Updated: Aug 9, 2022
Congratulations are in order! You are spiritually pregnant with a promise from God!
This can be an exciting, overwhelming, nerve-wrecking, emotionally charged, sensitive, life-altering season! So much to consider and prepare for. Thankfully, the Lord has already provided everything you need in the Birth Well Series.
This series taking place on the blog and podcast platforms of The Khis Series is designed to equip you to carry and birth healthily and successfully for the glory of God; and you belong there!
Here are five reasons why!
1. Because you need to know what and who you're carrying!
But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Wow! The Lord shared so much details concerning the promise Elizabeth was to carry: what his name will be, how others will be affected by his existence and even his purpose.
Knowing what your promise actually is will enable you to effectively prepare for its arrival and sustainment.
Who knows, you may even be carrying twins! We definitely need to know that.
Your spiritual ultrasound appointment is in #BirthWell.
2. Because connection and community are vital!
And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Both Elizabeth and Mary were pregnant at the same time with promises that were not only related biologically (they were cousins) but also spiritually! So much so that the promise in Elizabeth's womb leaped when Mary's promise showed up! The Word goes on to tell us that they spent six months together during their pregnancy. Their companionship must've been meaningful.
One of the biggest threats to a healthy birth of your promise is isolation. Having the support of like-spirited community and potentially the aid of a spiritual midwife can make all the difference.
3. Because you need clear and detailed instructions!
The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines."
Girl, these instructions couldn't get any clearer! It's giving CRYSTAL. Samson's mother not only received specific instruction for how to carry her promise but also for the entire life of the promise! This is what we should desire of Holy Spirit when He has assigned us to carry for His glory: clear, specific instructions.
We want to be equipped with the correct protocol to ensure our pregnancies are protected from harm and guaranteed for supernatural success.
4. Because you need to be prepared and ready for a quick delivery!
She pleased him and won his favor. Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food. He assigned to her seven female attendants selected from the king’s palace and moved her and her attendants into the best place in the harem.
There was a series of many steps that the virgins-in-waiting had to undergo before they were to be seen by the king; but because Esther was so favored by both the Lord and man, she skipped a few steps and was immediately thrusted into full operation of her purpose.
The Lord may be calling you to assume your position quickly! Will you be prepared?
5. Because you're spiritually pregnant!
This next statement will be said in love, Cutie but DUH! Only a foolish woman would find out she's bearing promise and then do nothing else about it! But you, my dear, are wise and ready!