I have decided to publicly share the vision I have for my yarn store. For those of you who may not know, I LOVE to crochet and I LOVE yarns. I had been wanting a yarn store for a while now, and have been praying for it, but not pressing in like I believe now I should have been.
When my family was at a conference at Morningstar Ministries in Ft. Mill, South Carolina, there was a speaker there named Bill Johnson. He has a church called Bethel Church in Redding, California.
I wrote down some things I heard him say one night and even downloaded the conference a couple of days ago so I can listen to it over and over. It was a powerful teaching.
Sorry about the flow, or lack thereof. I was just taking the snippets that the Lord was speaking to me for this.
“It is theologically irresponsible to take the great promises of scripture and put them off into a period of time for which we have no responsibility. Every generation is responsible to extract the life out of every promise.” Proverbs 25:2 – It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. God hides stuff for us not from us.
“Jesus being asked by Mary to deal with the wine. Jesus says, what does this have to do with me? This isn’t my hour – the hour for me to be unveiled as the miracle worker. He only said what he heard His Father say, so He got this information from the Father. Mary tells the servants to do whatever Jesus says. Jesus looks at the Father and says, ‘Apparently we have a change in plans.’ “
“The desperation of an individual can change the timing of an event. God is not as interested in certain events happening at certain times as He is interested in our involvement in the unfolding of those events. We are not puppets on a string. We affect one another. God has made himself vulnerable to the desires of His people. The church is waiting for the next directive of God and God is waiting on the dream of the church. Waiting for the thing that rocks us, that moves us. “
“When desires are formed in me, God is trying to resurrect them because he wants to become manifested in a practical way that affects the course of history. ‘Whatsoever desires you have, when you pray, you shall receive them.’ ‘My works abide in you’.
“If it matters to you, whom the Lord loves, it matters to Him. It does not have to be eternally significant.” Bill then referenced his book, “Dreaming with God”, which I picked up last night. 🙂
“Jesus changing plans and performing a miracle of turning water into wine because of a mother who, in so many words said, ‘I’ve been pregnant with these promises for 30 years and I’m going to blow up if I don’t see something happen! (Like Mary saying to Jesus) This may not be your time, but it’d be a really good time for me.’ You can only carry that word for so long.”
“‘John 12:40 – He blinded their eyes, hardened their hearts lest they should see with their eyes and understand with their hearts and I should heal them.’ It’s like God is saying, ‘I don’t want them to see because then they’ll repent and I’ll have to go forgive them and give them what they want.’ – Puzzling verse. It’s talking about Israel. ‘If I show Israel what I’m going to do for them before the Gentiles are added they will ask for it and I’ll have to give it to them before the designated time.’ Implication – If you see it, if He does not blind your eyes, than what you can see that is a future event, then you have legal access to bring it into your day. “
“All things are yours – things present and things to come.”
“King David caught a vision. Hope to set up a vision of worship. Legal access to the authentic presence of the kingdom. But it was illegal to approach the tabernacle without a blood sacrifice. What David did was illegal. But because the Lord did not veil David’s eyes to the future – after Jesus’ death and resurrection – that all can come before the Lord without the blood offering (because Jesus was the blood offering), David took hold of that and brought it into his own time and lived.”
This is what I wrote down that night, after going back to my room and being “high” on the promises which the Lord just unveiled.
Separate but connected.
Coffee Shop – Tables where people can sit and drink coffee/tea and/or eat pastries.
I would like to, through a doorway or a larger opening, have a yarn shop. I want to sell yarns not available locally, but also less expensive yarns available locally. I want to make available tools for crochet/knit and other needle-craft crafts.
I want to have comfortable couches and chairs for people to lounge in and work on projects. I want tables that people can sit around and work on projects.
I want to play instrumental music in the store. Christian instrumental music. Don Potter, Alberto Rivera & Friends, Bruce Dailey, Theresa Griffith, etc. Worship jams, too. Or, maybe have videos playing of worship. Maybe have Christian music playing. I like what Morningstar’s bookstore has – a tv with videos of worship playing.
I want an area dedicated to classes. That people can come in and teach crochet, knitting and other needlecrafts.
I need the Lord to give me a ministry to support with money and/or projects that people make, maybe ZAO Water financially, but I want to be able to supply shawls, blankets, any handcrafted item that customers would want to donate to a ministry as well. These items would be prayed over by me and my children and any other trusted intercessor who would want to be involved.
As I was praying about this, I heard, Eagle’s Nest. Might be a good name.
I want to provide a place where crafters can gather to purchase hard to find yarn, to gather with other crafters, and to be touched by the Spirit of God. A place that people would come to to have prayers be answered, to see healings take place. To come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. That the Spirit of God would be so evident. That people would gather and talk about what God is doing in their lives and in their neighborhoods and not talk about each other.
Aquila is Greek for Eagle. It is also a constellation. Inside that constellation is a nebula, NGC 6751, also known as the Glowing Eye. Wow! It looks like a glowing eye! The interesting thing about the glowing eye, is this: that night Rick Joyner (Pastor of Morningstar) was speaking about the portals of Heaven and the eye of God looking down on us.
Add: I also am wanting to have a “Yarn of the week” and a “Tool of the week”. There have been so many times where I thought I’d like a hook or yarn, bought it, took it home and didn’t like it. My vision is that someone can come in, with the yarn of the week and tool of the week make up a granny square or something. They will know how the yarn works up and if they like the hook (or needles or whatever). Then I’ll have them drop the square into a basket to be sewn together with other squares into a blanket to donate to the local hospital for babies or other sick patients.