Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Had A Very Real Impression to Pray...

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.


Stephanie said...

That is so amazing... and so is the power of prayer! Satan tries to take over and win all the time, but when God shows himself to us and we begin to pray for unknown reasons, its clear in the end what the real meaning is & was!
Im so glad you prayed and that you are enjoying your summer with your family and Jesus of course!
Happy summer Kathi!!!

Connie said...

You did what most people would just schluff off as nothing, sugar, but you listened to the Spirit and did what it said and were truly blessed. I understand this completely. I pray for my kids all the time!

DeNiece Barnes said...

Oh Kathi how touching. I like yourself don't need convincing that God is good and that he is with us all the time. Your story is so touching and I pray that other bloggers will see this post and if they have not ask Christ into there lives that he will touch there heart and let them come to him....I am thanking God for sparing the life of your precious son and his girlfriend God had found favor in you because you obey him when he speaks...(Wiping away tears because God is so awesome and amazing I can not express his wonder for our lives.)

Elena said...

The Lord is so good and I am so glad you are sensetive to his leading.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Kathi,
I have been off line for a while and am just now catching up. I am rejoicing with you over how God protected Harrison and Nikki, I read your last post, and can only imagine what could have happened. That is one reason that I have always believed in making sure prayers are covering my family every day, and knowing you as I do, your prayers were covering them that day.I also agree with you in todays post, as I have experienced similar situations. God does warn us through dreams and visions. I especially remember many years ago being wakened out of a deep sleep, feeling very much to pray for one of our sons in college, and it was so timely.as He had an accident and only had a minor injury. God is always working in and through our lives, and like you I am always so grateful to Him for that. Such a great inspiring and faith building post. Again I am so glad that you listened to God.Thank you for sharing.

luvmy4sons said...

So, so important to listen to that still small voice! So glad you did! I believe God works through the prayers of His saints. What a wonderful saint you are. Some day we will see more clearly the spiritual world that is presently all around us. But glad that now His spirit communicates with ours to help us to know how to pray just like Romans 8:26 tells us! Blessings sister.


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