Hannah

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Lord led me to enroll in the Fire in the Night internship in the fall of 2010. As I sat in the prayer room through the night, the Lord moved on my heart in a way that I had never before experienced. I found myself weeping, night after night—He was doing a deep work of healing in me. Yet upon completing the internship, I knew that my journey in God had only just begun. I needed time to develop a life dedicated to Scripture and prayer. My heart so longed for this. Thus, it made sense to attend the Forerunner School of Ministry at IHOPU, and God has wonderfully blessed this decision.

As I write, I am in my senior year at IHOPU. I am amazed at how the Lord has led my heart and life these last four years. He has marked me as His child and set me apart for His service. My definition of success is now based on His love for me and my choice to love Him in return.

Early on at IHOPU I thought my life would get sorted out within four years and that I would have perfect clarity and understanding concerning my calling and assignment in God. I come away, however, with a profound sense of how much my life is a journey. Although I have gained clarity that my calling is to be in the house of prayer, I know my life is about leaning into the Lord, hearing His voice, and following Him, not just performing well in my classes. Academics are big, but intimacy with the Lord is bigger!