At church, we are always discussing the amazing things God has done. Sadly, those who do not attend church do not get to hear them. So I heard this true story last week, and it has been burning in my heart to share it with you. Here it is:
There were two young adults having a conversation while the parents of one of the boys stood nearby. One young adult admitted he thought he believed in God, and asked the other young adult if he did. The other guy said, “No.” Just then the rim of his glass of water suddenly shattered without cause. The rest of the glass was still intact with water inside. It was just the rim that had shattered.
I heard that true story from one of the parents who had witnessed it first hand. The other parent was there and confirmed it happened just as he said it did. It was such an interesting testimony. There are a ton of intriguing stories about God on YouTube when you search “Christian testimonies.” Check it out and seek God in this simple way, Doubting Thomas.
“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life….” —Revelation 20:12
In the first twenty years of my life, I had never experienced anything supernatural. To me, science seemed to explain how the universe and humans had come into existence. I had heard the gospel several times, but I did not believe the Bible contained much truth. I had never had a personal relationship with God or heard His voice.
That changed one night in 1997. I was all alone. Then I heard a booming voice. It said, “God is real, and the Bible is truth.” I had tingles all over my body. I felt warm. I knew something spiritual was happening to me. With the knowledge that God is real, I gave my life to Christ. It was the best decision I have ever made. That was just the beginning of my love story with my amazing Lord.
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” —Acts 2:17
Have you ever dreamed something that came true? It happens to me all of the time. I usually dream about my family. Oftentimes it has to do with my past, but every now and then I dream about something that soon comes to pass. Occasionally, I will have spiritual dreams that do not seem to be originate within me. That is when I know the Holy Spirit is communicating information to me. Sometimes they are dreams about other countries. Sometimes I dream about the President of the United States. Other times I dream about tragedies.
Back in August 2011, I had a dream about the Washington Monument. It was on fire. In the dream, I stared at both the burning monument and its reflection in the reflecting pool. My soul was overcome with despair even after I woke up. Knowing that it was a prophetic dream, I turned on the news to see what had happened. There was no major news for that day. Then on September 11, my husband woke me up and told me to watch the news. The twin towers blazed before my eyes. Looking at the burning twin towers seemed eerily similar to the dream I had the month before when I was staring at the blazing Washington Monument and its reflection. In my soul, I knew the dream had been a prophetic dream about the tragedy that occurred on September 11th. That day, I felt total peace in spite of the tragedy. I knew God was in complete control. The Almighty God of the universe knows the future before it happens.