A Time to Thrive

By Kathi Pelton

You were created to thrive! 

Somehow many of God’s sons and daughters have believed otherwise; this caused a spirit of poverty and abandonment (an orphan spirit) to become rooted within the Church. The Father has been dealing with these spirits that have come to steal, kill and destroy His family. Wrong beliefs had become deeply rooted in the lives of His people and God has been uprooting these lies and planting the seeds of truth in the fertile soil that He’s prepared in His people.

One truth is that YOU WERE MADE TO THRIVE! 

“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.”

‭‭Jeremiah 29:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Other versions say, “…to prosper you”, this is your truth! He has plans for peace and prosperity; plans for you to thrive!

The enemy knew that if he could convince God’s people into believing that they are less than who they were created to be then it would open the way for his plans to thrive. But God is turning the tables and taking back what belongs to Him…His family! True “sonship” is being restored, authority is returning and the seeds of truth are bearing fruit. The spiritual drought has come to an end and the Church will once again thrive.

As the calendar was flipped to reveal January 2017 I saw the body of Christ flip from a time of “shifting shadows” into a time of light. As the date changed to 1/17 the Spirit spoke the verse from James 1:17 to me,

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭

There is an invitation to come into the truth of His light. When we stand in the direct light of God there are no shifting shadows, there are no shadows of darkness at all. The world is full of shadows but God is the the fullness of light. 

When we see the acts of terrorism happening throughout the world, these are shifting shadows and when we see natural disasters, these too are shifting shadows. As we stand in the light of God we remain in the light even as we live in the midst of a world of shifting shadows. He NEVER changes. His faithfulness and Word is true from generation to generation. His light never dims or fades through the ages or in times of Earthly darkness (shadows). He is perfect light.

This is a time to move from hope deferred into desire fulfilled. There is no deference in the light of His perfect love. This is where the seeds of truth and fruitfulness grow into a tree of life. 

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

God’s benevolence is being offered to His people in the form of His good and perfect gifts. Benevolence is defined as: a disposition to do good, an act of kindness and a generous gift. He is a good Father with good and generous gifts to give to His children.

You were not created to live in the shadows but rather to thrive in the Light. This is your open door and open invitation into His plans to prosper you with peace and well-being (success and rest). Accept the invitation into your New Year open door and watch your life begin to thrive.

Happy New Year!


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