Good Morning, God!
Yesterday I bought on Kindle The Beginner’s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy and I’m already over halfway through it. That is totally due to the Life in the Spirit Conference I went to.
I’ve shied away from prophecy in the past. Let’s face it, God, Your Prophets were a pretty grim lot. Who would want the “gift” of prophecy? Who wants to deliver Bad News? That was me, God, until lunch on Saturday.
At lunch I sat with three young women who were seniors in high school and who were attending the Youth Track. They were all excited about prophecy — only they said their leaders called it “A Supernatural Gift of Encouragement.” They explained that the leaders called it that because pretty much everyone didn’t know what “prophecy” was.
How smart of the leaders! And what an attractive name for a gift. Everyone I know — including me — would really appreciate some encouragement. Their experience sounded like a lot of fun. I was wistful.
Ah, but then after lunch we in the “No Longer Youth” Track got to experience it, too. Each of us paired up with someone we didn’t know. Then we were asked to pray for one whole minute — asking You for an image that might “speak” to the other person Whoosh! Right away I got an image of a “heart” that looked like a stone. That stayed for 10 or more seconds. Then in quick succession: a white picket fence, a solid higher fence, then a door appeared in what was now a wall — then the door opened, showing a sunlit garden. And I heard the words, “I make all things new!”
You Do “make all things new” don’t You, God. Thank YOU!