Season of Lost and Found!

December 1, 2007

Last night as I was getting on the Internet I noticed this story’s headline. I immediately felt a strong pulling in my spirit to read it. I felt the Lord saying He was going to say something to me through it.

Bracelet pulled from chicken is one clucky find

Boy's ID bracelet lost decades ago turns up in a gizzard from Minn. bird

updated 5:35 p.m. PT, Fri., Nov. 30, 2007

FAIRMONT, Minn. - More than two decades after Aaron Giles lost his identity bracelet, he's finding how it was discovered tough to swallow.

A meat cutter at Olson Locker in Fairmont came across the shiny object in a chicken gizzard and saw a name, address and phone number engraved on it.

"I've heard of livestock swallowing unusual objects, but this situation stands out," Mark Olson, who owns the meat locker, told the Sentinel of Fairmont.

Giles had lived in Fairmont as a child and played hide-and-seek and other games with his brothers in their grandfather's barn near Sherburn.

"I would spend most of my time out at his farm, and that's the only place I can think of that I would have lost it," Giles said about his bracelet on Thursday. The 31-year-old said he thinks the bracelet was lost when he was 4 or 5.

The barn was dismantled a few years ago, and Giles thinks his bracelet was imbedded in materials used to construct another barn in Elmore, about 45 miles away.

The bracelet was found in a chicken that came from an Elmore farm.

Olson was able to track down Giles' father, who had moved to Arizona. Giles, who now lives in Gloucester, Mass., said he received his old bracelet in September.

"It was in pretty immaculate shape. Everything was working on it, and all the engravings on it were still legible," Giles said. "It was quite the surprise."

Giles said he expects the bracelet to stay in his family for many years to come. "I have no plans on trying to lose it again," he said.

As I read this story I felt God saying there were things that have been laid aside, lost or stolen a long time ago that are getting ready to be returned. I have continued to feel God brooding over this story, pulling me to look at it again and again. And today I realized it was because this message was not just for me but for many of you as well!

I feel God saying that many have had their Identities stolen in some way or another. Who we are in Christ, who we were always meant to be has been laid aside or lost somewhere along the way. I sense that we are getting ready to come into our full inheritance as Daughters and Sons of the most High and parts of ourselves and who we are in Him is getting ready to be restored to us in unusual ways. He also pointed out that the ID bracelet was returned TO him. He did not go hunting for it. It feels like many have lost apart of who they are, sooooo long ago that they don’t even have hope of it being returned to them. There isn’t even a realization that something is missing. How can you go after something that you don’t know exists?

I also saw many of us coming back full circle. In life God often teaches us with specific emphasis and then HE goes on to other subjects and impartations. These seasons and what He teaches through them become apart of who we are and gives us Key’s and tools to respond like He wants throughout all life’s experiences. I see us coming back to lessens learned long ago. I see us coming to a season where He says, “Now is the time to pick up and combine all I have taught you through the years.”

God is taking us corporately into a season where we will need ALL we have learned over the years!

I see us like Knights that have trained for a long time. Sometimes emphasis has been on the sword, sometimes it has been on the javelin, other times we have learned to ride without hands. Now He is saying to many, “You have learned well! But there comes a time where you use ALL your skills together for a purpose.”

I see a drawing together taking place in the body of Christ for a purpose. I see the Lord repositioning people strategically. I see many being drawn to new people. It might feel like something is wrong, because some will find that people they have been very close to will slowly be drawn in different directions. Nothing is wrong; there is just a restructuring taking place, a repositioning. Others will find themselves being drawn even closer to old companions, fellow warriors. It is time for changes to take place. God is getting us ready for something very specific. We are no longer in training. I see field assignments being given out, not one on one, but to different GROUPS that will GO together. We WILL NOT be able to go it alone. These assignments are being given out to GROUPS! Not isolated solders. There is a time and a season for everything “… a time to laugh a time to cry…” A time to go it alone with only you and Jesus, and I time to be brought alongside of our brothers and sisters of the faith for a corporate God ordained purpose!

God will be placing us strategically in groups, because each of us has learned vital lessens that we will need to combine to fulfill our assignments!

This next Season/ year will be about restructuring, being brought full circle, and reestablishing into our lives that which has been lost, stolen, or laid aside for a season. Some of us are even being called to step out of our comfort zones! Some of what has been OK in the past will not be OK in this season. In order to fulfill our God given calls some of us will have to relinquish our hold on things God is saying is not for us right now. A call is going forth to look our lives and say, "Lord what would you have me do with my time and everything else you have given to me?"

Some of you have looked back and seen a huge price that you have paid for treasures that have been unused ever or unused for quite some time.

“Look at Me” the Lord says, “I have made you beautiful and you will use ALL that you have learned in the coming season of time. I have equipped you fully for a reason. It WILL NOT be wasted. Your years of training and the tears you have wept before my throne will not be lost! I have equipped you for a harvest, Now GO fully able!!!”

December 1, 2007

Ramona Michelle Wallace