Hi, I’m Janae Warner with Time to Revive, and welcome to God Today. I’ve had a lot of people asking me, “Did you always think that you would be in ministry growing up?” I’ve been reflecting on that lately and honestly, I never thought I’d go into ministry. I grew up in a Christian home. We were in church all the time when the doors were open, but it was more about a religion for me and less about a relationship.
About 10 years ago, God rocked my world and completely changed everything for me. We were in Santa Fe for an outreach and I was asleep at night. My husband was with me and all of a sudden I woke up hearing the word, “Jay.” My name is Janae and my friends and family call me Jay. So I was startled. I thought it was probably my husband and he was sound asleep. I looked at him and I realized it wasn’t him. I tried to go back to sleep and I heard my name called two more times, “Jay,” and all of a sudden I’m awake.
Now I’m kind of freaking out and wondering what God is up to. I close my eyes. In Acts 2:17-18, it says sons and daughters will prophesy, and young men will have visions, and old men will dream dreams. God showed me a beautiful picture of a butterfly. Pretty soon the entire room was filled with butterflies. It was a strange thing for me growing up in a conservative home, but I knew it was God. I knew that next morning, after praying through it, that what God was showing me in that night was that He was calling me into a new beginning, into a new relationship and revival with Him.
That night for me marked a new season in my life, a new period of complete relationship with the Lord and trusting Him to show me more. From that point on the Lord has continued to show me more and more of His heart and who He is. That’s my prayer for everyone watching today – that you will experience God’s heart, that you will experience what He has to whisper to you in the middle of the night or in your hard seasons. He is there for you and He wants to speak to you. Lord, I pray for everyone today as they’re listening and watching this that they’d hear You in those moments when they need to hear You. Lord, let them know You’re there for them in a relationship. Amen.