It Is Well: Discovering Kingdom Family

My Glorious Anabaptist Heritage

I’ve come to realize that my life is my prayer, my steps are my brush, and my hope is the picture the Holy Spirit paints with my life glorifies Jesus and my Father in heaven…….

Steve Maust


What can I do with my obsession?
With the things I cannot see
Is there madness in my being?
Is it wind that blows the trees?
Sometimes you’re further than the moon
Sometimes you’re closer than my skin
And you surround me like a winter fog
You’ve come and burned me with a kissAnd my heart burns for you
And my heart burns for youOh forever, keep me burning, keep me burning with the fire of your loveAnd my heart burns for you
And my heart burns for you


2015: Lights on Miracle Hill – Amazing Kingdom People

The Blessing – Lyrics

The Lord bless you
And keep you
Make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord turn His Face toward you
And give you peace


May His favor be upon you
And a thousand generations

And your family
And your children
And their children
And their children

May His presence go before you
And behind you
And beside you
All around you
And within you
He is with you
He is with you

In the morning
In the evening
In your coming
And your going
In your weeping
And rejoicing
He is for you
He is for you
He is for you

Live from City Blessing Church Walnut
Lead by: Hendrick Wu & Cindy Halim



• I believe that God oftentimes arms us with prophetic declarations to protect us in season that are yet to come.

• Prophetic words are about the future! It’s normal when some words don’t make sense!

• God gave prophetic words in the old testament that didn’t come true for 327 years!

• The problem is we live in an instant culture so we interpret the words we get as something for now. This is not always the case.

• But 30 years down the road, we may need to pull some words off the shelf.

• We don’t have an instant God. We have a God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Please understand that I know He can do a miracle in an instant, but He also sometimes likes to tell a story over generations and generations!

• It’s possible that God has given you prophetic words that your children’s children will use!


Things that God has been trying to talk to us about for years often come in the form of propheticwords. Why? Because we’re often so focused on what we want to see that we read everything that comes towards us through that lens. Not all prophecy is God confirming what you’ve been talking to Him about!


1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 says, “do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;” So it’s important that we filter the words we receive with Holy Spirit and then HOLD FAST to what is good from it.”

Today I want to encourage you to treat every word you’ll receive in the future with the understanding that it could be for years from now. Write those words down, revisit them often and pray over them like your children’s children lives depend on it! Maybe the word you need for today was given to you years ago? I encourage you to read back over the words that were spoken over you years ago and ask Holy Spirit to highlight any that are for your current season. Do you have any stories of prophetic words that took a long time to unfold? How do you steward your prophetic words? I’d love to hear in the comments!


Update September 26, 2021

I had totally forgotten about the prophetic word I had received January 16th, 2016…funny thing my steps before and after have mirrored this.