The other day a young gal started to share her heart with me.
As she did, tears began to stream down her face. I could tell right away God was up to something.
So, I asked Him.
God, what is going on and what do you want to do?
Is there something on your heart specifically for her?
Something you want to say?
Then I listened.
Ephesians chapter one kept coming to mind.
God whispered to me - lay your hands on her and pray Ephesians chapter one over her, over her heart. Declare it boldly over her future. I felt she was struggling with hope about her future. She had lost sight of her identity in Christ.
(she said I could share this without a name).
Through that prayer - God washed off years of lies ... the ungodly beliefs that held her captive to fear and self-condemnation.
He spoke boldly to her - that she was His daughter, set apart and chosen for His purposes! She was reminded that God is much bigger than her current circumstances.
God wants us to be His hands and feet every single day - to listen to His voice so that He can touch the life of another human being though us!
He wants to speak through us to encourage others!
We must be so aware and careful of the power of our words for good and for evil.
For life and for death (Proverbs 18:21).
We can either bring someone hope or lead them into despair by the power of our words.
Redefining church is about redefining how we view interacting with people. How we view ministry. How we view bringing people into relationship with the living God. We simply have to be present to God and to them in their time of need.
Every day God is sending us people to love, to pray with ... people who need to be reminded of the Truth and how God sees them. People who need a fresh wind of hope. Hope in God and hope in His people.
You don't have to be a pastor or a leader to see the hand of God move powerfully through you - you simply have to listen and obey the heart of God that wants to move through you!
You are someone's miracle! Ask God and then step out in faith to do what He is asking you to do. The miracle will follow.
What miracle is waiting inside of you? Who is He wanting to bless through you today?
Be bold. Hear His voice, then walk through fear and obey Him.
Your obedience is someone's miracle today.
I don't share this story to say, look at me. You all probably know my story. I am still shocked at times that God wants to speak through me at all. It is clearly a work of grace.
When I share something God related on Facebook, it is only because God is riding my butt and wanting me to push through the fear of man in order to obey Him.
Hopefully bringing encouragement to at least one person. Those who hate it or me - can hide it or de-friend me.
But, I can't live by what people think of me any more. Too many people are hurting and need hope. They need to know their life has value.
I share this story today because I believe God wants to touch someone's life through you - and fear constantly tries to hold you back.
I believe God wants to encourage you to share your heart, to speak His Word ... and to step through being worried about what others will think of you.
To step through the insecurities that flood your heart at times.
People need God desperately and despair is flooding into people's lives.
I know so many people struggling with depression and hopelessness right now. Like not just being sad - serious depression and people losing the will to live.
The enemy is working hard to take out God's people and leaders through fear and other things. So, we need to be speaking LIFE more so now than ever! Don't hold back.
People need to hear God's Word - spoken through His people. And yep - you are that person!
Share the Word of God - it is the most life-giving thing you can give.
Of course, being led by the Spirit because then it is always life giving and not just a Bible verse thrown at someone (which is more like a brick than a loving, life-giving hug).
You were created to impart confidence into the lives of others.
You ARE someone's miracle.