Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Aye... just came back from a church-wide prayer meeting. And wow... it was great today.
Today we had advertising principles, and the lecturer shared with us some street smarts of the advertising world. Heh... pretty interesting stuff. Later on we had CGPP, and bloody hell, the marking is freaking stringent. If you mess up just one portion of a certain section, you get zero straight. Aiks. Because of that, from a possible 96%, I ended up only getting 76%, meaning I had two sections wrong. They were pretty mild mistakes too! Aiks!
Anyhoo, later on Zi Yuan and I went to buy the movie tickets, and walked around Pyramid chatting about everything under the sun. We settled in Starbucks' big comfy chairs and just chatted for hours. Heh... went off later for the prayer meeting. I had helped to settle and arrange the transport for all the members, but he had forgotten about me! Lol...
Anyway, during worship, we knelt down, and it's been so long since we've kneeled down in unison while just dwelling in God's presence. It was just great. It wasn't a super heavy thick atmosphere though... it was light, but so deep at the same time. Yeah. After that, Pastor Kevin asked the normal members to prophesy over the cellgroup leaders, since in the previous prayer meeting they had prophesied over the members. Now it was vice-versa. One member would be selected by the leader to prophesy over him/her!
Lucky me, I ended up prophesying over a leader named Kelly, of S4. Well, due to poor choice of words, I ended up more like praying over her instead of prophesying -.-. I felt the Lord wanted to say that she's fully assured in Him, and that even though she had some members who weren't responsive, with her character and love, she would touch them in the end and they'd respond. Yeah, it's just the way I said it made it more like a prayer. Zzz. And afterward, Pastor Kevin asked the leaders to prophesy over any one member they chose. And Kelly picked me... haha. Well... she spoke about a few things, and she was spot on 100% in everything, no kidding.
She prophesied that I was in church for quite a long time, that I had no ministry, and that I was in my comfort zone, not stepping forward. Damn accurate! I have been in church 7 years, and I don't have a ministry. Plus, on the case of remaining in my comfort zone, its actually got to do with leadership. Remember, I don't like leadership positions, even though I get thrown them all the time. And if I don't move on, I'll be remaining in my comfort zone. She also said that if I held God's hand, I would walk on water with Him. She was totally correct on every issue, and I'm pretty sure she'd be accurate on this too. Actually in this season I'm doing more than the usual member, and leadership will be the next step. It just started in this season, and she hit it straight on the mark.
Anyway, it reminded me of the very first time I prophesied. It was a N337 cellgroup meeting, and the sermon was about prophesying. At the end, Chee Kiong wanted to show us a demonstration of prophesying, and spoke over someone. He was quite accurate. Then he let Cedric Kang try, except he would be blindfolded, and a member would be placed in front of him, and he'd prophesy over him. Cedric Kang was quite accurate too. Then Chee Kiong asked if anyone would want to volunteer. I jokingly pushed Jeffrey in front, since he was very new. of course he tried to hide from view, and since Chee Kiong saw me pushing him, he picked me to prophesy! Oh my donuts!
I was nervous to say the least... it was my very first time prophesying and I didn't want to prophesy something wrong in full view of the cellgroup, which was in the period of revival. But after praying in tongues a while, and blindfolded, I just spoke what I felt. I prophesied over the member in front of me, and here's the creepy part; even though my mind was a blank, I still managed to speak out words that I honestly didn't plan to say. I prophesied that she was going on to the next level, and that she was well on her way, but there was something holding her back, and that was a serious issue. She didn't want to let go, but I said if she did, she would know full well what it was to serve God with nothing holding her back. After a few more encouragements, I said she was a female and her name began with the letter J. After the blindfold was taken off, it was Jace in front of me, and she told me every single thing was correct. She later on confided in me that she was on the way to become a helper, but she had a boyfriend who wasn't a believer, and that was hindering her. I never had one thing wrong. And it amazed me so much, that God spoke through me for issues I had no idea or control over. No one else would know how accurate I was, but at least between the both of us, we knew... God had done something incredible that night.
Did I use flowery language? Yes I did. I mean... how many times will I ever speak from God? If I will be speaking in the Almighty's name, I wanted to make sure it counted, and had impact. Indicating the member was female and her name began with J were also impossible to predict, since that time the cellgroup had more guys, and Jessica and Jace were the only girls who had names starting with J. Olivia prophesied later on over Jessica, and she had everything spot on correct too. Simply amazing, considering that Olivia was very new to church that time. God could even use such young servants to glorify Him.