Encouragement & Honesty – a Testimony


Many, and I mean many, years ago I was just His child.  I made a list for myself with what I thought would be good things to do!

  1. Monday:  will start fasting.
  2. Tuesday:  I will pray for at least 24 hours.
  3. Wednesday:  is a perfect time to be caught up in heaven.

Well, I will be honest here.  First the phone rang and a brother in the LORD said: “Catharina you are about to start a fasting period, but Adonai is telling me you are not allowed to do that (health issues) so you may do the Daniel Fast.” (vegetables water and healthy stuff).

So Yochanan, my loving and oh so caring husband, brought to me the most delicious food!
The end of the story is, instead of fasting, I started to eat and eat and eat……

The second day was the day of prayer.

As soon as Yochanan went upstairs, I took a pillow and set down on my knees.  Normally I talked with the LORD so relaxed and in honesty, but as I set my mind up to pray for hours, I watched the clock and…… had nothing to say.  I tried and tried … but my mouth stayed closed.

Then the third day came.  Time to be caught up in heaven.

I waited again for Yochanan to go to bed and I sat in my favorite chair, waiting for things to come.  Well, instead of visiting heaven, I fell a sleep….. on the ground.

That was the point of my breakdown.  I cried out to the LORD, why?  Why?  Then He started to talk to me:

“You are so impressed by others and what they write in their books.  They fast for months and pray for years, is it not?

But I tell you the truth.  I AM not impressed by all their deeds.  For the Kingdom of God is for the children.

Those who depend on Me and know nothing else than the Son and Him crucified.  They are weak and cannot do anything without My strength and knowledge and wisdom!

Now I want you to share this testimony with your prophetic list.”

And so I did and I received more response than ever!  So many told me they felt the same, but they did not dare to talk about it!

Beloveds, if we do not want to steal HIS glory, we will share honest testimonies!

We will not receive the blessings, because of our own deeds and our powerful self!  We will receive HIS blessings, because HE wants to give them to HIS children, those who will HONOR HIM and will not rob HIS glory by telling others how much they did, and the steps they took….and the things they done!

We do not earn things, we will receive them,  to show HIS goodness and HIS glory and HIS might!

Thank YOU Abba Father!


Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,”   Catharina Schouten.

Catharina Schouten-MeijerCatharina Schouten–Meijer (Mamme Devorah) is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship!  She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people.  She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way.  In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her.  Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006.  Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011.  Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.

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