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The Way He Does the Things He Does

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So, I was feeling a little down starting yesterday, as I was facing the anniversary of DH's passing, and having broken up, not having a "sweetheart" for Valentine's Day.

We'd gotten a new phone so I had to restore some frequently called numbers to it. I wanted to make sure I had the right number for my friend/sister Pastora Sabina in Lima - the one who has coordinated for me. When she recognized my voice she asked how I was, and I tearfully told her what was going on. She said, "Oh, my husband told me that he had the feeling Sister Shelley was very sad, and that we needed to pray for you, and I told him that I sensed it too. So we've been praying for you." It was such a comfort to know that my Heavenly Father knows what I need before I ask Him (Matt. 6:8).

He's done that before. A couple of days before my Dad and step-mother were killed, a friend of mine whom I hadn't seen for a long time "happened" to come to the convenience store where I was working at the time. She said, "Oh, Shelley, I have been so burdened for you - I've just been praying! What's going on?" I told her that nothing was going on at the time, but by all means to keep praying. So I know God was preparing me for the blow.
He's used me, too, in the past - putting someone on my heart so strongly that I just keep praying for that person.

It's a blessing to the person who is the object of prayer - and when it's possible to confirm that they are hearing from the Lord, it's a blessing to the intercessor to know.

So I was thinking about how I love how God does these things, and it reminded me of an old song. One could change the lyrics around a bit - but He has definitely swept me off my feet.
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    I've never had to experience what you've experienced, but I can imagine this time of year is painful. What is amazing is your love and trust in the Lord through the difficulty. God bless you!
    1894 days ago
    I love your posts Shel...they are thought provoking, encouraging and always direct one's attention to God..our Lord, Savior, Healer and Hope...the lifter of our heads and strength of our lives...all we need can be found in Him. He's been the husband of my household now for 23 years and we get along great!

    I did once say to a guy who bought me lunch that he could "give me" a valentine...I said "you don't have to BE my valentine...just give me one!"...he worked for my boss in his cleaning business. I did the travel bag business. It was very nice of him to take me to lunch and that was gift enough. emoticon

    1894 days ago
    Wow. Than is really something. I had a similar situation that comes to mind. My twins were just five weeks old. My husband and I wore them in our baby bjornes and took an evening walk. The baby I was carrying just looked so sweet I had this thought that kept repeating in my head that said "you are too good for this world." Of coarse all babies are precious but I just felt a really strong different and special feeling he really was too pure for our screwy world. The next morning his intestine twisted and cut off his oxygen. He was rushed to intensive care, operated on and I was given grief counseling. I felt surprisingly calm as it felt like I had the strange special bond from the night before. My son did not die as expected by the doctors and today his a healthy 12 year old. nor did he suffer brain damage or loss of his intestine as was predicted. The feeling the night before helped my stay calm and hopeful when I could have fallen apart. I knew he was being watched over by something greater then any person. You do not need a romantic partner to be whole. I am sure you miss your DH but you always carry him with you so light a candle tomorrow and say a prayer and know you are loved
    1895 days ago
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