I’ve been walking with the Lord long enough to know that when I have a day like yesterday something amazing is just around the corner.
Why can’t I remember that when the heat is on?
Yesterday was no exception.
The day was long and tiring. Lyric sheets were typed for worship songbooks. The entire time, the enemy was hard at it: lies, condemnation, doubt, fear…relentless. I would emerge from the completion of one song – and realize what was going on in my head. Time out was taken to capture those thoughts, call on the Lord for help, address some of the stuff being thrown at me, and then type the next song.
This went on all day.
By dinner time I was battle-weary, and beginning to succumb to the lies. Sadly, I know better.
A women’s worship/prayer meeting was scheduled for the evening. I nearly didn’t go because I was feeling like I could just slip in under the door…I was that low.
Friends are good. I’d made plans to meet a couple of women there. They were expecting me, so I gathered up my things and headed to the church.
It was a prayer meeting; I expected maybe a dozen women.
To my surprise, it was standing room only – about 100 women showed up…many of them were in their 20s-30s! That was exciting to see.
During the course of the evening, we broke into small groups of 3-4 women to pray for and encourage one another. The prayer time was interspersed with worship.
There were three in our group. We shared some concerns and prayed for one another.
The leader of our group picked up on the fact that our third member stood at a distance from God. She began to question her.
While they talked, I knew in an instant what we should do.
Barb had done this with me years ago – and it changed everything.
“Let’s ask the Lord to tell you how He sees you.”
She got a wary look in her eyes.
Oh, Lord, I prayed, that wall is high and thick. You’ve got Your work cut out for You!
We bowed our heads and made our request. After a couple of minutes, she raised her head and said, “It’s no use. I know what the Bible says, but it just doesn’t get to my heart.”
“That’s okay. I get that. Keep asking Him. Take this question to Him every day until He responds. He wants you to know how much He loves you – far more than you want to hear it. He’s faithful. You’ll see.”
Just then, one of the leaders broke in to announce that there were two women whom the Lord chose to single out for a special blessing. We were to check the underside of our seats for a taped piece of paper.
As my husband often says, “I coulda’ wrote it down.”
Um hmm. On the bottom of this dear lady’s chair was a note. It read:
“You are a beloved child of the King!”
The other woman and I looked at one another and said at the same time, “That was fast!”
God is so good to us!
Do remember that there were about 100 chairs in the room. What are the odds that this particular woman would sit in that particular chair? Personally, I do not believe in coincidence!
Have you taken this question to the Lord? He longs to tell you of His great love. If there’s a wall – if your heart can’t hear His voice – set aside your doubt. He will find a way
Even if it’s through a note placed under your chair!