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Fulfill Your Destiny

Fulfill Your Destiny

By Honey French

 

Are you discouraged by your circumstances? Are you dissatisfied with your current situation? Our loving God knows all about it.  And because God loves you, He will turn it around eventually for your good as you give Him control of your life. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  It’s a promise of God.  But there are conditions, and the first is that we love Him.  And if we love Him we’re trying to please Him in all our ways.  And the second condition is that we’re trying to always be in the center of His will.

The following story is an example God put in the Bible for us.

Joshua 15:16 And Caleb said, He that attacks Kirjath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. 17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 18 And it came to pass, as she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father for a field: and she dismounted from her donkey; and Caleb asked her, What do you wish? 19 She answered Give me a blessing; for you have given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs. 

We can learn a lot about characters in the Bible by their names. God gives us clues about them when we look up the meaning of their names in the original language, which is Hebrew in this case.  Also, looking words up in the Strong’s Concordance gives better understanding of God’s intent.

Aschsah was perhaps viewed by her father Caleb as a pretty object or possession to be given away since the meaning of her name Achsah (5915:anklet, tinkling ornament) was frivolous. Anyway her father offered her as a prize or reward to whoever captured the city, as was often the custom of that time.  What a custom!  Aren’t you glad you didn’t live in those ancient times?!

Can you imagine what Aschsah was thinking?!  What kind of man will this warrior be?  Will he be a crude, hulking, brutal oaf of a man?  What will he look like?  Will he be handsome or ugly, fat or thin, tall or short?  How will he treat me?  Will he be kind, gentle, and considerate, or order me around?  I bet she bombarded heaven with prayer!

But we’re not victims of our circumstances when we belong to God! God knows the beginning from the end! Nothing in our life is an accident! We don’t know that much about Achsah, but we do know that God thought she deserved Othniel (6274:  force of God; 0352:  strong, mighty, goodly), who we know by his name was a strong, mighty, good man with the force of God behind him.  God allowed him to take that city because God wanted to reward her with this wonderful man for a husband.

Perhaps her dad Caleb didn’t think that much of Achsah because Caleb didn’t give them any land when they married.  Joshua 15:18 And it came to pass, as she came to him, that she moved (moved 5496:  stimulate, enticed, persuaded, provoked) him to ask him to ask of her father for a field.  She had to persuade or provoke Othniel to ask her father Caleb to give them land, which he did.

There are so many men or women who feel overlooked or unappreciated because they feel people just look at the outer appearance. Perhaps Achsah was thought of as this pretty, brainless little thing that is nice to look at, period. I’m so glad God doesn’t view us as others do. He looks at the heart! He knows what He created us to be. He knows our potential. He looks past what we appear to be with our flaws and weaknesses and sees us the way we can be. 1Sam 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

Caleb appeared to have overlooked giving them land. Aschsah, however, thought enough of herself and her own worth to persuade her husband to ask Caleb for land. However, when Caleb did, he gave them land in the south (5045:  parched from drought) which was not desirable.)

So Aschsah later went to her father with purpose. Caleb recognized that and asked what she wanted. She wasn’t hesitant or wishy-washy. She knew who she was and what she deserved. And she boldly told him the land he gave them was parched from drought. But she wasn’t demanding and obnoxious. She asked in faith believing that her father loved her enough to grant her request. She asked for springs, plural! And he gave her upper and lower springs!  (upper 5942:  ascend, high, grow over, increase, lift up, raise, recover, restore, shoot forth up, spring and stir up) and (nether 8482: lowermost, depths, figuratively the womb)

The upper spring symbolizes recovering and restoration, ascending high, increasing, a stirring up and shooting forth upward! Don’t be discouraged! Don’t give up hope!  Don’t think your situation won’t ever improve! Go on to your full potential…God’s destiny for you ordained from the womb!  When God created you, He put everything in your DNA to fulfill all that He has for you!  Jeremiah 29:11:  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future, a hope, a reward.

We can go to our Father God and ask in faith being led by the Holy Spirit!  He wants to bless us and help us become all that He created us to be.  And He wants us to come into the blessings He has planned for us since the foundation of the world!

And remember the nether springs symbolizes from the depths, from the womb, new creative thoughts and ideas and projects or ministries being birthed!  Perhaps there’s an invention waiting to come forth from you!  Proverbs 8:12: I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.  Perhaps there’s a song or a book waiting to be birthed!

So please be encouraged.  Don’t fret, worry, or complain, but praise Him in spite of your circumstances, even when it’s the hardest thing to do. Philippians 4:4:  Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.  Nehemiah 8:10…for the joy of the LORD is your strength. We don’t praise Him for the circumstances, but we praise Him in spite of them because He’s worthy of our praise.  He’s a wonderful, powerful God who spoke the world into existence!    Praise doesn’t change the situation instantly, but it gives us a different perspective as we examine our circumstances. When we meditate on the awesome greatness of our God, our big huge problem will diminish in size because our faith increases as we see the grandeur of God and see the problem from eternity’s viewpoint. 

