Last night while praying for my eldest daughter I fell asleep! Yes, o mighty grasshopper I am, probably complete with snoring too! I slept for what seemed to be a nice nap but I am reasonably sure it was more like a few minutes because I was awaken with her saying, "Mom, I cannot believe you fell asleep, I really needed you to pray for me!" I was trying to come up out of my stupor and as I did I chuckled at myself and at her and continued my prayer as though nothing had happened. At the end I thanked our loving Abba Father for not being upset with me and thanked Him for never ever sleeping on the job! The peace that came over me was incredible.....Leslie was asleep and I went and slipped into my bed and slept like a baby! The miracle of HIS peace is still hard to comprehend but I cannot go very long without my daily dose! Prayer works when we believe! This evening as I survey the reasons why she had asked me to pray and I look at Psalms 56 I am encouraged that the leisure I slept in last night knowing in the natural all that I know and don't know I can only stand amazed in His presence! As we pray for our children, please remember to say a prayer for Shonda who still remains missing. What may seem like tiny insignificant tidbits, or dreams and visions or all of the above can be used in unraveling this mystery.....
till next time,
Take my side, God—I'm getting kicked around,
stomped on every day.
Not a day goes by
but somebody beats me up;
They make it their duty
to beat me up.
When I get really afraid
I come to you in trust.
I'm proud to praise God;
fearless now, I trust in God.
What can mere mortals do? They don't let up—
they smear my reputation
and huddle to plot my collapse.
They gang up,
sneak together through the alleys
To take me by surprise,
wait their chance to get me. Pay them back in evil!
Get angry, God!
Down with these people! You've kept track of my every toss and turn
through the sleepless nights,
Each tear entered in your ledger,
each ache written in your book. If my enemies run away,
turn tail when I yell at them,
Then I'll know
that God is on my side. I'm proud to praise God,
proud to praise God.
Fearless now, I trust in God;
what can mere mortals do to me? God, you did everything you promised,
and I'm thanking you with all my heart.
You pulled me from the brink of death,
my feet from the cliff-edge of doom.
Now I stroll at leisure with God
in the sunlit fields of life.
Psalm 56 msg