This was a scary miracle. So, Sara had been sick for a couple of weeks, but she was just congestedand had a little pain in her side so she thought it was just a cold or something. Well, it is February of 2017 and Sara said it was getting worse but she did not want to go into the hospital, which I understand. One night, however, we were just talking after our small groups, and Sara just started saying she hurt bad in her side. Julia wanted to go into the hospital, but Sara did not yet, she said just wait. Julia called Sara’s mom finally and said we were going in. Julia, me, and Daniel started praying over Sara to be healed. We prayed while Sharnae went to get her car. After Sharnae came back, we were still praying in tongues. I ran and told Nate that Sara was sick and we were bringing her in. He grabbed his stuff and came with me. We all prayed for Sara in the hallway again as we were leaving. Suddenly, she started to cry and said the pain was too much. We helped her into the elevator to go downstairs. About halfway down, she fainted. We think now that she overheated due to her fever. We just held her until we reached the 1st floor. She said she could not stand so I picked her up and carried her out to the car. Before I did that, I asked God to give me the strength to be able to carry her safely to the car. She felt like 50 lbs. After I put her in the front seat, we laid the front seat back for her. Me and Daniel squeezed in the back seat together. I wanted to be there for her through it all. Nate and Kaleb decided to stay back, I think to pray. Anyway, even though they did not come, we were still focused on Sara. The whole way to the hospital, we prayed for Sara. Sharnae ran a red light to get there faster. We apparently went to the “closed” side of the hospital, which seems ridiculous. In an emergency, you just go to the hospital, you do not take the time to see what part is open. We had to help Sara back in the car while we figured out which door to go into. We finally found the urgent care door that was open. I ran in and told the lady what was happening. Instead of calling someone, she had to ask Sara a bunch of questions while we watched her. We had just rushed her to the hospital and now we are waiting for the lady to ask her questions about her birthday. Then she told us to take a seat. I was honestly about to ask her why they put the “urgent” in urgent care. Anyway a few minutes later a nurse came and asked Sara more questions and took her temperature. She was at 100 degrees. Then they had her go back to a room where only two people could go with. Julia and Sharnae went with Sara. Me and Daniel stayed back and prayed for about 30 minutes until Sara texted me to come see her. Daniel was crying most of the time we were praying so I just held his hand and prayed more. Our prayers worked because when I went back to see Sara she said there was no infection, but there were bacteria in her urine. The nurse prescribed antibiotics and we could leave. We had to get the pills from a machine in the lobby, which was very poorly set up. I had to go ask for a specific number that they never gave us so that we could call some lady to approve insurance. Finally, the pills popped out and we could go back. We were at the hospital until 2:00 AM, we had left BSU at around 12. Sara was going to be fine, so everything was now relaxed. I had texted people earlier to pray for her, and hopefully they did. Prayer really works, maybe Sara could have had a kidney infection but because we prayed, it was just a little bacteria.
This was last night at Kings. It was Valentine’sDay 2017, and Kings was having a special night for us. They had food and love cards from God. We basically just did a regular worship night for God, but then at the end of it, we did visions and prophecies for each other. Kaleb had to leave early for his intramural basketball game, Julia had to leave to study math, and Nate just left with Kaleb, but he said he wanted to watch the Timberwolves game. Anyway, me, Sharnae, and Sara were still there. I had felt very little from the Lord last night, while it seemed everyone else was getting revelations. Austin had one about sex, and how Jesus is like our groom. We must open up and accept him like a bride accepting her groom during sex. Then Jesus plants his seed, or “comes” inside of us and lives in us. It sounds weird, but it makes sense. He is a gentleman, so He won’t force himself in us, we have to accept Him. Anyway, after his revelation, we did the prophecies. Someone would sit in the middle of our group while the rest of us asked God for a word. Many people were getting things about mirrors. The one I really liked was about a girl trying on clothes and admiring them in the mirror, then suddenly the mirror shattered, and standing behind it was Jesus. This totally meant that we were looking at ourselves, our own image, and not God’s. Then Jesus shattered the mirror and looked back at us. This is amazing because we are supposed to be like Jesus, when we look in the mirror we should see Jesus in ourselves, we were made in His image. Self-image is earthly and of the flesh, not of God. I also received a vision for Amelia. I saw a golden ship floating in the sea. The sea was rough and calm, it seemed to go back and forth between the two. When the sea was rough and remained rough, a rainbow came down and covered the whole sea. I think the sea was our sin. When we sin, the sea gets rough, and when we were following God, the sea was calm. Well, the sea was rough, so we were sinning, but then a rainbow came down, like the promise from God after the great flood in Noah’s time. The rainbow symbolizes a new start, like after a flood. A new start is like our repentance and God’s grace coming down on us. We become a new creation after we accept Jesus, and the rainbow takes away our sin when our seas get rough. It is forgiveness from