Prophesies -- Second look
At church of the Times of Refreshing at Parramatta, you're very likely to get prophesied.
Especially for the first time visitors, it's always very exciting to be prophesied by different people and have them all recorded onto the tape. Usually the words are from different angles, with directions, words of knowledge,etc. They're usually in great details and quite correct. Most of the times it's exciting because it comes with a promise and a glimpse of the future destiny that God desires to lead you into.
Well, I've had quite a few tapes of personal prophesies by now. I've always been craving for more prophesies, whoever it comes from. I like to know what God has to say to me.
But then this thought came to me as I was pondering why I haven't been having prophesies for a while. It's really like having a child. It's a great idea to think about having more children. The dreams of what these children can be when they grow up, what harvest they can bring.... But what about the 9 months pregnancy and the pain of childbirth, followed by endless nappy changes, feeding, crying, cleaning ups? and of course the sacrifice the mother has to make in career wise,etc?
I've had three children now. They're great blessings. And they are a handful. Am I gonna have another one or another few? I don't know. I don't think I can cope for the moment. But I'm not saying never either.
Maybe that's the same with prophesies? It's great to have a promise, but what about the pain of getting there? Do I really want another promise? Am I ready to cope with all the challenges and pressure that comes with that promise? Am I sure this is what I want to go through again?
God said, "Be fruitful, and multiply..."
After three kids, I have to say, "Yes but, just hold on a second..."
Now do I really want another prophesy? Another promise??