I recently attended a prophetic conference. When it came time for the offering I looked in my purse and did not have my checkbook with me. “Hmmm. I suppose I could use a credit card.” Then I heard God say “Give the ounce of silver you have in your purse.” So I interrupted Him with my human logic 🙂 “No. That’s a hassle for a donation. Then they will have to find a shop to turn it in or…..” Before I could continue to argue I heard” No, give it to Lauren. Tell her that I told you to give it to her.”
It was very noisy in the auditorium. A worship band was playing and the place was filled with people walking up to the front with their offerings. I could see that Lauren was now seated in the front row with her family and other organizers of the event. I didn’t want to disturb them. I thought maybe I could catch Lauren at the end for a couple of minutes. God whispered “No, go now and give it to her.” “But, I am barefoot…” God persisted “When has that ever stopped you?….. GO NOW!” I get panicky in crowds and struggle with some claustrophobia and am surprised that I felt no anxiety as I walked barefoot down the long
aisle, filled with people, to the front. I even squeezed behind some people to get to Lauren. I tried not to shout too loud as I handed her the silver bar and mumbled something about God telling me to give it to her. Lauren is always very gracious and wasn’t bothered by the interruption. She smiled, gave me a hug, and thanked me for coming.
I went back to my seat and laughed when the next speaker twice repeated some healing testimony story and how it related to the verse “silver and gold I have not but what I have, I give to you.” I began laughing to myself because my God is very creative and funny. I envisioned God smiling and saying ” Ok, Lauren, maybe the speaker doesn’t have any gold or silver, but I do! Daughter, I have ALL the gold and silver. I own everything! You don’t have to worry. You can trust me.” I enjoyed the rest of the conference and then left.
The next day I had this urge to message Lauren and tell her the story and the significance of the ounce of silver. Nah. She has young kids and is probably super busy after the conference. Besides, I am sure she got the point. She has been a believer and around this stuff longer than I have. But the feeling did not go away.
So, I finally messaged her and told of how God wanted her to have the silver instead of it going into the collection. Lauren was delighted that I had reached out with the details. She had been looking for confirmation that God was specifically speaking to her during the conference about something that was on her heart. Yes, He was Lauren! And I am so happy that I obeyed and disregarded my own logic of not wanting to bother someone.
Please don’t hesitate to share more of the “story” if you feel prompted to do so. Especially, if you feel someone has a closer walk with God, more spiritual experience, or is in a higher position than you are.
We all need confirmation that God is real, alive, and knows us intimately. I will admit I enjoy consistent reminders that He loves me and has my back! Step out. Even if you feel awkward about it. I’ve never met anyone who thought I was “ridiculous” for following up and clarifying what I heard or saw.
Make it a God-Awesome week, Beloveds!