God, and we are the gold ship floating on the sea, which could be seen as the world. The world that tempts us to sin and stir up the waves. Finally, it was nearing the end of Kings and I had not gone in the middle yet. I really wanted to go in, but I did not want to take it away from someone else. Finally, Brandon asked if I wanted to go in. I said sure and crawled in. Sara’s vision was that I was a wolf, I was independent and could survive on my own, but in a pack, I was much stronger. I love that vision. Sharnae said that she saw kindness and strength in me. I was holding a child’s hand in her vision, but I was stooped down low so I could do so. I think this means being uncomfortable for someone else’s comfort. Then she said at the same time I had strength, and no one could sway me from what I believed in. I loved that vision too. Amanda then said she saw me as a boxer, but as I was boxing, I was beat boxing at the same time. Everyone laughed. She said that I was strong and fighting for the kingdom of God, and my beat boxing turned into tongues. I had my own vision as well about the trip me and my Grandma were going to take. We were planning a trip for the summer and I wanted to go to Washington, DC. There was the Lincoln Memorial that I really wanted to go to. Now, in my vision I saw the Lincoln Memorial with a huge gold crown on top of the building. In place of Lincoln, there was Jesus or God on the throne. He had a crown on too. He had given all of us Christians crowns and we bowed down to Him and thanked Him. He then told us that we were Kings, like the group name, and that we were going to revolutionize how people saw Kings. Kings have always been seen as the top of society, mostly because they are rich and have power. But, truly Kings are leaders, and leaders are supposed to put themselves below others and serve them. Jesus told us to go out and be Kings by leading others by putting ourselves below them and serving them. Amanda brought up that Lincoln symbolizes honesty and truth, and Jesus was the greatest truth we could ever know. I never thought about that, I just thought it popped into my head because of the trip I was taking. Everything happens for a reason, and I think taking the trip is meant to happen, or at least planning it did. I love that vision because it explains what we are here for, we are royalty of God. To a non-believer’s eye, us calling ourselves royalty might make them think we are full of ourselves, however it is the exact opposite. We are not full of ourselves, but full of God, the one who made us and gave us the chance to be royalty. As royalty, we are Kings and leaders of the world, which, again someone might think we think we are higher than everyone else by calling ourselves leaders, but really leaders are supposed to serve. That is something the world has destroyed; the world has made leaders to be better than everyone else. It is so ironic, and the earth and heaven is so different in this sense, and I love it. God is so great, even when we do not feel Him there, we can know and believe He is there.
answered prayers and Miracles
It was February 15, 2017, and my mom and brother had come up for the weekend to visit BSU. We had planned to go shopping Saturday night, then go to a movie. The movie was called, “A Dog’s Purpose.” We told Julia and Sara we were going to do this, and Julia’s relatives had come up too, so they wanted to come. We were running a bit late to the movie because we were shopping. We were in the checkout line when I said we weren’t going to make it unless we left now. We put our clothes in a place where we could buy them later, then took off towards the theatre. We arrived and walked up to buy our tickets. The movie started at 7:20pm and it was about 7:18pm. The lady told us the movie was sold out. There weren’t any other movies we wanted to go to, so I just called Sara and told her what happened and that we were just going to go back to TJ Max. As we were walking into the store, two homeless guys that were standing on the sidewalk called us over. My mom said, “no thank you,” which I am not sure why she chose those words, but I walked right over to him and asked what was going on. He asked me for two dollars to go buy a coffee for himself and his other friend. I looked at him, and pulled out my wallet. My mom and brother were standing behind me watching. I pulled out a ten and said to him, “I’m going to give you ten dollars.” He was surprised and asked why I would do this, he had just wanted two dollars. I said, “I will give you ten dollars if you promise me that you will spend it on coffee, not anything else you don’t need.” He nodded his head and said, “of, course.” Before I gave it to him, I said, “I also want you to thank God for everything you have, even if it is small, like this gesture. I want you to thank Him.” He said, “yes, I will.” I then asked if I could pray for him, he said yes and his friend walked over. His friend had a limp that I noticed, so I asked him what happened. He said he had arthritis. I said ok we will pray for that. I put my hand on his knee and asked Jesus to come into him and heal him. I still do not know if the guy was healed yet, or if he even felt anything in his leg. I prayed with them both to put all their trust in God, even when their lives are hard. I then told them God loved them both and gave them a hug. As we were walking into the store, I just looked at my mom and said, “That’s totally normal around her.” She was so surprised at what had just happened. I just told her and my brother about healing and how we should show love to everyone. My mom said she was proud of me and my brother asked how I knew how to do it. We talked about it a little longer, then continued shopping. I had felt a lot of power that night when talking to those guys. I knew God was with me, and that the homeless man with arthritis was going to be healed.
