Emily after service. He said hello to me and I greeted him also. He was familiar
to me, but I could not remember exactly from where. I found out that we had met
during Firestarters Class on Sunday morning about 5 months ago. He finished
the class and headed on to other things. Then, I remembered him. During that
class about 5 months ago, we were asked to turn to our neighbor and to
prophesy over them. I had turned to this man, Ulysses, and asked God to speak
to me. I saw a picture of a middle aged white woman with brown hair. I asked
God what that meant. I got the word 'important.' "You are important," I told him.
Then I told him about the woman that I saw and that I felt that she was
communicating the exact opposite to him. She was telling him that he was not
important. He said, "That is right on!" I knew nothing about him other than
that he came from a city about 1 1/2 hours from Redding.
We parted ways and I didn't see him again until today. He told me that
today he had brought his children to church for the first time. He was in line
right behind me to pick them up. It seems that he has been in a custody battle
with his ex-wife for three years and that he finally had all three of them with
him. Wow! I do not know all the details of his situation, but I was amazed at
what had happened. The woman that I saw was obviously his ex-wife and
she had been communicating to him that he was not important. God is good!
I was so blessed to be used by God this week. We had almost 25 people
at our Home Group on Saturday night. Praise God! And so many of them told
us how blessed they were by our family and by the atmosphere here. I
guess that they were really blessed. They didn't all leave until after midnight.