Full Bloom

Happy first day of spring. The weather here in Seattle still feels like winter. Last night after I got home I saw rain, sleet, hail and snow. My car was frozen this morning; I could hardly open my door. I always find it very interesting how many people look for prophetic signs as the seasons change. I must admit I am no different and this year, this change of season is no different.

Recently I met someone who taught me about Nowruz. Nowruz means “New Day” and is the Persian New Year which is celebrated on the first day of spring also knows as the Spring Equinox. The equinox only happens twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The equinox is the date when day and night are the same length and the sun is perpendicular to the equator. I am sure this must look really cool to those who will have the opportunity to observe the precise moment this occurs.

Today I can identify with celebrating a new day! I do not make this statement only because it is the first day of spring. I am celebrating a “New Day” for today I feel like I have come full bloom. Oxford dictionary defines the word bloom as: a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty; the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor; becoming radiant and glowing. Webster Dictionary also offers a definition of bloom as a state or time of high development or achievement.

I feel as if I have come into myself. I am at the exact moment where what was birthed inside of me is now living outside of me. It’s a moment difficult to express with words adequately enough to describe the feeling and the experience. I am living my one moment in time. I am all I thought I could be; all of my dreams are a heartbeat away and the answers are all up to me (thank you Whitney Houston). I have seized this opportunity to live my very best life. I am everything I desire to be. Every opportunity life has is now before me.

Being in full bloom I have identified who I am. There is no longer any guess work. During my time of respite this past weekend, I was able to pinpoint one word which describes who I am and what my life stands for. I established a vision and mission statement for my life as I see myself and how I see myself living out the vision. I have a life song and a life verse of scripture. I know who I am. I am living in the fullness of my knowledge of myself.

This morning I found a passage of scripture to help me further distinguish why today is definitely a new day. The Message version interprets so eloquently the words of King Solomon:

“So where has this love of yours gone, fair one? Where on earth can he be? Can we help you look for him?

Never mind. My lover is already on his way to his garden, to browse among the flowers, touching the colors and forms.

I am my lover’s and my lover is mine. He caresses the sweet-smelling flowers.

Dear, dear friend and lover, you’re as beautiful as Tirzah, city of delights, Lovely as Jerusalem, city of dreams, the ravishing visions of my ecstasy.

Your beauty is too much for me – I’m in over my head. I’m not used to this! I can’t take it in. Your hair flows and shimmers like a flock of goats in the distance streaming down a hillside in the sunshine.

Your smile is generous and full – expressive and strong and clean.

Your veiled cheeks are soft and radiant.

There’s no one like her on earth, never has been, never will be.

She’s a woman beyond compare. My dove is perfection, Pure and innocent as the day she was born, and cradled in joy by her mother. Everyone who came by to see her exclaimed and admired her – All the fathers and mothers, the neighbors and friends, blessed and praised her:

“Has anyone ever seen anything like this – dawn-fresh, moon-lovely, sun-radiant, ravishing as the night sky with its galaxies of stars?”

One day I went strolling through the orchard, looking for signs of spring, Looking for buds about to burst into flower, anticipating readiness, ripeness.

Before I knew it my heart was raptured, carried away by lofty thoughts!

Dance, dance, dear Shulammite, Angel-Princess! Dance, and we’ll feast our eyes on your grace! Everyone wants to see the Shulammite dance her victory dances of love and peace.” 

No matter where you are today, may you experience the spirit of love and peace. It’s time to bloom!



LaNicia Williams
LaNicia Williams is a visionary and founder of Changed Living Ministries. Changed Living is a ministry for people who want to deepen their understanding of who God is and who God created us to be. Changed Living Ministries will encourage the process of healing, deliverance and revelation through intercessory prayer, the experience of worship and partaking of the word of God. LaNicia is also an exhorter, inspirational and biblical teacher and psalmist who began pursuing her God given desire to minister to others after working for several Fortune 500 companies in corporate America for almost 10 years. God called LaNicia to quit her job in August of 2009. It was at that moment that LaNicia began to chase and seek after God with her whole heart. Nothing else was important and it became more and more evident as she lost most of her material possessions that she worked tirelessly day after day to accumulate. People, places and things that LaNicia once needed to have in her life no longer mattered. God became her everything and has remained her all and all every since then. It is LaNicia’s heart’s desire to please God and to pursue God with her whole heart. It is her purpose to share the goodness and fullness of God with every one God places in LaNicia’s path. By faith LaNicia dares to be all who God has called her to be and challenges those she meets to do the same. LaNicia's motto is "Dare to dream, dare to live, dare to trust God!" LaNicia is currently the Worship Leader at Seattle First Presbyterian church. LaNicia is also writing her first book for publication “Believe! You Have the Power.” LaNicia is available for speaking engagements, worship opportunities and individual prayer. Please email changedlivingministries@gmail.com for inquiries.
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