it was a Sunday night, the room was lit with the warm glow of fairy lights, worship was vacillating between spanish and english, and a tangible presence of the Holy Spirit was in the room. a time of communion with the Creator of the seas and souls that inhabit our earth. as I sway back and forth, praising the one who is worthy to be praised; i spoke something to the Lord. a concern or fear you could say that’s been lingering in my heart for most of my life; “God i want this change to last. i want to be radically healed and grown for your glory.” & i kid you not, not even twenty minutes later i had someone approach me with the words “i got this picture of you from God.” as they began to speak these prophetic words over me, my heart was filled so full and at peace, with the deep assurance these words were from Abba, my Father.
the picture that they got was this; there was a candle- but not one of your average flame and wax kind of candles. no, this candle was different. it was one of those that has the switch on the bottom and is battery operated [so, basically a fake one]. anyway, the candle then turned into a real one, with a real flame. there was then an oil soaked rag close to the candle, it lit on fire and grew into an eternal flame that couldn’t be put out. my prophetic friend then went on to say that he felt like God was saying that the flame resembled the growth within me, that people are already starting to see it take hold and that it’s growing into an eternal flame that can’t be put out. in that moment my fears had subsided- the Hoy Spirit quite literally spoke truth and light over my life through someone else, who stepped out in obedience. i later found out that moments earlier my friend was being prayed over by someone, and they felt like that person had a lot they were holding in. that they weren’t sharing everything The Lord was placing on their hearts. so, in obedience that person spoke that out over my friend, who then was obedient in speaking the picture of the flame over me. that chain effect has changed the trajectory of my story. that was only week one, y’all. so expectant to see the ways in which Holy Spirit will grow & lead me during this season.