we seek more of Him in our midst. 

According to Holy Scripture, order reflects discipline and commitment of our faith in God (Co 2:5). It reveals our position of dignity, rank and character (Strong’s #5010). It can be an arrangement in time that expresses a position of fashion, quality and style that generally depends on one’s God-given talents, experiences and resources (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon).  

Order is a verb.

I think of order mostly as a verb, since it’s a dynamic, ever changing framework, into which blessings fit as we grow. Order doesn’t prevent us from coloring outside of the lines in expressions of creativity. But rather creates boundaries that facilitate our enjoyment of God’s goodness as He continually expands it in our lives.

So, for me, order is pretty exciting. And those who have a gift of administration may enjoy the organization element of it, too. But for others, order may not feel so extraordinary. 

Here’s how it can benefit you . . . 

Since order is linked with authority in governing, to bring order is to be aligned with authority over that which God places in our stewardship. Therefore, order is an invitation to synchronicity and increased efficiency with God. 

Order is a kind of expression of being the head and not the tail. To reign with God victoriously, void of the downward pull of confusion. 

New order comes with a purposed grace to actually help facilitate space for God’s newness in our lives. 

Re-order comes with mercy, relative to how God has grown us and where He’s calling us. It’s an invitation to come up higher and reign in peace, knowing He has purposed our endeavors. 

We can have purpose without peace, but when we do, this should awaken us to the need for more order. God will show us the way as we walk with Him in faith.

As our capacity of blessings changes, order must correspond to facilitate peace. Therefore, building order facilitates the flow of life, freeing us to be available. 

Beautiful Order

1 Corinthians 14:40 TPT instructs us to do “all things in a beautiful and orderly way.” Here, the Word “beautiful” means respectful and “with the right design” (TPT study note). 

Over the years, God has restored many back to His “right design.” And He fiercely safeguards this righteous order from those who would try to tear it down through disrespect and discouragement (1 Co 5:11). He invites His restored ones to participate in greater expressions of His right order outwardly.

Lift & Shift

Several years ago, Holy Spirit said to me very clearly, “Get your house in order.” Thankfully, He gave me the understanding of what He meant. He was bringing about a big shift, and He desired that heavy burdens of the extraneous be lifted from me. 

So, with His directive, my husband and I began at the foundation level (garage and basement) of our home and made our way to the attic to clean out items that needed to go. We went through plastic tubs, drawers, cabinets and closets. It took us a year-and-a-half. 

When we finished, God moved us out of state into new roles of blessing, where we remained for eight years.

Now, here we are again: cleaning out, storing and re-storing—bringing new order to the level that pleases God for another big shift forward.

Pray with me if you will . . . 

Dear Lord, 

Thank You for bringing a better order into our lives. Since order is a beautiful facilitation of new life for us, bring it on. Thank You for helping us make room for all things new that are of You for us right now and forward. 

In Jesus’ Mighty Name. 


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Solidarity: Fellowship to Strengthen – Part 1

Solidarity is a “…fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group…” (

God has been awakening His bride to be firmly rooted in Him and to blossom into soul-and-spirit maturity and solidarity for His uncommon purposes.

To be a shining witness of His glory to the world. For Kingdom purposes.

As we come together to serve God, His purposed-power will be in His sharp arrow of convergence. 

God’s order of solidarity-power will be established beautifully as His faithful followers yield to Him inwardly, and step into divinely-assigned positions—in every facet and level of society.

I believe we can expect to see more and more of His courageous followers take seats, at the top of their fields, as God disarms and unseats the unwilling. I believe we will see, an undeniable and consistent power of God flow through His beloved to make their mark as they remain close to Him.

I believe multitudes will be touched. By His Spirit.

I believe The Lord will showcase Himself in greater ways than we’ve experienced before and that it will progress, into a movement of exponential victory for the world to see. Drawing even more people into closer fellowship with Him through His power in His movement of solidarity.

The revelation God gave to me on solidarity is that it’s the reality of His multitudes of people being established (strengthened) in Christ—made undivided and whole—for purposes even beyond themselves.

We see this in reference to Paul and Barnabas in Acts 14:22 TPT, which reveals that “At each place they went, they strengthened the lives of the believers and encouraged them to go deeper in their faith. And they taught them, ‘It is necessary for us to enter into the realm of God’s kingdom, because that’s the only way we will endure our many trials and persecutions.’”

We also see solidarity referenced in Luke 22:32 TPT, where Jesus says to Peter, “But I have prayed for you, Peter, that you would stay faithful to me no matter what comes. Remember this: after you have turned back to me and have been restored, make it your life mission to strengthen the faith of your brothers.”

1 Thessalonians 3:2 AMPC says, “And we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s servant in [spreading] the good news (the Gospel) of Christ, to strengthen and establish and to exhort and comfort and encourage you in your faith.”

The Apostle Paul also operated in solidarity. In Romans 1:11 AMPC, Paul says, “For I am yearning to see you, that I may impart and share with you some spiritual gift to strengthen and establish you;”

When we take a closer look at the word “solidarity,” we see that it contains the Latin word “soli,” which, according to Webster’s, is plural for “solo” and can mean “accommodating one person.”

As a single body of many believers, we know that One person.

Friends, God is assimilating this body—His mature bridal party without spot or wrinkle—to unite with Him in accommodating His Kingdom purposes of end-time harvest. 

Solidarity is from the Latin word, “solidum,” which means “whole sum.” Solidarity’s root word is from the Latin word “solidus,” which is “solid.”

Solid can mean (Webster’s): 

  • Made firmly and well.
  • Of one substance or character: as…solid gold.
  • Intimately friendly.
  • Reliable.
  • Not interrupted by a break or opening.

Friends, God desires that the whole sum of His believers remain wholehearted, standing on His solid foundation and moving in obedience to His directives as we co-labor with Him to grow His Kingdom. 

So, as we become more like Christ individually, we are made increasingly solid in His nature, character and glory to co-labor with Him in great exploits. As we individuals gather collectively, as the body of Christ, to co-labor with God, multiplicity (growth) happens.

In the momentum of this multiplicity and solidarity, we must remember that commission implies submission, and a solid (firm, wholehearted) faith to follow God consistently (Col 2:5).

Colossians 2:7 TPT tells us, “Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!”

1 Corinthians 15:58 AMPC says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually) aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].”

So, friends, as we step out in solidarity, we must remember that, although safety in numbers is a close cousin to solidity, and Jesus has dis-empowered the world from harming us, we must remain in agreement (solidarity) with Him to retain access to His protection. To be “free from harm or risk” (Webster’s). 

2 Timothy 2:19 TPT reminds us that “…the firm foundation of God has written upon it these two inscriptions: ‘The Lord God recognizes those who are truly his!’ and, ‘Everyone who worships the name of the Lord Jesus must forsake wickedness!'”

So, the basics of moving in solidarity are that we must come into a fuller knowledge of Christ (Vine’s), eat solid food (He 5:12, 14; 1 Cor 3:2), and stand on the solid foundation of God (2 Tim 2:19), as we move forward to reach and strengthen others—by His Spirit. 

Friends, I pray that God will “grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]” (Ep 3:16 AMPC).

In Jesus’ Mighty Name.


Join me next week for part 2 of Solidarity: Fellowship to Strengthen.

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