On the final night of the Seedbed.com New Room Conference in Murphreesboro, TN Friday night, September 24, 2021, as I watched people walk through the open door, I was reminded of a prophetic word spoken to me over 4 years ago.
The last time I thought about this was in December 2020, a few months after my husbands death, when I found out I would become a great grandmother the next year. I couldn’t help thinking how like Naomi my life had become, grieving the loss of spouse, then being restored to joy and vision for the future by a baby……. I had overlooked Sarah’s word from the Lord that going through the door would be a surprise and it would be “pleasant”. Naomi’s name means pleasant. At this stage of life I was restored from the bitterness of my grief to the pleasantness of seeing life move forward with joy.
This was spoken over me spontaneously at a small dinner party for several Christian couples where I met Sarah for the first time in the home of a friend.
This is prophetic word given to Cathy Byrd by Sarah LaBonte on Friday, January 13, 2017
Witnessed by Bill Byrd, Debbie Zirbel, Carl LaBonte, Michelle and Paul Grignot, and Jeff Thomas.
“Your business and your comings and goings and your ministry: He says that he sees every idle thing that has been done that you wanted to achieve. But He says that it is well done, it has been well done, my good and faithful servant. That He wants you to know how much that he appreciates your fervor, your strength, your intelligence, your knowledge of God. He wants you to know that He has set you aside for such a time as this. But He also wants to tell you that there are things ahead of you, that you have no idea of the preparation that has been made for you.
The things that you’re doing now are very important; but, He says, it’s just been a preparation for the things that are ahead. And the Lord says not to be concerned, just one day at a time, one step at a time. And that as the door is opened that you will walk through it and it will be a surprise and it will be pleasant, and you will say, ‘Oh, my goodness, just look at what the Lord has done!’ And He said, I will sit up there and rejoice because I know that you, too, will do what I tell you to do. And, He says, just keep that steadfastness in your heart. And God says He will walk every step with you, says the Lord.”
When the Lord reminded me of this I, too, walked through the door……