Clogged Left Nostril

by Michelle Dyett-Welcome

in Demonstrations, Prophecy


This morning I woke with my left nostril clogged. It was strange because I did not have cold and my sinuses were not acting up. As I pondered the phenomenon the Lord played a show before my eyes, Parenthood. I had been watching the show the night before on Netflix.

Then a thought ran across my mind. “It is teaching you.” I grabbed hold of the thought and examined it. Did I want to be taught by the show Parenthood? Were the lessons in the show beneficial to me? I concluded that the lessons in the show were not good for me but could be beneficial for character development in my stories for it would give them depth.

I decided to pray over it. I affirmed that I did not want to shaped or trained by the show. That I did not want the show to have influence over me or to affect my outlook on or in life. I limited its impact by stating that the benefit of the show was for character development and I would like to see how to use this knowledge so my characters can be saved.

As soon as I finished praying my left nostril opened and I was able to breathe through both nostrils! Why did that happen? What was God teaching? Showing? What did he want me to learn?

The Hebrew word for left is sĕmo’wl and it means the left hand or side. But the root meaning comes from the word simlah, which means wrapper, mantle, clothes or raiment. Therefore, the Lord was telling me that this show was trying to cover me in garments. But what garments and for what purpose?

Its purpose was exposed in the deeper meaning of the word simlah, which comes from the word cemel, which means image, idol, and statue with a core meaning to resemble. Therefore, the intent of the show Parenthood was to cause me to resemble those that I was watching!

But why did it affect my nostril? It affected my nostril because that is how I breathe! God is my breath of life, if the show was able to affect my breathing it would eventually affect my level of spiritual oxygen, it would deprive my members of their life source eventually causing them to shut down or to function in an inefficient manner.

God brought this danger to my attention for me to take action! How often has God brought things to your attention and it was ignored? When Holy Spirit point things out we are to give it careful consideration and we are to align ourselves with what he has said. That is the only way for us to be true children of God.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Romans 8:14

Let us not fool ourselves if we refuse to be led by the spirit of God we are not children of God!

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Acts 17:28

The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Job 33:4

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Mary L. Ball February 19, 2016 at 1:40 PM



Teeny Rains February 19, 2016 at 6:22 PM

Love this devotional and you way of teaching! Thank you!


Michelle Dyett-Welcome February 22, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Thanks Teeny! I am glad you find it helpful. If you have questions feel free to leave a message. 🙂


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