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Lessons Learned From Blanket to Tango

 

Introduction

 

The first week of September 2011, I had a spiritual vision that would transform my life forever.

It took place while sitting on a classroom floor in a castle owned by YWAM Herrnhut, a mile outside of Herrnhut, Germany. My husband (Jon) and I were training to start a new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) location in Austin, TX.

The last two weeks of our two-and-a-half month leadership training, we had the privilege to sit in on a staff development class for one of their Discipleship Training Schools. The base leaders had asked a couple from another base in Europe to come and help prepare Herrnhut’s staff.

As we sat with our legs outstretched, the couple asked the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself in a new and relevant way to us. And, He did!

I shut my eyes and “saw” a clear and vivid vision. In it was the back of a man and woman walking hand in hand in the meadow Jon and I went through to the castle. I discerned the two were Jesus and myself. We were engaged in an intimate conversation.

Suddenly, the scene switched from the peaceful meadow to Jesus and I tangoing. He led me in the intricate steps by the slightest move of His hand as I kept mine in His. It was wild!

Then, I was back in the meadow beside a small brook. I lay on a blanket under an enormous tree with Jesus lounging beside me, feeding me with His hand. He whispered, and I listened. I could not hear what Jesus said, but could tell it filled me with great peace and joy.

The scene switched back to us tangoing once more, and it was more intense than before. We were covering a lot of ground, staying close, as if we were one. I danced joyfully with abandonment. When the leaders brought us back to the present, I was full of awe and delight.

It took me several years to recognize my sweet times with Jesus in the morning were like the vision of being with Him on the blanket, preparing me for the battles and tangos to come. I am so grateful for His sweet preparation and presence.

This is what this blog is about. The lessons learned From Blanket to Tango. Are you ready to tango?

Please share any comments or questions you may as we start this adventure together.

 

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