Do you have a heart for the prodigal daughter, the prodigal son?
Maybe they are right next to you as you shop.
Even Myer can be full of the Spirit of God, where a prodigal might come home.
Read on to be inspired to stop for the one as you go.
I had a short amount of time to do some chores, wanting to get back home to complete some study. I went to the local shopping centre and felt I was to walk through Myers on the way to the shops that I had to visit. I had my first treasure hunt list in my bag and thought I may find a treasure (see Kevin Dedmon’s book – The Ultimate Treasure Hunt).
I bought a t-shirt in Myers for my husband and was served by a beautiful woman. I asked if I could pray a blessing for her, telling her that she was obviously a blessing to so many others with her lovely disposition. She agreed.
I felt nothing in particular as I prayed a 10 fold return on the blessing that she had been for others. I trusted that God followed the blessing through.
I then headed towards the escalators feeling that I was to go upstairs through Myers to where I thought I was headed …
As I went up the escalator I saw C. I had prayed for her before – she had graves disease which was causing her right eye to bulge. She had told me it could eventually cause blindness. I called to her as she headed up the escalators and I asked how she was.
She told me that she had been loosing more sight and pointed out that her eye was bulging. I offered to pray a “quickie” since she was heading back to work after a break. She agreed.
I laid my hand on the side of her face, after asking permission, and prayed, quoting the blind shall see. She immediately felt something in her eye area. I laughed and told her that her eye looked less bulgy than before. I told her to go to the toilets to check it out. She left excited, saying she would.
I checked out the sheets on sale in Myers and then felt to go to Adairs instead … where I got the best product and price … God’s favour and blessing! I returned some shoes and then felt that I was to head straight back through the third floor of Myer to go home – I thought I would stop for a takeaway coffee …
As I headed through the 3rd floor God reminded me that I needed to buy some pyjamas for M. I felt great – this limited shopping time was turning out to be an excellent time of prayer, ticking off chores, and blessing and favour all rolled up in one … a smorgasbord outing with God!
I stood with my purchases at the cash register and waited. An older lady called J was all anxious etc. Her credit card would not work – I wanted to get home, but chose to remain calm and I offered to pay for her goods. She accepted and then told me about her grandkids and started to cry. I said to wait and I would pray for her.
She waited as I paid for my purchase and we stood to the side and prayed. She wept under the anointing.
She then started to pour her heart some more. I wrote off the rest of the time I had and figured God would redeem the time and that she was far more important. I suggested we have coffee (I knew I was getting my coffee at some stage). I bought her a hot chocolate and listened while she told me her story in the middle of Myers.
I offered to pray some more. She had arthritis – I held her hand, commanded the arthritis to go, and then felt to take her to her “God space”.
When she had located her God space she said God was “way up in Heaven” and she was “down here with me” (we were still sitting in Myer). I said “ask Him to come closer”. She did. I asked her where He was. She said on the couch opposite us. I said “do you want Him to come closer?” – she said “yes”.
I said “ask Him to come closer”; she did, and started to cry. The anointing grew heavy. I asked where He was and she said He was kneeling right in front of her and that He was saying that He had forgiven her. I told her to tell Him what she wanted to tell Him – she wept and said sorry for being away from Him.
I then felt to say would you like to ask Him into your heart. She said she had a long time ago, but I said do you want to ask Him again, afresh – she said “yes”.
She recommitted her life to Him and shook and wept as he started to heal her broken heart. The anointing was very strong and thick – it grew stronger and stronger each time she asked Him to come closer and closer – I shook a bit and could feel Him all over us. She could feel tingling on/in her hands.
We talked some more and she asked Holy Spirit to come and wash her clean, and back into her heart.
After she had recommitted her life to Jesus Christ I prayed and told the demonic to go and not come back, and for Holy Spirit to fill her completely up. I also prayed an impartation of the gift of healing (she said she wanted it – her husband was in a wheel chair due to some condition).
I gave her my number. We talked about church and about a seminar I was going to where Joshua Mills was talking – inviting her to come. I told her how I had seen an arm growing out at a Joshua Mills seminar last year – she said her husband’s arm was shorter than the other (a coincidence? … no). I said he could be healed and that it was worth coming. She said she wanted to get back to church – I made some suggestions.
We talked a little longer and I walked her through the shopping centre to a point where I hugged and kissed her goodbye – telling her to call and how God loved her so much that He had sent someone to be there and to call her Home to Him.
Throughout the entire “encounter” she said people were watching us. She said that there was a man during our coffee that looked just like a man from her past – a Christian that had cared for her when she had suffered from post natal depression after her first child, many years ago … I do not think that was a coincidence either … God was so very on her case.
As we parted I told her she was an answer to my prayers – that the orphans would come home … and they are because …
God is Good!