First of all, before we go any further, I did not really die
and consequently did not actually go to heaven. The other
night I had a very vivid dream of dying and going to heaven
and the experience was very life changing.
I pray at night before I go to sleep. Since my battle with
depression recently, I have been asking for guidance in all
that I do and in response to other's actions. I ask for God's help
and lean on Him for support. I ask Jesus to walk with me and
to hold my hand and He strengthens me. My life has improved
since then. There are still bumps on the road, but I don't feel
overwhelmed when I confront them. I just relax and let God
clear the path for me.
Two nights ago, I had a very vivid dream. I was working
on a project with an unknown person. I did not see this
person's face or hear the voice, yet I communicated with
this man. We were working on some type of community
service project and were very engrossed with our tasks when
suddenly we were both pulled out the room and pushed
towards a stairway.
I could feel my body being pushed toward the stairway
by some invisible force and suddenly we were both in a
different place. The best way to describe this place is that
it appeared to be very etherial, as though we were no longer
on an earthly realm. Then a very bright light enveloped us.
Although it was the brightest light I had ever seen, I could
keep my eyes open and look into it without squinting or
turning away. Then I heard a loud bang and I asked my
co-worker what had just happened and he said ...
We both just died.
Of course, I did not want to believe I had just died. I
did not feel as though I had been through any physical
trauma, and felt just as human as before. Then I heard a
voice that said
You are in Heaven now.
When I looked around, this place where I found myself,
this Heaven, looked much like Earth. And I asked
What happens now? What must I be doing?
And the answer was ....
You continue on as you were, but here there are no hardships, no pain
and no evil. You live in peace with others. You continue to serve.
I awoke very abruptly from this dream feeling renewed and aware that
this life we live is not forever. We need to continue to work and to serve,
but not be concerned about the hurt that others may try to inflict. We
just stay on the path and let our hearts be filled with hope and joy,
for that is what the future holds for those of us who believe.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley