Faith

Slow Down!

Tell us what happened:

I had just left from a midweek Light in Film gathering, my journey home took me across the Cambie bridge. I filled the time talking to God, thanking Him for everything that He was doing, and as I was about to get to the end of the bridge, I heard God say, “Slow down Jess. Slow down your thoughts. Slow down.” So I did.

I stopped and took in the view; it was beautiful outside. “Slow down. Right! This is good."  I saw this girl walking the opposite way, and then she suddenly stopped in the middle of the bridge looking out towards the city. I thought, "oh, she’s doing exact same thing as I am, enjoying the view". But then she put her leg over the railing towards the ocean. I heard God say “She wants to commit suicide. Go talk to her.” But then I thought "No, was that God or just me?"

I couldn’t stop looking at her and wondering what she was doing. I thought maybe she was just taking a picture, some form of new trend that I didn’t know about, maybe it’s a cool Instagram picture. Then a group of people started walking in her direction and she pulled her leg back to the bridge. So I thought "Oh yeah it was for a picture, okay cool", but I couldn’t leave without watching her, to see what she was going to do. My feet were glued to the floor, inside I was hoping she was going to walk away so I could leave, but she didn’t. Soon after she looked around, didn’t see anyone else walking past, she then stepped over the railing again with one leg. So I walked up to her and said, “Wow, that’s really bold of you to put your leg over the railing; like that takes crazy guts. What's going on?”

She replied, “I’m honestly wanting to jump off this bridge right now."

Oh, Jesus help me! I asked her what was going on to make her want to do that, but she brushed me off, by now I was holding on to one of her hands. Then suddenly another guy started running towards us, yelling “don’t do it don’t do it don’t do it! I was where you are” and he wrapped his hands around her tightly, so she wouldn’t jump.

I started sharing my testimony with her, but she just rolled her eyes, giving me the impression she didn't care. I knew that right now would be the best time to get a word of knowledge about her life, so I asked, “This is random but is there anything going on with you and your dad?” She said ‘No, he’s great’ oh... “your mom?” ‘No, she’s great”, all I could think was Jesus, I got nothing! Then I looked around to see a cop car pull up, two officers got out and jumped over. They handcuffed her and planned to take her to the hospital. I just kept thinking the entire time that God set this up.

If I had asked for a ride home, or taken a cab, I wouldn't' have stopped at the bridge. If I wasn’t obedient when I saw her, then who knows what could have happened. God‘s protection was upon her and He wanted her to know that He has a plan for her life. After, I just kept thinking of all the things that I could have said in that situation. I could’ve spoken identity over her, but God stopped me and said “No! You said exactly what I needed you to say. if I wanted you to say something else, I would’ve told you.”

Out for a Walk

We absolutely love Pauline's faith and her courage!  We love that God gives us courage, and meets us outside of the church so we can be moved by compassion, encourage the broken and weary, and prophetically release God's call on people's lives!  Thank-you Pauline for this very encouraging testimony!

"Walking around Lafarge Lake this morning, a young man in a wheelchair kept passing me. I noticed that his right leg was missing. I told the Holy Spirit that if He wanted me to pray for him, he had to stop and stay in one spot. Well, he did, just when I was walking near him for a 3rd time. I approached him gently, and inquired about his condition. He told me that he had cancer, and doctors had to amputate his leg. I offered prayer, and he accepted willingly. I commanded his leg to grow back and to be restore fully; I prayed for his immune system to be strengthened. Then, words of encouragement started flowing from my spirit; he would have a long, normal and healthy life; he would heal people suffering from cancer; he would be a blessing for others. I prayed joy, peace and love to inhabit his soul. I could see that he was moved, and I was too as something special was happening, the Kingdom of heaven was at hand. Indeed, that is what we are carrying. I then walked home full of the joy of the Lord."

Words of Knowledge

Tell us what happened:

"It is car insurance time, so this morning I visited the insurance broker. Last night, I felt a persistent tightness in my upper back. It was gone when I woke up this morning, but it came back as soon as I walked in the insurance office building. The lady who served me, looked a little tense. I wondered if it was a word of knowledge about her current situation. So i took a step of faith and asked her. She told me that I was correct, as she was experiencing pain and tightness right where I was sensing mine. I offered to pray for her and she said yes! After a quick prayer, she was all smiles, relaxed and very thankful that I chose to ask her."

