With a background as an addict who became homeless, Bethel pastor and seer prophet Jenna Winston knows about family struggles. With her keen spiritual insights, she seeks to help keep others from going down the same destructive paths she did.
She also says God showed her "how many of us carry an unhealthy emotional responsibility for friends and family. We all do it," she says. And she believes it's an area where "God is trying to draw us into trusting him more."
Winston shares the story on a recent episode of The Seer Prophet on Charisma News. "I had gone into a yearlong faith-based recovery program. And it wasn't long after I'd graduated that the Lord called me to ministry school, and I knew that I was going to be moving. Well, at the time, the relationship hadn't been fully restored with my boys ... And you know, I think for a while there, they thought Mom just jumped on this Jesus bandwagon. But I also knew that they were hurting; they were making choices that were maybe not healthy for themselves.
She recognized the pain she and her ex-husband had caused, she says, and she wanted to help. "Because now I knew Jesus, I knew the answer. I knew what He was capable of. I knew the freedom, and I wanted that for my boys," Winston says.
"About three months before I moved to Redding ... The Lord one day so clearly says to me, 'Jenna, give Me your boys.'
"I said, 'Jesus, I give you my boys. I lay them down, Lord, I just give them to You, Lord. Have Your way.'
"The next day, Jesus says, 'Jenna, give Me your boys.
"I said, 'Jesus, I give You my boys.' ... and every single day for months this went on. ... I would go through visions of carrying them to the feet of Jesus and laying them at the altar," Winston says. "I was saying all the right words, and my heart told I was wanting that. But then about 10 days before I was going to move to Redding, and it had been about three months of Jesus asking me this every day. I remember being frustrated. And I was like, 'What does that look like? What do You even mean? I'm giving You my boys every single day."
To hear what the Lord showed her, click here to listen to the entire podcast.
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