Prayer Requests 12-5-17

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Psalm 119:1-8

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
    who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Blessed are those who keep his statutes
    and seek him with all their heart—
they do no wrong
    but follow his ways.
You have laid down precepts
    that are to be fully obeyed.
Oh, that my ways were steadfast
    in obeying your decrees!
Then I would not be put to shame
    when I consider all your commands.
I will praise you with an upright heart
    as I learn your righteous laws.
I will obey your decrees;
    do not utterly forsake me.

10 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 12-5-17

  1. I received this today in a forwarded email and thought it worth sharing…
    “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)

    Twelve years ago on Christmas Day, I looked down at my pregnant belly with both sadness and relief. The doctor had told me the day before Thanksgiving my unborn baby girl would die in the womb due to severe chromosomal defects. Yet, there I was, a few miraculous weeks later, still carrying that sign of hope within.

    Ever since sitting in that doctor’s office, God had truly been my Prince of Peace, filling my life with divine order and calmness. Yes, there were dark days filled with tears and questions and prayers. Some days, I doubted; other days, I was filled with faith. My baby’s heart kept beating.

    But between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I lost that little 26-week-old baby.

    As I lay down on the hospital bed and prepared to deliver the baby, the door opened, bringing what felt like the light of God into the room. The nurse assigned to me was the exact same nurse who’d helped deliver my first child. She knew my name. I couldn’t believe out of all the nurses in that huge hospital, the only one who knew me was not only working that night, she was working my room.

    In that moment, it was divine assurance that God saw me. He was with me in my pain and sorrow. I wasn’t alone, and neither are you.

    Today’s key verse from Isaiah 9:2 says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” When we live in the deep darkness of disease or death, lack or oppression, we’re not beyond hope. Light always penetrates darkness. Darkness, no matter how deep, doesn’t stand a chance against a ray of light.

    Later in that same chapter of Scripture, Isaiah 9:6 proclaims the good news that a child would be born, and a son given. He would be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    God stands ready to be all this to you today, whether you’re walking in soft light or deep darkness.

    We named our little baby girl Angel Rose, because she was a messenger from God to us, and her life was both beautiful and thorny. I can honestly say my memory of her is sweet because she taught me to trust in God like I never have before. She taught me to be thankful for every breath of life God gives. I experienced God’s presence in such a real way when I was pregnant with her. The worship song Blessed Be Your Name became my anthem:

    “Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering

    Though there’s pain in the offering, blessed be Your name

    You give and take away

    My heart will choose to say

    Lord, blessed be Your name.”

    The more I sang and trusted, the more God flooded into my life to give me strength. Living in peace isn’t living problem-free. It’s living a messy life in the presence of a living God. God can and will provide divine order in your broken world if you invite Him into your deep darkness.

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  2. Struggling with fear today. The woman whose car I hit at 2 or so mph (rolled into her and caused a 4-6 inch tear in her fender), has informed the insurance company that she’s injured.

    I’ve now been moved up a step at my insurance company and have to give an oral deposition today. It’s in God’s hands, etc., but I can’t shake the emotions.

    I’m afraid that with a third claim in two months that we’ll lose our wonderful insurance that I’ve had for 45 years. My husband laughs–but see what I’m struggling with?

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  3. Our pastor told us this past Sunday that he is stepping down. He mentioned fears of public speaking. God can use that. Please pray with me that the pastor will do what God wants. Personally, I want him to keep preaching. Not the best orator but he has done well at inciting Believers to live their faith and in building unity in the Body. I have seen that mentioned in Scripture as being God’s desire, more than being a great orator.

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  4. It’s just a cold, but I’ve been sneezing all morning. We have the elders’ Christmas come and go this Friday evening at the pastor’s home (we missed it last year due to horrible roads) and then my Camp Kadesh family Christmas at our place on Sunday. There is lots to do this week still in prepping for it.

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  5. Michelle, I was involved in an accident about 20 years ago. As I pulled out of a rest area, i came to a long line of cars stopped on I-95. I stopped, the lady behind me wasn’t paying attention. (Though I didn’t tell the officer this. It is an opinion, I stuck to facts) In any case, she slammed into my rear. My car hit the car in front of me. That car hit the truck in front of her. Four vehicles affected. Mine was totaled, as likely, hers two.
    The truck was the only one to drive away.
    Months later, I was summoned to a jury trial. The truck driver was suing the driver that caused the accident for injury.
    The case was settled without a trial, I don’t know how.
    I would kind of liked to have testified.
    I would tell the jury that this guy was the only one that drove away.
    I think this is a scam that you are dealing with
    It is just as dishonest to steal from an insurance company as anyone else.

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  6. Sorry Michelle. I understand emotional roller coasters. I’ll pray for your situation.

    I’m still at the same old job that’s caused me so much grief. I’m actively looking for another.
    I have two interviews lined up; one Thurs/Fri and one Sat. One in Charlotte (3.5 hrs from here), and the other is in Hendersonville. Hi Chas! We might be neighbors one day. (But boy are houses expensive up there!)
    Both jobs would require a move to another state, which is causing no end of anxiety for both of us.
    The Advertisement for the job in Charlotte nearly jumped off the page at me. I had most if not all the qualifications they were looking for, and they had most of the qualifications I was looking for. Words like “work/life balance” “climate controlled shop” (who does that!?), “3D modeling”, and “collaborative team” were sounding like music compared to what I’m dealing with now.
    So far looks like a good fit. My only concern is whether they’re a really fast paced company being a 7mil/year commercial outfit. If so, I don’t need to go there.

    Anyway, thanks for any prayers and thoughts you might have.

    Jim

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  7. Sorry Michelle. 😦

    Chas, you’re right, insurance companies are seen as having deep pockets and so it’s “OK” to go after that. But we all pay.

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  8. Sorry to hear that, Michelle and mumsee, too.

    I have to call my insurance company and complain about their refusal to send me the pills they shorted me on in the first place. I did get a couple of week supply from a local pharmacy. My doctor ordered from both. The mail order place was the one who shorted me. I have not contacted them yet about it, but will tomorrow. They left a message saying they won’t send them, because it is too early. That would be fine, if I had what was supposed to be sent to me.

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