I’ve always been fascinated with the story of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), especially after the dream I had at age 18 when I lived in Haiti with my mom and dad.
In the dream, I was sitting on a tall stool outside. It was night time with no city lights, the stars were bright in the sky and as I sat observing the stars, my hands were raised in worship.
Suddenly a tall woman with dark hair appeared, grabbed my arm and said these words, “I want what you have!” to which I responded, “You’d better get it soon, cause Jesus is coming!”
Suddenly I began to rise off the stool into the heavens until my hands pierced through a separation of sorts and the Spirit of God was so strong upon me that my gooseflesh had gooseflesh.
When I awoke, I was sitting up in bed with my hands raised and I was covered in goosebumps from the top of my head to my feet. My mom had just come in the room to wake us for a trip to Port-au-Prince and sensed the powerful presence of God when she entered.
It took me awhile to form words to tell her what I saw and to be honest, I didn’t really understand it all then, but today, well…..Let me put it this way; it seems to be more and more often I hear the words from my dream, “I want what you have!” Which simply reminds me that Jesus is coming very, very soon.
What do I have that others so desperately want? A lamp filled with oil. The kind of oil that only comes from seeking God with your whole heart, mind and strength.
It’s in the seeking that you’re filled. You don’t even realize how full your lamp is, it just keeps spilling out to make room for more. I’m not looking for a place to minister. I minister to the Lord. I’m not trying to be something special, I’m special to God. I’m not interested in what you think about me, I’m only interested in what God thinks about me.
My goal is to be ready! I may get tired and nap with the rest of them, but when I hear the call of my Father to “Come on up, the table is ready! I’m waiting for you,” You can bet your sweet bippy I’m out a here!
Hope to see you there,