Sometimes I feel like it’s really special to receive a prophetic word or prayer from some “famous Christian”. I had an experience this Sunday which totally changed my paradigms.

After Sunday service, a middle aged woman approached me and engaged in conversation with me. I was feeling rather happy, finishing an awesome set of worship and so I entered that conversation rather jovially.

To my surprise, this woman looked at me so passionately and began prophesying over me with fire and strength. She exhorted me with many words and soon enough, with a few tears. She gave me strong words about my giftings and my callings from the Lord and how I needed to walk in those things and to take God’s calling on my life seriously.

In my experience, this has been the first time that I have had someone weeping over me. I stared at her blankly, completely taken back by how much she had put into my life at that moment.

I felt the Holy Spirit gripping my heart with every phrase she said. And she concluded by praying for me with more tears and more words.

I entered that conversation rather happily; I left with a sober and broken spirit.

I don’t think I have ever received a prophetic word like that. And compared to the experiences of being prayed over or being prophesied by different prophets, I can honestly say that this was the most sure word that I’ve received.

It was sure because it came with investment. It came with her love. It came with her time. It came with her heart.

I was immensely blessed by this experience and hope to model prophesying over others in such a fashion, where prophesy is undergirded by deep and familial love.