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You told me that in a dream

27 Jul

Stories to Inspire

God sometimes does unexpected things.  Duh!!!  Unbeknownst to me, I had appeared in a lady’s dream and preached my sermon to her – two nights before we ever met.

Can God do this?  Well, what about the man from Macedonia who appeared to apostle Paul in a dream and requested that Paul come to Macedonia?  (Acts 16:9-10)

I have asked many people, “What signs follow your ministry?  Or what signs would you like to follow your ministry?”  Well, in this case, a sign preceded our ministry.  And you know, this way is rather refreshing.  Although God loves partnering with us, there is no human sweat or human factor in this sign.

For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” (Ps 127:2 NASB)

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You told me that in a dream!

As Mike and I drove to a Sunday evening meeting we made strong declarations over our time… that there would be tangible evidence of The Anointing!

We walked in quite early and found one lady sitting alone on the front row.  I walked up to greet her, but before I asked her name, I said, “Do I know you?  You look very familiar!”  She asked me my name and said that we hadn’t met before.  Her name was Josie.

While Mike led worship, a first-time attendee began to weep.  Her friend asked her what was happening.  She said, “This is the first time in my life that I’ve felt the Presence of God!”  Earlier in her life, she had walked with God, but she had taken a big ‘detour’.  During worship, her friend prayed with her and she recommitted her life to the Lord.  We found out after worship and celebrated with her, telling her that we had specifically prayed that something like this would happen tonight.  She was a ‘happy camper!’  And so were we!  Yay God!

After worship, as I began to share, Josie began crying.  I asked her why.  She said, “Because you came to me in my dream two nights ago and said these very words.”  Later, as I preached my main message, she had another wave of tears.  I asked again.  Overwhelmed, she said, “You said ALL of this two nights ago.”

Remember, when I first walked into the room that evening, Josie was the first person I met… and I asked her if we had met before because she looked VERY familiar?  Really!  We had never met each other before that evening – except in her dream.  Wahoooo!!

Earlier that afternoon God had given me a couple names for the evening.  As I was sharing I asked a lady who had walked in late, what her name was.  She said, “Gina.”  I exclaimed, “O my goodness, I completely forgot about the names and Gina was one of the names!”  Gina said, “I don’t normally come, but felt like I was supposed to come tonight.”

Sharon was the other name.  No one present had that name.  But as I continued speaking, a man blurted out, ‘My sister Sharon, usually comes to these meetings, but couldn’t make it tonight.  She just texted me and asked me to bring one of your books home for her.”

God had encouraging words for both of them.  Fun adventures in God!  Ain’t God awesome!! – MLH