I recently stumbled upon this story from Emma Stark of the Glasgow Prophetic Centre and it seemed appropriate to share it here, given the theme of this blog.

In her own words:

I love to shop for shoes. I love to go shoe shopping with God, hearing what He thinks about colours, for example. In our shopping conversations, I might ask God questions like why He made red, which is a personal favourite of mine, what He likes about red, what the colour communicates, and so on.

One day, I was clutching what were soon-to-be the newest additions to my collection of red high heels, and I was walking toward the checkout queue to pay for them.

As I did so, I felt God say to me, “Go prophesy over the young girl at the cash register.”

At that very moment, a divinely orchestrated series of events began to occur. The queue suddenly disappeared. At the same time, all the checkout operators – except one – instantly shut their cash registers and left the payment area. It seemed that God had completely set things up, so that the only people anywhere around were me and the young girl He had told me to prophesy over at the cash register.

I set my shoes down on the counter in front of her and said, “Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a prophet who hears from God.”

‘The young woman looked stunned. This is a normal response when I’m introducing myself, but I figure that if you don’t tell people what you carry from God, how will anyone make a withdrawal from you? 

She then responded with the question: “Well, what are you hearing Him say about me?”

“God says you’re going to be a really good mum,” I replied.

She immediately began to weep. 

Through her tears, she blurted out to me that she had just found out she was pregnant. She had told nobody, not even her boyfriend, and she had an abortion booked for Thursday.

“This morning I prayed for the first time ever,” she sobbed. “I said to God, ‘God, if You’re even real, would You please tell me what to do about my pregnancy?'”

As she wiped away her tears, a resolve began to grow on her face. With determination, she said, “If God says I’m going to be a really good mum, then I’m going to ask for time away from my cash register right now, so that I can phone up and cancel my abortion.”

And that’s exactly what she did!


Every single day, we’re interacting with people who are crying out to God in secret. Many of them are longing for Him to show them that He’s real. They are yearning for a power encounter with Jesus, and for answers to their prayers.

If you’re reading this blog post, and you’re a Christian: In what ways could you make God real to the people who cross your path today? In what ways could you be an answer to someone’s prayers, offered up in hidden places? Please share your suggestions in the comments below.

Image from Pixabay.



  1. Revd Janet M May Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this story. So inspiring and encouraging for us to listen to what God is saying and showing what a difference we can make when we obey Him xx

  2. Thanks Janet! I”m glad you found this story inspiring and encouraging. All of us can make a difference if we’re open to letting God use us.

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