Two weekends ago, I was led to go about the remaining week by participating in an “no social media” fast (no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat). I never include WordPress because the community is different than my other social outlets. There are times, like others; where I get way too involved on my phone. As the internet has progressed, it can be a great tool but also toxic at the same time.
I’m sure most of us end up spending our days doing things that we could do without. Such as overly online shopping, always checking on the latest celebrity news.. etc. Constantly clouding our minds up with ways of the world. Swirling in the depths of worldly consuming.
When I get called to do a fast, I always participate in daily communion with The Lord. Heavily meditating on His word. While steadily praying a particular list of prayers. Each day and each night.
3 years ago, when I was lead to do this. I asked The Lord to grant me the gift to dream/visions such of:
- The truth of what is currently going on in my life and this world.
- Kindly reveal what is to come of my life and this world as well.
So as I asked, I received.
During last week of the fast, I sought out to ask the same list of prayers with a few more added onto it.
- Help me Lord to love others as you do.
- Lord, continue to strengthen me through this tribulation.
- I pray that I cross paths with others who love you Lord.
- Befriend those who are believers, who are artists and passionate about their calling. Inspiring me more ways than one. ❤️
Early last week, I distinctly remember being actively involved in a dream that involved an terror attack in NYC. I was in this huge glass building that was right next to Central Park while something horrific was going on in the city. Pedestrians fleeing in fear. Possible mass shooting?
Although I have never been in person before, Central Park has this rustic, gritty fence lined around that is undeniably it’s trademark.
When you normally have a dream, it’s more than likely in first person (like you’re living it out). While I was in first person… I had no idea that I was in a particular city. It looked like I was in some random ginormous/sophisticated building. 🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️
It wasn’t until I was given the final third person view, that I knew it took place in NYC. The Lord made sure I made note of the unforgettable park in the middle of it all.
As I woke up, I began to rebuke what I have seen. Praying that the enemy would be stopped within its tracks. I wasn’t sure what to do with the information but to tell my support system (my family) and continue to rebuke such an action from taking place. My family continued to do the same as well.
Yesterday, my older sister messaged me with some news that put me into a solemn shocked state.
I received a text from her stating that there was an attack within New York City. An attack that included a bomb that was intended to go off in one of the subway’s in the city.
Instead of the bomb going off as the attacker’s planned, it malfunctioned and prematurely went off upon the suspect. Leaving this cowardly suspect alive to be within custody of the NYC police which will follow with indictment.
My jaw instantly dropped in shock. Yet, I was enormously relieved that:
- The attack was not a mass shooting like I suspected from my dream.
- What the DEVIL MEANT FOR HARM, ENDING UP TURNING FOR THE GOOD of those who were in the surrounding areas. 👏🏾
The natural thought came to mind, “was that pure coincidence?” No. I do not believe in coincidences. Timing is everything and everything happens for a reason.
I give thanks to God for being sovereign, constantly protecting everyone; even if they realize it or not. It was also a lesson/reminder for myself to never doubt the power of prayer. Prayer holds more spiritual significance beyond our fleshly understanding.
Thankfully there are other believers as well who constantly pray that the devil’s wicked plans to be diminished and destroyed on the daily basis. Whatever is heavy on your heart and spirit… meditate to seek the reasoning of why. Never know what The Lord may want you to do.
Alyssa ( The Ascender) ❤️