All I Could Do Is Gasp!
I had something happen this week that took my breath away from me for a few seconds. I was in awe- that is all I can say. Sunday night my son, Colby, came down stairs. It was around 11:00 pm so I knew something must have been going on. He started saying over and over that he felt something bad was about to happen. He said IT keeps saying something bad is going to happen and to listen. He told me that he did not know what to do that IT kept on saying it over and over again. He said that it had to do with him and his best friend, James. He was very adamant about it and I knew we needed to pray. It is not like my son to do this. What could be going on here?
Colby and I began to pray and ask the Lord to put a hedge of protection around them. He does not see James all of the time but something was stirring in Colby so strong he could not even sleep. He was actually a bit shaken up and asked if he could just lie beside me for a while. I agreed and just loved on him until he felt ok to go back upstairs.
The next morning Colby ate breakfast, went to school, and got through the day and we never even remembered what had happened the night before. As a matter of fact James’ mother was about to come and meet me at our new offices because she had left her iphone at my house. I was going to give it back to her and she was going to see our new offices. She called me and let me know that she was running behind but that after she picked up James she would meet me there. I told her that I had to pick up Colby too and the boys could hang out and ride the all terrain vehicle up at the offices while we took a tour. She thought that was cool.
When Colby hopped in the car after school and I told him he was going to see James at the property, he was elated. When I told him he could ride the Ranger, (the all terrain vehicle) he was even more elated, he loves that thing! Not two minutes later, he grabbed the door handle and the middle console and started saying, “IT is back, IT is back, that feeling is back! IT said we are not to get on the Ranger that something bad is going to happen. IT said NO. It said NO! We cannot get on the Ranger! We cannot get on the Ranger.”
As a mother, all I could do is gasp. I had no words. As soon as I calmed myself down from the “what could have happened”, I let Colby know that the “IT” is the Holy Spirit and if we are willing to listen, God will speak. God was teaching him at a young age to hear his voice. He knows the story of Samuel and understood what was going on after we talked. It was an invaluable moment with my son.
I also had to wrestle with the fact that I was the one who was giving him the authority to ride the Ranger and what that could have caused but one of my friends made me feel so much better. She told me that God was trying to teach Colby to hear God’s voice and had he not listened my radar would have gone off. I pray that it what would have happened as she says. It made me feel like a better mom anyhow.
The other thing that was pointed out to me is the fact that the Holy Spirit started warning Colby the night before. We could only conclude that because Colby loves to be on the Ranger so much (and he is a kid), he might not have made that same decision had it have been split-second and God knew that. So He gave him warning signs the night before. Funny thing is, Colby and James were never supposed to meet that Monday, it was only because of switched plans. BUT GOD KNEW and warned a little boy.