The Lord often speaks to me through nature and recently there have been lots of geese flying over Chester which have really grabbed my attention because they have been doing things I have not noticed before.
Firstly there have been several flocks flying in ‘V’ formation very near to each other, where previously I have seen one flock at a time.
It is usual for geese to swap position within their ‘V’ so that those who are tired can ride on the wind of the one just in front of it. They can get to where there are going more easily and faster by helping each other in this way; a wisdom key for us all there I think.
V formation changes
This season however, not only were they flying in ‘V’s near to each other but they were swapping ‘V’s and almost writing letters in the sky as they changed position. Through this I felt the Lord say that there will be a shift within the Kingdom. That some of us need to reposition because other teams have what we need and we will provide the missing piece for them too.
There are new assignments geographically across Europe for many groups and migration will be necessary for some for the fulfilment of these. In some places I see a merging and unifying of smaller groups choosing to join together to make a bigger impact in their area by sharing people, resources, buildings etc.
A couple of weeks ago there was a migration at dusk that was so noisy and lasted for several minutes. There was almost a weightiness to their presence, like a huge army advancing. I could hardly see the geese due to fact that daylight was almost gone but their sound was incredible. As I asked Holy Spirit what this symbolised I felt Him say that ‘there will be an increase in the sound of intercession that will shake the heavenlies. There is coming a gathering of intercessory armies (not always physically but in the spirit) and their prayers and decrees will shift situations in different locations.’ Just as we are seeing big changes in governments across nations, we will see a shift in government in The Kingdom.
Honking is key during a long flight
We need to keep communicating well within our teams, our families and communities if we are to not grow weary and see things through properly to fulfilment. Encouragement, relationship building and transparency are as important as the information needed to go forward.
We each need to hear the ‘honking’ of “I’m routing for you” or “we can do this” to keep us from giving up along the way. I’m so blessed by our team here at Morningstar Europe and as we’ve gone through several changes and personal challenges in the last year we’ve prayed, worshipped, laughed and cried together, sent texts, given chocolate and hugs and grown deeper in trust and commitment.
When geese fly together each goose provides additional lift and increases ability for the whole flock to fly further by up to 70% and this is a principal that we can all learn from.
As we ‘fly’ out of our intimacy with Jesus and in empowered by Holy Spirit it is important that we share this with those around us. Trying to do things alone will be more tiring and have less impact than if we do life together ‘as one’. Together we can go further, reach more for the Gospel and truly disciple the nations as Jesus taught us. With His twelve disciples Jesus shared His own heart and life, He shared more intimately with Peter, James and John entrusting them to keep watch during his darkest hour and even though they failed at that moment by falling asleep, together with the others the early Church was birthed and a worldwide movement began.
“When people work together harmoniously on teams, sharing common values and a common destination, they arrive at the destination quicker and easier, because they are lifted up by the energy and enthusiasm of each other”. (author Len Wilson)
Leaving no one Behind
When a goose is down, has become injured or ill and has to take a rest, two other geese leave the formation and remain with the weakened goose. They stay with it to protect from predators until the goose is either able to fly again or dies.
As I wrote this I felt the compassion of the Lord. I sense that some people know that they have been called to set themselves apart for a season to come alongside the battle weary, the injured, those who are in great need of love and care. Some have asked the Lord to show them what breaks His heart and have received an insight from a place that few dare to go, especially in intercession. They have received a level of compassion, a deep call to stand with those who need intensive care. If this is you, the Lord smiles over you and tears of thankfulness flow from His eyes.
Know Your Tribe
Knowing we are in the right place with the right people at the right time is so important. It gives us confidence to hold on through the wind and the rain. And I close with this prayer
“.....that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set apart ones)” Eph 1:17-18 AMPC
In His love,
Michelle Smith and her husband Rod are Assistant Directors MFM Europe. They have a heart for training, healing and 'engaging with heaven'. They work internationally building relationally with many ministries. Founders of 'Healing Streams' a charity with a focus on UK and Kenya.