1420. Occurrence given to Raymond Aguilera on 14 November 1999 at 11:30 PM.
I went to church again with Carl this Sunday morning. "Why, am I going to church with Carl, I asked myself?" I have nothing against Carl's church, but for some reason I have been led to go to church with him. Well, this morning I decided just to go and not ask the Lord so many questions. We got to church on time and we sat down and waited for the service to begin. Then the praise and worship began, so we all stood up and began to sing.
Then the Lord said,"Get up and go and stand at the back of the church, next to the wall."
I began to wonder, "What is going on?" - And I did not move.
Then the Lord said,"Are you going to do it or not?"
So I got up and walked to the back of the church and stood next to the wall.
Then, when the worship was finished the Lord said,"You can go back to your seat if you want to."
I was alright where I was, but I thought - I better go and sit down for the Lord might get mad at me.
Well the church was going to have Communion today and I decided not to have it there for I had made plans to go to the Catholic church and have Communion at the 5 PM evening service. So I stayed seated and began to pray as those who wanted to have Communion walked up for the bread and wine. While I was praying this young lady passed in front of me and then again on her return to her chair. I really did not see her face, only her figure, as she walked in front of me, between the chairs. Then after church, I kept asking myself, "What am I doing here?" The service wasn't very good and I felt like I was wasting my time. I do not mean to sound like I am someone great or something like that, but I felt like I had just filled and empty chair.
Well to proceed, I saw this very beautiful young lady and then I realized it was the young lady who had walked pass me while I was praying. Then a few minutes later I saw her again and we made eye contact and she walked away. Well this happened two or three more times. By this time Carl had made plans to go with some others to eat some Chinese food. This made my stomach say, "Yes, Yes!" For I was hungry again. We all gathered outside the church and guess who walked by again, but this beautiful young woman. This time I said to her, "I guess we keep running into each other".
To my surprise, she looked at me right in the eye and said, "I want to thank you. For you helped me a lot in church by praying."
I said, "I did!"
She said, "I saw this glow all around you when you were praying."
Then she began to cry.
I said to her, "I do not know why I am here. Maybe this is why."
Then someone from the lunch group walked over and invited her to have lunch with us. She came with us, but I sensed something was troubling her and I did not know what. I sat in the back seat of the car with her and another woman and for some reason the three of us held hands and prayed all the way to the restaurant. During this prayer drive I stopped praying with them and anointed the two of them with oil. Later after she had eaten she left early with another group, but she motioned to me to pray for her as she walked out of the restaurant and we agreed to meet again next Sunday at church. Well, I have been praying for her and if you would like to pray for her too, her name is Maria. Well, I guess that is all!