Today at church I had a powerful encounter with God.
I woke up this morning with this nervous energy that I could not explain. Normally I'm not a great morning person (coffee x 2 is my friend), but at 7:00 a.m. I was up and at 'em, ready for the day. But it didn't matter what I was doing I couldn't shake the feeling that I was going to hear from God today. My heart pounded loudly (and this was pre-coffee).
Today at Legacy we had a special speaker. My family's long time friend Greg Fritz came to minister, and I have to admit I sort of wanted to blend into the wall. lol Seriously though...I had this weird feeling that can only be explained as a deep knowing, that he (Greg) was going to prophesy over me. Funny thing is when Greg stepped up to take the mic...almost immediately...he stated, "I don't consider myself to be a prophet." I felt myself relaxed...lol (no idea why I was so scared of being prophesied over), but then he said something to the effect of, "But I'm not sure I need to preach today. I think I want to just pray over people." CRAP!!!!
lol...okay so long story short...Greg began to pray over me and I literally felt my body began to shake. I couldn't stop it. Now if you know me...I'm not really a "fall under the power", Holy Spirit heebie jeebies person (although I can't deny it's happened to me before)...but I could feel the awesome Power of God all over me. As though he was surrounding me. What followed were some of the most healing and personally transforming words that I could never do justice, so I will only paraphrase.
"God uses you everyday in your profession and in those around you. He wants you to begin to take your knowledge and connect it with the Spirt. Pray in the Spirit like never before. This is going to be key to taking you into the new and increased season of your life. Greater wisdom, you are going to increase in wisdom. Things people have never been able to heal or understand, you are going to have the answer for. God is going to do much through you and despite you. He is also going to bless you despite you, and the reason for this is because you will tell everyone and anyone that, 'It's God and only God.'There is much plan for you Brooke. Get ready!"
He then began to speak over my past pain, "You have already lived through many of your storms, and you are better for it. Because of this you will be able to reach more and more people, but besides that God has better and more for you. You are pure and clean. You are not ruined. We all make mistakes and you are not defined by your past. Do NOT believe the lies of the enemy. The things he (Satan) tries to tell you. You are beautiful, you are worthy. Now you will move into your future. God is healing and restoring your heart, you are a completely different person, and better for it. He has such good things planned. Don't look back to the past and think you are disqualified. God is now and going to us you mightly. Your future is bright."
I am humbled by this word for me. Even right now I'm fighting back tears. I just think it's crazy that God remembered me and chose to remind me today how He feels about me...and he did it through a man that I not only respect but I know for a fact only speaks truth and therefore I can trust his words. Also, to feel the presence of God is such a way....it's...well...it's another awakening.