I understand hiding. I can hide for days sometimes and not talk to anyone about anything. Just grunt sometimes, lol. Sometimes we just don’t want to talk to anyone because of whatever. It’s ok. Can I come and sit with you?
Thanks. I come and sit next to you, wherever that may be. We are in this together. I don’t know why this is happening, but let’s ask the One who knows and can help. Lets’s pray.
I pray that you would hold ________ in your arms today. We are struggling and we need a place to rest. You said if we were weary we could come to You and You would give us rest. There are so many questions, and no answers. We don’t understand this. We sit at your feet Lord. We rest our heads on Your shoulder. Abba Father, help.
Lord, you know. Let us rest in the secret place with You and restore our hearts and minds. Heal our spirits Lord. Give us fresh annointing with your Holy Spirit and fill us up with the Living Water. We want to hide in You Lord, under the shadow of Your wings until we have the strength to get up. You are faithful Lord. You are our anchor in the storms. We need you Lord, in Jesus Name.
I cannot imagine what it feels like to be the one who stays home while your husband/wife/son/daughter goes overseas to fight the battle. My husband served and my father in law served in our Armed Forces way before I knew either one. I also have a friend with a daughter and son-in-law that just flew overseas to serve. My heart goes out to all military families. Lets pray together for them all today – both those serving our country and those who are left waiting and praying. Intercede for Military Families today.
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Defend me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And save me from bloodthirsty men. (Psalm 59:1-2 NKJV)
Prayer for Military Families
Today we honor our soldiers and their families. Thank you, there are no words to say how much we respect you. You show us what heroes look like. So we offer our prayers and our praises up to God as incense for you today.
We ask you to watch over our soldiers. Cover them in the shadow of your wings and keep them safe. Give them Divine Wisdom and Protection in the face of the enemy. Let no harm come to them or to their families. We thank you Lord for their willing hearts, and ask you to intervene in their lives today and in the lives of their families. Cover them with Divine Grace and abundant Mercy as only You can. Flood them with supernatural strength and comfort as only You can. Let them sense your presence Lord in a new way. Go before them and direct their steps. Let them hear You singing over them. Let them know that You are still the great I AM and you still protect and deliver your people today. And Lord, bring our soldiers home safely, in Jesus Name we pray.
Sometimes you hear a song that just stops you in your tracks. I was working out yesterday and heard this one. I had to share it with you today.
Divine protection in our everyday life. God says He will never leave us and protect us right? Sometimes when I read the Bible I have a tendency to see God in the Old Testament and leave Him there. Yep. I can see Him there with Ezekiel and the falling fire, with Moses on the mountain, with Daniel in the lion’s den. But what about here in my little corner of the world? Today…now…and then some days He just shows up and you KNOW you saw His Hand in your life.
It started out like an ordinary day. Get 2 kids off to school, hubby went to do work, and I went up to my office to play with my new music toy. Got a new plug-in for the recording software I use. So I kinda get lost in my own little world sometimes. Does that happen to you?
Anyway, before I knew it, it was time to pick up kids and get ready for the big game. Both of my kids are in basketball, and last night my daughter Johnna had a game in Monroe, WI – a town about an hour west of here. Got her on the bus, and then went home again. When Bob got home the three of us got into our Toyota and started on our way. It was about 4:30 or so, and soon it would be dark.
We made it to Orfordville, about half-way through our journey when it happened. Just went through a stop sign, driving west with a car in front of us and another behind us. He came from the right. A thicket of trees. A jumping 10 point buck. Yep, a deer hunters dream jumped right in front of us. Hit him straight on. Deer meets Toyota. Bob hit the brakes. Big thud.
And then the moment when time freezes and you see God’s Divine Hand at work in your everyday life.
The deer jumped, then time was in slow motion. Car hit him, the silver hood bent up like an accordion. And I see this huuuuge deer slide up our windshield. The antlers were right in Bobs face. I got the body and the legs. And I’m picturing this deer coming right through the windshield. I saw the glass shatter in my mind. But it didn’t happen. The windshield did not break. I felt the presence of God on the inside of our car…and His Hands holding the windshield up.
And then time went back to normal. The deer went up and over our car, and into the ditch on the other side of the road. Bob pulled over, the car started smoking, and leaking fluids. But Bob, my son Adam and I were all fine. No injuries. Called the Police, called the insurance, called the tow truck.
Bob went to check on the deer. Nothing like trying to see in the dark with only a cell phone for a flashlight. The deer was still alive! When the Officer came he had to shoot him twice, he had 3 broken legs, and his antlers were half-broken off. That happened when he hit the windshield. Yeah, the one that didn’t break…
Our friend Jeff came to give us a ride home. An older man with a pickup stopped and asked to have the deer. He said he was retired and lived right up the road. No problem – it took 3 of the men to load it into the truck. Yep, big deer. But God is greater. And I know His Hands were our Divine Protection last night.
After we got home Bob told me that He had laid hands on our car two days earlier and asked God to protect his family in that car. The prayer of a righteous man avails much. God heard and God answered with Divine Protection in our everyday life. Thank you Jesus!
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone. (Psalm 91:9-12 NKJV)
When you think of the word “shelter” what comes to your mind? Sometimes when I am sleeping God will put a word in my head . Last night it was the word “shelter”. Throughout the day I started wondering…what kind of shelter? There are alot of shelters out there…
Usually when I get a word in my spirit like that, I search it out in the bible. Yep, I really do that, that’s how I get alot of lyrics for my songs. God says He’s my shelter. Hmmmmm, how does that work? Then I remembered…
I remember a fight with my ex (well ok, more than one fight), he was screaming and in my face. I silently prayed and asked God to protect and shelter me. Then, it’s as if a wall of mirrors surrounded me. He was still screaming but his ugly words couldn’t get through. Everything he said got reflected back to him. Well guess what, he stopped screaming! I was in God’s shelter that day, and my spirit was strangely calm in the midst of the chaos.
Has that ever happened to you?
GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU:
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
MY PRAYER FOR YOU:
Dear Lord, I ask you to step into the life of whomever is reading this post. Let them come to know you as their Protection. Shield them from any ugly, hurtful words that come from others. Fill them with your Spirit of Truth so that they may know that these hurtful words are NOT TRUE. Let these hurtful words fall to the ground like dust, in Jesus’ name.