Overwhelmed. #poetry #gratefulness #reflection

I’m loving all that You’re doing
And how my heart smiles upon my face
I’m loving all that You’re brewing
With gladness, I receive this cup by faith

I’m grateful for that which I do not know
I’m trusting Your guidance in every step
I’m grateful for this opportunity to grow
And have comfort in knowing that even Jesus, wept

I’m loving me, because I’m loving You
And this couldn’t be a better time
To pour into new wine skins
Incredible new wine

When I look into the mirror
I see You
And I’m baffled that it’s the truth
My gosh, You’re really in there shining out
You’re really my Boaz
I’m really Your Ruth

This love cannot be written
And I lack the words to fully express
I’m overwhelmed by Your sweet kindness
I’m overwhelmed by Your caress

This is what healing looks like
This is what redemption does
It takes your mess and cleans it up
It embraces
It persists
It loves

I call for a recount of God’s goodness!
I call for rejoicing for what’s to come!
I sing Hallelujah for His faithfulness!
Sing Hallelujah, everyone!

© 2017 • Chan’tel Nikole Grayson

#Ruth #Prophecy

I’m in tears…surprised much? Don’t act new, ya’ll know I’m water works! Today we got some happy tears of gratitude going on (I cry those the most). I received a prophetic word from my “uncle” today via e-mail and boy oh boy was it timely. I’ve been so blessed in my obedience to move to the East Coast. As I’ve walked by faith and not by sight the Lord has really opened up doors and windows and boxes…he’s stretching me to a new level; a place where he desires for me to be in Him. At times I’m overwhelmed, but I’m trying to remain receptive of it all…it’s coming so quickly. Pray for me.

Now, I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again, A prophecy is a confirmation of what you already know. I have been prayerful (and remain prayerful) throughout this entire transition and this word that he sent me aligned perfectly. He said:

Chan’tel, prophetically speaking, God showed me your new named character for the season today to share. Your name is “Ruth” and as you walk in Ruth 1:16 you will follow a great mentor in the faith. God wants to stretch you and it was required he put somebody into your life with a different experience and insight. God is raising up leaders with solutions for today’s problems and that’s why you are here.

Ruth gleaned from Naomi and got into the right field as in her leaving Moab where things were bad, to go to Bethlehem, where things are good (Richmond). *tears began flowing* Remember this Ruth moment, “So Ruth left the comfort of the familiar, stepped out in faith, and not only ended up surviving, but THRIVING. In the end she married Boaz, the OWNER OF THE FIELD, and went on to become part of the family of King David and our Lord Jesus Christ. How’s that for a turn around? God’s plan for your future involves connection with the right people (already started) and being in the right field. SO ask Him to guide you.


A prediction of what will happen in the future.
The faculty, function, or practice of prophesying.

I receive it and I receiveded it. I ask that you all continue to keep me in your prayers during this journey. When people are raised up in the world they often change negatively. My prayer is that as God raises me up in His kingdom, that I will change positively and bring many up with me.