Have you ever heard from Jesus? Not like, oh I think this is from God type of deal but physically and mentally heard from Him-no doubt in your mind that it is Him?
That happened to me last week and it was freaking awesome.
The first night up at Lost Canyon, one of our leaders told us to close our eyes and picture a place where we are happiest. He told us to think about what we hear, smell, see and think. He asked us to look around and take it all in and then place Jesus in the center of it. Next he asked us to talk to Jesus. What is Jesus saying? What is He like? What is He doing?
The next thing I knew, I was in tears because JESUS TALKED TO ME.
I was in Khayeltisha, the small town in South Africa I went to last summer, and I was standing on the field outside of the church we did VBS and agriculture training at. I was watching all of the kids run around playing and I looked over to my right and Jesus was playing soccer with the kids. He was so graceful and every single kid loved Him.
He walked over to me and I had a million questions, but the one I asked was ‘why me’.
The next words out of His mouth were amazing. He said ‘my child, why do you doubt yourself? I have prepared you for all that you are about to encounter. I have never lead you down the wrong path and promise to stay with you through it all. You are more than enough and have made me so proud. I can’t wait to watch you grow’. Then He embraced me with the most intimate and warming hug.
As you can imagine, I was a mess by now.
I just had an interaction with Jesus that I felt and heard- WHAT.
It was oh so incredible and something I have to hold onto this upcoming year. My hope is that everyone can get a moment like this because it shows you just how real and alive our God really is.