This month it’s my 50th birthday. Earlier in the year, Rob asked what I would like for my birthday, maybe some jewellery or to go somewhere special? I couldn’t think of anything in particular that I needed, so I asked the Holy Spirit what I should ask for. I sensed Him say, “How about helping birth a worldwide move of God?” Of course, that’s what I really want with all my heart, so I readily agreed.
Soon afterwards, on Easter Monday I was chatting to the Lord and I asked, “What am I doing that will get in the way of me helping birth this move of God?” Straight away the Lord spoke to my spirit and replied, “Little Mollington Hall.” That made me cry! Little Mollington Hall is our base in Chester and is a beautiful 16th century house that we’ve been running as a boutique B&B and training centre for the past 4 years. We love being there, and I was very sad to think we’d have to leave, but I knew that we had to lay it down. But God is so good. I find that when you do as He asks, no matter how hard it seems, His plan is always best.
Here we are just a few months later, after some heartache and tears and hard work of our team, following the Holy Spirit, it’s worked out better than I could have imagined! Our friends John & Sarah have taken over the running of Little Mollington Hall since 1 September. It’s now even better than before; our base is still Little Mollington Hall but John & Sarah are able to commit so much more time to running the place and they’ve re-opened the ‘Miracle Café’! And I have been freed up to really focus on what God has planned for us to do in this new season; equipping and releasing messengers of God’s love and power.
So many encouraging messages are coming in from people from many nations who are watching our videos, reading our books and signing up as Spirit Lifestyle Coaches. We love hearing reports of the tremendous miracles and lives transformed by Jesus; this move of God is really moving!
I love celebrating birthdays. Last week saw the start of my ‘birthday month’ and we are in the USA, taking time out to write more books, seek the Lord and set up an office base here. It’s time to restructure for growth. We have just got the keys to our little office at Heritage, Fort Mill. The photo above is taken from our office balcony onto ‘Main Street’ in the huge facility here. We’re interviewing this week for office staff and we’re excited about all that God is birthing around the world.
50 is the number of Pentecost
50 is the number of Pentecost, and we’re seeing God pour out His Spirit on all kinds of people through His people – it’s wonderful to see and hear all that He is doing in these days and to get to be a part of it.
This year, 2017 marks 50 years since the six day war where Israel won back the city of Jerusalem. It’s also 50 years since the ‘summer of love’ but also when the Jesus movement began. And this autumn marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I’m excited!
Just like I did, why not ask the Lord, “What am I doing that is getting in the way of your purpose being fulfilled in my life?” But get ready for some tough decisions to follow. Obey what He tells you to do and watch with awe as your life grows into all that He has planted in your heart. Chase Him and you’ll find you’ll be chasing your dreams too.
I want to celebrate my 50th birthday month with you! I’m offering a special deal on my books, ‘A Diary of Miracles’ Parts I and II’. 50% off – that’s BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) until the end of September.