I Wanted to Surprise You!


I heard The LORD say, “I have wanted to open doors for you but you’ve been impatient and tried to open them yourselves.

I have tried to surprise you with gifts but impatience has gone out an bought substitutes that do not satisfy for yourselves.

Many are like the woman who has everything but yet has nothing, because she couldn’t wait for the best thing which is a gift from her lover’s heart.

I wanted to see your face when you unwrapped the thing I would have given.

I wanted to see your excitement at the door I opened, but you charged out ahead and settled for what only you could do for yourself.

Could you not wait?

Could you not see that what I give and what I open is from My Heart?

Could you not see that it would be the best and the most beautiful?

Did you not know that what I give is the best thing for you?

I long to be your source of surprise, only you must wait, yes I say wait upon Me with an expectant heart…. ”


~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Arise Shine!

Jo Ellen Stevens imageJo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor.  She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years.  She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband.  She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.

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I Wanted to Surprise You! — 5 Comments

  1. Father God, forgive me for being so inpatient. I have been waiting for 40 years, and You have told me to be very strong and very courageous, but I became tired Father.

  2. Thank you Lord Jesus for the sound of shofar
    Some time ago, I heard the Lord say, “Week no. 36”, it was like :-o He said, “No, week no. 36 in the calendar, on Monday. I was not told what was to come that day, which is obviously today.
    I have now been hearing the sound of shofar for hours, the same sound like in Paul Wilbur’s video “Jerusalem Arise”! The LORD is calling in to clean and holy worship. Come all who hear the sound of the shofar and all that is His, worship the MOST HIGH. God bless you. Lucia Ludvigsen