Release the Birds!
Wendy McKaskill

For me the first six months of this year have been surprisingly difficult, because it was supposed to be a major breakthrough year for God’s people, and I had sensed along with many others that it surely would be a pivotal turn-around year, and therefore entered into it with great anticipation and expectancy.
But despite the fact that I remained resolute and rock solid in God, outside of my control it seemed like layer upon layer of heavy and burdensome weights came crashing relentlessly upon me and those closest to me. It got to the point where I became so weakened in myself that I could only deal with what was directly in front of me which was my job and immediate family – everything else fell away, and as best I could, I kept my focus on the Lord in a very simple way……which was fine because I knew He was right there, encouraging me to keep taking one step at a time, and leave the rest to Him.

I’m sharing this because maybe you too have felt disappointed and weighed down and wondered if the harshness would ever end, and I want to actually encourage you and share why I believe you will experience God-ordained and empowered breakthroughs beginning in your life very soon…….

………While I was praying early one morning recently the Lord gave me a vision and told me to RELEASE THE BIRDS! I saw myself flinging open my arms up to the heavens and suddenly there poured out a release of many many birds flying AWAY from me and from the ministry and people I was getting ready to pray for.

Immediately I literally felt a weight lift from off myself and those in my life, and I recalled a word given to my husband and I a while ago from a dear friend, which we’ve been declaring in prayer together since……

Psalm 81: 6 and 7
“I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. 
In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah.”

This word is not just for me, this is also very much for you dear one – we’re all in this together and Father God wants to release the ‘BIRDS’ away from you. They represent the ‘BURDENS’ and weights and fears that have seemed like layer upon layer, relentlessly wearing you down…….
…..but as you declare this word and envision the ‘burdens’ being released away from your life whenever you are aware of the need to do so before Father God, then bit by bit, and even suddenly, you will experience a new freedom and release from the layers of burdens that once sought to keep you bound.

He also showed me three changes that will be characteristic of this new season that we’ve entered into – INCREASED SIMPLICITY, INCREASED CLARITY and INCREASE OF EASE as we continue to ABIDE IN HIM. It’s a daily walk and a daily choice to relinquish and yield afresh the controls of our lives completely over to the only One who will steer our lives in the exact right direction, and into a glorious future in God