This was a miracle but also a voice. It was not an audible voice, but I definitely heard it and felt it in my head. It was one night at Kings when we had brought two girls, Stephanie and Sarah. These girls where very reluctant to come, but Kaleb and I were persistent. We went up to their room and talked to them about Kings for about twenty minutes. They really did not want to go, and the other people in and outside the room were making fun of it. We just took it because we knew God could change them if we just got them to come with us. The guys outside the room joked about getting drunk before going. We just defended it until the girls finally said yes. We lead them to Kings, then prayed for them later. When we were praying for Steph, Austin and Devin looked at me and asked if I had any prophetic words for her. I had never done that before so I just stammered a bit, but then decided to just go for it. I searched and asked God to give me something. My mind went to family right away, then to mom and dad. I wavered between mom and dad until the “dad” seemed to pop out and look more distinct in my head. I asked her if she had a bad relationship with her dad. She looked at me and said, “yes.” I yelled, “yes!” and jumped up and down. Then I was like, “Oh, no, that’s bad, that’s bad that the relationship is bad, but yes that I got the prophetic word correct.” Everyone started laughing. I then asked for healing for Steph’s relationship with her dad. To get a word from God you have to just trust that what comes into your head at the time is from Him, and believe that you are correct when asking. Sometimes you might be wrong, but that does not mean you should feel down, we sometimes get things wrong or aren’t listening correctly. Later that night, I was praying for Sharron’s brother. As I was praying, my weight kept going to my heels. It was almost as if I did not have any stabilization at all. It was weird and I kept trying to fight it, but then I realized it was God totally knocking me over with the holy spirit, so I just said in my head, “I trust you.” Sharnae was behind me, and she managed to catch me, but instead of laying me down, she shoved me back up. That kind of took me out of my trance. I felt so much peace at that time, and I wanted it again. I waited until I heard someone a little bigger behind me like Austin, then I asked God for the feeling again. It came, but much lighter this time. I still just thought about trusting God, then fell back. Austin caught me. I laid on the ground and just enjoyed the little bit of piece He gave me. Kaleb had the same thing happen to him, and he said he cried and heard God say, “I’m proud of you.” After that night, I had felt God in a new way, the way that I had been praying for, maybe without really praying for it.
I was in a geography quiz my second semester of my freshman year. It was a pop quiz, so I was not prepared. Halfway through the quiz, I decided to pray to God to help me. About halfway through my prayer it seemed that answers started popping into my head. I quickly wrote them down. I had though at the time that they were correct, before they were on the tip of my tongue, but I could not think of them. I do believe God gave me the words I was trying to think of, even though later I learned they were mostly wrong anyway. It was amazing though that I just decided to just pray to God in the quiz to help me, and technically He did. The answers were wrong, but God is not going to just hand you the answers, He just gave me the answers that were already in my head. Things I had put work into already.
This was at the winter retreat of 2017 at Chi-Alpha Lake Geneva. It was the last day and the speaker had asked anyone to stand up if they had any gluten allergies. Sara, Julia, me, Nate, and Kaleb all looked at Sharnae. She looked back at us and shook her head. We basically made her stand up to get prayed for by the 700 people there. There was other gluten-free people who stood up as well, so it was not just her. We prayed for about a minute for her to totally be healed. As soon as we were done, I just said, “Well, Sharnae, you can have gluten now.” She just looked at me, I do not think that she believed me because she probably did not feel anything. I honestly knew she was healed though. Later, after the conference, we stopped at Subway on the way home. I told her she had to try something with gluten in it, so she ordered the flatbread. She ate it and said she did not feel sick! Then, later that day she had more bread and said she was still fine! Sharnae used to be lactose free, but the Lord cured that too! She can have milk now, which is so cool! She says that her body is not used to having gluten so she feels a little drained but not the same way she used to react. It is a miracle I can remember every time I see her.
