This is a simple testimony to attest of God’s love for each one of us. And that He really speaks.
During one of my sessions with God, the Holy Spirit led me to pray for a particular person. Her name and face flashed across my mind, and so I just prayed over her.
I was led to pray for her not to doubt God’s love and faithfulness in her life, and not to give up in her faith in Him.
It was as if God was reassuring her of His love and promises for her through the prayers.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I believe then, she was going through a tough patch.
The next morning, I texted her a message to share with her what God had done and spoken through Jeremiah 29:11 to her. And I left it as that.
It was not after a few days later when I received a text message from her. In her reply, this was what exactly she said…
“Thanks for your prayer…. Remembered I was having lot of bitterness on that night when I about to sleep, doubting God’s promises and confusing am I holding on something that doesn’t exist…. Was shocked in the morning when saw your msg…. Think God really speaks to encourage me through you… Ha ha… Praise the Lord.”
I was pleasantly amazed by God’s love and thankful that I had obeyed the Holy Spirit’s prompting to pray for this person in order to lift her spirits up to continue her walk with God.
Recognising His voice
What if I didn’t hear the voice of God? Or even ignored the prompting of the Holy Spirit?
When He speaks, I want to be able to recognise His voice and obey His lead.
This experience further reinforced the need for me to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. It is when I can hear His instructions for me, then can I only be used by Him.