How appropriate that my last post referred to the value of Gold.
Last winter I attended this Taiwanese church conference that focused on the miraculous power that God gives. We had people like Sarah Yang giving testimonies, teaching the attendees how to tap into our spiritual gifts like word of knowledge. One of speakers who gave a testimony mentioned a bizarre way that God touched him. He found gold dust all over his hands that would not come off.
This was probably about the second or third time I’ve heard of such a phenomenon and I was yet skeptical from hearing the testimony. Things like that don’t happen.
Or do they…
Last sunday (9/9/2012), I attended the night service like I always do.
The previous week had stripped me of all my energy and had dampened my spirit. I fought exhaustion and despair that clawed at my heart. The numbing pain of rejection throbbed within me.
I found myself pouring out my heart to God during worship and prayer. As I kept praying, I felt the heaviness and the darkness around me lift. Suffocation suddenly disappeared and the annointing of the Holy Spirit rushed upon me.
Joy exploded in my heart and I bursted out in uncontrollable laughter, while rolling about on the floor.
After the service, when my laughter subsided, I sat around with some of the youth, waiting for my turn to receive prayer from our church’s healing ministry. One of the youth suddenly looked at me and said, “You have sparkly stuff all over your neck…”
I looked at her, puzzled. What could she possibly be talking about? I didn’t even wear makeup that day, so how could I be sparkly?
She insisted that I go check in the mirror. As she said correctly, I had what looked like fine glitter all over mydecollotage…I tried to see if it would come off by swiping my hand over it, but it didn’t. I even went back to check the floor for glitter. It wasn’t glitter.
That night…God sprinkled gold dust upon me.