Testing, 1, 2, 3…

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I don’t have much time to write as I’m headed out the door in a half hour to go back to The Pursuit conference at Global.  There’s a live webcast, and I’d encourage anyone interested to check it out.  Just go to Global Awakening’s website and click on the tab.  Will Hart spoke last night and I just love that guy!  He has such a heart for God and such amazing, funny stories!  Brian Connolly is speaking today.  I haven’t heard him speak before and don’t know anything about him, but I’m looking forward to it.  I’m getting ahead of myself, though.

Yesterday was the last day of GSSM’s four-day student fast.  It started off with celebration which continued through the day.  There was more opportunity for fellowship than the previous three days, and I was glad for that.  In the morning I awoke early (as usual) and when I went back to bed had a dream.  I actually woke up in intercession for one of the students, a Spirit-filled woman named Cheryl who has macular degeneration.  In the dream I was sitting in front of her with my hands on her eyes praying for healing.  So today during worship I watched and waited until she ended up on the floor like I saw in the dream and then I went over and basically did what I had seen.  I believe very much in laying hands on the sick and they will recover.  That doesn’t always mean instant miracle!  What was cool was that she had a dream, too, that her eyes were healed!  It’s just a matter of time :)

We had one opportunity to prophesy over someone and I turned to a student near me.  I’m always a little nervous when I’m put on the spot, but God gave me grace and she said what I said blessed her.  I just went with the picture He gave and thank Him for being faithful :)  As the day drew to a close Micah came up front and was planning to talk about the Holy Spirit.  He decided to ambush her instead, lol.  She ended up lying on the stage laughing and basically saying, “You know in Acts?  That really happened…” and it was glorious.  The Holy Spirit had a lot of fun with us :)  Ben did come up then and ask for any who wanted a fresh infilling of the Spirit to come up.  I booked it up front.  To make a long story short I was the “last (wo)man standing” which is actually quite unusual.  I’m not sure what I was expecting or hoping for, but Ben did come back and pray for me and I ended up on my knees in tears.  Actually I was a little discouraged and had to fight off discouraging thoughts.  I told myself that was it, I’m not going up front anymore, that God can touch me wherever I am and it doesn’t have to be as a result of someone praying for me.

That said, when Will called people up last night yours truly went forward, lol.  Actually I wanted to be near my daughter-in-law, who was one of the first to go up.  Then he ended up calling GSSM students to come and help minister, so I did.  I got to pray for her and for many others.  It’s a strange thing to both want to receive and feel as if you need filled up yourself and then be told to go and give.  I don’t feel as if I have much to give, but here again, it’s not about what I feel.  Will started calling out words of knowledge, and it was amazing how many people there needed dental work (he called out crowns and no ability to pay for it).  I prayed for a man behind me whose mouth is a mess.  If he doesn’t come back today with new teeth I’m praying for him again.  I’ll pray for him every time I see him, as a matter of fact.  And I’m not going to stop praying.  I believe in a God who can do creative miracles!  I can smell breakthrough.  There was one man who had a healing in his shoulder.  He’d had a shoulder replacement and was able to have complete range of motion.  It was exciting!

It was great that some folks from church came.  It’s a first step.  One of them is a young lady who I will be picking up this morning to take along to Global.  She’s hungry for God and I would love to see Him touch her in a big way.  I know He’s drawing her and has been for a while.  Not sure how today’s going to go as I’ll be helping watch my grandson.  Should be interesting :)

I know there are things I’m forgetting to tell you, but I have to leave soon.  I wanted to leave you with this though.  Last night Will had us put our hands on our ears and pray for ears to hear God’s voice.  Kevin had asked me in the morning how he could pray for me that day and I said “Eyes to see and ears to hear.”  During GSSM that day that prayer was also echoed.  Then Will had us pray too.  So I put my hands on my ears and asked God for ears to hear His voice more clearly.  Well, He came through loud and clear and made me laugh once again (He loves to do that, and it makes me even more crazy for Him!).  In case you haven’t figured out what He said, it’s the blog title :)

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