My daughter and I were up at the local shopping centre last Friday … checking school shoe size to ensure her feet were not cramped for the start of the new term.
As we ducked through a department store, I quickly noticed a jumper and felt to buy it and so, after checking size and colour, we proceeded to the cashier desk.
A beautiful young girl “Alicia” came to serve us, and as she processed the sale and bagged up my purchase I knew I was to ask her if I could pray for her.
She finished processing the sale, and as she did I chatted to her, feeling my way through the “words of knowledge” that were popping into my mind. I mentioned that I felt she was not destined to work at the store, that there was something else to her future. I asked her about that, and she mentioned that she was studying to become a teacher. I explained I was a Christian and that I wanted to know if I could pray for her, for her destiny to open up and she readily agreed. So, I took her hand in mine and listened for what God wanted me to pray … patiently listening, with my daughter by my side.
The word “travel” came to mind, and I sensed that it was “overseas travel”. I asked her about this and she agreed she was saving up to travel overseas. And so with the start of my “assignment” I proceeded to bless her finances, and declared “open doors” to her destiny. I then “heard” the words “special ed”. I again queried her, saying: “I know you are studying to become a teacher, but I sense that your heart is in special education, is that right?” She took a breath, saying that yes, special education was her passion …
I then proceeded to pray open doors for her into the field of special education and I blessed those desires of her heart, declaring and telling her that she was going to be a marvellous special education teacher, that I sensed she would bless many “special ed children” and their families, that she would in fact alter destinies of those she taught for the better, … she would be great, great blessing … and I knew these words to be so … I just knew …
I then felt I heard the words “UK” … United Kingdom, and I asked her if she was travelling there. She said she, in fact, wanted to travel to the USA to meet friends that were apparently having a blast over there. I smiled and said to her to not discount the idea of travelling to the United Kingdom, that there may be opportunities for her there and open doors for her to teach in special education and I said the UK was a wonderful place to live … but, I also said, “I could also be wrong in that … just don’t discount the idea though” … and I smiled …
My daughter grinned up at me, and tugged on my arm in excitement, and Alicia said to me that she was shocked that I would know these things about her and so I explained to her that I knew these things not because I was special but because God wanted me to know them so that I could pray for her for them to come to pass, and so that she would know that she was loved by Him …
I then felt to ask her if she wanted Jesus Christ in her heart and I said: “you have not asked Jesus into your heart yet … have you?”
She replied she that she hadn’t asked Him into her heart, and so on an unction I asked her if she wanted to do so. She thought for a moment and said “yes, I do” and so in the women’s clothing section she gave her heart to Jesus Christ, accepting what He had done for her on the cross and asking Him to fill her heart …
Once finished I felt to give her my mobile (cell) phone number and name, and I briefly explained my background so she would be comfortable to know I was not a fruit loop … and I left, with my 9-year-old daughter’s face shining, with me thoroughly washed in the love of Jesus (because that which flows through you, leaves a residual Presence … which, is why it is so much fun to do this) and with Alicia staring at us as we left … and, as she stared she would have seen a very ordinary mum and daughter … off to buy school shoes, hand in hand leaving behind a beautiful and much-loved young woman with a bright destiny open, and a salvation obtained.
I will be surprised if she does call me, I hope she does. Some do call, but many don’t. I may be criticised for this … leading someone to Christ but not following them up personally. I used to, and ran myself ragged, and I now feel a peace about this because, I feel that unless God prompts me to get their number and chase them up, that He has their best interests at heart, and I trust that He will call them into His Church, into His Body … and I feel that I leave them free to contact me as and when they wish … it is their journey with a loving Father, and hence their call …
Regardless, I do what I feel I am required to do, and I “go about My Father’s business” (Luke 2:49), as best I can, and as I do I am certain and sure that they will know, that Alicia now knows that …
God is Good!
Love to hear how you leak Holy Spirit in your day and have God appointments. I know he will be faithful to complete the work he began in “Alicia.” One thing I disagree on that you are an ordinary mum, you are anything but ordinary! Holy Spirit spills out of you making you extraordinary, transformed by the power of Jesus blood. Dynamite power explodes from you due to your obedience to Holy Spirit. 🙂
Thank you for your encouragement and kind words. When I speak anywhere the one thing I tend to get said to me is: “please do not be offended, but when we look at you, who you are, and what God does through you, we know we can do it too because you are so ordinary” lol!!! That is the fun thing about God … He uses the ordinary to perform the extraordinary because it is who we are all called to be 🙂 But, as I wrote those words this afternoon I did smile because I knew my online friend Pure Glory would have something to say about the ordinary 🙂 which is why you are such a blessing!
You may look ordinary but you are definitely NOT! People may look and think you look like Clark Kent not realizing that Superwoman resides beneath the mild exterior. You have the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead residing in you. Absolutely phenomenal! 😀
Thankyou … As do you and all believers (Holy Spirit resurrection power). We just saw Man of Steel this weekend just gone and the prophetic messages in that were fantastic! Thankyou again for your encouragement … And if you don’t tell anyone about my True Identity I won’t either 🙂 and maybe together we can convince all Christians to take off their Clark Kent glasses and walk in their True Identity “as they go”. You are a great blessing! Thankyou.
Hello my sister,
I admire your freeness in being a puppet on a string for God. I love how in one act so many are impacted; you were empowered, ‘Alicia’ was encouraged and enlightened and your daughter was surely impacted (not to mention each reader).
It is a beautiful feeling to allow God to have His way…we walk away ’emptied’ but full at the same time 🙂
A woman blessed me the other day because she walked around giving out hugs…it blessed me and tickled me to where I blogged about it “Have you had your hug today’.
This post was encouraging, continue to shine your light brightly my friend 🙂
You’re right – I love your post!
I also love the “I was saved by a blood donor” post!
You have bookended my day well … A post from JC (:-)) in my morning and in my evening (Aussie time).
God is Good!
Your stories remind me so much of my 24 year old daughter; She’s bold like you – if she sees someone on crutches or otherwise injured at the store, she’ll ask if she could pray for them. She’s seen people healed and come to Christ in the aisle of Walmart!
Thankyou for reading and your comments!
Your daughter sounds marvellous, although I’m shocked she’s 24 (love the photos of your little poppets on your blog!).
It seems to me she has wonderful parents! A compassionate heart, and she is due some vindication for what the enemy has stolen too!
She will see healings … Because she prays … I think more Christians would see more miracles if they prayed for them.
I’d love to read one of her favourite encounter stories, if she has time to write one up …?
Blessings God is Good!
A true blessing to read. Thank you for sharing. It’s amazing what just a little faith can accomplish.
Thankyou for taking the time to read and comment.
Faith is powerful and I know it pleases God … But obedience without faith also works … 🙂 … So many times I have been obedient without a skerric of faith and have been amazed at what God does … I figure, He wants out of Me to touch the more than I do!
Blessings. God is Good!
Thank you for sharing God is good your blessing in leading God’s Children to the Hope we have in Him.
It concerns me greatly when those who are involved in the Occult give assurances for the future to others based on lies, yes Satan knows our past and present but only God knows our future and those who He gives His prophetic words to and we can have assurance (see below) that Jesus will lead us into all Truth and give us knowledge even of Mysteries, and as we share these in Love we too will be greatly blessed, the same as those who receive them.
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go.I will guide you with Mine eye.
Colossians 2 :2 -3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in Love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is True, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God, and eternal life.
John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.(KJV)
Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops (KJV)
1John 2:26-28 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.
Christian Love from us both – Anne