Diane Epling

Evolving

Choices Come with Consequences

I once dreamed that I was traveling down this road to get to a bridge. This was a familiar bridge to me—the Old New River Gorge Bridge close to my home in West Virginia. In my dream, as I got ready to cross the bridge, I looked down at the water and felt uneasy. I knew that I shouldn’t cross the bridge at that time. So, I returned to my car and traveled back up the road.

Since God frequently speaks to me in my dreams, upon awakening, I began to pray and ask God for clarity. The Lord told me I needed to physically walk the bridge, so that’s what I did. I drove to the bridge, got out of my car, and started to walk across. Again, the Lord spoke to me, saying, “I want you to look to your right. Do you see how rough the waters are? Now, look toward the left. Do you notice how calm the waters are? You are at a place of freedom, but there are consequences to your choices. Your destiny is your choice. If you go to the right, your life will be pure chaos. You can have it, but there will be no peace. If you make the decision to go to the left, it will be completely calm. You’ll have peace throughout your life.”

Just when I thought I had completed God’s instruction to walk the bridge, He had me walk the bridge one more time. In obedience, I began to repeat my walk across when God stopped me halfway. He said, “Stop. You cannot go any farther without your husband.” He had brought me to this point in my life, all the way to talk to me about Destiny Ministries. I had already launched a vision of it when God said, “You cannot go any farther without your husband,” and He would not let me continue to walk the bridge a second time.

It was then that I realized that destiny was not a predetermined course of events beyond my control. Instead, my destiny was my choice. Just like when God sent His Son to die on the cross for us, we choose whether or not to accept God’s gift. It is never God’s will for any of us to perish but to repent and have everlasting life. Because we were born into sin doesn’t mean we must die in sin. We can be reborn and live beyond the cross. Sometimes a path is put before us as a distraction. It seems like a great idea; however, when we are one with God, when He has our whole heart, God’s Spirit acts on our behalf to help us make the right choice. When we walk with God, when we choose the peaceful waters, God protects us and creates peace and harmony as we take that bridge to the other side.

- Diane

Tim's Encounter

Two years previously, when Diane wrote about God telling her to walk the bridge, she had no idea that He was showing us our destiny—preparing us for our ministry. This bridge symbolizes a crossroads in our walk with God, and by listening to and following God’s instructions, we chose to form a deeper, more intimate relationship with each other and with God. It was here we experienced God’s Glory, where He began to perform miracles in our lives. 

 

Not only did The Angel of the Lord save me from a deadly car accident near this bridge, but He blessed my life with a miraculous encounter with Him in heaven. This encounter changed Diane and me forever. As I stood before God’s throne, I too had a choice to make. When God took me on this journey, I was filled with His incredible love and light. This was a place I never wanted to leave, but God had something else in mind. I was to return and tell everybody about my encounter. God was preparing Diane and me for an incredible ministry, but the preparation was by no means easy. 

 

God revealed to Diane that she would become a “Warrior of Fire.” To do so required total surrender and complete trust and faith in Him. To fulfill God’s plan for our ministry meant making difficult choices that caused suffering but brought with it unbelievable blessings.

 

Now we travel around the country, sharing this incredible “I AM ENCOUNTER.” By allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us, others have been moved by the Holy Spirit to experience God’s amazing love. God is calling us all to join His elite army—to fight the enemy from a position of power and strength and claim victory. Through this intimate relationship that more believers are developing with God, we are becoming a united force. WE ARE EVOLVING!

Tim

To hear more about the “I AM ENCOUNTER” and experience what God might have planned for your personal journey with Him, click the Speaking Inquiry Button below.

Choices Come with Consequences

I once dreamed that I was traveling down this road to get to a bridge. This was a familiar bridge to me—the Old New River Gorge Bridge close to my home in West Virginia. In my dream, as I got ready to cross the bridge, I looked down at the water and felt uneasy. I knew that I shouldn’t cross the bridge at that time. So, I returned to my car and traveled back up the road.

Since God frequently speaks to me in my dreams, upon awakening, I began to pray and ask God for clarity. The Lord told me I needed to physically walk the bridge, so that’s what I did. I drove to the bridge, got out of my car, and started to walk across. Again, the Lord spoke to me, saying, “I want you to look to your right. Do you see how rough the waters are? Now, look toward the left. Do you notice how calm the waters are? You are at a place of freedom, but there are consequences to your choices. Your destiny is your choice. If you go to the right, your life will be pure chaos. You can have it, but there will be no peace. If you make the decision to go to the left, it will be completely calm. You’ll have peace throughout your life.”

Just when I thought I had completed God’s instruction to walk the bridge, He had me walk the bridge one more time. In obedience, I began to repeat my walk across when God stopped me halfway. He said, “Stop. You cannot go any farther without your husband.” He had brought me to this point in my life, all the way to talk to me about Destiny Ministries. I had already launched a vision of it when God said, “You cannot go any farther without your husband,” and He would not let me continue to walk the bridge a second time.

It was then that I realized that destiny was not a predetermined course of events beyond my control. Instead, my destiny was my choice. Just like when God sent His Son to die on the cross for us, we choose whether or not to accept God’s gift. It is never God’s will for any of us to perish but to repent and have everlasting life. Because we were born into sin doesn’t mean we must die in sin. We can be reborn and live beyond the cross. Sometimes a path is put before us as a distraction. It seems like a great idea; however, when we are one with God, when He has our whole heart, God’s Spirit acts on our behalf to help us make the right choice. When we walk with God, when we choose the peaceful waters, God protects us and creates peace and harmony as we take that bridge to the other side.

- Diane

Tim's Encounter

Two years previously, when Diane wrote about God telling her to walk the bridge, she had no idea that He was showing us our destiny—preparing us for our ministry. This bridge symbolizes a crossroads in our walk with God, and by listening to and following God’s instructions, we chose to form a deeper, more intimate relationship with each other and with God. It was here we experienced God’s Glory, where He began to perform miracles in our lives. 

 

Not only did The Angel of the Lord save me from a deadly car accident near this bridge, but He blessed my life with a miraculous encounter with Him in heaven. This encounter changed Diane and me forever. As I stood before God’s throne, I too had a choice to make. When God took me on this journey, I was filled with His incredible love and light. This was a place I never wanted to leave, but God had something else in mind. I was to return and tell everybody about my encounter. God was preparing Diane and me for an incredible ministry, but the preparation was by no means easy. 

 

God revealed to Diane that she would become a “Warrior of Fire.” To do so required total surrender and complete trust and faith in Him. To fulfill God’s plan for our ministry meant making difficult choices that caused suffering but brought with it unbelievable blessings.

 

Now we travel around the country, sharing this incredible “I AM ENCOUNTER.” By allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us, others have been moved by the Holy Spirit to experience God’s amazing love. God is calling us all to join His elite army—to fight the enemy from a position of power and strength and claim victory. Through this intimate relationship that more believers are developing with God, we are becoming a united force. WE ARE EVOLVING!

Tim

To hear more about the “I AM ENCOUNTER” and experience what God might have planned for your personal journey with Him, click the Speaking Inquiry Button below.