“Where to Go From Here”
While this weekend at Emmaus was life changing and a time in which I felt so close to the Lord, it was a time in my life that I had to make a decision which road I was going to travel. When the Lord was speaking into my life through His Holy Spirit I felt so uplifted, but after the closing ceremony the gravity of what the Lord was calling me to do started to set in. I felt nauseated to my core while the thoughts in my mind raced in so many different directions. Then I caught myself; I needed to let the Holy Spirit remain my guiding compass. The morning following the retreat, I had the opportunity to spend the day with my mother who was one of my sponsors. She is such a blessing to me and she has been my lifelong prayer intercessor. I can remember as a child her praying over me and my life. Every day, she would plead the blood of Jesus over my life and pray that a hedge of protection be place around me. She prayed prayers of blessings and anointing to be place over my life. She prayed that the Lord’s word would not return void and she trained me up in the way that I should go so that when I was old I would not depart from it. She waged war in the spiritual realm against any plans the devil might have against my life. As I began to share with her what the Lord had laid on my heart during my pilgrimage, seeing her face was a beautiful thing; she already knew. The Lord had already shown her and my father what He was calling me to do. He had even given someone close to her a vision of me preaching. In her vision, she somehow was made aware that ministering to people was not something I had done my whole life, but that a change had occurred in me and that the Lord was using me to pour out His Spirit on multitudes of people. To reach the lost and broken, sometimes those who are need to hear from those who were in need. They need to see and hear that change is possible and that by God’s grace we can be made whole again.
God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (II Corinthians 1:3-4)
Jeff Davis, Table of Peter