I spent last weekend by the beach with my whole family. That weekend I wanted to have some time alone with God, so what I would do is, wake up at 6:00 a.m., go out to the beach for a walk and there I would talk with Him. Sunday morning, I woke up at 3:00 a.m. and while praying on my bed I asked God to tell me who He really is.
Funny enough, He said “go back to sleep and when you wake up, go out to the beach as you have been doing.” So, I got up at six excitedly and I prepared to go out to the beach. Before I left the apartment, God told me to take an umbrella that was leaning against the wall near the front door. When I opened the door I saw it was another glorious day with the sun now rising above the horizon and no clouds in sight. I doubted whether I should take the umbrella and reluctantly I decided to listen.
No one was awake as yet, I was always the early bird.
I walked out to the beach and I spoke boldly to the Lord. Facing the sea I asked “Which way should I go, left or right?” The voice said “Wherever you see more boats go in that direction” So, I looked to the left, there were 3 boats as far as the eye could see, then I looked to the right and I saw only one boat, so I smiled and I started my journey to the left.
After ten minutes, I passed the first boat and continued on-wards, while I thanked God for all the things He had done for me in my life. Upon reaching the second boat the voice said “sit down on this boat and worship Me.”
I was certain now that I was in the presence of the Lord. I sang about three worship songs at the top of my voice. A couple of people were jogging on the beach and they passed me, but they did not pay me any attention.
Instinctively, I began to pierce tiny holes in the sand with the tip of the umbrella. I must have made over 200 holes and then I asked God, “What am I doing?” and He said “Draw a box around the holes” which I did. He told me that the box represented the earth that we live on and the tiny holes were the people on the earth who were all sinners. Immediately, a wave came up and washed everything away. Then He said to me “I could destroy the whole world that easily and rebuild a new one for My chosen children to live on.” I was blown away by this. I said to Him “God you are so mighty and powerful, but who are you? I really want to know who you are.” Then He said to me “Get up and walk to the next boat.” I didn’t want to because I was really comfortable and enjoying sitting on that second boat, but I obeyed and I started off to the third boat. I remember saying to myself, I hope when I reach this next boat He doesn’t tell me to walk any further because I was a bit tired.
With another five hundred feet to go, I continued worshiping God by singing songs and praying. I was admiring all the things He made, the sand, the sea, the trees, the birds, the grass, the sky and the clouds. Suddenly, a dark rain cloud passed over quickly releasing a heavy shower. Thank God, I had the umbrella in my hands. He saved me from being drenched by the rain. I was now just one hundred feet away from the third boat when the rain ceased. I closed the umbrella and looked up towards the boat.
I was stunned with what I saw, I began to laugh, to cry, to smile, to punch the air and to praise Him. In bold, capital, red letters painted at the side of the vessel, was the name of the boat “KING OF KINGS”.
In a soft voice I heard Him saying to me “This is who I am.” My weekend was made from that moment on-wards.
I believe that God wants to reveal Himself to all of us, once we are willing to seek Him. We have to listen to Him when He speaks to us and follow His instructions. I had my doubts that morning whether I was crazy, but I was determined to find an answer. I said “Look God, I am doing this because I believe in my heart that you want me to know who you are” and that was my experience. You may ask “how do we know if it is God speaking to us and not the devil trying to set us up?” What I have learned is this: if it is good, it is from God. If it is bad, it is not from God. God is everything that is good.