Another cool God story occurred today, which created a divine appointment for purposes of bringing forth light into the darkness!
Today was a beautiful day in Kerrville. So I decided to go for a run. As I was thinking about it, the Holy Spirit gave me a strong desire to go “run” the 0.7 mile road circuit over at the Kerrville Cross. When I got there, about 8:45 am, there was no one there. As I was finishing my 4th circuit, somebody I know showed up at the top. She asked me if I would pray for her, which I told her I would gladly do. She told me she needed direction about a situation which involved her son and him “messing up”.
I was given a strong desire to tell her about the prodigal son, which I did, and how he came to “his senses” in a pig pen orchestrated by consequences of his own actions. No one “bailed him out”. I was also led to talk to this mom about how the time she invests in worrying about this son and bailing this son out of his circumstances, is taking away time and money from her other kids who are doing well and “doing right”. I told her that she was teaching the wrong message to her son in that his consequences hit the mom instead of the son, so the son had no reason to change his behaviors as mom would “fix consequences” for him, and the other message to the good children was that doing good did not provide any extra rewards for them from their mother in terms of more time with mother or fun experiences with her that money going to the son’s problems would have paid for.
When I finished talking, the mom began to cry and told me what I was saying was confirmation for her. She told me that last night when she was praying about her son, the Holy Spirit told her she needed to “take care of the people in her family who were doing well, don’t waste resources on those who aren’t doing well and continue to refuse correction.” This is a tough message for many people, especially mothers, but God knows best!
I went on to comfort this lady and let her know that "tough love" was never easy or comfortable, but many times is quite necessary in order for healthy changes in people's lives to occur. I then prayed for and asked God to grant her the wisdom and strength that she needed!
It is so cool to me when the God of the Universe sets you up with divine appointments in which "your gifts" are able to bless others IF you let God use you! I have found out over 27 years of walking with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, that if you allow yourself to be placed "in God's flow" on a daily basis, your life is always exciting, meaningful, and fulfilling! Come jump in HIS River! God's will for your life is always better than your own!
Have a great day! God bless you!
The best way to pray to Jehova Adonai, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whose Son is Jesus Christ, is to pray God's Word back to Him. So below are some scriptures I used to create a prayer for those in the midst of the storm called Sandy!
Psalm 93:3-5 The seas have lifted up, O Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice, the seas have lifted up their pounding
waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea -- the Lord on high is
mighty. Your statutes stand firm, holiness adorns your house for endless day, O Lord!
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Ps 121:1-2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills-from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven
Psalm 91:1-2 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of
the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust."
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow
you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
Ps 125:2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.
Ps 124:4-5,8 The waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul; then the swollen waters
would have gone over our soul. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Prayer: Father God, I come to you on behalf of my fellow Americans, my brothers and sisters in Christ, and
all others who find themselves in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. Father, your word says that you are mightier than
the breakers of the sea, mightier than the thunder of the great waters which I know to be true about You over the
course of my life. Your Word says that my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. You say as
your people pass thru the waters that you will be with them. Your word says as I call on the Lord you will
delivered me from my fears and destructions. So Lord according to your Word and as an ambassador of Christ
(2 Cor 5:20), I declare and decree that your people are safe and sound. I thank you that as the mountains
surround Jerusalem so you are surrounding your own in the midst of this storm. I pray father God, that you
would also protect and provide for those who don't know you yet as their Father God. Jesus Christ did not come
to condemn but to save. So I pray that you save all the people from this storm in the natural, and I pray that they
all be saved spiritually afterwards. You tell us also to pray for our government (1 Tim. 2:1-2). I pray that our
leaders will walk in Godly wisdom and TRUTH, and that you will direct their steps such that no evil befalls those
in government who are sent to truly help the people. Protect the first responders and their support crews. I also
pray and thank you for angelic help . . . that angels from Heaven will be dispatched and stories told of the many
miraculous rescues of people and their families, their pets, their homes . . . In terms of the storm, I speak to the
storm Sandy, and I say, "be still in the name of Jesus, dry up, wither and die in the name of Jesus! I loose the
angels of Heaven to cut you off from your power source, NOW, in the name of Jesus Christ! Amen!