Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Catch Up Time

Life is busy!  Life is Good!   Life is Crazy!   That pretty well sums up my world.  I can't seem to find time or really the words to describe the fun things that are going on in my life.  

MN and I left Thursday about noon to go spend three days in Odessa at a School of Supernatural Ministry conference.  We went to hear Kevin Dedmon speak.  Both of us have read his books and loved them.   Our favorite book he has written is Ultimate Treasure Hunt .

I really learned a lot about as he put it, "Crossing the Chicken Line" in ministry.   One of the fun things we did twice was go on a treasure hunt.   This isn't a treasure hunt like you have ever been on before.  It is a hunt for God's treasures.   As individuals you fill out a paper listing 6 locations, descriptions, prayer needs, names, and unusually things.   Then 3-6 of you come together as a group and compare notes.   You decided where the clues are sending you.   Then you are off!   Once you get where you are going you start looking for a person that fits the clues on the treasure maps.   Then comes chicken line time.  You approach the person and introduce yourself and explain you are on a treasure hunt and you think they are the treasure.  You explain they are God's treasure and He is thinking about them.  You ask if you can pray for them.   You just love on them for a few minutes or how ever long you are led.  Then off to find more treasure.  It is a LOT of fun!   It is scary but each time you approach someone it is less scary. 

What we all found most interesting is how willing people are to be prayed for.  How hungry they are for a God encounter.   I think in the two treasure hunts I went on we had about 15 encounters.  Of those 15 there were one or two that didn't want us to pray for them.  It was amazing to watch the glow come on them as you shared that God loves them. 

One encounter we had was with a young mom that had a sleeping baby in a stroller.  She was my first chicken line.   She really looked like she would bolt before I explained that all I wanted from her was a few minutes to share that God loves her and we wanted to pray for her prayer needs.  She ask for prayer for her little one. That he would stop coughing and sleep.   We prayed for them and prayed a blessing over the family.   This was early in the walk through the mall.   On the way out she and her friend stopped us to tell us the baby who was awake and happy hadn't coughed since he woke up.   :)  

Another encounter was with a girl about 12 on crutches and in a cast.   We explained to mom that we thought her dd was our treasure and ask if we could pray for her ankle which was broke.  Mom and dd were very OK with it.   As Heather put her hands around the cast she later said it felt cool.  She did a quick prayer then ask the girl how it felt. She said it felt cool.   After more questioning she said cool like when you are sweaty and a cool breeze blows across it.  Heather ask if it hurt. She said it only hurt if she put weight on it.  Heather ask mom if she could test it out.  Mom is crying and agrees for the girl to stand up.   As she gently tested it she said it didn't hurt.   So she tested it with more weight.   It still didn't hurt.  The girl had a look of amazement on her face as mom shed lots of tears.   Heather suggested mom take her back to the Dr and get them to check it out and get the cast off before school started.   :)  

I really could go on with what all we did and saw for hours on here.  Just so many people touched by God's hand both in and out of the classes.   This was a very hands on teaching where they had all of us prophesying over each other and praying over each other.  

The first night we were to give a word of knowledge to someone else.  I grabbed the first person I saw that I didn't know and stepped over the chicken line and gave her an uplifting word.  I made her cry!   I just told her that I saw her full of joy and the joy spreading to those that came in contact with her.   She went back to her seat and wrote it down.   She shared it with several people over the rest of the weekend.  It really touched her and blessed her.  WOW!    I was amazed.  

Later when we were giving words of knowledge, we had to use them describing a vegetable.  I was described as a potato.   That most people aren't aware of what all I do for the Kingdom, that I am growing fruit under the ground that won't be seen by most until the harvest.  She also said she saw me doing something on the Internet.  :)   I was amazed.  

OK I will stop here as I could share and share and share.   Bottom line is God says, "freely it was given, freely give it away."   So I want to teach those around here how to do treasure hunts.  Anyone want to learn?  

After the wonderful 3 days in Odessa then we shared what we had experienced with Church on Sunday.  We were still flying high!   We have plans to do a treasure hunt tomorrow with friends from church if it works out for them.   If not the kids and I will do one.

Tuesday was catch up day from not doing anything on Monday that I usually do.   So today laundry is folded and even put away :)   Life is back to normal... well sorta.

I am feeling lost with two kids gone on trek.   I am missing my 14 and 12 yo boys.   They left yesterday morning for 5 days in the Pecos Wilderness of NM.   Today they start hiking!   It should be a lot of fun and a lot of growing for them.  MJ did it last year.  This is D12's first experience like this.  I am just awed by God in how much D12 had grown and overcome his fears.   He was so afraid of everything and now he is going hiking and camping without us.   :)  

Life is good and busy here! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am interested!!
Regina S =)