Have you ever given a prophetic word? Prophetic words can be life-changing events. I remember the first prophetic word I received. I was 13, and a group of people we called ‘prophets’ visited my youth group. To this day I do not know where they came from, but I remember being afraid of them. I imagined that they would sit us down, reveal our greatest sins, fears, and shortcomings and that it would be the worst day of my life. Instead, I count that day as one of the best of my life.
They told me that God loved me, and they told me that I had a future and a destiny that was beyond my wildest expectations. They told me I was precious to God. It lifted my little 13-year old heart, turning me toward the Father in a powerful and lasting way; I discovered that God wanted me to know Him. That prophetic word is one of the reasons I teach prophetic ministry today.
We can all prophesy; it is an amazing gift. I encourage you, if you have not yet developed this gift, to begin discovering how the Lord speaks to you, and then ask for messages to lift up those around you. You could change a life forever.