This is a long scarf story that happened over a period of about 5 months (January to May – sorry it took me so long to post!). It is so beautiful and I love and am amazed at how God moves. Let me start at the beginning… it all started when Reyna (a teacher at a Christian school) contacted me wanting to get scarves for all the students in her praise dance class (as well as one for herself and her teacher’s assistant).
After I made the scarves, I posted a picture of all of them to the Dyed4you Facebook page and requested prayer over them – my fantastic FB buddies were only to happy to help 🙂
After God gave me the names, I sent the list to Reyna of each child’s name with the name of their scarf. This was her response to what I sent:
I can’t even believe this! The Lord continues to amaze me in all His awesome power and goodness. I had just finished having my intimate time with the Lord and journaling after I spent time dancing with Him. It’s funny b/c I had just expressed to the Lord that I feel like a child at Christmas. I expressed how I just cannot wait until the package arrives. He whispered to me-“In My perfect timing. Do not open the box when you receive it. Do not cast your pearls before swine-even in your excitement. Wait until your small group time (the group consists of 2 of my best friends, 1 of whom is my Praise Dance assistant). Open it as a group and you will experience My power in the most amazing, refreshing way.”
I can tell you that I was brought to tears when I received your email just a few minutes after my time with Him was over! When I began reading each child’s name and what the Lord had you name their scarves I was blown away. Each title is SO PERFECT FOR EACH ONE. Some of the names only He would know to use. It’s remarkable. I am so honored that He uses you as His vessel to reach into the deep intimate parts of our beings-even in children that are so precious to Him.
I THANK YOU INFINITELY FOR YOUR OBEDIENCE TO THE CALL HE HAS ON YOUR LIFE. I TRULY BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS YOU TO KNOW HOW PLEASED HE IS WITH YOU. HOW HE LOVES TO MOVE WITH YOU WHEN YOU CREATE TOGETHER.
I eagerly await the arrival of our precious gifts! We will send photos as soon as possible.
The Lord has already placed several people in my heart to bless with scarves. So, I will be placing orders in the future.
I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. We will keep you updated as to the results after the girls are presented with their gifts from Daddy Jesus.
God Bless you!
After reading her response I immediately sensed the Lord prompting me to include a gift for the third person in her small group. I had a scarf I’d been prompted to make that had no home yet and knew it was the one. I packaged it all up and sent it off. It arrived in perfect timing for their group and I received a sweet note from Reyna shortly thereafter, but before I share her note – I’ll share the scarf letter that she received (her note will make more sense if you’ve read the letter!)
- Emerald Green representing restoration
- Chartreuse Green representing praise
- Turquoise representing healing
- Electric Blue representing release
- Gold shimmer representing beauty for ashes
The scripture that goes with this scarf is Psalm 84:6 NLT, “When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.”
It has been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Hope. Hope deferred makes a heart sick (Proverbs 13:12). Hope is vital to our walk. We have to stay in a place of hope – of anticipation – of the fulfillment of God’s word and promises.
I pray it blesses you!
And here was Reyna’s response:
Wow! Our Lord is so wonderful!!! Again – thank you for your obedience to be his vessel. He touched such deep intimate parts of each of us. I have asked each member to share their experience when they each received their scarves. You will see their testimonies shortly.
Thank you for the wonderful gift for our third member. What an awesome surprise! I had been wondering if I should order one for her or not. I didn’t have the release from the Lord to go ahead and do so, but I felt in my spirit she was meant to have one as well. How amazing that the Lord placed that on your heart. Her name …interestingly enough …means Wisdom [her scarf’s name was Godly Wisdom]. I’ll let her share the details.
Before I share my experience let me say that the girls scarves are absolutely gorgeous. The names the Holy Spirit gave you are perfect for each child. We opened each one and were in awe how they even “look” like each little one’s personality. So awesome. We rolled each one carefully again so that when we present them to the girls they look just as precious as when you sent them. I’m excited to see their little faces and see how God touches their hearts.
My scarf is perfect. Anointed with Hope is so timely. Let me explain a few things.
