I think the part of the joy was the fact that I was able to pray alongside of other people from many churches, many denominations. I was able to pray out loud, sometimes all of us praying at once (just like I experienced in Thailand) and other times just praying around our tables for specific things. I was blessed by the way others came before the throne of grace with boldness!
We had alot to pray for, but the center of it was the One Heart service that is taking place in our city - at a brand new stadium - One Heart is the opening event!! We came and we prayed for every detail, every volunteer, the sunshine, and the lack of rain on that day!!
It was right at the beginning that God gave me something. I know enough about my God, that He speaks, and I need to be ready to respond. And, he did speak. And also, as he often does, he also gave me a "picture". It happened together.
When I heard the word, I grabbed a pencil and wrote it down on a piece of paper so I would not forget.
The words was Shekinah.
And then, I got the "picture" - If I could draw it, it would be a picture of the stadium, and all around it are golden rays extending up toward heaven. Bright. Golden. Totally surrounding the stadium where the service will take place.
The word Shekinah - I was not sure what it meant, although I knew that it was also accompanied with the word "glory". I also had the strong sense that it was about God's presence - it was going to fill that place. I also got the words, "take off your shoes, you are on holy ground." I have to tell you - this Sunday is going to be exciting!!
So today, as I am sitting here babysitting, and since the babes are in bed, I have a quiet house, and lots of time - so I googled the word He gave me: Shekinah
This is what it means: taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shekinah, Shechinah, Shechina, or Schechinah, (Hebrew:שכינה) is the English spelling of a grammatically feminineHebrew ancient blessing of God. The original word means thedwelling or settling, and denotes the dwelling or settling of thedivine presence of God, especially in the Temple in Jerusalem.