Lessons Learned From Blanket to Tango




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 their staff.

I can’t remember the exact instructions the couple gave us, as we sat with our legs outstretched. Praying, they asked the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself in a new and relevant way. And, He did!

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

Suddenly, the scene switched from the peaceful meadow to an intense tango that Jesus and I were passionately absorbed in. It was fierce and with expert movements He led me in the complex steps.

Then, I was back in the meadow beside a small brook Jon and I passed over every day.  I lay on a blanket under an enormous tree with Jesus lounging beside me, feeding me with His hand. He was talking, and I was receiving from Him.  I could not hear what Jesus said, but could tell it gave me 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 being. 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 Him in the morning on the blanket were preparing me for the battles and tangos to come. I am so grateful for His sweet preparation.

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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