The Healing, The Restoration, The Amusement Park & The Confirmation

So, had a very powerful dream last night.   

The Healing, The Restoration, The Amusement Park, & The Confirmation

When I woke, I was crying and praying at the same time.

The setting, Jill, both boys and I were in a place that looked like Disneyland.  A lot of activity, music, and the boys were having a blast.  Tyler was about 12 years old and Jesse about 9 years old.  Tyler needed to go to the bathroom and was getting our attention for that, as we were going from one ride to then next.  Tyler was able to easily communicate with us on what he needed, so we asked on of the workers where the nearest restroom was, and we  began to walk in that direction.  On the way there, there was a sign on one of the walls that indicated that was a special speaker, evangelist in town this evening.   I mentioned to Jill that we should check it out.  She nodded yes.  We were rushing to the restroom to help Tyler, on the way there, we passed a  lady, who seemed to  have trouble walking, here legs and arms were blue, and she hunched over as we passed her.   That was odd.  In my heart, I began to pray for her.

We made it to the restroom, and we began making our way to the next ride, on the way there, this other family was walking by us, heading in the same direction, and then I noticed that the lady that was hunched over, that we had passed earlier, was with this family walking by us, heading in the same direction.  As we were waking, struck up a simple conversation with this family, then I asked, “Would it be okay we prayed for you?”  The husband was a bit shocked, and the wife was open to the idea.  They accepted our offer, so we began to pray, Jill, the boys and I reached out to hold their hands, and I began to pray that God would heal the circulation in both their physical systems, and began to declare God’s healing over them, then other people began to join us, as they saw what was going on, as tears began to stream down the faces of this couple, it did to Jill and I as well, as I looked over at Jill, we were both crying as well.   That was done, the couple hugged us, and kept thanking us, and we were on our way.  As we walked away, Jill looked at me and made a comment, almost under her breath, “YOU Have changed!”  To which I stated, “Just doing what God wants me, “US” to do.  Tears streaming down my face as we walked, and reached out to hold her hand.   Too which, she reached back, to grasp my hand.

Then it switched to a new scene.

The Service.

We were at the service with the evangelist and can remember the worship, being peaceful, and full of excitement and expectation.  Not a show, or entertainment, but a true move of our Creator.  We were all able to worship, and enter into HIS presence corporately.  Then as the service went on, the special speaker was invited to come on stage, It was a lady speaker, she has written many books, and came to share what God has laid on her heart.  Jill and I were sitting on the front row, and as this gal began to speak, she noticed us, and stopped for a second, and said, “Just a minute, I need to find out this couples names, and why they felt led to pray for people, at an amusement park.  There is an anointing that rest on their lives, that was placed there by God, and I want to hear more about them!”

Then, boom, I woke up! Crying and praying at the same time.

What are the ‘FIVE’ Love Languages?

Keep It Simple

The Five Love Languages Defined

Do you know the 5 Love Languages? Here they are:

l. Words of affirmation – using words to build up the other person. “Thanks for
taking out the garbage.” Not – “It’s about time you took the garbage out. The
flies were going to carry it out for you.”

2. Gifts – a gift says, “He was thinking about me. Look what he got for me.

3. Acts of Service – Doing something for your spouse that you know they would
like. Cooking a meal, washing dishes, vacuuming floors, are all acts of service.

4. Quality time – by which I mean, giving your spouse your undivided attention.
Taking a walk together or sitting on the couch with the TV off – talking and
listening.

5. Physical touch – holding hands, hugging, kissing, sexual intercourse, are all
expressions of love.

The Five Love Languages Defined

Do you know the 5 Love Languages? Here they are:

l. Words of affirmation – using words to build up the other person. “Thanks for
taking out the garbage.” Not – “It’s about time you took the garbage out. The
flies were going to carry it out for you.”

2. Gifts – a gift says, “He was thinking about me. Look what he got for me.”

3. Acts of Service – Doing something for your spouse that you know they would
like. Cooking a meal, washing dishes, vacuuming floors, are all acts of service.

4. Quality time – by which I mean, giving your spouse your undivided attention.
Taking a walk together or sitting on the couch with the TV off – talking and
listening.

5. Physical touch – holding hands, hugging, kissing, sexual intercourse, are all
expressions of love.

Out of these five, each of you has a primary love language which speaks more
deeply to you than all the others. Discovering each other’s language and speaking
it regularly is the best way to keep love alive in a marriage.

Out of these five, each of you has a primary love language which speaks more
deeply to you than all the others. Discovering each other’s language and speaking
it regularly is the best way to keep love alive in a marriage.

You Can Keep Love Alive

Seldom does a husband and wife have the same primary love language. We tend to speak our own language and wonder why they don’t respond. The reason is, they did not get the message, on an emotional level. You express your love by doing things for your spouse, but what they want is physical touch. Your spouse gives you a gift, but what you really want is quality time. You are both sincere, but you are not connecting. Once you discover and speak your spouse’s primary love language, I believe you will have discovered the key to a long-lasting, loving marriage. Love need not evaporate after the marriage, but in order to keep it alive, most of us will have to learn a second language. We cannot simply do what comes naturally for us. We must learn to speak their language, and that takes thought and effort. The good news is that you can do it. You can keep love alive in your marriage.

God’s Purpose For Marriage

What is the purpose of marriage? Sex? Companionship? Love? To provide a home for children? Social acceptance? Economic advantage? Security? In the Bible, God looked at Adam and said: “It is not good for man to be alone”. The word means ‘cut off, isolated’. God’s answer? “I will make him a helper suitable for him.” God created Eve and said: “the two shall become one flesh.” It is interesting that the Hebrew word for “one” is the same word that is used of God. “ Hear O Israel: the Lord our God is one…” It means – composite unity. Father, Son, and Spirit – God is one. Each carrying out a different role, but one. So in marriage, the two are one. Intimacy, unity, oneness is at the heart of God’s purpose for marriage.