I am glad that in times such as this, I am sitting on the sidelines. It is fun to watch all the pictures of my former students change from being babies to having babies. It is not so fun to watch them struggle with the complexities that our culture has brought to their doorsteps.
Last night was one of those nights, that My Father kept waking me up with the names of people He has placed in my sphere, and scriptural prayer echoing in my ear. Nights like that seem long, and usually the next day, I am wiped out.
Today was different. For a second day – part II, He set free my spirit and an energy to get things done.
“So Christ has truly set us free.”Galatians 5:1a
I didn’t get everything done, but got a lot. More importantly, I spent extra time in prayer as I did those things. Perhaps – like Mordecai told Esther – I was born for such a time as this….well….knowing Scripture like I have been blessed to learn in these latter years, I would say that Our Father definitely does place us exactly where He needs us. He picks His people to be in a certain place when times are crucial to accomplish those things according to prophecy and His WORD that He might fulfill His covenants with us.
Believe it or not – facing all the chaotic things that are going on in this world – He knew exactly what He was doing when He chose to put you here and nowhere else. After all, He could have created you to exist anywhere in eternity – – and instead – – He set your spirit free in 2021.
Tonight I am hoping to sleep the night away. For whatever reason, prayers were on the agenda last night, and while I am not the most attentive person as the Holy Spirit nudges me awake, I do try, because I know I can always nap the next day if I need to do so. Luckily, that was not the case today even though, I don’t remember sleeping much at all last night. In fact – I even rode 4 miles today when I was at the gym.
Hmmm…maybe I should go to the gym in the morning more often???
One of the things I do remember from the night of prayer was covering President Biden, Afghanistan, world leaders and the people of our country with prayer. For me, crying is part of Holy Spirit praying, so as I sniffled my way through my prayers, I thought about that Tuesday morning 20 years ago. A day when I stood in front of my Jr Hi classes and prayed my way through the “2nd Day that will live in infamy” of US history.
Last night, my spirit was set free to pray. Today, my body was set free to accomplish His will in my life. Tonight, as I say my prayers, I will focus on those things He whispered in my ears last night, and tomorrow, hopefully, I will be set free again to focus on His will.
Pup will chase her ball. Kitty will go out for about an hour. I will move a few loads of mulch as I prepare the gardens for winter and maybe – build a new garden (some of my rose bushes are not so happy now that many of the trees have grown taller, and the patio is covered with wisteria). However, I will just have to wait and see where He leads me in my path to bear His fruit. One thing for sure – I will keep writing. I will keep praying as I work. I will keep looking up and listening because I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is drawing nigh.
“For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him.”Romans 6:7-11
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