Updated: Nov 18, 2018
Five years ago I walked into my study and sitting in the print tray was something from a ministry in America which I had never looked at and certainly never printed anything off of it.
The scripture was Hosea 2:14-15 "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to her. I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor (trouble) as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt"
The woman from the ministry then gave this prophesy: "I know that you trust me, says the Lord, because I see your heart and know your love for Me. But now, I am opening a door of hope that will lead to the specific resolution of the issues that you have been dealing with for some time. Move in the power of My Spirit and let hope rule in your heart. I am with you to become strength in your weakness. Let the weak say, "I am strong!" "
I then had three other people, over the next couple of years, give me that scripture, two who I had never met before.
I have always said I am a slow learner in this ministry but, of course, its just that God's timing is different to ours and quite often there's a process we have to go through. It was a long journey and I am hoping I will be able to share the whole story at the conference, but two weeks ago I was walking my dogs and it was as if the eyes of my heart had been opened as I suddenly realised what the whole journey had been about. And He has been alongside me the whole way, alluring and wooing me. What a gracious and amazing Father we have!