Lost Eggs

Tell us what happened:

"I was at work doing what I do to pay the bills. My colleague and I were talking about conspiracies and interesting paranormal things. It was good fun! I shared some stories about words of knowledge in a non religious way. We tried it out on each other but with no luck! So I upped the ante and tried it out on some of our customers, for fun! They all seemed to enjoy it. I kept trying the same word, which was pain in the left hip. No-one had pain, which was good for them but not for me... Joke.

About 5 minutes later a lady came back with some eggs and said "these are not my eggs". I was a little baffled, and said "not mine either, i wonder who they belong to" At the next possible point i took them back to the egg cooler. On my way there a lady who i recognized came walking up me pointing at eggs in her hand.

"are these your eggs!?"

"yes" she replied. She left them at the checkout on the side. And I had put them in someone else's buggy.

We began talking a little, and i put the new eggs she came back for, into the cooler. I said that I should probably walk her out to make sure security didn't tackle her ;)

On our way to the checkouts, I had this thought that maybe the word is for her, so i asked "are you by any chance a lady of faith?'

"I am a catholic, is that what you mean?"

"yes okay great, so you wont think this is completely nuts! I am practicing hearing God's voice and I felt as though i should ask, do you by any chance have a problem with your left hip?"

She was a little taken aback, and explained that she did, then told me all about what was going on. So i offered to pray for her really fast. We walked and I said a quick ten second prayer, commanding her hip to behave in the name of Jesus. She was very grateful, and left with a big smile on her face, feeling known. I love that God orchestrated that entire series of events, because i was willing to do that while at work."

Stepping out in faith can be fun, and is not as difficult as you think. Way to go!! We pray that these doors of opportunity will continue to open for you, and that you will gain even more wisdom and understanding in moving in signs and wonders in your everyday World. Sometimes you hear the right word, and you just have to find out who it is for!

Jack & the Bean

We love seeing what happens when people partner with God, seeing others get wrecked by His extravagant love! Recently Pauline went on two Ministry opportunities and has these great stories to share...

"In Calgary, we touched many lives. I remember a lady in her late 20's who came for a spiritual reading. As we were listening to God, I received "Jack And The Bean". I told Holy Spirit that He could do better than that. "Jack And The Bean" I heard again. As we all started sharing, I told her that in the past she had experienced great trials, especially financial, but because she had slain a giant in her life prosperity was around the corner. As I shared this word she was just weeping and weeping. She then told us that she had quit drinking 8 months ago, she had lost her husband and her job, was living on a $700 income monthly, prosperity was more than welcome in her life. She accepted what we prayed for her, then a guy on our team gave her the father's blessing, and she left with a big smile telling us that she was going to get her mother that we could speak into her life too.

Then in Vancouver, many were also impacted by the love of Jesus. I recall one time when our team (3 women) ministered to a Buddhist guy who was immensely moved by our words. In return he wanted to bless us. As I stood up to show him our guest book, he put his hands on my head. The other members of the team were in shock. I smiled as I knew God was testing me; in 2013 we went ministering to Catholics in France. We heard later that they we're practicing voodoo (who knows!). I was very scared and shaky about that. But this time, I now know that I have the mind of Christ who is living in me and He is greater than the one in the world. Whosoever touches me, touches Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven. My identity is in Christ."

Thanks so much, Pauline for sharing your testimonies of taking risk!

Taking a Risk

"Recently at work, I was helping a customer with some items to their vehicle. We were waiting patiently for the Car to arrive. I took those couple of moments to inquire about their life a little, just small talk!

During that time, I felt in my heart that i was hearing a word of knowledge. Taking a risk I asked 'Do you want to try something fun?' The response was 'Yes, what do you mean?' So I went for it and asked whether what i was hearing was correct!? It's not often someone immediately responds YES to that kind of question from a complete stranger...

Their immediate response was 'No that doesn't mean anything to me'. They then asked why, and I explained that I was practicing hearing from God and thought I would give it a go! They were very kind and continued to dialogue with me as though I was not crazy. During the time we were loading items into their vehicle, the person interjected and explained that 'Part of it was right but not completely', then they told me why. My response was 'Okay let's talk after we are done'.

After we had finished loading everything into the car, I asked if they would be interested in a quick prayer, which they were. After praying, my new friends were interested in what Church I was involved with; one of them had recently been thinking it would be nice to try one out. Regardless of whether they come or not, because I chose to partner with God in that moment they both had an opportunity to experience His nature.

Creating a heart to heart connection will make stepping out in faith a lot easier! You can be anywhere on the scale, from completely wrong about what your feeling (word of knowledge), to 100% accurate. Love is the most important thing you have to display. You can also course correct should it get uncomfortable...."

Thanks for sharing your Testimony with us! Keep taking risks :-)