“You Are the Light – Transforming the Atmosphere Around You”

Author: Anne Ballard, Redding, CA

In January, God is bringing the timing of your life into divine alignment. Things that have been held up and delayed are coming to you, and God is inviting you to be joyfully present in your current moment. He is giving you specific revelation to make good choices, but after you make a decision it will be important to stand in faith without doubt. He is also giving you fresh vision to see what exceedingly great things are possible when you have faith. This will be a time of repayment, so expect to see what the enemy has stolen from you to be restored many times over. In all situations, focus on Jesus’ words – you are light to the world – and watch as God solidifies your identity so that you are not derailed by negative emotions or circumstances.

Divine Alignment of Time

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

God’s timing is perfect. Learning to trust His timing takes some practice, but each day He gives us the opportunity to make agreement with His divine order of the things in our lives. This month, God is bringing divine alignment of time into your life. Things that have been held up or delayed are coming to you, and there is an acceleration happening that is bringing the timing of things in your life into God’s perfect order. God is highlighting the choice to be present in this time, without looking backwards or forwards. Let go of regrets, fears, and dependency on future events for your happiness. Rejoice in today!

Powerful to Choose

“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:6-8)

We have been given the ability to make choices in our lives. We make choices every day: what to wear, what to eat, how to interact with others, which route to take to work, when to go to bed. We choose who to be in relationship with, what job to take, what car to drive, and where to live. Intentionally making good choices makes us powerful people. At times in lives we may not like the hand that we’ve been dealt, but we are all powerful in the midst of our circumstances to choose wisely, confidently, and in faith nonetheless.

God trusts us to make good choices. We must make our decisions in faith, not doubting. God blesses the decisive. As in the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), the master blessed the two servants who took action and made wise choices. The master cursed the servant who did nothing. James 1:6-8 tells us that a man who doubts must not believe he will receive anything from the Lord, that he is unstable in all his ways.This month, God is giving you specific revelation to make wise choices, but you must believe and not doubt. Once you make your decision, stand in faith.

Faith for the Unseen

“You will have what your faith expects!” (Matthew 9:29 The Passion Translation)

What if we believed this verse? What if our lives bore the fruit of what we hoped for? What if we so believed in God’s goodness and faithfulness that we stood confidently in faith that all of His promises would come to pass? What if we pushed past the way things look right now, beyond our disappointments, and believed that God wanted to give us the desires that are in our hearts?

“Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for” (Hebrews 11:1 The Passion Translation). This month, God is giving you fresh vision to see what’s possible when you have faith. Take some time to dream with Him about the things that are in your heart. Write them down and envision what each of those dreams will look like. Imagine each one with as much detail as you can. Ask God what they will be like in the future. Cultivate faith in God’s ability to make these things happen.

Taking Back

“Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14)

In January, God is revealing things that the enemy has stolen from you. This will be a time of repayment for what has been stolen and lost. These could be needs that were never met in your life, or a trauma that you endured. Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. It could be anything that caused intense fear or pain in your life. Many people have not processed the painful experiences in their lives. This month, there is grace to face the pain as God brings healing. He will heal some of you supernaturally, and for others, He will highlight and direct you to books, teachings, counselors, and ministries to direct you on your path to healing.

I Am Light

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

God is releasing identity and purpose into lives and situations so that we are not derailed by our emotions and circumstances. A bad day does not make you a bad person. A sad day does not make you depressed. External circumstances and the emotions stirred up by those circumstances don’t define you. If I agree that my feelings or circumstances will become the definition of me, then I’m speaking that into existence and it will become my reality because I created it.

Instead, take some time to ask God to show you how you are light to the world. Ask Him to reveal to you how you transform the atmosphere around you, and how you bring goodness, light, and life, simply by being you. In all situations, focus on the light that you are releasing and watch what happens.


1. I rejoice in today!
2. I make good choices, and confidently stand in faith.
3. I will have what my faith expects.
4. God is repaying what I have lost. 
5. I am light to the world.

Anne Ballard
The Crowning Jewels

Website: www.thecrowningjewels.com
Email: hello@thecrowningjewels.com

Texas born, Anne Ballard worked as a nurse for seventeen years before fully embracing her creative nature. Having grown up believing that God only spoke through the Bible, her life was transformed with the personal knowledge that He still speaks today. As she experienced a revelation of God’s love for her and the power of words to transform and heal, she began designing jewelry, partnering with Holy Spirit to create a tangible way to bring Heaven to Earth. This is where her prophetic jewelry company, The Crowning Jewels, was birthed. Many people recognize her company as a business-ministry hybrid. She is known as a prophetic visionary with the drive to accomplish her dreams. Her mandate is to champion others as they discover their God-given identity and fulfill their divine purpose. She currently resides in Redding, CA.