On 5/3/2020 I saw a vision of me sitting in my car at the local food bank. Suddenly my car rolled backward and hit the car directly behind me. End of vision.
This next testimony is a continuation of Jared’s story. You might remember him as the homeless man that I first wrote about in “2 Homeless Men, 2 Dogs, & 10 Puppies”. Jared had been living in a tent in the woods when a violent fight necessitated that he leave in a hurry. So I picked up Jared and his dog in my Honda Civic and off we went in search of new living accommodations for them.
Luckily we found a motel about four or five miles away which solved the immediate problem. But it also presented a new one – how would Jared get back and forth to work without transportation?
Then I remembered the bike that my Mom had given me. Now I absolutely loved that bike and had even transported it over 600 miles to Missouri fully intending to ride it. But it turned out that the Ozark hills and mountainous terrain were not conducive to leisurely bike rides. So that bike had just been sitting in my garage collecting dust for three years. When I told Jared he could use the bike to travel back and forth to work, he was ecstatic. It seemed like the perfect solution.
Unfortunately the first day that Jared rode the bike, it broke down right across the street from his work place. This was rather surprising since the bike was like new, hardly ever ridden. So after work we took the bike to a repair shop to see what was wrong with it. It turned out that it had just been assembled wrong at the factory. So they made a couple of tweaks here and there and pronounced the bike road ready.
That very day I started pleading the blood of Jesus over my Mom’s bike to protect it. It needed to be reliable so that Jared could make enough money in order to stay off the streets.
One day Jared and I were running errands with his bike in tow. In order to squeeze the bike into my cramped trunk, Jared had to put the back wheel in the trunk first and let the front wheel and handle bars hang out the back of my Civic. Then he tied the bike down with para cord. While we were traveling around, I told him about the vision I had of me having a car accident at the food bank.
So we had just left Walmart and pulled up to a stop light. I happened to glance in the rear view mirror – nothing, not a car in sight. A few seconds later, my car was violently hit from behind with such force that we were both stunned speechless.
When I finally got my wits about me, I asked Jared if he was okay and he said he was. Then we both turned to each other and said in unison “The bike!” Jared said that the bike was destroyed since there was no way it would survive a hit like that.
Suddenly I flashed back to a time in 2012 when my ex-husband accidentally rear-ended my little Honda Civic with his massive truck. His truck sustained no injuries, but my little car’s back bumper and right side were completely crumpled. Since this crash was significantly more violent, I was expecting to see my trunk caved in and the bike destroyed.
So with great trepidation I got out to inspect the damage, expecting the worst. So you can imagine my surprise when I realized that not only was my car still intact, but the bike appeared to be unscathed too. The only damage I could find was a tiny indentation on my back bumper from the bike handle bar. I just kept shaking my head in disbelief. How on earth did my car and bike escape unscathed from a hit like that?
Come to find out the person who hit me was a young kid without a driver’s license. He jumped out of his car, apologized profusely, and explained that he just forgot to stop. I actually felt sorry for him. Then his mom and dad and another woman showed up. I approached his mom to ask her some questions but she said she wasn’t going to talk to me, only the cops. Then a police officer arrived on the scene to sort everything out.
The next day Jared rode the bike to work without incident. That bike truly escaped unscathed in perfect working condition. All I can figure is that my persistent prayers of protection did the job.
PSALMS 91:9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation; 10There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. 11For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 12They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
PSALMS 121:7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul. 8The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.
DEUTERONOMY 33:12 … The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
ISAIAH 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
JOB 1:10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
JAMES 5:16 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
LUKE 18:1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart: 2“In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected men. 3And there was a widow in that town who kept appealing to him, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4For a while he refused, but later he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect men, 5yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice. Then she will stop wearing me out with her perpetual requests.’ ” 6And the Lord said, “Listen to the words of the unjust judge. 7Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He continue to defer their help? 8I tell you, He will promptly carry out justice on their behalf. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?”
“2 Homeless Men, 2 Dogs & 10 Puppies” is located here: 2 Homeless Men, 2 Dogs, & 10 Puppies
Author: Dana R
The Lord began drawing Dana to Him about six months before she was saved. By January of 2015, the urgency to make a decision about God was so strong, that it was all she could think about, but she was clueless how to even get saved. One day in her bedroom, she cried out to God telling him she really wanted to be saved, but she didn’t know how. Then she had the thought, maybe she could Google it. And that’s what she did. She found instructions on the Internet and said the Salvation prayer out loud.
In 2017 the Lord led her 600 miles away from her family, friends and home to a place she had never been and did not want to go – Missouri. Then in April of 2019 the Lord gave her a vision of a woman sitting at a desk, writing on paper. That’s when she knew He wanted her to write, but what on earth could she possibly write about? Then in July of 2020 the Lord gave her a vision of an eyebrow pencil outlining a woman’s eye. She interpreted that to mean “I OUTLINE”. And that is exactly what He did. And that’s how the Lord got her to pick up her pen.