Last year I wrote a post about a teacher at my daughter’s school who had been waiting for me to pray for her for some time. When I did pray for her she had cried, saying she had been frightened she had been overlooked by God. Some are just waiting to be asked! (Click here for story) Her time had come, she had not been missed and I had prayed …
Later, I had prayed for her again, in a complete set up by God (see same post) and at that second time I had given her the same scripture reference and the same advice that the school chaplain had given her a day or two earlier … God was so clearly on her case! She was amazed and could see God on it too!
On one of these occasions I had said that she was on a journey, that she was being pursued by God, and I had explained how easy it would be for her to step into a deeper relationship with Jesus, just by simply asking Him into her heart … I had not felt to suggest she do it at that time, nor to push the point, I knew instead that God was wooing her and her time would come, and I told her so … that perhaps she would do it in private (and I explained how) … but whenever it would be, her time would come and she would know it …
About a month ago, I was waiting for my daughter in the school reception area when this particular teacher walked into the same area. We greeted one another and I asked her about an outing she had been on recently …
She is one of those people who are always full of joy, she makes you smile, she really is delightful. As she spoke I felt to pray for her again, which she readily agreed to, and as I held her hand and I started to pray for her I knew it was her time to ask Jesus into her heart … it was her time to be rescued by the knight in shining armour, riding the white horse…
I said so, and stated, more than asked, that she had not yet asked Him into her heart. She agreed that she had not …
I suggested that it might be time, and she agreed that it was …
And so, in the reception area of a local school, she gave her heart to Jesus, she asked Him to take up residence in her heart. It was a simple prayer, it was her prayer. He gave her the words and she prayed them.
I smiled and hugged her and said well done.
We had a brief discussion about faith and I shared some of my background and journey. I said to her, as with any relationship it takes time to get to know someone, and with time spent together you will come to know Jesus more and more. We talked about the open door that is Jesus, and she stepped forward and through that door prophetically, on my suggestion, as if to step into the open door before her, the open door that is Jesus, and she shone with joy and happiness. She seemed to intuitively understand that this was not a function of the mind, but of the heart and of relationship, not that she had to shut off her mind to believe, but that her mind would catch up to her heart belief … she understood …
I suggested she tell the school chaplain of her decision (the school chaplain has since given her a Bible), and we went on our respective ways … me with my daughter, and her shining and transformed with the love of Jesus not only by her side, but fully resident in her heart knowing and experiencing that …
God is Good!
Praise God for a new believer in Jesus! She went on her way rejoicing. So glad you are back sharing on your blog again! 🙂
Thank you Pure Glory!
She did go on her way rejoicing 🙂 and I don’t think she has stopped rejoicing since … because … God is Good! LOL!
Blessings to you!
I’m no longer surprised, in awe, but not surprised! We would give up but He never stops finding ways to bring us back and tell us He loves us. Your telling this story has given me a reminder to try to do the same. Much love to your friend and her blessed new life. Yay for her!
Thank you for the blog- There was a definite message in this for me too. Yes God is good!
Hey there. Thank you for reading and commenting!
He doesn’t give up … even when we do 🙂
And yes indeed God is Good!
Blessings my Beautiful Friend!
Another awesome and faith-building testimony! God is good!
Thank you for taking the time to read. Blessings.
I love your blog! I was reading some of your posts and wondered if you were a Bethel girl and then I saw a Bill Johnson tag 😉 I’m actually writing you from Redding,CA and I go to Bethel Church! I saw your post about praying for a few people who suffered from severe hair loss and was wandering if you would mind praying for me? My hairs been falling out for over 5 years and I’m ready for total restoration and healing!I also have been dealing with some pretty bad bladder issues, so if you could throw that in there too, that’s be awesome! Bless you, thank you for all you do!!
Thank you for reading and commenting.
Apologies for not getting back to you sooner.
Yes I will, and have, prayed for you.
I am not a Bethel girl, although I subscribe to the pods casts, listen to Bill Johnson et al’s teaching from Bethel, and attend seminars etc for greater training, and to sit in the anointing under such great teachers/leaders/ground breakers. In fact I’ll be attending a seminar that Bill Johnson is speaking at with Joshua Mills in a few weeks. I have also attended a number of Randy Clarke’s healing schools, and first stepped out doing some of this stuff on the inspiration of the thought of authentic Christianity after listening to Graham Cooke, back in 2002 I think it was??
I am so pleased for you to be in Redding California, and attending Bethel … what a blessing!
I am an Australian located in Melbourne in a bayside suburb. I started writing this blog, the frequency has got a little slow, to inspire people to step out in every day life and be like Christ 🙂
Bless you Heather!
Your comment was such an encouragement to read, which made me smile.
Blessings, God is Good!