“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”.
I was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 19. And then with Lupus nephritis at the age of 21. Life was looking like a bed of thorns. Like every other human, even I needed something to hold onto. To prevent myself from slipping away. I chose my faith, my God. To my surprise, I was rewarded for trusting Him, much more than I deserved. I experienced a new dimension of love that I never knew existed. It was the beginning of my walk in the supernatural.
The first incident went something like this: THOUGHTS
I was sitting in my room thinking about Mark 1:10, “Immediately coming up out of the water, He (Jesus) saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him”. I thought to myself that, how cool would it be if I got something white from God? It was stupid and childish, I knew that.
The next day sitting by the TV, something caught the corner of my eye. I looked to my right only to see something stuck on the mesh door. I got up for a closer look and I got goose bumps from what I saw next. It was a white flower.
The second instance: DESIRES
Coming back from the hospital, I realised I had lost a lot of weight. My inner female soul was dying to go shopping. Like a lot of girls, I had a specific outfit in my head that I needed. I remember the ankle length palazzo pants had just started trending, and I was so desperate to buy one in black with a belt and a silver buckle in front. It looked cute in my head. I knew something this specific can never be found around where I live, but still I scanned around in the store. I had told my mom about what I had in mind. She quite randomly pulled out a hanger from the ‘pants’ section. And VIOLA, it was exactly the palazzo I had in mind from the material it was made of till the silver buckle! I couldn’t believe my eyes. And, ladies -this wasn’t even the real deal. I saw a board on top of it saying, “50% off”. My bliss had no bounds.
Third instance: PROTECTION
I had strict instructions from the doctors to “STAY AWAY” from infection, however small. Being on strong medication, even someone coughing around me was absolutely hazardous. Standing in the queue for an appointment, I was lost in thought. So lost that I hadn’t realised the woman sitting right behind me was sneezing and coughing her lungs out. It was only when she tapped on my shoulder I came to back reality. I turned around and she said:
“Hi can you move aside a little? I have a really bad cold, I don’t want you to get infected.”
Phew! That was a close call, I thought. I looked back later to see her still coughing but not tapping the next shoulder in front of her.