I was invited by another Pastor friend to go to a conference last night. She actually asked me to go to it about a week ago. I put it on my Blackberry calendar as not to forget. I went to pick up my daughter first and then we took off to the conference. When we got there, the church was just filling up. I was excited about this adventure and so was my daughter. We were waiting to hear a word from our Abba in Heaven. We blindly walked into the church. Our faith was built on Jesus Christ knowing that something was going to happen that evening. Expectation is a good thing when it comes to the Lord.
As we stood in line at the table, I gave $20.00 ($10 for each of us,) and they had us sign in and handed us a pretty vinyl bag with leather-like journals and pens in them. I thought that was awesome. Meanwhile, I am like a little child at a fair, excited to go in. My daughter and I didn’t know that there was an entrance fee but we were happy to give it to “Beth-el” (the house of God.) Everyone should give to the house of God freely. Whatever is done with your money after you give it is between the handlers of the money and God. The honor doesn’t come in how much was given but just the fact that you gave. People say, “don’t let your left know what your right hand is doing” and it is so true. Give out of the love of your Father in Heaven, not begrudgingly or stingily. Luke 6:38 says, “Give and it shall be given back to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over shall me give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” The law of reciprocity…whatever you give WILL come back. No “if’s”, “and’s”, or “but’s”. Also, Ecc 11:1 ”Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. “
My daughter and I sat down and praise and worship began. The glory of the Lord was thick in that place. I felt at peace there. I had to go to the restroom and told my daughter that I would be back. As I passed the table in the back, my Pastor friend who had invited us was standing by the table. I hugged her and we exchanged words and then I went down to the restroom. Upon arriving back to the top of the stairs a little later, she hands me two ten dollar bills. She said, “You weren’t supposed to pay!” I laughed and said, “Oh! Okay! Thank you.” She then hands me a $20.oo bill. I said, “What’s this for?” She said, “God said to give that to you.” Here I am , trusting God for a good time with my initial $20.00 and getting repaid by Him, my initial $20 and with another $20.00 for doing so. I went in paying $20 and ended up with $40.00! How is that for a divine blind faith repayment?
We went into the sanctuary and sat down. She sat with her husband in front of my daughter and I. After praise and worship, prayer and a statement from one of their members from that church, which was beautiful and ended with “Look up”, the Messenger of God was called up to preach. She took us to another realm. It was bold and awesome. That woman had us reclaiming our rights and going to where we were before we came down to this Earth. (Heavenly places.) I was elated listening to her. I cried and found a tissue in my purse to wipe my eyes with. I was glad to hear the word, excited about it and proud of the speaker at the same time. When women speak as oracles for the Lord, I totally love it. I don’t like it better than men, I love them both the same but for all that we go through as women of the cloth, I am godly proud of them when I hear that they are on fire for the Most High God.
She then looks back and says, “You in the pony tail!” A lady in the second row lifted her hands, (we were in the fourth row.) She says, “No! The young lady with the pony tail back there.” And then she points to my daughter. My daughter gets nervous but lifts her hands none-the-less. She began to speak words to my daughter that only God could have known. God identified Himself to Lexi and said that He was with her while she was even in my womb. He said that He uses her to glorify Him. At this point, Lexi is crying and so am I . God continued to speak beautiful, reassuring words to Lexi. He tells her to raise her hands and repeat things after Him. She did it. By the time she sat down, she was numb. I handed her the tissue that I had been using. It was wet somewhat but at least she had a tissue. She didn’t mind. We shared tissues and that reminds me of the scripture that says that God keeps our tears in a bottle. I think it all shocked her. God answered everything that she had wanted to know about for years. His words were comforting and empowering to her.
We went out to eat afterwards. It was late but we were too excited and happy to just go home and call it a day. Lexi was in awe of the Lord. She never had that happen before. (Thank you Lord for speaking directly to my daughters heart.) She needed to hear from God after hearing so many other non-edifying voices all of her life. God is good. Lord there is none like you.