Lord, as I rode into work today the sunrise was so spectacular and it opened my eyes. And Lord, I saw a similar sky as I drove home...in the beginning of the sunset.
Lord, YOU blessed a song, "HE'll break open the skies....and save those that cry out HIS name". I thought of that, over and over and sang that song in my head today....YOU do break open the skies....YOUR word says that YOU don't want anyone to perish......I am just amazed that YOU love us that much. And you love us over and over 24/7..... I remember back in February when I had a vision of you, on that horse and you bent down and scooped me up...and placed me on the horse in front of you. That scooping motion was so real. I could see and and feel it. And then, YOU gave me another vision of that BRIGHT yellow light - YOUR light. I remember it being so clear and yet so bright that I wanted to look away but I didn't. And it only lasted a few seconds, but there was such a peace and warmth with it. Then later in the summer, when I listened to and read the story about Todd Burpo's son...it just all came together and I really believed that I had been privileged enough to experience that yellow - YOUR light and then that warmth. It is a vision and a feeling that I will never forget. I don't share that with too many as some may not believe it is true - but I do. I used to think all that sort of stuff was just 'freakish' but now, YOU power and how you work is such a mystery and YOU make real things happen. I see you Lord, as the warrior on the horse, coming in to rescue me.
I remember back in July of 2009, as I was doing a bible study how YOU seemed to jump out of the DVD and speak to me because I had this bracelet on....and the verse was " I have engraved your name on the palm of my hand ". The circumstance, the event, the DVD, and well -- it just was like YOU were directly there and telling me. I know that I know, you continue to delight me and help my faith get stronger and stronger. That sunrise this am, that sunset was just another reminder of YOUR power and YOUR love for us.
Lord, I am praying today for my Secret Sister and her life. Lord, we are at Day #33. I consider it a great privilege to pray on her behalf...I want her to experience YOU like I have. I don't want her to experience any great sadness or hurt ...but I can attest - YOU bring beauty out of ashes and sometimes the blessings come through tears. Lord, I pray that as she awakes each day, she will see a sunrise and know YOU are there. I pray she will have a divine Encounter with YOU Lord, and I also pray that her healing, her life, and her family are being blessed. Lord, I pray for a total healing for her.
Lord, I pray she would dream tonight and have a vision that would increase her faith and give her great hope. Lord, YOU are in this...YOU inspire these prayers, may they not only give her hope but may she really believe that YOU will heal her as YOU break open the skies ....and she would see you in a new and real way. Amen.