Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is
So the alarm bell goes off at 5am, I wake my daughter and we get ready to meet my good friend Tracey and my Mam.
We travel to Liverpool for the Big Push which is run by Sue Sinclair and her amazing team. On the way, my car charger had stopped working !!!! I mean it worked the day before, but for some reason it just wasn’t charging today and I needed my phone. So my plan was to call into the next service station and purchase one.
We pull in and as soon as I get out the car, Holy Spirit draws my attention to a young man stood outside the entrance. As I walk up to the shop, Holy Spirit says go and talk to the man. No, that’s just me, I say to myself….. So I walk right on by. Once in the shop I ask for a car phone charger and oh…. They don’t have one. So I turn around and walk out. As I approach the man, still stood there, Holy Spirit says again, go and speak to him. I was then beginning to think that this was really GOD speaking and HE wanted to encounter this man. BUT…… I was still a little unsure….. ( I know…. ridiculous ! Imagine if we just did what we believe the LORD was saying. ) anyway ……..
As I walked past, the voice was quite loud at this point so I stopped abruptly and turned around. By now he’s probably thinking… CRAZY LADY ALERT !!!!!
“I know this might sound barmy, but I’m a Christian and I believe GOD wants you to know HIM. He knows you, I believe HE wants to bless you and pour HIS favour out upon you. ……. “
I reminded myslef to breathe…..
“No, that doesn’t sound stupid. Thank you.., whats your name ?” as the conversation continued I was able to bless him and pray for him and I then walked back to the car.
I Wish, so so wish I would have asked him if he wanted to accept Jesus in to his life. If I’m given another oportunity, next time I will.….. I jumped into the car and drove off to the next service station.
We eventually arrived and off loaded the jam-packed car. We quickly set up our mini stall, my easel and paint and joined in the worship. Very soon into worship I can feel the freedom in the spirit. I see flags, dancing, joy and celebration. I have been taught that praise is powerful. Powerful to demolish strongholds and powerful to break the bondages of oppression, torment and fear. I saw a freedom that had been established through praise and prayer. The Word, the Sword of the Spirit spoken and dance released over the people. So I immediately start to paint.
Once worship finished, we head off for our workshops. With a very loose plan of what we were going to do, people came into the room. I expected 9, possibly 10 at max. As the people came rolling in we had to get more chairs. I started sharing the story of where this whole journey had begun. We had a few laughs and hopefully some encouragement to jump in when the time came.
People were awesome. They were so ready to join in. People overcoming fears of thinking they can’t paint. People so receptive, honouring and affirming to each other as we practiced and stepped out. It was truly an awesome time. After lunch, most people came back and the people joining us doubled. Holy Spirit is such a good leader, especially if we are willing to listen and heed His instruction.
The afternoon was just as great. People were all over the place painting what the Lord had shown them. Lots of people wanted to share their paintings. GOD even confirmed a few words and pictures for people there that afternoon. So take courage and believe, HE is faithful. It’s so awesome to see GOD use our efforts in amazing ways. He blows me away every time. Thanks to Sue for the amazing day and for being faithful in prayer. There is transformation in Liverpool. My heart is to see it here, in Stockton, Teesside and the UK. Sue is visiting Teesside soon. Keep a look out on the “Whats On” tab here on Just Believe.
Love and Blessings