A GIFT FROM THE HEART

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.

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

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Wanda Alger

Wanda has been in ministry for over 35 years as a worship leader, teacher, author, deliverance counselor, and speaker.

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  1. Wow, love this. I read this after having the opportunity to walk this out. A young man was on our hearts for intercession, and I knew we needed to talk with him and pray for him. Later the young man walked in the room, and we didn’t know what to pray about. We talked a bit, and God showed what he had his finger on in this young man’s life, so we prayed into it. Confidence and a path for peace was the result. Start in the heart!

    God is so good!

  2. really like this word. sometimes we want to help people so much but we don’t really have a specific direction. ministering from the heart shows God’s heart and is full of life and hope and love. ty!!!

  3. Wanda, what an enlightening revelation your remarks are to your dream. I so agree with you.
    I fell in love with your writings/prophecies, etc. when you were a Field Correspondent for Intercessors for America – all of them, but especially the ones about Senior Adults – and “We were Going to need 20/20 Vision for (the year of) 2020!”
    May the Lord continue to bless you, your family, Church and everything you put your hand to – until He comes!
    In Him,
    Gloria Putnam-Kilgore
    I just celebrated my 90th Birthday and am sooo thankful He has chosen for me to be here “for such a time as this!”

  4. Wanda, wow! Just speaking from your heart. We think there has to be this big elaborate word right from the the Lord. You spoke out of love, words of life and love to him and that so ministered to this young man. Let’s do all things in love.

  5. Fabulous Wanda, sadly the dream itself reminds me of encountering graduates of top Bible schools back in the 90’s that were to afraid to leave Tulsa out of fear of missing “the perfect will of God.” Understanding His love removes the paralysis of fear of missing His direction. Again, fabulous Wanda

  6. Absolutely a WONDERFUL word Wanda. I’ve been following your ministry to some degree for at least ten years due to your being featured on the Elijah List regularly. However, I always appreciated that about you, that you were simple and practical knowing when to take the emphasis off of your giftings of the Spirit when necessary for the benefit of ALL. Humility is CRUCIAL for teachers and leaders.👍❤😁

  7. Wanda you remind all of us talking from the heart, there’s never any disappointment and always caring. Thank you for the needed reminder 🙏

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