I'm beginning to realize God wants to reveal Himself to me. Things like this don't always happen to me, but I praise God for when they do, because I see the power in a prayer and my faith in the One I trust grows ever stronger. I don't need to have signs and wonders to believe in Him. I've been believing my whole life with small signs and wonders now and then, but mostly I rely on the Bible and reading it for my knowledge of Him. It is mind boggling and exciting when the Lord chooses to reveal Himself in an ever gentle quiet way as He did for me in this vision or impression I recently had.
Something very different happened to me the night before Harrison and Nikki had the 4 Wheeler accident. I was sitting on the couch watching a movie with the kids and had a strong dismal impression. I could sense in my spirit that someone had just been told that their neck had been broken and they had come to realize they would never walk or use their hands again. It was very real and I felt so sad I prayed for that person. This happened while we were watching "Pirates of the Caribbean." A few minutes later it happened again and once again I prayed for that person. I was sad when I went to bed. I felt the horribleness and dread of their situation. I couldn't see faces, but I could see the person in the hospital. I kept praying for whoever it was all night. The next day I went about my day and later that day Harrison and Nikki went down the embankment on the 4-wheeler.
I'm beginning to believe that Satan had in mind to harm them and that they would be the ones with the broken necks. I think he asked God to do that very thing to both Harrison and Nikki with this accident and that God chose to step in and had said, "NO!" If this is true, and I have good reason to believe it is true, than I thank God all the more for his mercy on these two teens and all of us. What a loving Heavenly Father we have.
"I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
30 I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth," Joel 2:28-30
I believe God wanted to reveal Himself to me by sending this impression or vision. He moved powerfully in my behalf and I'm so grateful. The kids are fine and only have a few scratches; very different than what Satan had in mind. Rather than spending this week and summer up at Portland hospital, we are going about a very happy and pleasant first week of summer. Harrison is building forts with his little brother and Nikki is practicing her cheer leading, I'm so thankful for this.