A STORY OF WAITING





February 20th is a day I won't easily forget. 12 years ago on this day, my life would begin a drastic shift, that I had no idea was coming.


But let me take you back just a bit to tell you the back story. It was Dec 2008. I had been living in CA for 6 years, and I was more ready to move back to the South than I can even say. I had been in 6 long years of ministry and life training, and I was so ready for this intense training season to be over! I wanted to be gone by my birthday on Feb 11th. However, as I was visiting my mother for Christmas, upon waking early one morning, I heard the Lord say "You will not leave CA before March 1st".


I was disheartened to say the least. I had been feeling the time was coming for me to move for over 6 mths, and in that time I had become very much ready to get back to what I considered "home" (somewhere in the Southeast).


I asked the Lord why I couldn't be gone before my birthday. I heard no further answer, but I knew what I had heard, and that the Lord wasn't changing His mind about what He had said. There was a reason I needed to stay. So I did. After my Christmas break, I planned my exit, and told the ministry/church I worked with that I would be moving, but not until March 1st.


So why did I have to wait, you may ask? Well, there was a Divine appointment that I didn't know I had. When I came back in Jan, the Pastors I worked for asked me to help set up a meeting with Dr. Oral Roberts in his home there in So Cal. It would be with Dr. Oral and several ministers who would fly in to meet with him. I had done this very type of meeting with them before, so I knew what all was needed. I asked when they wanted it to be. Sometime before the end of February. The meeting was scheduled for Feb 20th, 2009, a little over a week before I was scheduled to leave.


What I didn't realize is that Dr. Oral would end up laying hands on me, and praying for

my husband to come into my life during that strategic meeting that day. He prayed that we would have a marriage and ministry like he and Evelyn had. I met Darin less than 6 mths later when I moved to GA...and the rest they say is history.


I thank the Lord that I waited. I thank him for allowing me to be with Dr. Oral one final time before he passed later that year. I thank the Lord that His timing is perfect, and although we make our plans, He orders and directs our steps..if we let Him. 😉🙏 Thank you, Lord, for your goodness and faithfulness to me!


* The first pic (tan animal print) is of Dr. Oral praying for me on that fateful day, Feb 20th, 2009, 12 years ago today.

The 2nd pic was from another similar meeting in Dr. Oral's home sometime in 2008.


Amanda Shiflett ~ Prophetic Reformer

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Amanda Shiflett is the founder of Prophetic Reformer and Co-founder of Kingdom Life Ministries, along with her husband Darin. She is a Prophetic Minister who heard the Lord's call from a very young age. Amanda is a heralding voice of truth, holiness, and purity within the prophetic, and calls others to stand in a place of no compromise in their callings. She longs to see reformation come most especially to the current Prophetic movement, as well as the other parts of the 5-fold within the body of Christ.  

 

Along with her calling as a Prophetess, Amanda also flows in a powerful worship and healing anointing, and is a gifted teacher and writer as well. Although she loves all aspects of the ministry that God has called her to, her personal passion is to see reformation come to the Body of Christ and the current prophetic movement. She also longs to see those in the Body of Christ reach their destinies - to see God's people break free from their strongholds and bondages, to walk in complete wholeness and freedom in Christ. She is honored and excited to serve the Lord in many capacities in the Kingdom, seeing lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit! 

 

Over a 10 year period, Amanda received overall training in biblical studies, with extensive training in prophecy, spiritual warfare, Hebraic roots, healing, and supernatural ministry, at various ministry schools. In addition, she also traveled and served under several national and international ministries during that time. She is constantly engaging in more study and understanding in the revelations of the Lord, and is actively involved in continuing education. 

 

Amanda and her husband, Darin, are both Apostolically aligned with and ordained through FMCI, under the apostolic leadership of Apostle Jim Hodges. They currently reside near Dallas, TX.