On November 17, 1989, I experienced something I’ll never forget.
At the time, I was a new Christian, recently baptized in the Holy Spirit. I’d been doing prophetic journaling, listening to the voice of God and transcribing it for three months.
Soon after I fell asleep that night, I was dramatically awakened by a spiritual presence. Was it God? Jesus? An angel? I didn’t know.
I felt impressed—no, strongly led—downstairs where the streetlight shone through the living room windows onto the hardwood floor.
I opened my Bible there and definitely felt directed to the first chapter of the prophet Daniel.
It was as if an unseen angel stood over my shoulder and highlighted the words of the following passage:
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
—Daniel 1:17 NIV
I say “as if,” but I now believe this is exactly what happened: An angel woke me, led me downstairs, and pointed out this verse as a prophetic calling of my spiritual purpose and destiny. I still remember the powerful presence that overshadowed me.
It has taken 30 years, but this message is finally coming to pass.
I’ve studied and practiced all kinds of writing. I earned a BA in English, a master’s in biblical studies, a master’s in genre fiction writing, been employed as a technical writer in the software industry since 1986, written many short stories and six novels, and read hundreds of books about prophecy, prophets, and ministering the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I pastored a house church for three years. I’ve attended many workshops and conferences and taken classes on prophetic ministry.
In 2007 I experienced a profound spiritual awakening, another in 2016, and am continuing to apply my abilities to pursuing my prophetic call.
If you are diligent to learn and practice the things you are uniquely interested in, one day they may pave the way for you to fulfill your destiny.
May God reveal His call to you and enable you to fulfill it for the glory of His Kingdom.