Join The Yellow House Journey
We are on a great “Journey of The Yellow House” with Jesus. Beginning last January, each month we have focused & explored one individual room of the 12 rooms in The Yellow House. Jesus leads us through the entrance, all through the Yellow House and we exit out the back-door as a True Hope Reformer, completely made whole & healed, ready to bring true & lasting transformation to the entire world in every area of our lives. If you have not already embarked on this Journey, it’s never to late to join us!
Here are the Rooms we have explored:
- January; Room #1: His Hearts Desire Room
In the first room of the Yellow House our hearts are positioned rightly for the journey ahead. The purpose of this room is to love, value, appreciate and adore the Heart of Jesus. In this room, we learn how to love God well and listen to what is on His Heart. We spend time with Him as a friend and begin to love what He loves by taking the time to draw near and listen. Listening to someone's heart is one of the greatest acts of love, and this is what we get to do with God in this room. His Hearts Desire Room leads to the Love and Forgiveness Room because reformers will walk a path that is unfamiliar to others, and this new path creates many opportunities for misunderstanding. You will need to be very decisive about living in Love and Forgiveness from the start of the Journey to prevent bitterness from taking root within you.
- February; Room # 2: The Love & Forgiveness Room
The main goal of this room is the ability to appreciate the people and experiences that have hurt us the most. This is the room where God recovers all and we become free from the chains that have held us captive and receive a new heart in Him. We learn how to love well even when we aren't loved well. In the Love and Forgiveness room, Jesus helps us to face (and let go) of the areas in our lives where we have experienced the most pain and brokeness. We must got to the Joy Room after the Love and Forgiveness Room in order to prevent feelings of shame and self-pity from stealing our ability to fully forgive and let go of all that weighed us down for Jesus fills us with the Joy of His Presence.
- March; Room # 3: The Joy Room
In this room, Jesus gives us the invitation to enter into the Joy of His presence where He teaches us how to lift our heads and see the Face of the God of Joy. He holds our face in His hands, looks into our eyes, and tells us who we are to Him and how much He delights in us. In the Joy room, Bob received Gods delight over him, but now Bob needed to believe God delighted in him exactly the way he was, and receive the grace to be unpretentious. Jesus needed to show Bob his true self that Bob could be His true self.
- April; Room # 4: The Be You Room
Where God holds up the right mirror and we gain His perspective for ourselves and for others. The number one question God will ask us is: Did you become you? In the Be You room, Jesus recovers and reveals our original design. He tells us who we are to Him and releases freedom and playfulness in relationship with Him. In this room, we know that we know that Jesus delights in us exactly the way we are and desires to bring our hearts into wholeness. After the Be You Room is the I Love You Room because in order to receive the gift and inheritance of our original design, we need to know we are loved. He can tell us over and over again who we are, but if we aren’t secured by love, we won’t be able to be who He says we are to our fullest potential.
- May; Room # 5: The I Love You Room
Where we become secured in His love for us and spend time soaking in His love for us. We were designed for love and we all need and long to be loved. In this room, we know that we know that we know we are loved by Him and we become unshakeable. After the I love you room is the mixing board roombecause when we are secured by love, we can then learn how to attune to others. You can begin to hear the songs and tunes of other people because your rhythms are at peace, your need for love is no screaming in your head. Love leads you into all discernment (Philippians 1:8-9)
- June; Room # 6: The Mixing Board Room
Where we learn to attune to God, to ourselves, to the moment, and to God's feelings about other people. (Jesus was comfortable with every class of people, and He always meets us exactly where we are at). In this Room, Jesus teaches us fundamental social/emotional skills that we may not have learned as children. In order to have healthy relationships with God, ourselves, and others, we first must experience someone attuning to us, which is what Jesus does with us in the mixing board room. He adjusts our wavelengths and fine tunes us to play, sing and live in perfect harmony with Him. In the Mixing Board Room, we become so tender and attuned in our relationship with God that we are then able to go into the Hope Hearing / Speak the Truth in Love Room. The foundation ofHope Hearing is relationship with God's heart. When we become attuned to God and sit with Him as a friend, our Hearing opens up.
