The Beginning of the Journey

Where to begin?

I guess I will begin with a bit of my lifes  journey starting at the year 2000. I will start there because that is the point in time where my life took a direction I would never have dreamed possible.

I went through a 7 year-long tough divorce from 2000 – 2007. While it was one of the most difficult times in my life it was also a  time that I was able to see who Jesus really is and who He is to me.  I saw Him as my Bridegroom, my King and my Judge and became convinced of His love for me. It was a revelation of  the depth, width, height and breadth of His love specifically for me. He was there with and for me throughout the whole divorce.

During those 7 years I also learned about being “prophetic” and more about Jesus’ love for me. I saw many visions for myself, others and the world in general. It was a growing and learning  time for me. I was being taught how to hear Him and what to do with what I heard. I took trips to Morningstar Ministries as well as the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. It was these two ministries were that were instrumental in my progress and journey. They helped me understand His love for me and grow in the gifts He’s given to me.

I would have become homeless during the divorce if it wouldn’t have been for a very special woman named Joyce.  During those seven years she nurtured and loved me through all the ups and downs of the divorce. At the time I was not able to fully receive love from God or people but she loved me anyway. I know that I would not be where I am today if it hadn’t been for her wonderful heart and her effort towards and for me. She was there for me with her shoulder when I needed to cry. She was there with the words that cut with truth when I needed them. She was there to laugh with me, share in the  joy of my grandson. She was there  through three cars, different jobs and much more. She was simply loving me with the love of God. Her actions helped me to see what loving others with His love looks like. She will always have a special place in my heart. I could never repay her for what she did for me. Her actions and efforts will continue to be in my heart for all eternity.

In the beginning of 2007 I sensed it was finally the time for me to be ‘sent’ somewhere. He had told me before that I would leave the Elgin area. I thought it would be in Florida because of something He had told me earlier. I also thought I would leave around the March/April time of the year. But I was wrong on both thoughts! I ended up leaving in October and ended up in Kansas City, not Florida. I explained to my children my being sent out-of-state. While they didn’t really want me to go they understood and released me to go.  So I gave away almost everything I owned, packed the few boxes of belongings into my Blazer, put the $1200.00 I had in my pocket and drove  8 hours to Kansas City praising God the whole way. I was praising him because I fully expected Him to have everything  ready for me when I got here. After all He was sending me right?
 
Well it turned out He was indeed sending me. That part I got right. But everything else was totally different from what I thought. Looking back I can now see it was the start of another chapter in my journey but boy, I was so unprepared. And I now know that is the way He planned it!!
 
I will end here and pick up in my next post with the start of what I will call my Kansas City – IHOP – chapter.
 
 
 
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