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Monday, December 12, 2016

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” - Matthew 18:20

Friday night I had the rare but fortunate opportunity to spend some time with one of my good friends Sydney who was hosting a Movie Night at her home for a group of her closest friends. Being a single mom and working full time doesn't leave much space for nights out with your girls so I was grateful to have some great adult conversation while still having the munchkin with me.

The night turned out to be everything I expected and more. Sydney picked us up and we headed over to her house, a car full of girls, laughter, and music. Gorging on pizza, sweets, and soda while watching and laughing at Head of State (it took us at least an hour to pick the movie) it was a harmless Friday night. After the movie ended we decided to end the night in a circle of prayer. Each one of us went around and gave specific requests that we were seeking from God and as we prayed aloud together the room was instantly filled with the Holy Spirit.

What started off as a mundane night of games, banter, and movies quickly turned into a night of worship and prayer. After we ended the prayer we began discussing different Christian topics and the different things we were struggling with as believers. Though the prayer had ended God was still in the midst and I felt compelled to speak into the life of one girl in particular that talked about the confidence she lacked to walk in her purpose as a believer at her job.

Without even thinking about it I began talking to her about who her Father in Heaven was and how she should never walk into any room and feel as though she's incapable of handling whatever position God has placed her in. From there I began speaking to every woman in the room and out of nowhere Movie Night quickly turned into a Revival.

Soon we were all on our knees in tears and although God used my voice to speak to the seven girls that were in that room, all of us, including me, left with a Word for our individual lives. Going into Movie Night I didn't expect to encounter God but He showed up anyway. Friday night taught me that as long as you leave room for God's presence in your everyday life He will most certainly show up and show out.

I'm certainly not a preacher but I am a servant of God who is devoted to fearing her Savior. The first step to making God the center of your life is leaving room for Him to show up.

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