This miracle may not actually be a miracle, but I cannot think of anything else to call it. A girl had messed up her shoulder somehow on my dorm floor. I had seen her every once and a while and I always wanted to pray for her, but I was scared to. I did not want to fail and then she is driven even farther away from believing in God. I also did not know if she was Christian. Anyway, about a week after seeing her with her shoulder, I was walking through the lobby when I heard the staff talking about lowering her bed because she could not climb up in it anymore. I thought to myself that this was my chance. This was a sign. So, I walked up to my dorm and saw her with her door open. Before I went in, I prayed in my room for courage and bravery to walk in there and heal her. I knew God wanted me to pray for her, so I walked in her room. A CA, her mom, and two of her friends were in there. I made myself say, “Can I pray for your arm?” It was probably the most awkward prayer of my life. None of them were Christians, and I did not even feel God at the moment of prayer. I left feeling unsatisfied and she did not gasp or say she felt warm. I felt like I had failed and that maybe I did not have enough faith or belief. I had no idea what I did wrong. I felt that because I had the courage to go into her room and announce that I was a Christian and that I wanted to pray for her, God would help me heal her. Anyway, after I got back to my dorm room, I laid down in my bed and asked God what I had done wrong. I felt tired, then suddenlyeverything started to get fast and loud, like how things sometimes do. I usually try to get rid of that feeling, but this time I decided to embrace it. I started speaking in tongues and prayed for Lexi’s arm again. It was super powerful, and I had to whisper because in this state, everything sounded like a shout. I wondered if anyone was hearing me. After the episode was over, I felt better and thought maybe that throughout my life, those little episodes of everything getting fast, was God’s way of inviting me into the spiritual world. It has happened maybe 20 times in my life, but this was the only time I prayed during it. I felt to powerful, like chills and warmth at the same time. I really believed that Lexi’s arm would be healed that next morning. I did not hear anything from her the next morning, so I am not sure if it healed or not. I cannotbelieve it would not be healed. I put so much prayer and power into healing her arm, I do not know what I could possibly be leaving out. The only thing I can think of is that God has a different plan for her, maybe this injury is needed so that I introduce Jesus into her life, then after waiting for her arm to heal, she turns to Him herself. God’s plan is way more powerful than any healing I can do, so I will just have to trust that He knows what He is doing.
This miracle was a trust miracle. We had just finished ice fishing one night. Julia, Sharnae and Sara were with me. We had not caught anything, but the night was still fun. After we got back to the dorms, I got a call from Sara saying she had lost her phone. We figured it was in my car, so we checked. It wasn’t there. We retraced our steps to everywhere she had gone. We came up with nothing. Finally, I said we should go back to the ice house to check. We went back to my car, but there was a bunch of police officers surrounding it so I couldn’t get out. Apparently, some kids were drinking that night and got caught. We walked up to Kaleb’s room and got his keys for his car. We went out to the ice house and checked everywhere. No phone. We went back to campus. I said we should check my car again, but we should pray before we do. So, we prayed and I prayed in tongues but found nothing. I said thank you to God for helping us lookanyway and that we trusted that this was for a reason, and we went back to Sara’s dorm to tell Julia we didn’t find it. Julia suggested it was in the trash bag that we had thrown away. We literally rummaged through the trash on the outside of the residential hall, but did not find it. I prayed aloud again to thank God for just helping us look, and that we know this for the best for some reason. We basically gave up after that. I said goodnight to them both and walked back to my dorm. Before I was going to walk up the steps, I felt like I needed to check the unisex bathroom that we had already checked once. I just felt like I needed to. I walked into the bathroom and checked under the radiator, where Sara had said it would be if it was in the bathroom. It wasn’t there. As I was checking I started to pray in tongues to God, about 3 seconds later I hear a buzz near the toilet in the back. I run over and see her phone laying facedown behind the toilet. I pick it up and run up to Sara’s room. I knocked on the door and hid the phone behind my back. As soon as they opened it I said, “Say thank you to the Lord.” They didn’t respond by saying that so I was just like well here’s your phone. Sara just looked at me. She asked how I found it and I said well I was praying and heard a buzz while I was checking the bathroom. She checked her phone and saw no notifications from a minute ago, when I heard the buzz. There was no reason the phone should have buzzed. I do think that because I prayed and told God we trusted in Him that He would make the situation right, He did.