I am trying to take today to soak in all that I heard, learned and was spoken over me over the past week at our Canadian Leadership Training Time (national church conference for the international group we relate to). It was a lot to take in. Right around Tuesday it felt like you feel after a week of such a spiritual blessing time together, it hit fast and deep. Not only was it incredibly fun – we do have fun together but it was necessary and good and what I needed and important and something I’ll cherish and spring board off of.
On Wednesday night to start the evening off, they had a time for sharing testimonies – I shared what God did in the life of a baby born in our church last November that was 100% brain damaged (in their estimations) and was beginning to experience full organ failure and the doctors told the parents to pull the plug – we rallied the troops immediately and prayed and believed the report of the Lord. 7 weeks after she was born she came home, totally healthy and a normal little baby girl. I had the baby there with me to show off. Taste and see that the Lord is good. All near 400 people stood to their feet shouting in victory and praising God.
That was just one awesome moment!! 🙂 There are many. Many financial miracles took place, people set free from, pain, oppression and more many prayers were prayed for other healings to take place.
Many words of encouragement were spoken of us as a leadership couple and we spoke over many people. It was awesome to see God work with such a clarity and such a unity. We prayed over our country. Prophetically calling those things that aren’t as though they are!! Faith for our nation. It will be a godly country. Indifference is gone. Luke-warm, fence sitters in our churches is done with – over. What you see about Canada in our political / national arena is because it is like that in the spiritual one first. I want a country that is on fire for God and for the supernatural things of God. I want to see radical change!
I prayed for a lady Thursday night through an interpretor, she’s from Mexico. She had severe pain in her left shoulder, I think the interpretor said calcification had happened – needless to say, it’s extremely painful and she can’t raise her arm or rotate her shoulder. While I was praying for her I felt a warmth go through me into her shoulder. Yesterday morning she came to find me and (again through an interpretor) told me that last night for the first time in a year, she slept on her left side and she raised her arms for me with a big smile on her face. I love this God we serve!!! 🙂
Thursday night My hubby and I (and all the other church leaders and elders) were praying for a bunch of people at the front. While we were praying for people, I always seemed to start off – getting a quick picture and praying, then he got a picture and finished the prayer. The last person came directly up to us and when we went to pray for him, I couldn’t – it was quiet in my head and heart. I felt this calm swoosh over me and my knees actually buckled. My hubby started praying first – when he started praying God said to me for this man, “Be still and know that I am God” it went along with the picture my hubby had (he saw a wave crash the shore, turmoil etc but God wanted him to walk with him, know that He is with you) along those lines. What this man shared with us afterwards blew our minds!! He needed this word from God, badly… he was in such a tumultuous place in his life, full of chaos and constant interruptions, struggling for sane moments and he couldn’t hear God anymore! I’m so happy to have been in a place willing to be used of God. 🙂 It’s such a simple thing but oh so profound to him.
There’s so much more I could share – 5 days full of God and His Glory!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The testimonies are enough to renew your faith and build your hope – let alone the sermons!!!
I’ll try to fill you in on Monday – Wednesday afternoon, there’s a lot to mull over.