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We had gathered for prayer.  Just three of us?   NOT!   🙂

“For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.”  (Matthew 18:20)

We are just beginning our journey.  With You, Lord… and with each other.  We were sharing how You had “spoken” to us in the past week.  Acknowledging how You were still speaking… even during our time together tonight.

“In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.”  (John 1:1-2)

You had been speaking to us all week, Lord.  Giving us Scriptures You want us to “plant” in the ground around our church.  We wrote them on stakes so we can “stake out” this territory as Yours.

Scriptures about how You can — and will — raise the dead to LIFE! (1 Kings 17:21-22 & Luke 7:12-16)

Exactly what we need!

Scriptures about how we are to let go of the past because You are doing a new thing… making a way through the wilderness in which we have been stranded! (Isaiah 43:18-19)

Exactly what we need!

Scriptures about the wonderful plans You have for us… and how You are going to order our steps so we will walk in those plans with HOPE! (Jeremiah 29:11 & Proverbs 16:9)

Exactly what we need!

Scriptures about the Living Water You are storing up here, and how You will quench the thirst of all those who will come here and believe in You! (John 7:37-38)

Exactly what we need!

Scriptures about how You are going to work in us and through us to accomplish much more than anything we can ask or imagine!  (Ephesians 3:20)

Exactly what we need!

We had finished writing out these Scriptures on wooden stakes.  Wood… reminding us of Your Cross.  In red ink… reminding us of the price You paid to make all of these promises possible.  We were ready to go outside and hammer them in when…

BOOM!!!  Lightning and thunder!  And torrential rains!

Clearly You were delaying our symbolic act.  Perhaps to a more opportune time? Suddenly we realized You were doing more than that…  You were prophesying over us, Lord, using the very passage of Scripture our pastor had read just two days ago!

“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  I have given you authority… to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”  (Luke 10:18-19)

Wow, Lord.  Way to rev our engines!   🙂

Expectantly,

Abba’s Girl

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