Actress Essence Atkins is sharing her experience about an encounter with God that forever changed her life.
“I remember very particularly and specifically having an encounter, a very real encounter with God, and it was undeniable. And after that my life never looked the same,” she shared on an episode of the docu-series Behind Her Faith on the Urban Movie Channel.
“God was speaking to me. I heard Jesus talking to me and it wasn’t out loud, but it was a voice that was not my own and the words were not my own,” she continued.
“I went into the kitchen and I made dinner and the voice was like, ‘Set a place for me.’ So I set the table for two. I cooked and I didn’t serve food on the second plate but I prepared a second space. I remember opening the door and sitting down at the table and speaking out loud to the voice that was asking me questions and having a conversation,” she explained.
Later that night she randomly opened her Bible and it landed on Revelations 3:20. The scripture says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
She became overwhelmed with emotion and declared: “This just happened! I just had a conversation with God and He came in and He ate with me. I heard His voice and I talked to Him. And I saw that scripture after and that’s the first scripture that I ever memorized and it was undeniable.”