life is swell
I am having the time of my life!
There is actually no other way to put it.
So much is going on and I am learning a lot everyday.
I went down to San Francisco, a few weeks back, with friends. I wanted to go down and see it as it is on my dream list, while most others were looking for a nice break in the city and the opportunity to maybe fit some shopping in ;-)
We had a blast, I mean it was so much fun to see the sites and go to the pier and be somewhere a little different. Many memories were made. We stayed in a hostel, or at least most of us did (a few braved it in the cars), we went out for dinner and we had sing-a-long Disney on the bus and in the car on the way home. A perfect trip for me really haha!
It was a great opportunity to get to know people better and just hang out. I’m such a city girl so it did my heart good just to be there and be surrounded by some of my favourite people.
School has also been incredible as of late. We were being trained in the prophetic last week. I found it very interesting. I didn’t realise there were that many different ways for God to speak to us and slowly but surely I am becoming more confident in my ability in this area.
This has also been helped with the encouragement of great friends. At home we have been practising on each other and in revival group we have had opportunity to prophesy over one and other.
I also began my prophetic arts activation last week, this will be the way that I get out into the community and bless people.
I didn’t think it was possible to be so stretched!!! We were singing and dancing prophetically over one another, this was alright, I could wrap my head around that and do it because it was logical. Then I thought I would try culinary arts. O my days what an adventure. We were told to close our eyes, then take something out of the bowl, being passed around, after that we had to eat whatever it was we got and give a prophetic word to the person in front of us based on the food. I thought it was crazy but it worked! God gave me a word for the person and she felt it was accurate. I felt so encouraged, who knew you could do that? Ha Ha!!
Then there was Thursday night. I was at my church service (we are all assigned different ones depending on our revival groups), I have struggled a bit with these services but that night something shifted. I felt totally free and worshipped in a way that I haven’t felt free to in such a long time. I think I experienced breakthrough from what I had been doing in the prophetic arts class and I just went for it. This led to me being asked to dance on stage. I kinda freaked out at first and got up there totally terrified but once I focused on God it was incredible. I felt like I was doing what I have been created to do. I am a worshipper through and through. I have always known that but I forgot how much I love to see other people get their breakthrough in it. To be able to release people to give God EVERYTHING that they have is just incredible. I was reminded of when I used to dance with a band and I loved every minute of it! I love my God and any opportunity I get to show Him, and the world, how much I feel for Him I will take.
I really feel like God is taking me on a journey of discovering new things, new ways to worship Him and new paths for my life. I thought I had it mostly figured out before I got here but I have laid down those things and I am loving what God is bringing to my attention. So much more that I can do with my life and new dreams of what I will be doing. All I can say is BRING IT ON! Excitement and anticipation are my friends at the moment :-)
- kathryncummings said: Sooooo cool steph!! Amazing to hear about what they are teaching at Bethel and what you are learning, I love that you are dancing!!! Lots of love!
- mrbeatton said: Loved reading this!!!! Its so cool that the breakthrough you love giving to people is being birthed in your personal life! :)
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