 Hebrews 12:1  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3 For consider him that endured…lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees;

Genesis 50:20  But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring it to pass this day, to save much people alive.  Always remember that God loves us and wants to turn situations that the devil meant for evil around for our good just as He did for Joseph in Genesis and for Achsah in Joshua 15!  So I’m hoping this article will inspire and encourage you to persevere and fulfill the wonderful destiny God has ordained for you since you were in your mother’s womb.

 

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way. Psalm 37:23.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  Proverbs3:5.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Proverbs 3:6

Honey Featured in Peru Article

Featured in Peru Article

 

I had a fabulous time watching God do amazing things when I ministered in Peru.  There I met the prominent Linares brothers, all pastors. Alfred also sings and God gives him words and music to anointed songs. They are hoping I’ll return to Peru to minister. Alfred gave me the privilege of featuring me and my book on his blog spot.  Please click on the following link:

http://pastoreslideres.blogspot.com/2013/10/honey-french-la-primera-mujer.html

Translation of the article:

 

U.S. -Honey French was one of the first women in the official history working as criminal in prison for convicts in the US.She had a very difficult childhood but God had a wonderful plan for your life as an evangelist International. His ministry Honey from the Rock Ministries reaches to many prisons in the US and the world with the Word of God.

 

She has published a book on official English Honey: a light in the darkness (Officer Honey: A light in darkness) which tells the story of his life whose testimony is an example of struggle and concern for those who are deprived of their liberty and for the families affected by the absence of their loved ones.

 

 What is the purpose of the book Officer Honey? My purpose is to honor God and show the heart of God to those that have been damaged by life’s circumstances. Both of those who suffer and no lack of those who by their wrong decisions have caused deep pain not only to that person but also the people around him.

 

 What is the intended audience of this book?

 

Those passing through difficult situations in their lives. I want to speak to the prison officials, officers and their family members who have a loved one prisoner by circumstances that occurred in their lives. 

How was your personal encounter with the Lord?

I had a personal encounter with the Lord many years ago when i was service in the watch tower of a criminal at 3:30 in the morning and i was baptised by the Holy Spirit. God gave me an opportunity since that date to proclaim the gospel to prisoners and prison officials about the love of God by showing the plan of God for their lives. Signs and miracles occurred for the glory of the Lord. 

 

We can see a great talent of God in the narrative of your book which gives to understand the inspiration of God in each paragraph. Tell us how has been the reception of the book in the believing people of english speaking? 

 

Very blessed. I am pleased to be able to share this feeling of God toward the other toward a calling from God to intensify the evangelization in the detention centers toward the that life circumstances have gone through very difficult situations and have taken in life wrong decisions. 

 

I am delighted to receive countless samples of breath to have purchased the book and have read with much enthusiasm its content and understand how to be able to share with the people grieved by the life, the gospel and the Word of God to fill that empty spot in their hearts. I thank God to have the opportunity to show a little of his love in this work. 

 

Honey, did you stay in Peru a few years ago in one of your international tours in 2010. 

 

If i was in the cities of Lima and Ica sharing the Word of the Lord and my testimony in the company of the sisters of aglow International and a ministry of planting churches. I have fond memories of my visit to Peru. I have travelled to different parts of the world and I always carry in my heart and in my prayers. I am also praying that God open the doors and be able to travel again to Peru and other South American countries in a rotating testimonial.

 

 Perhaps this is a signal to have the opportunity to be able to get our hands on the official hispanic version of honey. We will be praying for that, of course. 

 

Pastora Honey what message would you give to our fellow believers, pastors and leaders in general in relation to this called ministerial to reach with the gospel the prisons? 

 

I am very grateful to this medium -PastoresyLideres for giving me the opportunity to address the leading Hispanic Christians and all the people of God in latin-american countries wishing them all the blessings of the Lord for their lives with all my heart. 

 

My story illustrates that my sadness in my childhood were not in vain but quite the contrary, they were used for the good of other people who were passing through difficult situations. This story shows how God can use ordinary people for the honor and glory of his name and his ministry. I want to say to all believers in the Spanish-speaking world that we put our eyes again in these places and people away from not only of freedom but the powerful message of God to their lives. 

 

FACT:

 

This book is available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble for the English-speaking and that they are familiar with the English language. There will be very soon a Hispanic edition through the means mentioned above. We pray for this. Invitations to international please visit the following address:

www.honeyfromtherockministries.com

Honey French la Primera Mujer predicando en penales en EE.UU ~ Pastores y Lideres