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12/09/10 — "It became apparent that we were going to meet a storm head-on…"
My husband and I attended your conference in Colorado this past week. We were very grateful that we were able to attend the conference. In one of your messages, you spoke about the disciples in the boat in the midst of a great storm. You stated that they had been told to go to the other side. It had never occurred to me that they knew there was a storm out there before they started out. It never occurred to me that Jesus would actually lead them out there knowing there was a storm brewing.
When the conference was over, the Lord instructed my husband that we were to head home on Sunday. So, on Sunday, we were driving east on Highway 24. The clouds got together and turned very dark. It became apparent that we were going to meet a storm head-on. Both of us knew that we were where God wanted us—even though the storm was dead ahead. I spoke to the storm and commanded it to do no damage to ourselves or our vehicle. I commanded any potential tornadoes not to form.
The storm was very severe, with lots of wind, driving rain, continuous lightning, and then hail. We slowed down but kept driving. God had spoken and we knew He would see us through. I was remembering your sermon and determined that I wouldn’t have God say to us, “Why are ye so fearful? Where is your faith?”
We got to Limon, and the hail on the ground was so deep that it was hard to drive. We stopped at a gas station. It was raining very hard, and thick fog had set in. We decided to stop for the night. There was a hotel across the street. All of the double-pane windows on one side were blown out by hail, and the hail was piling up on the floor. People had to evacuate their rooms on that side. Nearly everyone we talked to had damage to their vehicles. Several said that it was the worst storm they had ever experienced.
I told everyone that we had no damage to our vehicle and that we had prayed and believed God to keep us and our vehicle safe. It was very obvious that it was the Lord and Him alone that protected us in this storm. When we were in our car, we safer in the midst of the storm than the people who were in the hotel!
God is training us to stand firm. He wants us to follow Him regardless of the circumstances. What a great lesson we learned! I’ve always been frightened in storms when in the car. Well, this time I wasn’t afraid. Not only that, but I’m not going to fear anymore.
G. T. East Lansing, MI