Risk

Miracles in Palm Springs

Tell us what happened:

"Myself and a group of Ministry friends from Light in Film, were in Palm Springs at the Joshua Mills conference last month. We were walking out of our session and we see a man walking in front of us with 'Chaplaincy' written on his jacket. One of us walked over to him and started talking about Light in Film and how we started; Chaplains in the entertainment industry. They talked for about 30 minutes while I was just listening. At the end of the conversation I asked him if I could pray with him for any pain he may have in his body. He said yes and I prayed for his knees, and they were completely healed. He asked us to join his chaplaincy meeting the next day. When we did, we got to share God’s heart for them, telling stories about words of knowledge we have had, both successes and failures, he graciously let us prophesy and pray over everyone. We were able to inject God’s life into the Chaplaincy. Following the meeting, I also got to pray for a man who was scared of walking. After praying for him, he managed to walk for about 5 minutes, albeit, slowly, but he walked and was encouraged to face his fear."

We love that good news always goes with us EVERYWHERE, and we love that God's heart always comes through.  Thanks so much JD for sending in this awesome testimony of God's healing, heart, and His faithfulness! 
 

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 To Lunch

Tell us what happened?:

Yesterday after Church, we went out for Lunch with some other people from The Stirring. We were having a really great time, just catching up and connecting. As we were paying for our meals, I began feeling a light sensation in my elbow joint. I guessed it was a word of knowledge for our Server, so I took a moment think over how I was going to start the conversation. I didn't want her thinking I was 'Out to Lunch' in more ways than one... As she was about to leave I introduced myself and what I wanted to ask, before cracking a small joke to lighten the mood. Then I popped the question "Does either yourself or someone in your family have a problem with their elbow, or the joints in the body in general, like a constant uncomfortable ache or arthritis of some kind in a very specific spot?"

She replied... "Not me, but my Dad has **** which causes a fair amount of discomfort every day in his wrists"

After sharing why I was asking, and adding a little more fun at my own expense, it opened the door for me to pray for her Dad. We said a really short prayer and then she said... "Wow that would be amazing if when I get home he no longer has that condition!". She was really excited and intrigued. Our group stayed a little longer to have some coffee and keep talking, but as we were leaving she noticed and made a special effort to say goodbye.

Taking risks to extend the Kingdom is great fun, but intimidating, and it has to come from a place of rest and not performance. I have noticed that when I step out from a place of rest and fun, everything just goes better! The Father wants to talk to the people around us more than we do, and He wants to use you as the ice breaker."

Finding Treasure

Tell us what happened:

"During the Treasure Hunts last week, my team saw a group of teens sitting in Leigh Square and one of them was wearing 'blue shorts' which was on my list, so some of us approached them. We told them we were on a treasure hunt and asked if they could help us, to which they said yes. We told them we were looking for people with items on our treasure map. We mentioned the girl in the blue shorts, and asked whether or not either her or anyone else's names were on our list also. No one had any of the names on any list, but we got to celebrate taking the risk. Then we asked them about some of the other things that we had, such as back pain, sore feet etc and one guy had all of them, so we got to pray for healing, and then he let us prophesy over him. Turning the attention back to the girl with the blue shorts, we asked if there was anything way we could pray for her, and she agreed to let us bless her, also allowing us to prophesy over her about God giving her a creative gift in the arts.

After that a person on our team spotted a man in a 'cowboy hat', another clue on our list, so two people went over to talk to him. While we were waiting, I said hello to an older man at the bus stop. He asked me what we were doing and I told him that we were on a treasure hunt looking for people that God wanted to bless and maybe needed prayer for something, and he said "you can pray for me". He needed prayer for his leg, so we prayed for him. Afterwards, we asked him to test it out, he told me that his leg felt immediately better! Praise God. Then the man began to tell us about his Church background and why he doesn't go to Church anymore. I told him that God loves him and it doesn't matter what Church he goes to or doesn't go to, He is passionate about you regardless.

A little later we spotted a young woman with 'red hair' walking down the street with her boyfriend, I stopped them and told her we were on a treasure hunt and I believed she was my treasure, and then asked if I could bless her in any way? She said yes, we asked if she needed prayer for anything and she just shrugged her shoulders, as if to say not really. So I prophesied over her, I felt God wanted her to know that some negative things in her life were about to change for the good. She started to get teary eyed as her boyfriend nodded "yes that's so true". Afterward she didn't know what to say and could only smile with the encouragement."

Moved by Compassion

Tell us what happened:

"Last Sunday, I was having lunch with my sister and brother-in-law at a restaurant in Montréal. They were telling me about a friend who is suffering from a serious heart condition. While they were telling me about her, I was overwhelmed with great compassion.

All of a sudden, this woman walked into the restaurant with her husband and other friends. I felt as though I had to pray for her. After excusing myself, I looked for her and found her on the terrace. I introduced myself and shared what I was feeling in my heart. She warmly agreed for me to pray for her on the spot. While praying, I sensed the presence of God, it was so strong. She hugged me and so did her husband, who was very moved at what had just happened. I felt such a great joy all day long, because i chose to step out in faith and offer to pray for a stranger. I had done my part and surely, God would take over."

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."

My Valentine <3

Tell us what happened:

"It is a Happy Valentine story! I was going on my morning walk today (February 14), when I came across a sweet lady. We exchanged some Valentine words. I could tell she was from the Middle East by her look and accent. Because of snowy patches on the sidewalk, I told her to be extra careful. We talked a little more and I learnt that she was a Muslim. I noticed that she was limping and I asked her, politely, if she was injured; she had a sore knee. I offered to pray for her, but she was not comfortable with that. I did not force anything! Instead, as we were talkig I felt lead to ask for her forgiveness for the terrible massacre perpetrated by a Quebequer to her people in Quebec two weeks ago. I encouraged her that her people brought richness and zest to our culture and that we love them dearly. She was very moved and grateful.

The previous night, I was journaling a Song of Songs to my beloved Jesus, concluding with the drawing of two hearts His and mine united by an arrow. Jesus continued the conversation we were having the next day... After my walk, I noticed a little tree decorated with hearts, Cupids and teddy bears each of them holding a little red heart. There was an anonymous message "please take one". I brought home a little bear knowing that Jesus had sent me a special Valentine gift."

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!