- Restoration – in my marriage, relationships, and what the enemy has tried to steal from me
- Praise – my deepest desire for perfect praise for HIM
- Healing – various hurts, brokenness
- Release – my request to him for His increased anointing over me for the art of worshiping Him through dance/spiritual giftings
- Beauty for Ashes – neglect, rejection/How God turned what the enemy intended for evil/destruction into good.
- I had a vision of myself dancing in the River of Life, splashing with Jesus and being refreshed, restored, revitalized. amazing. I see the droplets of Perfect Praise falling from Him onto me, from me onto the girls in my class, and then from them into their homes. It creates an effect like a raging river of refreshing throughout the community-He keeps saying to me Tsunami-like.
- Hope – God has been speaking to me about Hopes and dreams he has given me. I am to walk boldly like my namesake and continue to believe, hope and dream.
One of my heart’s desires is to open a dance school for children (outside of what I do at our elementary school). To reach out and teach children in the secular world who may never have the opportunity to experience something like “Praise Dance” and through the dance bring their families to know the Lord.
(He gave me this word when I placed the scarf over my head in prayer):
God has instructed me to begin the process on faith. I will bring the resources says the Lords. I will bring the people, the children, the place/establishment. Continue Queen Ester on the path I’ve put before you. Do not fear for I am ever with you. Worship me with boldness.
Thank you eternally Meghan!
Next I got an email from Reyna after the kids had been given their scarves 🙂
- I feel like Jesus is right next to me
- How did this get here from Heaven?
- His presence is with me just like when I went to India
- How did she know this is my favorite color?
- This looks just like me
- Jesus is awesome! He knew exactly what to say to me
- No one but Jesus could know that
One child was struck with “Holy Laughter” for over an hour
With each child, the teachers had created a personalized letter for them to give them along with their scarf. With one child, after the mother read the letter she began to weep. The scarf and the letter touched on a deep fear the child had struggled her whole life and brought “light” to it from God to break the darkness.
Next, I got a note from the other teacher. The name of her scarf was Hovering Presence, which ended up being used in the Dyed4you Art piece Wait Upon the Lord (which Reyna got her for her birthday later on) 🙂
My scarf is absolutely beautiful and totally describes me and where I am presently. Purple is my favorite color, and my scarf reminds me of a midnight sky. When I began to read what the Lord placed on your heart for me I couldn’t even believe how much it described me and the place that I am in.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself; I have been married for 11 years and I am a mother of four, (3 girls and a son, one of which will be receiving one of your scarves). When I was pregnant with my 3 year old, my husband was taken to the hospital and at the age of 33 diagnosed with congestive heart failure. A year later we became pregnant with our youngest. My life since these events have been summed up to one word “chaotic”. When I saw that my scarf was anointed with Shalom, which is all about the peace that wars against chaos, I began to weep.
To see the colors and the representation of the colors just blew me away- healing, joyful praise, contrite heart, overcoming and promises of God are things that only God hears me speak and only he knows the desire I have to be so intimate with him.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart because this is definitely a ministry that changes and transforms people. I know for me it has. I am wearing my scarf today around my neck and I feel that I have a little bit of my heavenly father with me.
I am blessed!
Finally, I got an email from the woman I’d sent the Godly Wisdom scarf as a gift for:
Thank you for sending me a scarf along with the other women. I am the third member of the group and was truly surprised to receive it. The words that came with it were truly a blessing. I had been given very similar words in 1992 prophetically and through my intimate times with the Lord.
As I read the letter God brought back to memory that my name means “wisdom” and that he has called me to speak truth that at times is bitter but also sweet. I am a Social Worker and provide counseling to students. I often need the Lord to give me Wisdom during these times as well as the ability to speak the truth. I have seen him open their eyes when I speak something and it connects with them. I often get “I never thought about it like that.” The word provided in that letter was an encouragement to me.
Thank you for your obedience.
When the end of the school year arrived the parents wanted to create a gift for both the teachers and so they came to me to create a small scarf for each of them which they created into a piece of wall art.
Finally, I received a big envelope from Reyna, inside was a precious thank you note from each child!