It’s my 16th year anniversary in the making of my journey to Jerusalem. I was expected that I made it there. The joy of the experience to see a dream come to past.
The desire to go to Jerusalem came about in 1996. The church was having a journey there in November of that year. I had a sister who went on that journey.
I prayed for the group as they were in Israel. I had an idea where there were going. I had the itinerary.
It wasn’t until the Spring of 1997 when the hint of going to Israel came to me. I was in a women’s meeting at church. There was a guest speaker.
She started praying and prophesying over people. I just happened to be on the front roll. She came my way. Little did I know that she would speak to me.
Somehow she knew that I had hearing trouble. She also asked me if I had a passport. I said no. Then she said, that I need to get one.
Ever since that day, I had women asking me if I got my passport? and if I was going to Israel. At that time my reply was no passport and no Israel.
It took time for me to realize that I was bound for Israel. I felt like that Spirit of God was wanting me to read the Book of Romans on April 7, 1997. I read two chapter that night.
I woke up the next morning and finish the rest of the chapters. I kept reading and reading and reading. I came to Romans 15:25 NKJV. The words that I read came alive to me.
“But now, I am going to Jerusalem….” I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was as though It was my confession. And the words spoken to me. I was really going to Israel. I was amazed!
I had to make up my mind. Did I really believe that the Spirit of God gave that revelation? Should I go to Israel? I had to think. I made my may up on March 15, 1998. The journey would start on November 16, 1998.
However, before the journey began, I had to prepare for the journey. It took 18 months in the work. I had to have the funds, get in shape, find out what I need to know to go and so forth.
In the long run, I manage to do what I need to do to get to Israel. I’m so thankful that I made the journey. I’m thankful for all who help me see my dream up to past.
May we believe that some of our dreams can come true. May we not lose hope on our desires. May the Lord lead us to make the right decision. Amen.
Thanks for reading,
Reflectionpast: Israel ’98