The POWER in HIS Name!

Luann Prater, speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries shared her heart with us on Saturday at the “She Speaks Conference”. I urge you to go to the site and purchase the CD of the session, “Preparing for the Battlefield Through Prayer”. I promise you will be blessed.

I won’t go into all the session, for I want you to visit the site —

But please allow me to share this….
When Luann concluded the session, she reminded everyone to go by the “Prayer Room” and find “your name”. So, immediately I made a bee line for the prayer room. I mean, I wanted to know where my name was…

I was already weepy-eyed from the session, but when I entered the prayer room, a feeling of utmost holiness came over me. I had the immediate urge to remove my sandals. I did so quickly and put them against the wall with my bag. Now, I didn’t check the feet of the other women in the room to see if they felt the same urgency, but I knew God had a message for me and I was on ground that had been prayed over and into with the mightiest of fervency.

As Luann had said,the “Names of God” were on both tables, along with little slips of paper scattered randomly all around. As I looked at the first Name of God, it was, El Olam, the Eternal God, the Everlasting God. The next line said: “He is the beginning & the End, The One who works His purpose throughout the ages. He gives strength to the weary.” As I read that, I said to myself and to the Lord, “I am weary”. As I searched the table, peering at all the names, I realized my name was laying directly on that page. As tears began to fall down my face, I realized this was the Lord’s love note to me.
Read Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:1-2; Romans 1:20. I will share Isaiah 41:28-29 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

I cannot express fully the impact of the feeling of that room. If you can imagine standing at the entrance of the cave where Jesus had just been resurrected …the feeling of expectancy, the urgent desire to “seek Him”. That is exactly what everyone began to do as they entered the room. There were benches for kneeling, chairs placed in circles for group praying, and there were pillows on the floor to fall on your face before the Almighty. There was music playing softly…and I think I could detect the swooshing of the wings of angels as the carried the prayers and praise up to the Father in Heaven.

I knew that I needed to find Aimee as quickly as possible—to show her “her name”! As I began to make my way back to my shoes, I wondered, “how will I find her in this crowd of women”, for by now all the classes had dismissed and there were women everywhere! But when I opened the door, with her back to me stood Aimee, directly in front of me at one of the many book tables. I hurried over and told her “you have got to come find your name!” She looked at my face, tear streaked and puffy-eyed, and I am sure wondered what I had just seen.

As we walked into the room, I slipped my shoes back off and she did likewise, we walked over to the first table, as she began to read, I told her to look for her name as she read the Names of God. I already knew where her name was, but didn’t tell her right away. When she found her name, after she read the page nearest her name, she too began to weep. The Name of God was, “Jehovah-Nissi”—the Lord is my Banner!  

She explained that the Lord had given her that very scripture when her son had gone missing for a few days last year. As the family sought God, in His love and mercy, He whispered into her heart that He was her Banner! The scripture verses listed was the VERY VERSES that He had given her through those hard days of living.

The name of each woman at the conference was on those tables. Laid out before the Lord, we are vessels for His use. As lives were changed this weekend, the Lord is preparing us to seek Him more, work in His fields, prepare His harvest, doing what He calls us to do, as we live our lives each day. In the world, but not of the world.

Sitting in groups as we were, around the large tables, with the noise of chatter on everyside, I had to “scoot” my chair up close to those around me to hear what they were saying. Ladies, scoot your chair up close to the Father so that you can hear Him as He speaks to your hearts everyday. He does you know. He loves it when we share our hearts with Him.

Have a BLESSED day! I love you all! (I think I surprised all my new found friends when I hugged them, I told them I loved them—for girls…I truly do.)

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13 thoughts on “The POWER in HIS Name!”

  1. ahhh what a true tale. What a beautiful sharing! Doesn’t He love us so very much? Why do I doubt this???How wonderful to read of your experiences. Tears are coming to my eyes. How wonderful to hear of His message to you and Aimee.Praise Him!

  2. What a powerful experience, Angie. I am so thrilled for your and all the other gals that your scooted close to Him this past weekend. Yes, God is amazing – I sometimes marvel of the little daily things He gives me – like you call them ‘love notes’…yes, He gives us love notes – we just have to read them…Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us…Christ is Life!!!!<>< Iris

  3. Oh sweet Angie! It was an amazing weekend and it was so precious to look into your eyes in person. It just amazes me how God can meet the needs of 560 women all in one place – so intimately and individually. The prayer room was an awesome place.What a mighty God we serve! Angels bow before Him, Heaven and earth adore Him, what a MIGHTY God we serve!

  4. Wow…I have Holy Ghost bumps!!! What a powerful illustration of how much our Father loves us!!!I’m SO blessed, to know that you had an amazing experience…encounter the Love of our Father. He is SO good…and SO faithful!!My God’s LOVE continue to flood your soul.I’m glad you enjoyed your conference.Blessings,kim~

  5. Holy Goose bumps…I agree! What a gift you received in that room…words on your heart, ordered by the Father to carry you onward!What a blessed weekend you must have had….if only I could have been there to give you big ol’ hug!love you!big hugs!lori

  6. Oh…….. I cried…… what a wonderful experience to meet God in that room…. The name tags were such a wonderful idea…… how bless we are….He so loves us!Hugs girl friend…..(I am going to post about my Dr appointment in the morning, but no surgery for now)

  7. Angie,I miss you and Aimee soooo much! What a blessed time we had, didn’t we? When I found my name in that room, it was so moving. Luann told me at the blog reception, after I told her I was still struggling with why I was even there, to go in and pray. Right before my first publishers meeting I did just that.Oh friend, what a blessing.And so you know, I read your proposal at 6:30am on Sunday, before getting on my plane home. I had to hold back the tears. You are a gifted and annointed writer. I was disappointed when I finished the last chapter.It is a beautiful tribute to Wanda. When you see her again in Heaven, she will be just tickled to hear the words you put to paper for her.Get the rest of those chapters done.I will email you more about it in the next day or so.Well, my southern girl, I miss ya so much. Your invite to Georgia is so tempting. You’d better not let me know when or exactly where you are going.You may have to file for a restraining order!Love you! Joanne

  8. I am so sorry I missed the prayer room! What a wonderful experience. I think I ordered the cd though.What wondrous love! I wish I could have heard the Lawrence Welk…I love your photos! Great job, now I can visit YOU for a fix. Memories.Love ya!

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