When God’s people meet together, something happens. The entire day yesterday I discovered that something happened, and then something more happened, and then more….
My morning started out with more waves of encounter. Holy Spirit washing over me in waves that took my breath away. People from all over the room crowding around me and praying over me, their words lifting me up to Jesus in such a way that encouraged me beyond my wildest dreams. At times it felt simple, yet so profound. “I see you.” one would say. And then with an unexpected jolt I was pulled into the center of the circle with one prophetic word after another pouring over my hungry heart. “Star. Speaker. Deep. Intimate with Jesus. Lover of God. Famous. Writer. Fragrant.” Beautiful words of Holy Spirit power.
This moment, in this room every person seemed to have an encounter with Holy Spirit. There was dancing. There was laughing, crying, praying, and then there was swooning. I’ve had many deep encounters with Holy Spirit, but until this weekend I don’t think I’ve swooned. I haven’t fallen into a space of freedom that was so physically tangible it made me swoon. Let me tell you, there is something about this space that is worth experiencing.
I later visited with two women that again spoke of the fragrance of Jesus upon my life. Again they affirmed the word I’ve had over my life for years which is “speak” I have believed for years that God wants me to speak. He has a message that He wants me to share with others, and I’m willing to do it. I’ve clung to His promise of paving the way. I’d ridden the wave, and sometimes I’ve felt as if I’m drowning. Yet, still the word has been highly pronounced in my mind, and this week it has been highly confirmed.
I told you about my wave tattoo, right? Last night, this happened….my husband was told that he is riding the wave. The wave through life, the ups and the downs. The wave of owning a business, loving a family, marriage, and ministry. He was told that God is calming the storms that threaten to beat us up and we are highly blessed. I like this. As he was hearing these encouraging words, I too was being filled with encouragement of Light, legacy, and sitting at the table God has prepared for me even though my enemies flurry around the table, I am in the presence of the Lord most High!
And then this happened: someone asked me about being on a podcast about being real. What? This is not a coincidence. This is God bringing people together to work with each other. Out of all the hundreds of people there, this particular women approached me about a podcast on being real. She does’t know me. She doesn’t know I wrote a book “I Am Real”. She doesn’t even know my name—but she does know Jesus and in hearing Him speak to her, she found me. I think that is a big WOW!
And then this happened: I met several women that live in my town, right up the street from me! Isn’t it interesting that we all go to CA, and that is where we connect? One of them even goes to the same church as me!!! Whoa…out of all the hundreds of people I end up standing in line and then sitting next to these women. Our conversation flowed, excitement flourished, and our hearts were filled with love of God and His remarkable kindness. “So lift your hands and give thanks to God for his marvelous kindness and for his miracles of mercy for those he loves!” The verses are from Psalms 107, which is significant because another woman approached me and said she was reading Psalms 107 and knew she just had to share it with me. She opened her Bible and read it to me. Afterwards, I opened my Bible to Psalms 107 and saw that I had underlined several verses, yes, the verses she just read to me! God is a God of connection. God is a builder of faith, love, community, and hope. God speaks to us in many ways. He certainly used this woman, reading His Word, to speak to me.
So, why am I telling you all this? Because in this very chapter, Psalms 107, this happens: “Bring your praise as an offering and your thanks as a sacrifice as you sing your story of miracles with a joyful song.” (TPT) I have a story of miracles–my life story is a miracle–and I want you to know that it is because of the miraculous work of God that I am here today. It is because He takes little ole’ me, quiet, reserved, introverted, and tells me that my voice will leave a light and a legacy of who He is! He will go to all lengths to confirm His Word in me!
Not long ago I awoke with the thought that it was time for our family to build wealth. I immediately began to ask God what that meant and to ask for direction. This is a whole new story that I won’t go into except to say, this week has been a building block of wealth deep within me. It’s been solid, emotional, lovely, complete. connecting, hopeful, and wealthy in the miracles of my God!
What is God saying to you today?8