I went to Global yesterday. I’ve used up 7 of my 10 “free” days and after that pay the standard visitor’s fee (which I shall gladly do–it supports them!). So I’m trying to choose carefully. That said, I’m so glad I chose to go in yesterday. Something shifted, though I’m not even sure how to describe it. Tracee Loosle was in again and we had a great time of worship. Mary had asked me to come up on stage with her and do intercession while she painted. I help her when she has trouble putting the paint on her palette because of the shaking that sometimes comes over her when she paints. In any event, while I was worshiping one of the 2nd year students (Jason) came up on stage and gave me a prophetic word that blew my socks off. It is unfortunate that I didn’t have my recorder in my pocket (even though I was prompted to put it there when I got up from the desk ~sigh), but I wrote down the gist of it afterward.
He started off by saying that I’ve been really going after God’s heart these past couple of weeks and told me that God is going to “enlarge my tent”, He’s going to come and blow me away basically, lol. I looked up Isaiah 54 afterward. I like the way the New Living Translation puts it: “Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams!” Btw I feel in this case that the tent is referring to my heart. The night before I was discouraged and spoke to a friend about it, telling her that I felt like I had a heart the size of the Grinch’s (you know, ten sizes too small) and that it needed to be expanded. He really does hear us, you know. :) To further confirm this, this guy tells me, “You’ve even been saying to God, like, ‘What the heck!?'” And he said it exactly like I did in that sort of “I am not getting this at all” way! I remember that it was in the middle of the night recently when I said that to God and forget what my conversation with Him was about, but it made me laugh when Jason told me. He said that what God had for me was much more than I could imagine. I don’t know, Jason, I have a pretty good imagination. Let’s put it this way: picture that scene in the fifth element at the end when Korben tells Jovovich that he loves her and then kisses her and she leans back and light just floods out of her? Yeah. ‘Nuff said. Funny thing is, even writing that makes me feel as if I could burst. I think it’s Joy. I think that’s what I’m feeling. :) No surprise, then, that Isaiah 54 starts out Shout for Joy!
Jason said other things as well, that He was pleased with me and that I’m His beloved daughter. I never get tired of hearing that. He also said (and here’s where I really wish I’d taped it) something about something (God?) coming on me like a rushing wind. I immediately thought Pentecost and wondered if that would be mine. I still haven’t been able to pray in tongues and have stopped striving. It is a gift, after all :)
Tracee had some great teaching on intercession and I realized I’ve still got a lot to learn, but there’s a boldness rising up. At the end of the day she had a time of impartation. She’s done a lot of it, she said, but there was something powerful going on, something holy that she rarely experiences. And just in case you’re wondering, yes, I went down, lol. While I was waiting, though, I felt something shift, and I was able to focus in a way I haven’t been able to before. It was glorious :) Afterward, a woman named Joan who also does intercession and often works with Tracee prophesied over any students who stayed and wanted it. I stayed. I’m glad I did. I’ll have to write about that another time because my daughter-in-law just showed up with my grandson! Life is good :)
Now I know I had a reason for choosing Who knew? as a post title but I can’t think of it right now, lol. And it doesn’t really matter anyway :)