After listening to Rid Roth and Michael Maiden talking about how all Christian can prophecy and then reading about Jesus being a ‘personable God,’ I sensed The LORD reminding me to write down a recent testimony of His Answered Prayer in my life.
Actually, the truth is, The LORD answered my prayers before my spoken words were even asked in prayer!
A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a prophet. In it, he also included a short and rare unsolicited personal Prophetic Word.
I had just briefly read and quickly replied to the email just before Jill and I left for an early lunch. I then told her about the Prophetic Word as we drove.
Then, over lunch, as we were talking about it, I decided to read out to her the full email, so she could understand better.
As I waited for her to finish her conversation with the restaurant owner’s wife, I felt The LORD asking me what it was I had talked to Him about, during my previous night’s prayer-walk?
Normally I cannot remember my prayers, but suddenly my memory was clear and I recalled talking to Him about how it was that many Christians – like me – don’t know for sure what His Calling is on their lives, or what their destiny is in Christ.
As these words came to mind, I realised that this Prophetic Word I had just received had gone a long way to answer these questions for me. An unspoken prayer… had been answered!
When I checked the email timestamp, I realised it was sent within 1 hour of the previous night’s conversation with The LORD.
As I pondered that, I re-read the first part of the email where the author apologised for his delayed response, because my email had ended up in his junk mailbox but also, there was no attachment to it.
Now I knew that when I send my email I had included the attachment, so when he wrote ‘no attachment’, I was a bit shocked and so had immediately resent it, even before reading his whole email.
At lunch, I told Jill about this ‘missing attachment’ and she said “Google are doing that…” But as I replied that “No, in this case that is not possible,” her instant reply was, “Well someone is doing it!”
As we drove home for a shower (before going to the dentist), I talked about YouTube and how I wanted to search for a YouTube alternative after the dental visit.
Then in the shower I started chatting to The LORD about this missing email attachment and how my email had ended up in a junk folder and how that, if it had been received on time, he would not have written what he did and pass on that timely Prophetic Word to me….
Showering and thinking out loud I said to The LORD, “It is like someone… You!?… put that email into the junk and removed the attachment, so that he would find it last night and reply to me in answer to my prayer-walk…..”
As I said that, I really questioned myself as to, would The LORD actually do that?
As I did, I immediately sensed this large ‘smile’ from over my right shoulder and as I turned to look, I could see in a vision what looked like a large Cloud on a Throne and the Cloud had this great Golden Smile on it. A happy, beaming smile! Otherwise it was all totally silent.
Then, as we were driving to the dentist, I told Jill about all this, but before I even got finished, she said, “Whoever else would have done that?” As if saying, “Why are you doubting? Why did you doubt who was helping you?”
When we got back from the dentist I checked my email and there is was, right at the top, an email from the founder of an alternative to YouTube, who was writing to say sorry for some technical issues….
I was so surprised this had not gone to junk as usually happens to all such emails. So I checked who this company was and found that many months ago I had signed up with them, but had forgotten totally all about it.
But The LORD had not… and had sent me a reminder…. in immediate response to my words.
Yes, the time from me speaking out loud that I wanted check for alternatives to YouTube… until I received that email, was measured in just minutes….
So there you are — again, it was The LORD speaking and answering my thoughts, even before I prayed them! Twice in less than one day….
Has this happened to me before? Yes, a number of times, both having my unasked prayers answered and having them answered very speedily. But this was the first time to have them shared in real time with Jill and twice in one day.
Personally, I believe this happens to us all, often, but the trick is recognising it …. to then be able to give thanks and acknowledgement where it is rightfully due!
What an amazing God we have, a God Who loves and looks after His Children so wonderfully well in the little things, as well as the big.
~ Angus MacKillop