This silk is a little different from the ones I normally share on here. Normally, I share ones that God gives me the pieces to in my quiet time with Him. And while that’s still true with this silk, one of the puzzle pieces in this treasure hunt was another Dyed4you silk, which was birthed by myself and another team member back in 2012. Since I like to give credit where credit is due (as you know if you read the letters because I always share what comes from who), I just wanted to give a thank you to the Dyed4you team and in this case specifically to the one who wrote the original Fellowship of Christ’s Suffering silk – she knows who she is 🙂
This version of this silk called From Mourning into Dancing (the ones in the flag videos at the bottom and the pictures below, were created by doing what I call over-dyeing. I took 2 existing silks called Fellowship of Christ’s Suffering and over-dyed them with black (because that was the color He said) and then added gold shimmer. They came out beautifully if I say so myself! Each video is one of the quills that was made from the two silks. They’re identical except for the ribbon along the quill (mine is plain red and the other has a special woven accent ribbon too. The special ribbon one ended up in a new Dyed4you Art piece called Joy Comes in the Morning – I shared it below both with and without the scripture on it. I’ve included the word for the art below as well.).
The name of your silk is From Mourning to Dancing. The colors in it are:
- Golden yellow representing pursuit with intention
- Fire representing flaming throne of God
- Red wine representing the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings
- Fuchsia representing deep place of the heart
- Plum representing richness and abundance of fruit
- Black representing death to self and the eye of God (the apple of His eye because His gaze is steady upon you)
- Gold shimmer representing refined in the fire and glory
The scriptures that go with it are:
- Romans 8:16-18 (NKJV) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
- 2 Corinthians 1:5 (NKJV) For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
- 1 Peter 4:12-13 (NKJV) Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 (VOICE) Teacher: For everything that happens in life—there is a season, a right time for everything under heaven: A time to cry, a time to laugh; a time to mourn, a time to dance;
- Psalm 30:11-12 (VOICE) You did it: You turned my deepest pains into joyful dancing; You stripped off my dark clothing and covered me with joyful light. You have restored my honor. My heart is ready to explode, erupt in new songs! It’s impossible to keep quiet! Eternal One, my God, my Life-Giver, I will thank You forever.
Too many believers shy away from experiencing hardships or resent them because they don’t understand that in those experiences is an opportunity to know our Messiah more intimately. As we weep for those we love who are lost, we are identifying with His heart and His sufferings. As we are persecuted for our beliefs, we experience in small measure the persecutions He experienced. The more we know Him – the more we understand His heart – the more intimate our relationship is with Him and the more steadfast our faith in Him and trust in His plan for our lives. We need not fear trials and testing or suffering of any kind, for if we yield to Him in the midst of those seasons we bear good fruit in our hearts as Romans 5:2-5 (ESV) tells us:
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
This silk covers an understanding and identifying with the sufferings of Christ – the weighty sorrow – and then the shift from tears into laughter, mourning into dancing, and sadness into joy. There is beauty in allowing the mourning to run its course. Not hindering it or stuffing it down. There are things worth mourning, but He doesn’t leave us in that dark place – for joy comes in the morning. So just as you’ve embraced the weighty sorrow, equally release it to embrace the joy, laughter, and dancing. To embrace the joy and celebration in no way negates the weighty moments or their implications and consequences. There is simply a “time for all things”, insisting on staying in the weighty when it is a time of celebration won’t help, it will only bring misalignment with God’s flow. Therefore embrace the joy, and allow His restoration, healing, and celebration to overtake you. It is a time to dance!
The lyrics to David Brymer’s “Restoration” are connected to this silk.
You bring restoration?, You bring restoration
You bring restoration ?to my soul
You’ve taken my pain?, called me by a new name
You’ve taken my shame ?and in it’s place, You give me joy
You take mourning and turn it into dancing, You take weeping and turn it into laughing
You take mourning and turn it into dancing, You take my sadness and turn it into joy
Come and touch us. Come and restore us.
Bring restoration. Bring restoration to our souls. Every weary soul.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! You make all things new, all things new
A word called “Fullness of Joy” from June Reinke of Prophetic Light is also connected to this silk.
