We are sharing this testimony because we believe that it is a sign, a message, from the Lord for more people besides those at our center. We hope it encourages you and challenges you to believe in the Lord and in the wonderful things He has been planning to do with you. It's time to dream again!
(Short version) Last week, while I was outside with one of our guards, a bird dropped dead on our front veranda. I thought, “Lord, I’d like to see that bird live and fly again.” Meanwhile, our daughter, Amerel, was in the house praying for the Lord to resurrect it. But it didn't move, not even when the guard picked it up to inspect it. He put it under a plant on the ground. The guard and I talked for a while, but the bird still remained lying on its side. I kept looking at the bird because I had an expectation, not just a desire, that something would happen. The bird still didn't move, but I kept glancing at it. Suddenly, the bird sat upright! I wasn't totally convinced that the bird was o.k. So, I thought to myself, “Lord, I wanted it to fly again because then I’d know it would be well.” The bird flew away.
We know this is a prophetic sign from the Lord. There have been times when people have despised (treated as negligible), not valued, or undervalued the ideas, plans and dreams the Lord has given to them. Unfortunately, this has caused people to forget, put to the side, and give up the plans the Lord has for them. Perhaps, we did this because we thought such things were impossible for us, too difficult, we didn’t feel capable, or we felt it wasn’t the right time (situations weren’t favorable), etc. But, the Lord guarded and cherished the things we dropped, forgot, and put to the side. They were actually His ideas, plans and dreams! But, now the Lord is wanting to resurrect those things; even the smallest plans, ideas, and dreams that He's given us. Maybe they no longer matter to us. Maybe we've forgotten all about them, or they had become just as unimportant as that nameless, unknown bird. But such things are still of utmost importance to Him because they are His plans, ideas, and dreams. They were gifts given to us so we could spend time with Him, and know Him more intimately. He’s about to resurrect them! Through them the Father has actually prepared amazing things to do together with you— just you and Him.
Believe and do not allow the opportunity to pass again. Beloved, God loves you and believes in you!!!
Love, Tyren and Tiffany Haynes