Healed and soaked in God’s goodness…God is Good!

The Sunday following the day that I prayed for my friend at school drop off (see previous post), I texted to see whether her daughter could come over for a play date with my son.  Hearing nothing back, and with a very persistent 6-year-old badgering me, I rang …

Z answered saying that she was just texting me, and she burst into tears, saying she felt so much better with me on the phone … that every time she saw me at drop off or pick up she felt better … that she felt better that my son was friends with her daughter … that she just felt better standing next to me … being near me … she gushed … and I felt embarrassed …

Suffice to say, her daughter could not come to play, little G she was at her grandma’s being looked after because her mum was having single mum overload and needed a little space.

As Z cried she said she had been drafting a lengthy sms to me, explaining how she had been healed of her chest infection … her chest and voice were clear … and she was well.  She then went on to say how much she valued myself and my son and how she felt joy and peace whenever she saw me …

She continued on as my mind raced, feeling overwhelmed with all she was saying, knowing it was Jesus in me, but for her for now I was Jesus to her in her world … and I gently told myself I did not need to fear the responsibility of being perfect for her … I just needed to be real and to listen to and release Him …

I took a deep breath and said to her that what she felt each time I was with her, or each time I spoke to her on the phone, was in fact Jesus; that what she felt when I prayed for her was God, the Holy Spirit, and that what I had she could access for herself … any time, any where …

She listened and I felt Holy Spirit prompt me to help her go to her “God Space.”

So I quietly explained that we all had a God Space, a place where we can all access God, regardless of whether we were a Cristian or not … that God loved us all and wanted relationship with us.   I said “would you like me to show you how?”

She sniffed, and said “… yes” …

So I said, take a few deep breaths in and ask God “Where are you for me right now?” …

She did … she quietly asked “God, where are you for me right now” and I could hear her breathing calm down and sensed the shift over the phone of where she was at …

I gently said …”you may feel Him above you, below you, around you … you may see a colour, a picture, feel a breeze … can you sense Him now? Can you tell me where He is for you right now …”

She said “yes I can feel Him all around me … just like when you pray for me …”

So I said “What else is there about that, that you can tell me” … and I stepped her through the very basic steps of helping someone find their God Space …

She responded “it’s peaceful, it’s calm, it’s like I feel when you pray for me …”

I said “great, that is your God space, now ask Him what He wants to tell you about where you are right now, your situation” for I knew nothing about it … but He did.  What I did know  was really really tough, and I knew better than to be drawn into it all for I did not have the answers, nor the skills, nor the resources to help … but Jesus did …

She responded sniffing a little more, but sounding very calm … “I feel like it is all going to be alright … I don’t know how, but I know it is all going to be alright … I feel really safe, I feel really loved …”

I said “that is God … He is never scary, He is never accusing … you feel love because He is Love, you feel peace because He is Peace, you feel safe because He is safe … now this is how you go to where He is for you, do you think you can do that again?”

She responded “yes, I feel so calm …”

And I then went on to talk about a video that one of the people who follow this blog sent me, a video clip about a Muslim girl who had come to Christ at the expense of the loss of relationship with her mother.  I told her that this girl’s friends who saw her after she had given her heart to Christ had said how “her eyes shone with a new light” more than before … and I said that we used to, and planned to again, run nights at our home where we taught people how to do exactly what she had just done … to know God, to know Jesus for themselves … that perhaps she could perhaps come sometime …

She responded she would like that … and to which she said “I think I may become a Christian, my dad would be ok with that … he’s good that way … it would be whatever worked for me, and he would be ok with that …”

To which I replied that such a decision would be a great one, and that she was surely on a journey with Jesus … He was calling her, and wanted a relationship …

We finished up our call … she resting in the peace and glow that was Heaven sent … resting in The One … and me amazed at a good and beautiful God … amazed that just doing life with Him, draws people to Him …

I am so glad I chose to “out” myself at my son’s new school two terms ago (see earlier story) … and pray for a young single mum whose mum was ill … for, whatever reason, she is drawn to me … and her daughter is drawn to my son … in fact, I don’t believe it is me she is necessarily drawn to, but the One in me … I am willing to listen to His lead, and release Him as I go … and I believe she will take Him as her own … soon … and as she does I am happy to be there by her side, to walk the journey with her and as and when she does she will continue to discover and marvel at the truth that …

God is Good!

Coming out of the closet to declare that…God is Good!

I have a friend who has recently become a Christian.  In her own words she has been on a “journey” … a journey of discovery…

My friend was fearful of becoming a Christian and had believed that “the path” was wide and that there were many ways to God … but on her journey of discovery she has come to the realisation that there is one path, one way, and that way is through Jesus … as she says … none other can measure up …

My friend decided to have a summer party.  She had her party 25th February this year, on one of the hottest days of the summer … it was at least 39 degrees Celsius (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and the night was intensely warm.

The music flowed, people gathered into groups and danced or chatted in the balmy February evening … it was a delightful occasion and I thoroughly enjoyed being there.

As the night progressed it was time for something to be said. Now my friend had said that she had invited around 200 friends and that most were not Christians, in fact she had said that most were quite alterative and possibly anti-Christian.

So, with the time for speeches having arrived my friend took up her guitar and started to sing a song …

She sang, breathless, looking radiant and beautiful.  She sang a song to her Saviour, she sang to her Lord.  She gave her thanks and declared her gratitude and stating that God had sent His Son Jesus to die for us all … and, as she did a wave of anointing swept forth from where she stood, and covered us so powerfully I was in tears … and she had “come out of the closet”!

After the song, and the final thanks to her husband and friends, she came over.

I said to her, still feeling the Presence of God: “that was gutsy, well done!”

To which she responded … “well, I thought it was time to come out of the closet! …”

I gushed about the wave of His Presence that had come forth as she sang …

She looked and bubbled over saying that she just had to thank Him for all He had done, she wanted to release Him over her land … she knew it was right and that it was the time to publicly do so … and then she laughed and said: “well, you prayed that I would receive ‘boldness’, and so you should not be surprised that I was ‘bold’” …

I am still amazed at her courage … and her bold display of love for Jesus …

He has been good to her; and, she has been pursuing Him faithfully, seeking answers to her questions, desiring to know more … it has been a journey!

It is time for us to come out of the closet …

It’s time for us to release Heaven on earth and reveal His goodness and kindness … for it is His kindness that leads people to repentance (Romans 2:4) …

Let’s step out of the closet together … let’s declare His goodness to those around and release His Presence on those we meet … let’s share this life of wonder and joy, and as we do “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14) … remembering that when God revealed His Glory to Moses, He revealed His Goodness (see Exodus 33:18-19) for …

God is Good!