From the Pulpit & Into the Garden: "Grow Where You are Planted – Scatter Seeds of Inspiration!"

“God you are our defender and protector.”

These past days have been filled with fear and many other emotions, as we waited for the arrival of Hurricane Irma and all that came with it.

In the midst of prayer, faith stood with me.

Years back, a friend was kind enough to share with me his take on faith: “Patty, God will move mountains but you better bring the bulldozer. We have to dig in our heels and not waiver.”*

At one point, the uncertainty and stress was over the top.

When I began to feel the power of the wind and rain banging on the back side of my home, out of my tool box came Psalm 91; a psalm I recite every morning during prayer time. It is filled with promises of what God will do for us, when we run to him.

For the next seven hours, I sat in a chair and prayed without ceasing the 91st Psalm and other prayers; sending Light to family and friends.

As the wind began to dissipate a bit and the rain began to lighten, a sense of relief and gratitude came over me. God heard every word.

Not only did I not lose power (a miracle), but my house remained in one piece with a few issues and some debris.

“You are our God in whom we trust.”

 

*Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life, pg. 54-55

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