I randomly pulled an old journal off a shelf last night and a word God had given me in 2010 to give to one of the elders in my former church slipped out. I knew a few sentences in that this was no coincidence.
I clearly remember God speaking this to me in prayer after I had attended a new Sunday school class that the recipient to this word, a friend of mine, was teaching.
I love how God weaves our past into our present.
Nothing in my life catches him off guard.
I pray for God to ‘lead me not into temptation.’ This is just one more way he shows me he’s got my back.
I recently began teaching a group at the local woman’s shelter and I believe that God’s word to my friend almost 5 years ago is still full of life and was strategically served back to me as a guidepost.
Prophetic Word: January 2010
I have called you to lead and have anointed you with strength and wisdom. I have given you a heart that is willing to place value on things that are eternal.
It is extremely important that you recognize, and lead others to recognize, that it is by my grace alone that you are able to resist the pull of the things of the world.
You must be conscious to root out any attitudes of criticism against others that have not reached the level of glory that I have brought you or others in the class to.
It is right and just to recognize error, and if I ask you to bring the error to someone’s attention, my anointing and power will be available to break the yoke of bondage off of the individual.
In this group that I am using you to lead, you must be quick to recognize if the conversation is turning from building up to the tearing down of My body.
Tiny seeds in the form of words spoken from a standpoint of prideful or spiritual elitist attitudes will seek to take root, hindering my power and grace from flowing down and through the ministry that I will be doing.
I am gentle and humble in heart; my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
I will be bringing people from the world that have been wounded by ‘religion’ and religious attitudes. They will be quick to recognize even slight references made that imply my Love or their value is linked to their performance.
Thank you Jesus for warning me ahead of time of possible pitfalls so that I can stand against them before someone gets hurt. Help me to die to myself and let your life flow through me. I pray that in my weakness you will show yourself strong. Help me to be full of mercy and loving kindness.
How do you respond to other believers that are not as far along in their walk with Christ?