What do you do when you are given a prophetic word? Ian Matchett describes one way to partner with a prophetic word.
In James 1v22 it says “ Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
We are taking inspiration from this verse this year in regard to some of the prophetic words God has spoken to us. For example, in a community time a few weeks ago we listened to a prophetic word given by Emma Stark from the Glasgow Prophetic Centre. She lists 4 key points, the first of which was that this year is to be “a year of honey”. The key Scripture was from Psalm 81v16 “with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”.
In her message, Emma describes how God led her to purchase a cushion with a bee on it as a visual reminder of the word He had given. This was to remind her to activate the word, to not let it just sit on a shelf and be a nice phrase, but to pray for it, to ask God for it, to choose to believe it every time she saw the cushion.
Last week we asked God if there were any action steps for us to take individually to act on this word. I had the impression that I was to take a small taste of honey every day, and because I know myself, I immediately made a reminder on my phone for 7 am every day to take a taste of honey! Now, I do admit that I am a morning person, I do enjoy getting up early and starting my day when the rest of the house is quiet. However, we also have just added a puppy to our family and he is enjoying the middle of the night as well as mornings a lot more than I am at present! This means that when I do get up I am exhausted.
So the first few days I was on autopilot going to the cupboard, taking the honey out and taking a taste. As I did so, God spoke; “I am your delight today”. In the place of my rock (exhaustion), God gave me honey (Himself). Since then I have been so aware to take the honey in faith, not just as a repetitive action. I am being reminded daily I am satisfied in Him, that no matter what I face He is with me and will satisfy me.
I encourage you to look at the words that God has given you and continue the dialogue with Him to see if there are any practical steps for you to take in order to partner with His word to see it happen.
Hebrews 4v2 challenges us with “the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed”. Let us be a people who share the faith of those who obey, to walk in the promise of what God speaks to us.
To listen to the message from Emma Stark go to Glasgow Prophetic Centre Youtube channel.
Please get in touch to tell us how you have responded to God’s word.