God Found Under a Chair!

28 01 2014

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!

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20 responses

2 02 2014
This little Heart

This is so great! I’ve done this before with some ladies and it can def get emotional too 🙂

2 02 2014
lessonsbyheart

I never enjoyed a prayer meeting so much in my life! I look forward to the next one. 🙂

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1 02 2014
29 01 2014
Eddy

Another one…you’re on a roll…or is God on a roll? Maybe you’re on a roll with God? Thank you!

29 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

He is the Rock with whom I roll!

May today be filled with delight at the wonderful love of our Lord for you.

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29 01 2014
nopew

God is patient and waits for the “right time”. It makes the soul swirl at how God reaches out to us, even when we are pulling away. Interesting how musical notes and written notes converge in your article.
Peace

29 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

{giggle} I hadn’t noticed. Thanks for pointing that out.

Our friend didn’t fully “receive” the Lord’s message – yet. I know how Abba works well enough to look into her future and see a heart fully captured by His love. He’s so patient with us…mmm, so good. 🙂

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29 01 2014
Pure Glory

God is so faithful even when we are not. He so loves to encourage and surprise us with his love in a personal way. Thanks for sharing, Tami!

29 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

The leader & I discussed being delighted by God just the week before. When our friend found that note under her chair, she and I looked at one another, and shouted, “Delight! Delight!” What a blessing we received from our Abba!

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29 01 2014
Pure Glory

Delightful! Abba is always reaching out to us with love!

28 01 2014
Kari Anne Dorstad

I enjoyed your words of encouragement!

28 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

Hey, Kari – glad to be of service! 🙂

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28 01 2014
Equipping The Saints

Esther 4:14,

Blessings to you,

Pastor, Equipping The Saints

28 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

Thanks for that encouragement. 🙂

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Praise Jesus!

28 01 2014
Mel Wild

Cool God encounter. There is no word for “coincidence” in the Hebrew language, by the way. 🙂

28 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

I was going to write that, but wasn’t certain. Now that I’ve heard it from an expert, I’ll be sure to include this tidbit of truth. I’ve seen God’s fingerprints all over every “coincidence” – so I know better than to think it was ‘chance’ when things work out just so. 😉

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28 01 2014
JC

Love it!! 😉

Blessings
JC

28 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

Isn’t God amazing??? 🙂

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28 01 2014
Equipping The Saints

Let me recommend the last words of James 5:16, “effectual fervent prayer..”
While we may not see the immediate results of our prayer, we will know that we have been in intimate conversation with “The Loving Father.” Please keep up the good work.
John 17:3
Senior Pastor
Equipping The Saints,

28 01 2014
lessonsbyheart

🙂

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