My Fire Within

Countless photos, hundreds of testimonies, i cannot even imagine the number of tweets, Instagram or Facebook post about Ignite -truly it is beyond experience, no pictures and quotes would justify what God did in Cuneta last May 29-31. But what Im going to write today is not about the impact that it made but rather my personal journey towards it-this is me debriefing myself 🙂

Let me start off by saying the last 2 months was not what I anticipated it to be. I was faith-filled, dreaming, believing for things i know are way far than my reach yet at the same time i know it was too little for God. Consider me the crazy girl who always wants to reach for the sky and touch the stars-that’s me. God has gifted me with an oversized imagination and has wired me to audaciously keep asking Him to make those things a reality. I actually do tire myself just thinking, dreaming and hoping.

But instead of a dream come true, what I got was disappointment , discouragement and a wounded faith. I was believing for a brand new phone instead my old phone broke, believing God to go to World Conference and Disneyland in Florida, my visa got denied for the third time. To top it all, we found out my dad has aortic aneurysm, a ticking time bomb inside his chest, all of a sudden fear just came rushing to my heart. From the scariest thought: What if I woke up one day and he’s no longer there? to my small wishes: Who’s going to walk me down the aisle?And then there’s the constant pressure at work, certain people that tests every bit of your well mustered remaining emotional quotient.I was rob of joy, i was crying, pleading, grumbling, begging until there was nothing left to do but stand still and let everything sift you through, hoping you can stand despite it all.

And then there was the 3 days of Ignite, being fully soaked and saturated with God’s presence, all I can do was repent, be renewed and worship God!  I was glad He met me, I was glad that I’m not just a face in the crowd of 9600, I was glad that it was not just an event to ticked off nor was it doing my work.
God met me and laser beamed on my sins:
no matter how you termed it or downgrade it,
discouragements, anxieties, fear does not please a Holy God
nor was He happy that i was nurturing my broken faith
BOOM!!

God showed His Identity: HOLINESS
God showed His Nature: CONSUMING FIRE
and there I was as if I was a born again again

Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 1kings 13:38
The FIRE of the Lord LICKED UP THE WATER  and all my storms, my broken dreams, and wounded faith went up in smokes. God’s fire set me ablaze that everything else became a shadow compared to His Holiness and Great Call.
So meet the new me branded, seared and forged with a Fire from the Holy Spirit!
Im not just believing for the impossible, I’m going to see the the unthinkable, 
unheard of and unseen thus far be a living reality
Im not just gonna go around campuses in our nation but I will be going to Asia, Africa and Europe to preach the gospel to students and train campus missionaries.

I will not only see this Fire spread in my generation, I will leave a great legacy for my future grandchildren to enjoy
If you don’t believe me, ask my God
Its time to join the revolution God has started
Its time to be set apart for His purposes alone
Its time to spread the Fire and live in the supernaturals
The time is today!

Author: Babes Bato

My name is Babes for real and I was born on Valentines day. I love Jesus and its my joy to be a missionary. I believe on challenging women to fulfil their God-given purpose And I want a front row seat on seeing young people change the campus and change the world!

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