Desire Of My Soul

Flashes of Lightning: Standing Watch [Living Stones]


A divine spark. A flash image. A scripture suspended before me. This series shares soul-to-soul watchwords that I believe the Lord has impressed on me for this season, hour, moment that we’re in.

When chaos rises like a whirlwind . . . God’s Word reminds us where to stand and who we are: His living stones, voices crying in a spiritual wilderness.


“I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what He will say to me.” —Habakkuk 2:1


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Living stones. That’s who we are in God’s hands. Alive in Him, called to speak His words, walk in His ways, for His glory.


It’s not easy in a world at odds with Him. And as these end times accelerate, there are spiritual minefields everywhere. I believe that’s why the LORD gave me this scripture back in July 2020 . . .


Truth is nowhere to be found. Whoever turns from evil becomes a target (prey). The LORD looked and saw no justice and was displeased. —Isaiah 59:15


If we stand in and with God, there will be repercussions from the world around us.


That reminded me of a scripture (Isaiah passage below) He’d given me early last year (2019) or before, when I was tweaking Combat Zone: Rules of Engagement.


Don’t fear (be shaken, swept into conspiracies) what people fear (call conspiracies)
nor give strength to it
or be awed (shaken terribly, oppressed) by what awes them.
Let G-d be the object of your awe (trembling holy fear) . . .
consecrate Him.
He alone is to be your sanctuary.
—Isaiah 8:12-14


What does that look like in 2021—and how does that dovetail into being His living stones? It goes like this . . .


Remember that the LORD is the stability of our times (Isaiah 33:5-6). Not the world or mainstream media or your checkbook. G-d and Him alone is your rock-solid foundation.


Therefore, per I Samuel 12: 7, 16 & 21 . . . hold still, stand and see what He will do, don’t turn aside.


Pause in the stillness of His presence, humbled.

When it’s time to move, move in His stillness—not the world’s energy, chaos, freneticism, reckless meandering, cacophony.

Don’t turn from His ways, voice, leading




Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice, of all deceit, hypocrisy and envy,
and of all the ways there are of speaking against people;
and be like newborn babies, thirsty for the pure milk of the Word;
so that by it, you may grow up into deliverance.
For you have tasted that Adonai is good.
As you come to him, the living stone,
rejected by people but chosen by God and precious to him,
you yourselves, as living stones,
are being built into a spiritual house to be high priests set apart for God
to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to him through Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah.




Make us a voice crying out in the wilderness, to those surrounding us, those lost in the enemy’s darkness.

Make us carriers of Your presence, ignited with the flame of your heart.

Your Name is our Strength. Your Name is the very breath of our souls.

Help us stand in You and become a unified army, marching shoulder-to-shoulder, focused on You, working as one, followers of our Messiah, Jesus (Yeshua) to the glory of G-d the Father.


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