I have experienced Jesus in countless, powerful ways over the past 40 days including some significant breakthroughs in our family. Back in 2015, God put a call on my life to “refuse to leave the next generation behind,” that eventually led us to start a ministry called Brave Girls Gather in 2017. Over the past 40 days, he has confirmed that call and opened doors of opportunity that could only be Him, bringing people behind and within our ministry. I sense Him opening doors that no man can shut. One particular day during the fast, I asked God to confirm His call on me again. Later that night, a friend I hadn’t heard from in quite some time, messaged me that she was in church worshipping and praying when God gave her a vision of her and I as lionesses guarding and protecting the next generation as they ran to us for guidance. Our ministry exists to empower the next generation to live out the wonder of their purpose by equipping the church with tools to connect and invest in their lives. This friend has very little awareness of our ministry’s vision and mission. She later went to the altar for prayer, where the woman praying for her called her a “lion.” God had specifically given me the picture of the church holding up shields of faith to protect the next generation. The desperation we see in the next generation today are because the enemy, prowling around like a lion, understands their worth. It’s time for the church to see their Kingdom purpose too and send a thunderous roar over them from the real Lion of Judah. I have also seen a breakthrough in my husbands walk with Jesus and in our marriage. Things I have prayed over for years!