Posts by Alison Lewis

I enjoy reading, writing, and encouraging people to become all they were created to be. Col. 1:5

Has Advent Come Early?

Our family, like so many, is embracing Christmas early. Christmas music and movies have been blasting hope, joy, and love into our home since mid October. 

Advent, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for God’s intervention has been inaugurated despite the month at the top of the calendar. 2020 has provided the opportunity to engage with God afresh and submit to His ways and timetable.

The Church needs to know that Emmanuel “God with us” is still on the throne and very active bringing light and truth in the midst of all the fear, chaos, and division like He has since the beginning.

And God saw the light as pleasing and beautiful; he used the light to dispel the darkness.

Genesis 1:4 TPT (emphasis mine)

He is still using the light of His truth to dispel darkness as I repent for all the ways I have put my needs, wants, and understanding before Him and have allowed Him to be eclipsed by others. I repent from becoming distracted and stirred up with passion for people and politics instead of the person of Jesus Christ Himself: in all His purity, humility, goodness and kindness.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;

Try me, and know my anxieties;

24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,

And lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24 NKJV (emphasis mine)

23 God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart.

Examine me through and through;

find out everything that may be hidden within me.

Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares.

24 See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on,

and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways—

the path that brings me back to you.

Psalm 139:23-24 TPT

If we call ourselves Christians, then we have the responsibility to do ALL He commissioned us with humility and boldness. This mission needs to be deep in our hearts and clear in our minds and can only come from the Bible—the Word of God Himself.

But the one who indulges in a sinful life is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was revealed was to undo and destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 3:8 TPT (emphasis mine)

17 “Your Word is truth! So make them holy by the truth.

18 I have commissioned them to represent me

just as you commissioned me to represent you.

19 And now I dedicate myself to them as a holy sacrifice

so that they will live as fully dedicated to God

and be made holy by your truth.

John 17:17-19 TPT (emphasis mine)

Calling Jesus Lord is costly.

When Jesus is truly Lord of our lives, it means that WE ARE NOT. 

Christians, by submitting to the Lordship of Jesus in our lives, we have given up the right to live how we want and on our own.

Instead, we have given our lives to Him and for His glory on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).

We have to stay in the Word of God and allow it to guide us and cut through ALL lies, because lies originate from one source: the father of lies. 

Only the Holy Spirit can breathe on the Word of God and bring revelation and understanding. We need to be sensitive and submissive to the Holy Spirit’s teaching and correction.

You live fully in me [Jesus] and now I live fully in them

so that they will experience perfect unity,

and the world will be convinced that you have sent me,

for they will see that you love each one of them

with the same passionate love that you have for me.

John 17:23 TPT (emphasis mine)

May we be sanctified by Your truth and made one in perfect unity by the power of your Holy Spirit to destroy the works of the devil!

Prayer for our country and a revival generation by a 10 year old.
Powerful new song just released to remind us of the power of our praise.

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I See the Church Uniting

Despite what we see in the news and in the world around us, I see the people of God uniting against injustice.

I SEE the people of God UNITING against INJUSTICE!

As the people of God we ARE the Body of Christ and therefore, we must represent Him WELL.

17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of rules about food and drink, but is in the realm of the Holy Spirit, filled with righteousness, peace, and joy. 18 Serving the Anointed One by walking in these kingdom realities pleases God and earns the respect of others. Romans 14:17 TPT

I see passionate followers of Jesus, praising, worshiping and uniting against ANY deceit or wrongdoing in this election. Christians who voted for either candidate should be willing to lay down their preference to seek Jesus for justice and truth.

We can agree that His Kingdom is righteousness and there is no room for compromise on this even if we deeply want a certain candidate to win. Their leadership would be instituted on unrighteousness and I believe that will cause this nation to suffer even more. We must, as the people of God, surrender our preferences for righteousness and continue praying and warring in the spiritual realm against ALL evil and darkness.

As we pray and worship we WILL experience a UNITY that moves the heart of God and releases His Kingdom, righteousness, peace and joy, like never before! 

But we must seek Him like never before! 

We must intercede for truth and justice like never before! 

Our country desperately needs this and it is up to the people of God to stand in the gap and truly be the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16).

Let’s agree Jesus is the only way to get there and trust He knows what’s best for our nation. Let’s commit to partnering with Him in prayer to co-labor to see His Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Please check out this powerful video.

This song was written by Sean Feucht, Meredith Andrews (and her husband) for such a time as this.

