Today I would like to share with you my “asking” experience with God.
Before I start with the story today, let me tell you the important implication of this: Once you start believing in God, your usual fear, anxiety, despair, horror, panic, and worries, will be gradually dissolved. You cannot be totally worry free, or keep yourselves from not having bad emotions all the time, but you can rest assure that your emotions will be in the light side when you start believing in God. The good news is, you will be better at work, better in your social life and you will be at peace all the time.
Having said this, I will then tell you the important milestone of my journey with God this morning. As usual, I slept until 9am this morning as today was a Saturday, and I could sleep a bit longer, not having to wake up at 8am to go to work. I enjoyed this early morning sleeping, as I had dreams most of the time around this hour of time. And a 10 dreams morning would be the norm for most Saturday. However, today I had a lot of bad dreams, dreams that usually would make me feel uncomfortable and uneasy. Nevertheless, in the middle of these various “bad dreams”, I saw a number that stood up from the dark dreams, and by following my instinct, I somehow knew that this was the dream that was related to my relationship with God. All I could say was I knew this was the one dream that counted. And because of this dream, all the worries and uncomfortable feelings from the bad dreams are cleared, as this big dream had already lifted me up. However, it was a number, and so I tried to search the internet to find the meaning of this number. I discovered that it was a company that manufactured doors, as this number represented the stock code number for this company. Immediately, I thought of the verse in Matthew 7:7-8
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
So the Scripture said, “and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened”, I then started to give a prayer to God, asking Him to show me His words, His guidance, and His way. This was the first time I purposely asked God for His decision, and guess what, He straightforwardly gave me an answer. In the dream that followed my “asking”, I saw a word being hand-written: “Children”. I was very excited, not only because God had answered my question, through a dream, but He had also shown me, I believe, the right direction to continue my journey. But it was only a start, because although “children” had appeared in the Bible for quite many times, and I can search the internet to find the definition of children and related explanations in the Bible, I think it takes more time for me to know everything about things I have to ask, for this moment at this time of the year. I will try to “ask” God for a few more days and see if He will further give me directions and explanations of the things about “Children”. Given the “asking” stage had been through, my next step is probably to seek. But how to seek? And what about knocking the door?