Thursday, May 15, 2008

A heart to heart......

Last night, I had an opportunity to attend a worship and ministry time at a church in my area. I have been longing for a time like this since listening to the many times City Church would simply have worship and ministry on Sunday instead of a message. The worship was quite wonderful, I actually had never personally experienced this particular style. I enjoyed the freedom in the room, dancing, laying prostrate on the floor, singing out a new song, just whatever people felt like doing in worship before God. Anyway, I really had a sense of God's Presence fill the room and was content just to bask in it and hunger for His glory to fall.
After worship had been going for awhile, the leader asked for anyone who wanted prayer to come up front and they would be ministered to. I stood in my place and watched for a bit. I was open to God speaking to me or ministering to me through these people, but didn't feel I should go forward. And you know what God told me in my spirit! He was telling someone that I was open to receive prayer and that they would come to me and pray!! Some time went by and worship and prayer continued and eventually a man and a woman came up and asked my name and said they wanted to pray for me, and the man said he had a word for me! I just smiled and said "Go for it!"
I have not had the privilege of being prophesied over much in my past, so this was very special to me. I also learned the value of writing down your prophesies so you can remind yourself and encourage yourself of what the Lord will be doing. So here is what He shared with me; "God has been working in you and he wants to keep working in your life and transforming you. You have a hunger for more of Him and His grace in your life, and He's gonna do a transformation, and you see a transformation is permanent, change isn't -what he's gonna do will be permanent in your life. He's gonna show his heart - it's gonna be a heart to heart with your Father and He's gonna reveal more of himself to you and down the road he will strengthen you and give you gifts and you will be prophesying and ministering to others, he will use you in a mighty way, but put that on the shelf for now, because right now he's gonna show His heart to you and His love for you, deeper than he has ever before."

This word was so Awesome to me, because I never met these people before, so they had no idea what is going on in my life or where I am at in my faith. I had just had a conversation with my friend Katie, about wanting to have more of God's compassion for people among other things that God is doing in me. How cool to then hear this! In addition, I will be attending a conference this weekend, that is being held by "Heart of the Father Ministries."
Honestly, I laughed and smiled with delight the rest of the worship time. Looking forward to getting to know my Daddy more!!!!

4 comments:

jul said...

That's so awesome!!! I knew you'd like it there, it's such an atmosphere of love and God's presence.

Amy said...

God is so good- I love when he gives a special word like that...it is so sweet of him, isn't it?? i haven't had many, either- but those i have had i love and are dear to my heart, and i ponder tham as i wait for his unique promises to be fulfilled... he loves you more than you know, Lyd...soak in it....

lydia joy said...

Thanks you two!!

Steve LaBs said...

AMEN to that prophetic word! ..