May the Church walk in the Kingdom realties of righteousness, peace and joy in such purity that it pleases and glorifies Jesus for the whole world to see!

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Remembering 9/11/01 and a Call to All Christians

I published this on my personal Facebook page this morning, shared it with family and thought I would share it here as well. https://www.facebook.com/alison.h.lewis.5/

This anniversary is stranger for me because of the effects of the last 6 months. It feels like another shift in our collective experience on a deep level from all the trauma we have been through.

However, I remember the horror of that day while I was sitting in a seminary classroom and the days and weeks that followed. The eerie silence from no airplanes in the sky and then equally unsettling sound of when they slowly resumed flying in our area.

I have met so many first responders who are battling cancer and have shared stories of coworkers who have lost their battle with cancer in the years since.

One of my friends said it so well. “We will never forget but I also hope we can REMEMBER how we came TOGETHER as a country and all the patriotism we felt in the aftermath because we need that today just like we did then.” (Emphasis mine)

The opposition against our country has grown and expanded, but our war is not with flesh and blood. As a Christian, there only has been and only will be ONE ENEMY.

CHRISTIANS, it’s time to STOP fighting EACH OTHER and UNITE against the TRUE ENEMY of humanity and fight the REAL BATTLE in PRAYER and through ACTS OF GENUINE LOVE toward ALL humanity that is only possible by the power of the Holy Spirit living in us.

Comfort and blessings on this land and all who are grieving and hurting extra on this anniversary. ❤️

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Four Years Ago…….

I was just surprised to see WordPress acknowledge my four year anniversary today. I vaguely remember when I felt A Secret Spring ‘drop into my spirit’ as I was meditating on Song of Songs. 

I knew it was the name of my blog and the conception of something new for me. However, I could have never known the adventure that awaited me over the past 4 years and that I wouldn’t actually begin blogging until September 7, 2019.

The Lord knew. I had NO idea.

It was better that way, because I wouldn’t have wanted to know of the hardships that were coming. 

I dealt with my crash/burnout when it came and my long 26 month recovery to regain healthy functioning. 

I took one day at a time and sometimes only one minute at a time to get through. The Lord Jesus was faithful and continues to be faithful in my healing journey.

During my break from blogging the past few months, the Lord has been showing me some exciting things that I am currently working on and towards. It is exciting to be healthy enough to dream again and pursue my passions. I continue to discover, in more detail, what He put me on this planet to do.

I look forward to sharing it with you all as soon as possible. I’m guessing it could be as early as the end of September or the beginning of October.  

I’ve learned to follow His leading and wait on His timing. Life works best this way! 😉

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my posts and support me on my journey. I really appreciate you!

Love and blessings to you and your family!

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Giving My Fresh ‘Yes’

My absence from blogging over the past few months was necessary to process all that has been going on in the world since May. I needed to stay focused on Jesus through prayerful journaling and reflection.

I don’t know about you, but I have come to realize that my previous understanding of the Lordship of Jesus Christ was shallow. These last few months have challenged me on so many levels regarding my relationship with God the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit.

I thought I had surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus in my life, but I think I am just beginning to step into this way of living with deeper understanding. 

Up until this point, it has been all about me and what I wanted and thought was best, yet I thought I was truly living for Him. Careful reflection and gentle correction has invited me to more.

The more is to follow in the example set by Jesus, Himself, in submitting to the will of the Father in every situation. I want to live my life as a love offering full of gratitude for all the Lord has done and continues to do in my life.

There is such joy in living for His honor and pleasure even during the hardest of days, because He is with Me and His Presence and love is enough. Sure I still get discouraged and have hard days. 

However, it takes the simplest acknowledgement that I am seen and understood by Him to melt my heart and soothe my angst. His Presence breathes life into me and once again fills me with hope.

I get to say ‘yes’ to Him and His will everyday and all throughout the day. I get to carry His Presence in my home with my family as we learn, in my neighborhood as we exercise, or at the store as we shop. 

There is nothing glamorous about the mundane, but I am living more fully aware of the gift of being alive during this time in history. I really feel like the Lord is taking us deeper into His heart and purifying our love and devotion for Him so we can rise as His beautiful body here on earth.

The following song, “Lord of the Harvest,” has been on repeat since it was released a few weeks ago. Please take time to listen and engage with this 7 minute video (when you have time) and consider the words and the implication of your fresh ‘yes’ to Jesus who remains confidently on His throne.

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