It may be a gift of joy, or comfort in the midst of pain. Or an answer to prayer. Suddenly, weariness turns into wonder. It’s a moment of Divine visitation!
In a moment, you realize God has stepped right into your situation, and your life will never be the same again.
Such moments become a part of our testimony.
And as we tell the stories of what God has done, others become hungry for what we have.
The Divine Visitation They Don’t Expect!
In Acts chapter 12, Peter has been arrested and imprisoned—and his life is in danger.
In the meantime, a group of believers gather in the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, to pray for him.
The night wears on, and they are still in prayer when a girl called Rhoda hears the sound of knocking.
As she investigates, Rhoda recognizes Peter’s voice at the gate—and filled with joy, rushes to tell the others.
But they don’t believe her until they go to see Peter for themselves.
Rhoda is so overcome with joy and amazement, that she has not even opened the door, to let Peter in!
We Already Have the Divine Visitation
I believe that some of you reading this are also praying fervently.
When perhaps, it’s time to open the gate.
Sometimes, like the group at Mary’s house, we are busy knocking on Heaven’s door in prayer—
While in the meantime, God is knocking on our door with the answer!
And we already have our Divine visitation.
The Holy Spirit is tuning our ears to hear, so we don’t miss it.
God Interrupted My Exhaustion
Eighteen months ago, I was working late one night to publish my blog email. I was utterly exhausted, so I gave up and walked away from the computer.
It certainly didn’t feel like I was about to have a Divine visitation!
As I stepped away, I asked one question: “Lord, how could this be different?”
In frustration, I rested and closed my eyes.
An Unexpected Vision
Immediately, I found myself, in my mind’s eye, in a vision.  I was standing in the sea, and I was waist-deep in water, not far from the shore.
As I moved my arms about, bright bursts of colorful light—bioluminescence—rushed around me in the seawater.
I had seen this phenomenon once before, over thirty years ago! It was while we were staying overnight on a small boat in New Zealand. And I hadn’t thought about it in years!
From Emptiness to Enjoyment
It’s a bit like seeing algae growth in a lake.
When the conditions are right, tiny micro-organisms gather in the sea and multiply.
And when they are active, even a small disturbance in the water will cause a great burst of fluorescent blue light!
In all those years, I had rarely thought about it.
And through this vision, the Holy Spirit seemed to be teaching me to labor with Him—from enjoyment, not from emptiness.
Seekers on the Shoreline
After a while—still in the vision—I became aware of people gathered on the shoreline.
A line of seekers stretched, as far as the eye could see!
They were hungry to see and experience the light for themselves.
Their hunger moved me to return to the computer to finish my blog email, and to reach those who needed my message.
A few minutes later, at 10:47 pm, my phone buzzed with a notification.
It was our family WhatsApp group—with a message from our daughter Amy.
She had sent a video, and I could see dark seawater in the preview image.
Then, she began to type: “St Kilda Beach…. I’ve wanted to see bioluminescence for so long…”
In REAL TIME, at that moment, she was at the shoreline, in the darkness.
And where the water was lapping in, there was bioluminescence—bright blue, fluorescent light in the dark water.
In the video, she put her foot into the water, waved it about, and blue light whooshed around her.
Then, someone threw a stone into the seawater and with it, light rushed outwards.
She added, “It’s so hard to find, I’ve been looking for it for years.”
A Miracle on the Shoreline
When I was giving up on my work, my daughter found out via social media that someone had spotted bioluminescence locally.
So, she went on a search. First to one beach, and then to the next.
To our globe-trotting daughter, it was like a miracle to have found this phenomenon for the first time in her life.
And while I was in a vision, seeing people looking for the bioluminescence on the shore, my daughter was on the shore trying to find it.
Our Moment of Divine Visitation
For a few minutes, after Amy sent the messages, I sat there stunned, trembling with shock.
My eyes couldn’t focus on my work.
Eventually, I went to tell my husband Malcolm what had happened. Our weariness turned to wonder as we shared the story together. 
It was a moment of Divine visitation, with a message that has impacted us ever since.
There’s Something in the Water
In Habakkuk 2:14, it says,
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” (Hab 2:14, NKJV)
“There’s something in the water”.
God has a divine appointment for you!
It may have felt dark lately—and when it’s dark, your vision is obscured. You have trouble seeing the way ahead.
You’ve been longing for something—perhaps a move of God.
The Holy Spirit is here, right on your shore and He is ready to meet you where you are.
You are Appointed for Divine Visitation
Rhoda was a servant, whose purpose was to help—which is why she was listening for the door.
She wasn’t a leader.
Yet, in that moment she had a gift that no one else did.
Her story reminds us that God appoints the humble to be the history-makers! You may think that your gift is small, but God is using you to fill a gap.
And you will be ready, at the right time, to be the answer to someone’s prayer.
For you are appointed for Divine visitation.
 When I describe a vision, it’s usually a vivid impression in my mind’s eye accompanied by a strong sense of God’s Presence. This is not an “open” (physical) vision. I believe all prophetic words, encounters, and visions should be compatible with Scripture and need to be weighed up—if you’d like to know more see 8 Ways to Grow In Prophetic Visions and Pictures.
 Why does this happen? Mysteries and parables are the language of the Holy Spirit and of the Kingdom.
For biblical insight on this, see my post: Is God Speaking to You Through the Environment?
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The Power of Prophetic Journaling in My Own Life
For years, I wrote privately with pen and paper, filling exercise books with words I have never shared with others. I never dreamt that one day, I would send such writing out into the world to be read by so many.
Perhaps, as I did, you have the call of God on your life. You know He has called you to share a prophetic message, or meet a need more widely, perhaps even through your gift of writing! But you don’t know how it will unfold.
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