At this year’s Newday event Jodi Peek led an excellent seminar stream on prayer in the 15-18s track. In the RM family we place a high value on prayer, and we are blessed to have so many wise and creative people helping us learn different techniques for praying through scripture, soaking in prayer, and listening to God.
On the Thursday, Jodi invited Mike Bollinger to lead the young people through some techniques they could use when learning to hear from God. In one exercise he provided them with a set of pictures that they could look at and ask God to speak to them for one another through one of the pictures. It is a really helpful exercise, and would work for you with any set of pictures you have available, and was a brilliant way of helping the young people explore some of the ways God likes to speak to different people.
This week Gordon Watson shared on twitter how encouraging it can be when you’re on the receiving end of a prophetic picture:
From the last #ENOUGH we received a beautiful prophetic image through the post of @HopeChurchSitt being more like a canal barge than a speedboat.— Gordon Watson (@gordonjwatson) September 13, 2018
Rather than setting our destination & shooting off we're to slow down, stop & rest a while, soak in the adventure together... pic.twitter.com/a1p1uXGTwE
“A barge enables people to get on & off & on again, being comfortable being close together, everyone mucking in, having fun, sharing stories, making memories.
This so resonates with our hearts & seems a word God might give to someone like me - So thankful for the prophetic! 🙏🏼”
In Habakkuk 2 the prophet describes how listening to God also involves looking to see what he is saying and doing:
For many of us, the visual is far more powerful than simply listening. Why not try it out next time you are praying for others or for one of our pioneers. Let’s watch and see what the Lord does.