On work days, I strive to eat in a half hour and walk for another 30 minutes. It gives me the best kind of lunch break, for me, a gal that loves nature and experiencing all of her senses. I love the feel of the sun and the breeze, the songs of birds, the scent of flowers (and even weeds), the buzz of bee’s, and the sight of the clouds fluffy, yet huge in the sky.
Today, I was half way down our lane when I realized that I was hearing a bit of thunder. My walking pace slowed as I pondered the possibility of rain. Decided that I didn’t mind getting a bit wet, then considered that the sound of thunder meant lighting in these parts. Yet, I saw no streaks of lighting in the sky, so I continued. I prayed to God up in the heaven’s. I said, “Lord, you know I need this walk, if you could keep me safe from lighting I would sure appreciate it….I need to live at least another 10 years if you don’t mind! Then I proceeded to be grateful for the beauty of the day, admiring clouds as I walked.
When I started out, there was a mixture of stormy looking skies and bright blue and fluffy white cloud looking skies. On my way back I noticed that above me, in a path before me was pure blue and fluffy white cloud skies and I could tell the sun was trying to peek out. On each side of me were dark skies and no sight of pure blue beyond in either direction. It was like God had given me a path back home of pure blue, fluffy cloud skies. “Amazing!” I said to the Lord, right out loud. “Bless you and thank you Lord!” I continued thanking the Lord for anything in sight and as I approached home, the sun came out from behind one of those fluffy clouds and shone its light down upon me and everything around me. Now, THAT was cool!
Lesson? Talk to the Lord when you have the chance, you’d be surprised what that can do for you!
PS: For any who may be concerned about my work ethic, and the time it took me to write this, I have some COMP time coming and I planned to use some of it today anyway. Don’t worry, I will keep track of my time! This story just had to be told.
Let us believe in the power of prayer. It can be so powerful, and yet God has a plan. He is able to grant some of our needs and wishes and others He is not. Often we suffer a loss that we cannot understand and only years later can see possibilities as to why it was a part of His plan.
As some of you out there in the internet world know, I have been suffering the loss of my sister for several months. I am her Personal Representative so waiting for probate so that I can close on her home and finish my job has been an exercise in patience; along with continuing to grieve along the way. My adult children have watched me stress over it all, and two weeks ago decided that enough was enough and began to daily pray for the lawyers (my sister had property in 2 states), to get it together and move towards getting my sister’s home sold since we received another offer on it. It feels like a miracle to watch the emails flying back and forth as I continue to sign legal documents. In the last two weeks (thanks to prayers), it has all moved forward much faster than the past 11 months. The power of prayer.
Our nation has a need. We have become a divided nation. Democrats and Republicans unable to agree on policy that is needed for the survival of our nation. In just about every other issue on this earth, when two parties cannot agree, a mediator is appointed. A mediator would work with the two sides to help them hear each other; help them to meet in the middle somewhere so that problems can be solved and bills can be passed to better our nation and its people.
Let us pray for our nation. We could pray for some type of mediation, or we could pray that another political party will step up, find a candidate that can lead our nation, and guide both Democrats and Republicans in a way that helps them to work together instead of working against each other.
Pray for our nation. And in the future, vote for men and women who listen to each other, and who work for the betterment of our nation, rather than spending all their time working for their own personal purposes, or to promote their own hatred towards others.