It’s been exactly one month since I’ve arrived to Redding, California from Kaneohe, Hawaii. My skin has almost adjusted to the dry climate and cooling temperatures of desert-like Redding.
I have been bathing in hours of worship at Bethel church (literally meaning “House of God”) and my mind is being renewed in the refreshing atmosphere of the apostolic-prophetic revival. Miracles, healings, signs and wonders, revelation, worship, prophetic art, dance, words—all flowing freely in this community.
The power of generosity
During my first week here, I was the recipient of a free place to live with a dear woman named Kristen. She overheard my conversation with friends that I did not know where I was going to live and she piped up in a sweet voice, “I have a room with your own bathroom that you can stay in!”
I was shocked that I—a woman who had always worked hard for everything I’ve ever possessed—could receive housing provision in such a generous moment. Out loud, I said, “Are you sure?”
I’m sure I had a perplexed expression on my face. Me the benevolent giver was now in a position to receive way more than I could offer this woman, or so I thought.
I’ve been sharing Kristen’s home now for almost a month. We are both blessed by living in community which is highly valued at Bethel. This present move of God here is all about relationship with the Father and with each other.
Daily prayer brings miracles
Kristen has been praying for “more community” and I have been praying for provision. The only challenge was that Kristen owned a cat and I’m allergic!
After a few days of sneezing and much prayer, I am no longer allergic to cats! My second miracle after the miraculous provision of a home! The prayer I received went something like this:
Lord, there are no allergies in Heaven, so we call down Heaven into Dawn’s body and command allergies to go, in Jesus’ Name!
We can ask God for Heaven on earth because that is how Jesus taught His disciples (and us) how to pray: Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done, On earth, as it is in Heaven. Wow.
You and I are walking, talking carriers of God’s Presence, Heaven come down, dwelling in our “jars of clay.” Most of us are so distracted by the world around us that we are unaware that Heaven awaits us to co-labor with God to do amazing exploits on earth.
Can you imagine—
spending hours worshiping the Lord before the sermon ever starts?
I’ve heard the Lord speak and show me images that encourage me that I am on the right path, trusting Him. I quickly write the revelations down so I don’t lose them.
Can you imagine people you don’t know laying their hands on you and praying a miracle over you and you tangibly feel heat and healing flowing from them to your body?
It happens daily here in an atmosphere of faith, love and hope.