Basically over the last couple of years everything in my life has been turned upside down and I came to the 2016 conference confused about my faith, under spiritual warfare and finding some things from my past hard to let go of. I brought a ticket but wasn’t really sure if my heart was in if or not but felt I should be there!
Now just to clarify I’m not a person who usually gets visions, pictures or what I feel are direct messages from God. In fact I’m not really even very good at subtle hints so usually need quite clear direction which is quite unmistakeable!
Anyway at the conference all morning I kept getting a picture in my head of an object (unsure what) being held down by lots of ropes? I kept pushing this picture to the back of my mind unsure what it meant or even if it really was from God. At lunch I prayed that of the picture was from God he would show me what it meant and then I put it to the back of my mind.
The afternoon passed and I didn’t think much more about the picture until the conference ended and a lady I have never met before approached me and asked to talk to me. She said that God had given her a picture which she believed was for me…She said the picture was a hot air balloon which was being held down by lots of ropes which needed to be released!
I left the conference that day convinced that God was talking to me and that it was a message that I needed to be set free from the things holding me back. I spoke to a lady at my Church who was also at the conference about what had happened and she told me that she believed that the ropes were actually chains but that God had the strength to break them. I prayed to God again that I needed clarification and understanding of these messages and the very next day I received the email from our church giving that Sundays order of service, (something I receive as I help on the sound system). On the order of service was a song which had a question mark next to it as it had been added at the last minute after she had a strong feeling that it should be sing although not knowing why! That song was “There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain”.
This sequence of events gave me the strength to really understand the spiritual battle that was raging over me and get the help, prayer and support I needed to finally start letting go of all the things that had held me back. I now truly believe that God used the conference to really speak to me and work in me as I am loved and I do belong.
I believe God wants me to share this experience, and also to tell people that sometimes a message from God can come when you least expect it and in a way you might not expect to receive it. That everyone should truly open theirs hearts and be receptive to what God wants to say to them, either for them or for others around them. Lastly that we are all Gods children and that if we feel that God wants is to communicate with someone else in the room then we should take courage from him to do exactly that as it may be the start of something amazing.