My Bible handbooks and guide to the Bible came! I had forgotten what a treasure it is to know God. It’s even more of a privilege to study His word more intently. Sometimes, we forget how many false prophets and teachers are out there, twisting God’s word. As Christians, we need to know the truth and can’t allow false teachers to lie to us. Someday, even the elect may be deceived (Matthew 24:24). We need to be ready. I’m going to be zealous for the Lord. Will you join me?
She turned her head as she paused, deep in thought in the middle of the room. At first, she shook her head in resistance. “No Lord, not me. You got it all wrong. I’m not the one you’re looking for. I can’t possibly do that.” She couldn’t comprehend and process the challenge that was placed before her.
“But you are the one. For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you (Isa. 41:13). I knew and loved you before the beginning of time. I go before you (Deut. 31:8) and I have ordained the days of your life (Psa. 139:16).”
She sighed a deep breath. “But how will I know what to do?”
“You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand (Jhn. 13:7). Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding (Prov. 3:5).”
“Lord, I trust You. Please give me more faith and courage,” she said.
“Nothing will be impossible with God (Luk. 1:37). Do not let your [heart] be troubled and do not be afraid” (Jhn. 14:27).
Lately, I haven’t had much time to write down my dreams. However, I am compelled to write this one down.
I was inside a house. Everyone seemed to be in a hurry. I said hi to one of my Ates (older sister) from the church.
I saw my parents down the hall. Suddenly, a tornado violently tore the roof of the house and I could see it swirling in the dark, gray sky. Everyone in the house cried, as they desperately furrowed their heads under furniture.
My Ate and I hid under the bathroom sink, as we panicked at the last minute. As my eyes met the tornado, I prayed aloud, “God, please protect us.” The tornado vanished.
I think God is still showing me that He’s working. From the smallest ways, behind the scenes, in everything, to the biggest storms, He’s working. He’s never stopped working. In real life, I haven’t been as strong in my faith… but in my dream, He’s speaking to me. He’s revealing to me that in spite of all the storms, troubles, and worries, He’s always holding on to and protecting me and those I love.
This dream depicts an even greater work of God, having an entire tornado disappear… He will and is capable of doing greater things, because He is God. I need to put my all of faith and trust in Him again.
From the smallest to the biggest things, I need to remember that my whole life is in His hands. It’s going to be okay, because God is holding me.
“Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:11-12 ESV
“The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.”
Can you imagine spending 40 days and 40 nights all by yourself? Can you imagine walking 40 days and 40 nights in the desert? What might run through your mind, as you trudge through barren sand, starving?
Elijah walked though it. Jesus walked through it.
Personally, I really can’t imagine what a ridiculous and dangerous journey that would be. But have you experienced emotional droughts… all by yourself? Have you ever locked yourself in your room and avoided the outside world?
If I’m sounding dark, it’s because I intend to. I’m sure at some point, we have all experienced our spiritual rock bottoms, when we can’t fall or sink any deeper. Most of the time, we hide behind smiles because we’re afraid of vulnerability.
I finally had a breakthrough. I won’t go into specifics, but God finally answered my long time prayers!! I can’t say that I finally reached the perfect place where I reached total satisfaction. That is fatal, because there will never be entire satisfaction in the world, no matter how much fame, money, and glory you obtain.
You will only find satisfaction in Christ alone. *mic drop* ❤