'So Abram left.'
And it is with these three simple words we start the new season of Mammoth Lighthouse's School of Supernatural Ministry. Four girls, from different backgrounds, all joined together for the next seven months, with a passion and desire to go deeper with Jesus and encounter the Holy Spirit. Expecting to witness signs and wonders of God in ways we haven't even dreamed yet.
With "Journeys" to be our theme over the coming school year, last week's first class touched on one of the first great journeys, taking a lesson on the potential simplicity of how to respond to "Go" moments. With God instructing Abram to 'Go to the land I will show you' (Genesis 12:1), Abram obeyed and left. With one simple act of obedience, Abraham had taken hold of his destiny.
What will the simple act of saying yes to God mean for each of our journeys?
And so when a Missionary Pilot with no organised appointment walked unwittingly through the doors of the school, it only confirmed that our season of adventure and journey was about to begin! School sessions were definitely going to be subject to change! It would be the Holy Spirit's agenda each time, not our own.
And the following days at school have only upped expectations! From waiting on the Holy Spirit to speak during our daily 'abide time', right through to actual visions of angels - we know this would be new territory for all of us.... A new season and a new journey, for the school and for Lighthouse church. We may be a small team but we don't expect small things from this season!
Abraham may not have known where he was going, but like him, we are stepping into our destined season: 'Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see... By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.' (Hebrews 11:1&8)
We are excited to share our encounters of the Holy Spirit along our journey with you and we'll be blogging each week about what God is doing - to encourage ourselves as much as you!