Come into My presence where there is fullness of joy, says the LORD. You have had a heavy heart. Your heart has been filled with sorrow and pain long enough. You have carried within your heart the feeling of loneliness and alienation long enough. Come into My presence and let Me heal the wounds of your heart, says the LORD. Let Me pour into your heart the fresh oil of My Spirit to soothe you. Let the wine of My Spirit make your heart glad. Let the intoxicating presence of My Spirit cause your heart to sing and laugh and joy in Me! Though sorrow has been your lot, I say, let not your heart be troubled. Though you have felt alone, let the comfort of My presence embrace you and cause you to know that I Am with you always. Let Me mend the wounds and set you free from all the pain. I will heal your broken heart and fractured life as you come into My presence where there is fullness of joy for your sorrow, says the LORD.
I will turn your mourning into dancing, says the LORD. You will forget the pain of your past as you bask in My presence that will more than change you, more than lift you, more than fill you. It will saturate you and overflow from you. It will be a river of life that will flow out into the environs and bring life to all that it touches. As you come broken before Me, I will make you completely whole again. As you come heart sick, I will cleanse all the toxins and venom of the enemy from you and place the pure stream of My Spirit within. I will fill you to capacity with life that is abundant, and it will flow out of you a pure river of life and healing and deliverance and wholeness that will reach the hearts and lives of many, says the LORD. I will restore live and vitality onto you and bring restoration to many others as I will make you an instrument of restoration, healing and deliverance, says the LORD.
A “whisper” called “Everything about you is going to change.” from the Passion Translation team’s “I Hear His Whisper” is connected to this silk.
“No one can understand the depth of My work in your soul. Others can only speculate over what I am doing in your life. They see the struggle, the pain. But I see the glory of the crown I’ve placed on your head. I see you in the place where you sit at My right hand, taking your regal throne as My partner and My friend. The call on your life is divine and delightful. Let no one disturb your peace as your reign with Me and discover more of My love.
“The river flowing inside of you is the river of the Holy Spirit–a river of love. Divine affections flooding your being, a continual moving stream that flows from within your innermost being! This supernatural current is the poured-out love of God that is meant to saturate you until that’s all you can do is love Him back. Get into that river and let the many streams make you glad. Everything about you was made for this overwhelming love. Prepare your heart for what I am about to do inside your soul, for everything about you is going to change. I will transform you!”
“As the King surrounded me at is table, The sweet fragrance of my praise-perfume Spread forth everywhere.” Song of Songs 1:12 (TPT)
It has been prayed over and anointed with two different oils from the Scent of Heaven. The first is Holy Fire representing an act of willingness to be baptized in fire – to do what is necessary to go to the next level. The verse that accompanies the oil is from Matthew 3:11
“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire..”
John 3:30 speaks of us decreasing so that the Lord may increase – as we die to our flesh, as we allow it to be burned away in the baptism of fire, the Lord becomes greater because more of Him is seen in us. We reflect more of Him.
The second oil is the Scent of Heaven’s Restoration oil, which is used as a reminder that the Holy Spirit is fully able to restore and protect. It is never too late for something or someone to be used of God. He washes and brings restoration and new life. The verse that accompanies it is from Nehemiah 2:17 NASB, “Then I said to them, ‘You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.’”
The use of these two oils also paints a picture in the sense that fields are often burned to bring forth new life. In this same way, you surrendered to the fire in the heavy season and now the restoration – new flourishing life – will burst forth bringing more fruit than you thought possible. Light and joy and life radiating through you, a reflection of Him. And as you dance, your worship releasing that joy into the atmosphere; shifting things. Further, the dance declares victory over every area you were in mourning for.
So dance beloved! Dance before your King. Allow the joy and laughter to permeate – I can hear it now ringing through the atmosphere and echoing into the heavenlies. Your head thrown back as you spin and dance releasing waves of His golden glory – shimmering and sparkling around you; surrounding you and spinning outward. Heaven invading earth. You are His vessel. You are His chosen one. So dance…
We pray it blesses you!
NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this silk letter, check out my post God Speaking Through Silk where I explain why I began sharing these on my blog.
Sorry my framing was a bit off on the one below. It’s the one with the special ribbon.
(1 April 2017 just remade this silk for the first time since the 2 original silks which were overdyed, and WOW did the single dye process one come out differently – gorgeous, but very different. The video is below.)
7/7/17 update – since I regifted my quill to someone else in the Dyed4you Community (whose response to them was “I am sure it is no coincidence the flag you sent, but I wanted you to know that it means more than you know or that I can put into words in just a few sentences. Thank you for your kindness and sweet gesture. I will treasure it.”), Papa released me to remake this style for myself as large spin wings and I LOVE them!
Joy Comes in the Morning Dyed4you Art Piece
Last week, a Dyed4you team member shares this image on Facebook and I loved it! It inspired me to want to create something with a similar feel (I still love this piece, no idea who the artist is, but it is lovely). A few days ago I began tinkering with a new art piece during a call with a dear friend from the Dyed4you community (we frequently do calls and pray and I’ll create while we talk), but it wasn’t coming together… I discovered later it was because the silk hadn’t been created yet. So after From Mourning to Dancing was birthed, Joy Comes in the Morning came forth 🙂
Joy Comes in the Morning is the reminder of the promise of the coming dawn, and it captures the glorious feel that fresh day full of possibilities brings.
“Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5b (NKJV)
“The deepest pains may linger through the night, but joy greets the soul with the smile of morning.” Psalm 30:5b (VOICE)
The new day can feel like a slate that has been wiped clean, full of hope and endless possibilities. As we wait on that promised daybreak, we are prepared to embrace the dawn (whenever that spiritual dawning may happen) and open ourselves wide to what Father has in store. Knowing He will pour out His glory and shine it on us and through us, we keep our eyes fixed solely on Him, engaged in worship of the One who is holy, thanking Him for all He is, all He does, all He brings forth – for He is worthy and He is good.
“Though the night seems to be long and dark and your vision is impaired and things feel bleak and you cannot see or feel your way through, though you are weeping and feel alone, take heart, says the Lord. The day will break, and you will embrace the light of a new day. Though hope deferred makes your heart sick, know that there is hope. I Am your hope, and I have not left you. I have not brought you into darkness and defeat. I Am giving you marvelous light. Though you are not seeing it, sensing it, embracing it yet, hold onto My unfailing hand, says the Lord. I will break through the darkness and give you light. I will give you the dawning of a new day and clarity of vision. You will embrace what eye hath not seen and ear hath not heard, nor could you even imagine what I have prepared for you. Even as I said, “Let there be light,” and there was light at My command, I will give light that I create for you. You will not walk in the dark. You will not stumble and fall. You will embrace the new as I create and do a new thing for you. Hold on, My beloved child. Joy comes in the morning and i will wipe away all the tears from your eyes and you will embrace what you could not see or hear or imagine to the fullness of My promises for you, says the Lord” (“The Day Will Break” by June Reinke of Prophetic Light).
“…You said I belong to Him and He belongs to me….And I saw you denying your flesh When everything inside of you is screaming. You said No. I want to show love. And you fought the fight. Even when you cannot see, still you believe. And I say Angels, Oh Angels, Oh Angels! Look and see! Look and See! In that dark night of faith they’re still loving me” (lyrics from Misty Edwards’ spontaneous song “Do You Know the Way You Move Me”).
The name of the silk in this image is From Mourning to Dancing. The colors in it are golden yellow representing pursuit with intention, fire representing flaming throne of God, red wine representing the fellowship of Christ’s sufferings, fuchsia representing deep place of the heart, plum representing richness and abundance of fruit, black representing death to self and the eye of God (the apple of His eye because His gaze is steady upon you), and gold shimmer representing refined in the fire and glory.
Father in the darkness before the dawn, we refuse to give up. We refuse to look away. We refuse to stop worshipping You and waiting on Your move. You’ve promised joy in the morning and we stand on that promise and watch it break forth!