We had a very heavy rainstorm yesterday. My husband and I watched the torrential downpour from the kitchen window. One thing we noticed was our gutters were not working. Rainwater poured out the front and the back of the gutter, but did not go down the way it was designed. In fact, it was pouring out every way it could other than the way it was supposed to go. It was obvious the gutters needed to be cleaned, especially since we are expecting rain all week.
As I climbed up the ladder to clean them this morning, I anticipated that they would be full to overflowing with debris, leaves, twigs and mud all the way along the entire roofline. I must confess I was surprised when I saw a little tiny stack of debris at one downspout. However, I was still certain there was a messy glob of I-don’t-know-what down inside that downspout, so I bravely stuck my hand in there, expecting the worst! To my surprise it was just one little twig that had clogged the whole thing! It went down the gutter sideways and stopped it up at the downspout. The torrent of rainwater made the leaves stick on top of it, causing the dirt and mud and gravel from the asphalt roof to back up behind it. The water couldn’t get down there to wash the stuff away and ended up pouring out the front and back of the gutter, as if there was no gutter there at all.
I cleaned them with a smile on my face, realizing that God was speaking!
First, it was a TINY TWIG that clogged up the whole system! Once the layers of leaves and other junk was removed, the culprit was exposed and eliminated! I believe that God was saying that for most of us it is probably something TINY that is clogging things up for us and blocking our progress! Once that one thing is revealed to you by the Holy Spirit, you’ll be ready to roar!
Secondly, once I cleaned the gunk out of the gutter it was fully functional again. The dirt wasn’t PART of the gutter – it had somehow gotten in there and clogged it up. Yes, it stopped it from working the way it was designed for a time, but it was still a GUTTER. The dirt didn’t change it! It wasn’t permanent — it was only a temporary setback! Your clog does not define you! It doesn’t change you, and it is not permanent! It is temporary and fixable, and in fact, the Holy Spirit is working on your solution right now!
But, even better than that, here’s the best news – even if your gutter is clogged up, the water of the Holy Spirit will still pour out! You are not stopping Him!! You are not stopping the forward momentum of the Kingdom of God! I heard once that on your very best day you didn’t help God at all — but on your WORST DAY EVER you didn’t hinder Him!
He sent Jesus to clean you up and out, to restore you to the manufacturer’s specifications and design for your life. He will send the help that you need now to get unclogged — and the water of the Holy Spirit will be flowing again in no time!
Kenner, LA – Kathie Walters and Edie Bayer in New Orleans
May 20 – 21, 2016
FREE SESSIONS! (504) 832-3167 Host: Karen Olsson
Olive Branch Ministries
4211 Williams Blvd
Kenner LA 70065
Friday DAY — 11:00 AM FREE Author Seminar
and 3:00 PM – Karen Olsson and Edie Bayer
Saturday EVE — 6:00 PM – Edie Bayer, “Supernatural Keys”
Kathie Walters is at a separate location,
New Covenant Fellowship Address
3830 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065
$35 Registration Fee www.KathieWaltersMinistry.com
Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00-3:30PM
|Biloxi, MS – FREE Author Seminar
with Prophet and Author Edie Bayer
Southern Gate Church 5:00PM
Sunday, May 22, 2016
FREE Author Seminar! Learn how to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book! FREE! Includes a FREE Workbook. Love offering will be received. Starts at 5:00. Come on out! You have a Book in You! It’s time to write it!! Learn how – FREE!
Connersville, IN – Edie Bayer and Jo Ellen Stevens!
Higher Praise Worship Center 6:30
Jun 1 – 2, 2016
Higher Praise Worship Center,
812 Ziegler Rd,
Connersville, IN 47331, United States
Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30pm.
Jo Ellen and Edie will tag-team ministering prophetically on Wednesday night. Don’t miss this prophetic moment!
Thursday night is FREE Author Seminar taught by Prophet and Author Edie Bayer! You have a book in you, and it’s TIME for you to write it!! Learn how to WRITE, PUBLISH and SELL YOUR BOOK!!! FREE! You even get a Free Workbook! Love offering will be received.
Greenwood, IN – TBN – 2:00PM – TV TAPING
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016
TBN 2528 US-31, Greenwood, IN 46143
WOOOHOOOOO!!! Taping (2) 20 minute taping segments to be aired at a later date.
Indianapolis, IN – Edie Bayer with Jo Ellen Stevens
Dwelling Place Ministry 7PM all three nights
“In the Glory of His Presence” meetings
Jun 3 – 5, 2016
7:00 PM All Three evenings
Dwelling Place Ministry,
8119 East Washington Street,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Host: Diana Carol Walker
Decatur, IL – Edie Bayer with Jo Ellen Stevens and Debra Holts Bettis
Life Stream Center – “I AM that I AM” meetings
Jun 6 – 7, 2016
Mon. 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Tues. 9:30 AM
Life Stream Center,
1681 N 22nd St.,