Several days ago the check engine light started flashing in the car I was given to use. It was driving really crazy and I ended up taking it to a nearby place to be looked at. There was a specific place that stood out to me and I knew that for some reason, that was the place God was directing me to use.
I was so worried during the waiting because having to pay for a car repair was something I would have to trust a miracle from God for. Over the time of waiting 2 things happened. The first was everyone who I shared my troubles with about the car problem responded to me with the same thing. “I pray it is a simple fix”.
The second thing that happened was I had a moment with God in the laundry room. On the television hanging in that room was one of my favorite shows of comfort, “Friends”. I sensed the Father telling me at that moment that He would be there to help, just like the lyrics, “I’ll be there for you when the rain starts to pour. I’ll be there for you like I’ve been there before” (The Rembrandts).
That moment brought comfort to me to know that God goes before us all and that He is in our midst, ready to show up as our Ever-Present Friend. Out of nowhere today, the mechanic called me to say that the car was ready to be picked up. I asked him what was wrong with it and what it would cost. He told me that he would explain when I arrived.
After about 30 minutes of walking, I stepped into the car repair shop and the man working handed me my keys and my bill/explanation. The bill that he gave me was $0 and the problem turned out to be a simple fix, just like everyone had prophesied. I had tears filling my eyes as the man explained to me that he heard my story from someone else and that he and the guys that worked there decided to give me and my children the gift of a free car repair.
I was beyond thankful and just as He promised, Jesus showed up to be my Ever-Present Friend. One of the friends who had prayed that it would be an easy fix, also prayed that it would be suddenly finished. I laughed and I told her that I received that as a prophecy. Even though we were just laughing about it, in my heart, I really did receive it as a prophetic word.
When we take prayer and turn it into a prophetic word, something powerful happens. We are instantly relieved and are at peace of mind because it is no longer a question of whether or not something will come true. It takes a certain boldness of faith and intimate trust to have the audacity to believe God to do something by a prophetic decree. Yet with faith, there are no limits to what can come true. I have discovered that the Father adores it when we trust Him in that way and with God, there are no limits to what He can do. Our only limits are those fear or religious-bound places in our own minds.
As we come to a place of resting in the complete faith of believing, then we also tap into the promise of Mark 11:23-24.
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
If you do not doubt in your heart that what you say (and pray) will happen, then it will be done for you.
A prophetic person is a friend of God and they have the favor and permission to fly as high as they desire by faith and trust in God to show up to be the lightning to the thunder and make those words a reality. I first learned about doing this through Graham Cooke’s teaching, “Crafted Prayer”. I would like to encourage you today to aim high and believe BIG. As I was walking to get my car blessing today, there was this restaurant that sold burritos. On the window was a picture of an enormous plate of food and the words with the picture were, “Size matters”.
Oh my goodness I heard the Father speaking through that moment about how much of a big giver He is. (Ephesians 3:20). But that key to abundantly above and beyond all we can ask or think is attached to our movement by faith. We have to believe it, pray it, speak it, and think it. Shoot for the moon, but be prepared for God to give you galaxies and even more!