I heard the Holy Spirit but out of fear didn’t listen. Now I was in trouble.
God told me some time ago He wanted me to lay hands on people, but specifically said, “Only when I tell you.” I was in the middle of worship at my church when the pastor stopped the music and had everyone pray for what seemed like thirty minutes to usher in the anointing.
I heard the Holy Spirit say, “Go lay hands on your friend.” Though I heard Him clearly, I was frozen in my position. He persistently said it three times, and I began making excuses. “Worship is about to end. What if she doesn’t want me to lay hands on her?”
That’s when I saw my husband reach for my friend’s hand and pray. I messed up, I said to myself and walked over to join them. The Spirit moved like never before, and we knew that’s what she needed at that moment. Upon returning to my chair—crying and still complexly filled with the Spirit, I heard God say, “When I tell you to do something, do it, or I will use someone else.”
God wants to give us power to do His work, but if we don’t pay attention to His promptings, He will use someone else to reach the world’s hurting people. Many times, we think it is our conscience speaking, so we don’t listen out of fear of mistakes or doing something God has not told us to do. But the more we read the Word and fill our lives with the anointing, the more we will hear God’s promptings and know it is Him speaking.
The time has come when God is going to do the supernatural through His children. All He wants is for us to listen for His voice.
Ask God to allow you to hear Him and fill your mind and heart with His Word. Then move on His behalf. It is a wonderful experience.
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With a BA in broadcast journalism from University of North Florida, Army veteran April Ready has been writing poetry and screenplays since the age of sixteen. Her true passion for writing books flourished with the birth of her daughter. After ten years as a pharmaceutical representative, she has now put all her energy into her passion, which is writing and touching people’s lives. April’s children's book, Up and Away on My First Flight, is the tool she uses as she tours schools, teaching children how to deal with fear and anxieties. April lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Jamel, daughter Brielle, and their crazy but loveable chi weenie dog Koko. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Writer’s Guild of America West. www.cubventures.com