I had a dream the other night where a young man came to me and asked for a prophetic word concerning his future. He was headed to school but didn’t know what to focus on or what direction to go. I apologized, telling him I didn’t have a word for him.
But then, as he began to share his struggle, my heart was stirred with compassion for him. I felt the insecurities and doubts he had, as well as the desire to do things well. So, I just began to speak from my heart. I told him that regardless of where he went or what he did, the Lord was right there with him and would direct his path. As I prayed, I felt the intense love of the Lord for this son and, through tears, continued to share that as long as he pursued Jesus first, his direction would be made clear. It seemed to bring an increase of God’s presence and a much-needed peace to his soul.
As I reflected on this short dream, I realized there’s a difference between operating from a gift and ministering from the heart. Prophecy was never meant to prove God’s presence or power. Every gift from the Spirit should simply be an expression of Love. When ministering from His heart, there’s never any disappointment and always an endless supply of hope. Selah.
Instead of measuring ourselves by the gifts we have – perhaps we should consider the depth of our love.