Speaking Well and Prophesying

07 Feb

A few nights ago, Stuart called the Night Watch to really make it a goal to speak well of one another. This is a point that I have a lot of energy about. I love having excuses to brag on my friends — to their face, or to others who know them — about what cool people they are. I’m a major word person, and one of the ways I love giving and receiving love is in encouraging words. So I was completely on board with this exhortation.

Tonight in our briefing, Clay talked about how we want to start prophesying to each other more, and it struck me how related these two calls were. Speaking well of each other (of course) does not mean we walk around flattering each other and buttering each other up, looking to inflate each other’s egos. If prophecy is given for “edification and exhortation and comfort” (1Cor 14:3), then the truest and best way to speak well of another person is in a spirit of prophecy. We simply ask God what He thinks of that individual — He has plenty of good things to say about them.

This is challenging me and encouraging in the area of prophecy, specifically. I had never connected the two ideas this clearly before, and I am excited to see where God takes our team in the next few weeks and months.


Posted by on February 7, 2007 in Heart Stuff, Night Watch


2 responses to “Speaking Well and Prophesying

  1. Connie Prince

    March 16, 2007 at 3:45 am

    Thanks for your thought-provoking comments. My comment is a question unrelated to this posting however. 🙂 I am a worship leader who watches the prayer room regularly. Often there are songs that I fall in love with, but cannot figure out the title, or where to find them. How would you suggest that I go about locating those types of songs? BTW, I love the spirit of the NightWatch — you guys have endurance, and freshness.

  2. Amanda Beattie

    March 16, 2007 at 4:14 am

    Connie, a lot of the songs you’re hearing are probably written by the worship leaders themselves, so they’re going to be a bit tricky to track down. I’m not sure how you would get ahold of them aside from purchasing the CD’s through the IHOP bookstore for those worship leaders who have actually recorded a project ( Off the top of my head, they carry projects by Audra Lynne, Clay Edwards, Luke Wood, Justin Rizzo, Jon Thurlow, Julie Meyer, and Misty Edwards… I may be forgetting a few… as well as a couple of great compilation CD’s that have a wide sampling of music from a bunch of different worship leaders. I don’t know off-hand of a way to get the chords and stuff yet.

    Thanks for your encouragement! I am so grateful that I get to stand in the night with a bunch of awesome people who really love Jesus…


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