My journey began when I went along to the Healing Rooms @ Costa Coffee Freeport at Talke.
I took along a friend for prayer but God had other ideas!! And prompted me to ask for prayer for an ongoing knee injury. It was after the experience of God completely healing my knee through such lovely caring ministry people I started to seek more about the healing ministry.
I heard God saying to me ‘freely you have received so freely give’
During this time of seeking whilst at a Chris Gore healing conference in Manchester I had a complete renewing of my mind-set about healing. I began to realize I was qualified, I did have enough faith, I just had to be hungry to see God heal (which I was) and be open and available and he would do the rest.
It is about relying totally upon the Holy Spirit and not about our own agenda or format when praying with someone. God is the healer.
Shortly after that I attended some basic training sessions for healing rooms which were extremely helpful and inspiring with lots of ‘hands on ‘opportunities along the way. I met with God in an awesome way during that time when he confirmed to me that he wanted me to fully surrender to the journey he was taking me on and that what he was calling me to, he would equip me for.
It was around this time a new Healing Rooms @ Costa Coffee in Tesco Congleton was opening and I joined the team as a trainee praying with a mentor. That was really beneficial as I was observing with an experienced team member but they also encouraged me to activate all I had learned on training sessions and get involved.
This was scary and out of my comfort zone as we were ‘out there’!! In the market place but I knew God’s grace and anointing would cover every opportunity we had.
It is amazing to see the encounters people have with Jesus when you pray with them. They can come in burdened and anxious often fearful then they encounter the Holy Spirit and you see their face light up with hope when they realize just how much God loves them. They go out completely different than when they came in!
We have seen wonderful outpourings of Gods Supernatural healing power, seeing people healed physically and mentally. It feels such a natural way to pray for people as it’s in an environment people are relaxed with when they come for prayer.
The costa staff are great too, it’s just business as usual for them and we just fit in around them. It is such a privilege being part of this exciting ministry.
Earlier this year a group of us who had been part of the training process were commissioned by Paul Clift (National Director of healing rooms for England)
During a time of worship and thanksgiving he affirmed us to fulfil our great commission from God Matt: 10 v 7-8
‘Heal the sick, raise the dead, and cleanse the lepers
Cast out demons
Give as freely as you have received’
I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone….you never know where it could lead you! And go for all God wants you to be part of