Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Vision I Was Given

Today was my first day back to church since I had Boaz. It was a small meeting, with only a few gathered today. Getting around for it was a lot of work, and as I was packing a diaper bag for Boaz, and a backpack full of small activities for Roman I remembered the vision I was given 7 years ago.

Now when I say 7 years ago I mean I had this vision 7 years ago to the day, today. You see, Abram was born March 25th seven years ago. I had just gone to church for the first time after having Abram. I had 4 sons at that time. River was 11, Isaiah was 9, Levi was 6 and I had my newborn Abram in my arms. We lived in this very assembly back then. It was a small group as well, a tiny group that was struggling along. As I sat in church that Sunday, I had a quick, clear vision of my six sons. In the vison there were 4 sitting in front of me in chairs, and there were two more sitting with me, one happened to be a newborn. I paused when I saw them in this vision, and wondered what would make me think of six sons. After all, I had just given birth and the idea of more children, let alone 2 more, was far removed from my heart. The thought of having six boys wasn't exactly of my flesh, although having six sons is amazing and I am thankful. No, I had a feeling that what I saw was of the Lord, and that He was preparing me for what was to come; my future.


Through the years this vision consumed me. I pondered it over and over. Everytime Den and I contemplated having another baby I would think about it and know in my heart that the next child would be boy. I told many close friends about my vision as well, not only to get their insight, but to share with them what I believed God would do.


Shortly after Abram was born we moved to Washington. He was only five months old. We lived there five and a half years. Den and I believed in our hearts that we would live there until the day we died, or at least until our children were grown. However, one day the Lord showed us that He desired for us to move back to this place. As most of you know it seemed like a ridiculous idea considering there was no assembly here anymore. I still hadn't connected all the dots with my vision at that time. The move itself was the only thing on our minds. Let alone a vision that I had had in the distant past that showed me that we would live in this place again, but this time with six sons.


So here I am, in this very place, seven years to the time I had that vision. Here I am with my sixth son in my arms. I live in the very same assembly that we had all believed would never be again. I stand amazed at God's power and his generous spirit that revealed this to me seven years ago, exactly. How quickly time marches on, and how perfect God's will is. Sometimes we have a hard time believing in such things. We question whether something was from the Lord or not, but in my heart I knew. And now through faith and God's goodness and will that vision has come to pass.

14 comments:

meNmykids said...

That is beautiful! How perfect the Lords ways are indeed. How generous, to allow that assembly to flourish once again. I know that it has greived my heart for years. So glad that you had this vision to share, to strengthen all who heard.

I heard that some of my buddies didn't get their invites, so I'm resending to all who haven't responded. Maybe I have the email wrong or something. Get back with me if you don't get yours.

Sis Stubby said...

Oh, this does my heart good.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Cherrie said...

I remember you telling me about that vision and it is such a beautiful thing to have shown to you. I saw River today and he looks real good. The time is going by fast and we will be there soon.

Jules said...

Wow! This post gave me goosebumps! God works in mysterious ways! That is AWESOME how you were shown something and it has come to pass! Truly amazing!

Jules said...

Oh, I saw River yesterday in church. I was going to try to meet him, but I didn't want to interupt him talking to someone else, plus, I got busy talking, and didn't get to meet him. But I was going to ask you something: Did your family EVER go to the July 4th celebration in Colorado? It seems like I remember either your family, or maybe it was Therese's family. But it really feels like it was your family.

Marisela said...

It is wonderful the way the Lord work and can sew us things to help increase our faith, and confidence in him. I am thankeful for this assembly here and everyone who is a part of it.

marykathryn said...

I know how that vision has entered your mind more times than you can count and how great is the Lord to share that with you and watch as it comes to pass. The Lord is GOOD and we all are so thankful that little Boaz is here safe and sound and it seems that your family is complete..we think..hehe

Raine said...

That's really sweet, Sis. Trina. I think I remember you telling us about that when you came down to see us with Sis. Cherrie. Thanks for sharing that with us! =)

JoAnn said...

Well I am so Happy for your family. That little guys is adorable. I do hope you will be able to bring the family out to visit soon.

Mrs.Martin said...

It is truly amazing that you have had 6 sons to sit in the same part this many years later. You could have had two girls or stayed the rest of your days in Bxxxxxxx, to cause that vision to not come to pass. The Lord prepares our hearts and comforts our hearts and reassures us that we are doing His will, with visions and dreams like this beautiful one.


Jules our family was at the 4th of July celebration a couple of times in the early 2000's. We traveled back and forth to see Coles dad in CO alot back then.

Kalisha said...

I had heard about your vision and I voted boy when you had your poll on here, because I did not believe that you would be having a girl, I knew that you were about to have your 6th boy that god had told you about almost 7 years before you had him.

Lori said...

Your faith is so inspiring and often your posts leave me with goosebumps and marveling over God's plan for us. Thanks for sharing that!

"Neena" said...

Like Kali, Mom had told me about that vision... although I didn't realize it was in a certain assembly. I, too, voted boy on the poll, because hearing about your vision, I knew that either you were having a boy, or would miscarry.

I hadn't read your blog in a while, so I hadn't realized that River moved. So... since you've had little Boaz, River hasn't been sitting with you in that assembly. Maybe the vision is for when River comes back for a visit, but maybe it means that you are going to have another son!??

I love telling people about how cute little Boaz is, because for ONCE, I'm the one who has seen pictures, instead of the other Young Kids.

Tish said...

That is so neat that God showed you that vision. It is so neat when God reveals things to us.