“I choose you!”
To those who have struggled. Who have felt at times, that weakness would disqualify you.
To those who have wondered.
To the wounded.
To all who have loved—and all who have lost.
To you, who have dared.
And you, who have doubted.
To all who have learned: there is only one sacrifice that will answer, one Name to lean upon.
- A name that is not your own.
- Only one Name, one Person: Jesus.
Hear the King say, ‘I love you! I choose you!’
And heart, hope uplifted, you say in return,
‘I choose You too!’
And now—perhaps out from the wreckage—you emerge, into a new and brighter day.
You thought you’d hit rock bottom.
But you discovered instead, an unshakeable Rock. One you can rest your life upon.
THIS is faith.
This is true love.
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16, NIV)
A Valentine’s Day Prophetic Dream: The King Says, “I Choose You!”
It was a difficult week during 2006. I was writing a chapter on spiritual pride, sharing my story and the lessons I’d learned.  One night, I had a prophetic dream:
I was watching a dramatic play, being enacted in front of me.
A king was sitting on a throne, and two women were brought before him—both prospective brides.
The first one was led to the king. It was obvious that she wasn’t promoting herself, but others had pushed her forward. She wasn’t outwardly beautiful, but radiated a gentle and lovely spirit.
Then, a second woman came forward. She was very beautiful, alluring, and clearly self-promoting. She threw herself down in a seductive pose. It was obvious that she fully expected the king to choose her.
The king rose up from his throne and stood. He cried out in a loud voice, “I CHOOSE…”
Time seemed to stop, as we waited for the name of his bride.
Suddenly, the scene changed and I was walking through a busy marketplace. I realised with wonder that I was the first woman in the play, the one who was not outwardly beautiful, but…
I knew that I had been chosen by the king to be his bride.
A silly little man, whom I knew to be the adversary of the king, was parading about me, talking non-stop, trying to get my attention.
But he could not distract me. Only one thing was on my mind: I had been chosen by the king!
People throughout the marketplace were treating me with deference, and there was a feeling of great joy amongst the people at the king’s choice. I was completely overwhelmed and sobbing uncontrollably, at the wonder of the king’s love and his choice of me.
I woke up. It was Valentine’s Day.
You are His Beloved
“He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
and has them inherit a throne of honor.” (1 Sam 2:8).
The King touches your eyes. Hear Him say,
“It’s time to see yourself as I see you.
You are My beloved.
You are chosen.
“Look about you. See the place where I have relocated you.
You are raised up and seated in Heavenly places.
reign with Me.”
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The School of Intimacy and Prayer is Open
**This coming week I will be adding videos on the topic ‘Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit: Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication’.
When I began to experience a significant anointing of the Holy Spirit for prayer 20 years ago, I did not know how to navigate many of the encounters with God I was having.
I saw miracles and breakthrough in answer to prayer, but I also made mistakes, and had a lot of growth pain as a prophetic intercessor.
Since then I have been a prayer leader, have been a minister on a prophetic team, and by God’s grace have developed in ministry as a prophetic writer and teacher.
Now I’m passionate about helping others on the same journey I’ve been on.
I’ve recently launched the Enliven School of Intimacy and Prayer with the first series of topics, and I extend you a warm welcome to join me!
Currently on the Prayer School are self-paced video lessons on:
- Intimacy with the Holy Spirit
- Introducing Prophetic Prayer
- Praying the Mysteries of Heaven
- The Gift and Ministry of Prophetic Intercession
- Angels and Encounters
Also included are bonus e-Books and downloadable PDFs and worksheets.
Over the past few weeks, I have added recent testimonies of encounters with God, along with studies on prophetic decree, and the power of weighing up encounters and prophetic insights received in prayer.
You can find out more or join the School of Intimacy and Prayer here. Alternatively, you can view all online courses, including the Prophetic School, here.
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