Her words were “unheard, unseen, unimaginable, and ridiculous.” I sat in the audience, eyes pierced on this woman I’d never seen or heard of before. She had my attention from the moment she opened her mouth. This woman had a presence that demanded your attention. I loved that her words were intentional. They evoked emotion without any overzealous effort because she was simply speaking truth. Her words were prophetic and they captivated me for almost 40 minutes. Everything she said was powerful, but those words “unheard, unseen, unimaginable, and ridiculous” made my heart beat a little faster. Those words reflected what God planned to do in our lives if we do not remove our heart from Him. I can’t even begin to explain the feeling sitting among my sisters, Jocelyn (aka Indigo) and Monisha, listening to this woman literally speak life into our lives. It was almost unbelievable until I put myself in remembrance of what God had spoken through my Pastor early this year. He called this year, the year that we take our lives to new dimensions. Gone are the days of reaching new levels… we are rising to heights never seen before and it’s solely a result of our obedience to Him.
When she spoke those prophetic words I had a vision of the Oprah show where she revealed that she would send her entire audience to Australia. I remembered how the people shouted, cried, and jumped up and down. They had so much gratitude and excitement in their eyes. It was an amazing thing to watch and I found myself comparing it to what I was experiencing at that moment among 2,000 women. You see, the people in Oprah’s audience that day were her “super fans.” (I just learned this a few days ago) It was because of their loyalty to her over the years that they were chosen out of millions of her followers to attend this particular taping. Not one of the audience members had a clue what was in store for them when they walked through those doors and took their seat. I’m sure the majority of them were simply excited to be in Oprah’s presence and looking forward to a good show.
Well let me venture to say that we were God’s “super fans” that night. I believe that even though the conference was open to the public at large, the women in attendance were chosen to be in the building that night. Not because we are more special than other women in the body of Christ but because it was our season. It was a Word designed for us to hear at that moment. I know that I was there because I would finally be able to not just hear the Word but receive it. There is a difference! This time last year I wouldn’t have been able to say that.
I’m currently believing God for some things that simply don’t make sense in the natural. My bank account doesn’t support this vision. My job doesn’t support this vision. My natural abilities don’t even support this vision BUT the Word of God does and that’s all that I’m standing on. It’s a daily mind battle for me to not become discouraged by circumstances. In the natural, there’s not much about my life that can be considered joyous. I’ve designated this season to be one where I prepare myself for the next dimension. If I can smile, praise, and be glad in this season… there’s no doubt that I’ll give honor in the next one that is sure to be so much better!
I was just like those that were in Oprah’s audience… completely unaware of what was in store for me. I was just excited to have the opportunity to worship with my fellow B&F sisters. I never visited the church nor did I know the speaker so they were no motivation for me to attend a Friday evening service. I was simply invited by a fellow B&F sister and took her up on the offer. Little did I know that my life would be impacted the way it was. I received life changing words that I will carry with me on my journey to see this vision come to pass.
The promises that were spoken far outweighed a trip to Australia! Experiencing the presence of God in that place far outweighed the presence of Oprah (though I’m a HUGE fan of hers!) … Most importantly the joy, the excitement, and the renewed spirits of the women definitely put Oprah’s Australian surprise to shame. So let me encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to gather and hear the Word. It’s good to attend conferences, meetings, and services outside of your normal Sunday service. You just never know when a Word will be spoken that will forever impact your life, so don’t miss out on your season!
Isa 29:13+14 reads:
“These people make a big show of saying the right thing,
but their hearts aren’t in it. Because they act like they’re worshiping me but don’t mean it, I’m going to step in and shock them awake, astonish them, stand them on their ears. The wise ones who had it all figured out will be exposed as fools. The smart people who thought they knew everything will turn out to know nothing.”