Testimony

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."

Hearing Gods Voice

"Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the way that I hear God's voice. If you had asked me how I heard God a few months ago, I would have described it asmore of an 'instant download', something faster and more detailed than I would normally process on my own. It was always really clear to me when God was speaking, and of course, when you experience that it feels great.

But recently, I had felt that 'instant download' stop. I thought that maybe I wasn't listening hard enough, or that I wasn't being obedient enough when I had heard God's voice that maybe I was missing out, or maybe, He had stopped speaking to me altogether. I will admit, I didn't panic. I know that God is good and that God is always with me but, I couldn't help but feel sad about this new form of silence. I wanted to cultivate a deeper relationship with God, I wanted to go deeper, I wanted to hear more clearly, I wanted to hear God speak over me and into the lives of the people around me. But what I started to notice is that God was still speaking to me, but taking me through a new season of conversation. God was giving me actions, signs and physical items.

What was so beautiful about this gift is that the signs and wonders have always been difficult for me. I feel God's presence so strongly, but I have always had a hard time believing that God would actually deliver something physical to me. It's not that I don't believe the stories, but I guess I explained it away by believing it was one of those things we all experience differently. Signs and wonders were for some people, but they weren't for me.

I could write you the full story of all of the different times God appeared to me over the next few days but for brevity's sake, I will just provide you with a list:
1) While worshiping to the song 'Catch the Wind' God blew a strong gust of wind against my cheek, which was the complete opposite direction of the rest of the wind.
2) Chunks of gold glitter around my bedroom, that when I went to pick-up were no longer there to grab. (I also don't own anything glittery that would have left this residue)
3) During worship at The Stirring, I was reflecting on how everyone in the room was working with a different melody (metaphorically and spiritually) and how I wondered what our melodies would sound like together, as I was experimenting myself, and at that very moment, the music cut right out, and I heard God say to me "let's hear it!".

And the weird thing that happened after all of these signs/actions, is that my 'instant download' returned. I feel that this was God showing me how to hear His voice in a variety of different ways. He took me right into something I had struggled with in the past! Now I am experiencing a greater variety,

If you're struggling to hear God's voice, my prayer is for you to persevere. Look for the tiny signs, and don't dismiss the things you can easily write off as a fluke. Don't let yourself explain it away. Take it in, pray over it, believe that God is always with you."

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."

All Pain Gone

Tell us what happened:

"Our Heavenly Father is so good!
I thank the entire group for praying for me three weeks ago.
As soon as the word of knowledge was shared and you all prayed, the pain I had in my side which
I have had for almost a year began to decrease, you all collectively kept praying and it kept decreasing until it was finally gone!
I have been healed and pain free since that Sunday!
Thank you for hosting His presence and allowing Him the freedom to move in our mists.

Eternally Grateful"

We are so happy for you, Rose! Thanks so much for sharing your good news with us :-)

Finding Family

Tell us what happened!:

"After being impacted by books and sermons from Bethel Church in Redding, California, I spent a year begging God for a church in the Tri-Cities area that honoured Him and the local community with action and compassion. It had to be built on His word with precepts of freedom, worship, and joy. A fearless community ready to encounter Him at every turn.
Little did I know that He had it all set up, I just had to look for it. For me The Stirring family is an answer to prayer."

Thanks for sharing, Chiara. We are so glad that God connected us together. We were also praying for people that have the same passion and desire for cultural transformation through the gospel in its entirety, word and power. You're an answer to our prayers!

May you come into your destiny by finding your family!