In this episode, Scott discusses an encounter he had on his prayer walk.
Day three of my Prayer Walk was again a wonderful, spirit-filled experience. I want to focus on some of the “out of ordinary” moments of the journey.
First, On my journey, I have had another spiritual prodding towards another piece of property. This time, I notice something on the wall that wasn’t there before (or I did not notice it.) It was a statement of faith that talked about faith in the world leading to distress but faith in God leads to hope. Since I have already been praying for this property and have had a seed planted in my mind of what the possibilities could be, I am convinced that God wants to use it for his glory. The icing on the cake was that when I got back into my office and got a Facebook Message from a lady in my church wanting to go to the Mission in our areas event. The event is called “Missions Monday” and it is an opportunity to tour the mission, seek volunteering opportunities, and meet with the director. This confirmed that it had to be from God since I was thinking of pitching the dream to the director of the mission.
Second, During my “rooftop prayer” the wind was hurting my eyes. So I got down on my knees and begin to pray since there was a barricade. However, the wind blew even harder to the point where it felt like I was inside of a tornado. It was in that moment where my prayers transformed from powerful to the supernatural. It was in that moment where I felt God’s hand upon me as I prayed over the city. It may not have been an angelic encounter like Daniel experienced, but it was something that can only have come from the Almighty.
Lastly, The property I have been praying over for the last two years was on my final destination. I laid hands upon the building and began to pray for God’s wisdom and direction. It was in that moment, that the Lord reminded me of the writing on the other property and of what Mark Batterson said in “The Circle Maker.”
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matt 16:19 NIV)
Mark talked about how when he prayed over the crack house that became a coffee shop, he needed to stake claim to it after he read Matthew 16:19. In the same way, I believe I need to stake a claim on the property for the Lord. So I prayed for it, that the Lord will use it for his glory and that he will give wisdom and discernment for its purpose. I think I will also take some chalk with me and write Mattew 16:19 on the walls. There is nothing magical about it, but it is biblical and what better way to stake a claim then to physically claim it for the Lord.