The Eyes of the Beholder


Have you ever read a particular scripture that speaks to you over and over again? By that I mean, you glean numerous and different truths from the same passage? An inheritance word is a passage of scripture that leaps off the page and grabs your spirit, speaking to your own personal journey. That is a word God has chosen for you to hang your hat on, a promise you can take to the bank. And if you will truly begin to mine it, you will hear God speaking to you not just once, but over and over and over. And He will not say the same thing every time! Like looking at a finely cut diamond, you will see different facets of God’s plans for you as you look at your inheritance word from different perspectives.

Recently my daughter took a random picture with her cell phone. When she posted it on Facebook, it took my breath away. It had the effect on my spirit that an inheritance word has. As I began to ask the Lord what He was saying to me through this picture, He gave me three different and distinct interpretations.

Legacy: This interpretation was for my father. My dad is an eighty four year old cowboy. He has mentioned to me on numerous occasions that when he is gone, the things he has cherished, his love of horses, etc., will be forgotten and nobody will care. But as I looked at this picture, the Lord told me to give it to my dad as a symbol of the legacy he leaves behind. The young girl in the picture is my youngest granddaughter, his great-granddaughter. Here is what the Lord told me to write and include with the picture:

The best of me upon this sod is not through toil, but hand of God

So when He calls and I am gone, the best of me will linger on…

Brilliant. God so gets and loves my dad!

Inheritance: I am a member of a group called The Warrior Class. We are learning to be warriors in God’s army. It is an incredible journey and many of its members operate in the prophetic. One of them saw this picture, and sent me this word for my granddaughter, she writes, “This is incredibly beautiful and it made me think of Zechariah 10:3b. I felt this was a prophetic sign for what she will become.”

“For the Lord of hosts has visited His flock, and the house of Judah. And will make them like His majestic horse in battle.”

Savannah Rose Brown, Warrior Princess? Awesome.

Ebb: One of the things I am learning as a warrior, is the importance of rest.  It is undoubtedly one of the most important principles we learn. One of my own inheritance words is Psalm 91: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty…”

Along with the principle of always remaining and abiding in His place of rest, it is imperative that we learn to take specific, set aside times to simply step away from the fray and soak in His majesty and rest. We call those times, ebb. As a group, we take periodic worship ebbs. For a set amount of time, we step away from the flow of learning, studying, and processing what it means to be a Warrior in God’s army. Those times are incredible As I take the time to simply be in His breathtaking presence, and soak in the tenderness and passion of God’s love for me, I find my own worship and love for Him rising to new levels. It allows me to return to our assignments with renewed vigor and fresh perspective. Hosea 2:14-15 says, “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope…”

The Word tells us that Jesus Himself often withdrew to pray and be with His Father, Luke 5:15-16 says, “However, the report went around concerning Him all the more, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities. So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.

For me personally, this picture speaks of ebb. It represents that time between the battles when I simply get to bask in the awesomeness and peace of His presence.


At the very least, the picture is an anointed capturing of a special moment. Does it speak to you? What does it say? What do you do when a passage of scripture or something you see causes your spirit to stir within you? If you don’t already do so, I encourage you to stop, ask the Lord what He is telling you, write it down. You will be amazed at the things He wants to show you, tell you and share with you. He is indeed an incredibly awesome, brilliant, fun (sometimes funny), surprising and ever so faithful God. Enjoy your journey!


© Sharon E. Coleman 2014

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