I recently returned from a flight to Nashville, celebrating our oldest son’s birthday, a drive through the Smokey Mountains to North Carolina, & four days of continual worship/fellowship with Kingdom-minded creative prophetic musicians & artists who’s lives exist to express the glorious & eternal worship of Heaven on the Earth. We pressed in for four days of His amazing presence, hearing the colors of Heaven & seeing Heaven’s sounds. There are no words to express an atmosphere of that nature except amazing freedom, peace, & healing.

Throughout the week, I was confirmed/encouraged in training up our six children in His Kingdom purpose, giftings/skills & plans for each one, 12+ years of amazing prophetic personal words/inheritance Scriptures waiting to manifest, & journaling my Father’s heart over the years. My journey has been in alignment with the perfect heartbeat of Heaven: I heard correctly all these years, I didn’t miss it, there’s a company around the world who have been hearing & responding accordingly, & it’s been for such an appointed time as this. (As a creative, prophetic forerunner, part of the journey is learning to discern the timing of what He shares/reveals, & it’s easy to succumb to discouragement, disappointment, doubt, etc. – it’s all part of the overcomer’s journey in this life.)

I know all too well how the enemy & circumstances over the years have tried to shift the focus off our eternal Source & Destiny through the manifestation of/battle with of the exact opposites of what we know to be eternally true. The Scripture for the Prophetic Creativity Retreat I participated in was Jeremiah 33:3, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ I have countless posts throughout this journey on our websites (www.TheArtsExpressed.comwww.jaranministries.com, & http://tammysorenson.com) of being awakened repeatedly at 3:33, on prophetic words, prayers, visions, dreams, specifics I have heard Him speak in my quiet times/prayer walks, the prophetic signficance of various signs in nature – eagles, hawks, etc., appointed times, etc.. At this retreat, so much of it was confirmed/renewed & my focus/perspective was affirmed, encouraged, refreshed & stirred to higher heights, deeper depths & wider widths. The focus/perspective was shifted away from all that ‘is’ in the natural realm, & shifted back to the only place it should ever be: on our King & His Kingdom here on Earth as it is in Heaven.

The vision on The Arts Expressed web page is our Heavenly Father’s vision for this generation, not mine. He truly is looking for a multi-generation who will release His heart/His songs/His life on behalf of a broken world through the mountain of the arts and entertainment, as well as every other moutain shaper of nations (government, education, family, church, media, business). We truly become what we focus on, & the nations are experiencing the fruit of focusing on earthy self-centeredness, rather than focusing on the Good News of the Kingdom of Heaven: the infinite eternal love of our Heavenly Father in all of His goodness, grace & mercy, the sacrificial love of Jesus, our Savior, Lord & Friend, & the power in His shed blood to set all captives free from everything than binds, the glorious presence of Holy Spirit & His peace, truth, joy, comfort, delight, revelation, & all that our Lord is for & to us made manifest in our very being. When we literally shift our focus Heavenward in the here & now – on Him & who His Word says He is, as eternal beings, we can pull His abundant life, the life that so many think exists only in the future, into our present, on behalf of all those hurting & needing to intimately know & be known by their Heavenly Father.

The Lord is seeking intimate lovers – worshipers who know who Christ has made them to be & understand their entire existence is to carry the heartbeat of Heaven, using their gifts/skills to release it wherever He calls them: wholehearted, delivered from self’s agenda & surrendered to Him. He is preparing an army to release His songs, His art, His dance, His poems, His literature, His movies, His businesses, His education & instruction, His creative inventions, His leadership, & all of the creativity of the Creator Himself into Earth’s atmosphere in preparation for His return. One only has to listen within to hear the Earth groaning in eager expectation for the manifestation of the sons & daughters – the Abrahams/Issacs/Jacobs – the Davids (Acts 15:16), the Esthers, the Daniels, the Josiahs – of the Most High God (Romans 8:19) here on the earth.

I vividly remember when the Lord spoke the words, ‘choose life’ to me. He has walked me through a journey of revelation where, as a follower of Christ, that revelation must impact our every thought, our every word, & our every action in this present life, because when we release them into the atmosphere they become our reality & our eternity.

Thank You, Father, for flying me to Nashville on an eagle (Frontier Airlines has a plane that literally has an eagle painted on its wings & tail – even that was His sign to me.) Thank You, Holy Spirit, for the countless eagles I was able to observe soaring on the drive both up the mountain & down. Thank You, Father, for literally take me up the mountain to meet with You & to connect with gifted/skillful Kingdom brothers & sisters/worshipers from around the world. I give wholehearted thanks & praise to You for always knowing what we need & when to encourage us along life’s journey: for Your appointed times never being early, but also never being late. Thank You, Jesus, for making a way for us to be one with our Creator, our Heavenly Father, for connecting us to the Source of His infinite Creativity. Thank You, Holy Spirit, that You always guide us into all truth when we seek…when we listen…that Your presence is always tangible, sweet & healing. Thank You, Father, for creating us to live in a continual position of worship in Spirit & in truth, in conjunction with Creation itself. Thank You, Holy Spirit for empowering & equipping us to release the song of Heaven in this generation. With You as our complete focus…soaring eternally from Heaven’s perspective, we will powerfully impact the nations. My focus, my perspective, & my expectation is for intimacy with You to move throughout the Earth beyond our wildest imaginations…I have my wings & my surfboard ready to catch both the winds & the waves of Your Spirit, & I am believing that for all who profess Your Name, as well as for all those who will soon say, “Yes!”

Oh, mountains majestic in blankets of white

Why do you beckon my soul?

As your heights engulf the skyline

A longing is heard

To walk in your midst and your whole.

Eternal I dance with my glorious King

And someday Mt. Zion to reign.

In His Light I see why the mountains of Earth

Sing Heaven’s song

For each unique listener’s gain.

Tammy Sorenson
(received on a recent flight while basking in the glorious sunshine over an endless sea of billowing white clouds, followed by a majestic view of the Appalachians calling out my name)

February 2013