- July; Room # 7: The Hope Hearing Room
Where we learn how to Hear His Voice in Hope and how to Speak the Truth in Love. Once we walk through the Hope Hearing Room we can enter into the grief room because now you are able to hear Him in Hope even in the midst of grief and pain. (2 Corinthians 7:3)
- Sept; Room # 8: The Grief Room
In this room the most painful emotions will come out but they will turn into the sweetest places of hope because we will meet the God of Comfort and learn how to grieve with Him in healthy ways. We don't deny or suppress, and we don’t get stuck in pain; we learn how to sorrow with Hope and how to keep our eyes on Him even in the hard times. Dealing with grief is the key to being resilient, having post traumatic growth, being anti-fragile, and growing in our passion and empathy for others. The Grief Room leaves us vulnerable and we need to go right into the Hope Room we could fall into hopelessness. (Zechariah 9:10- Prisoners of Hope)
- Next Month in October; Room # 9: The Hope Room
Where we learn how to have hope against hope and walk in childlike hope and wonder for all the promises and the goodness of God to come forth in the land of the living. After Jesus tells us about the Hope of His promises we must go into the Trust room because Trust is the highest form of Hope. He walks us into the Trust Room where He strengthens our foundation and teaches us how to live a life of trusting Him in all things.
- November; Room # 10: The Trust Room
Where we learn how to live a life of trusting Him in All Things. As I walked into the trust room, the Lord gave me new eyeglasses, and these new eye glasses gave me the right ‘trust' perspective. Trust is an umbrella, but courage is about day to day living.We must have courage for whatever comes our way in the day. Courage is putting our trust into action.
- December; Room # 11: The Courage Room
Where we are equipped through His spirit to have courage in all areas of our life. We have the foundation of trust, and in this room we are given tools to develop our courage. It takes great courage to pursue dreams, speak your truth, to love others, and especially to become who God made you to be. In this room, God becomes our source of strength and courage. Courage is what gives you strength throughout the day, but wisdom will direct your path and guide you in the way He desires you to go.
- January 2019; Room # 12: The Wisdom Room
This is the room where we receive His Blueprint for our lives and receive His wisdom on how to walk it out in our lives.
Bob Hartley's Encounter:
I had a dream where I saw myself in a hole building the foundation pillar of hope reformation. Jesus came up and told me that before I could build the hope reformation pillar, I needed to build the hope healing pillar. Jesus said, “I am inviting you to go on a journey of intimacy with me where you will not only be healed, but made whole asyou experience more of me than you ever have before.” We began walking together up a path and in the distance I saw a big yellow house.
Jesus said, “That is the Yellow House of Hope Wholeness where the journey of healing will take place. Within the walls of its many rooms await encounters with me that will equip you with the upgraded tools you need to bring hope reformation to cities and nations across the earth.”
I was overwhelmed by His invitation, but when I thought of the personal healing processes I had experienced, I didn't want to go there. The only experiences I had with healing were more damaging than helpful. They seemed to focus on rehashing the traumas and weaknesses with a sense of shame, guilt, and depressing heaviness. I wasn't ready to face certain things and didn't want to rehash the traumas.
Jesus, as if reading my thoughts, said
“This isn't going to be heavy, it is going to be like gliding on butter. I am not going to make you feel shameful and guilty, I will comfort you, counsel you, and guide into glory. This healing process isn't going to come by focusing on the past traumas and weaknesses, it will come through knowing you are celebrated, loved, and cared for. You have picked up burdens I never called you to pick up and now is the time for play therapy I want to bring you joy… play therapy where you'll experience me in ways you never have before”.
This process of healing and wholeness will never come through hard, external modification models. It will come through knowing that you're celebrated, knowing that you're loved, knowing that you're cared for. When you know I'm holding your hand, you can walk with Me through this process. It won't be misery, it will be play therapy. You're going to see Me and hear Me in ways you've never had.
I asked Him, Is there that much wrong with me?? He said,
“No, there's that much right with you. I'm not fixing you, I'm celebrating you. I won't just be a caretaker of you, I will care for you and your heart. I won't just look after you, I'll look at you and tell you how perfect you are… weaknesses, imperfections and all. This is a house of empowerment, friendship, forgiveness, playfulness, and joy. I am celebrating you through every step of the process, not just when you produce an end result. You need to know that you are OK with me, and if you are OK with me, then you are OK! This is not a spanking, it's an upgrade.