Tuesday, January 19, 2016
PEACE OF THE LORD ON MY HEART!
Even though I've shared this photo and Word more than once over this stretch of time as a blogger, today it grabbed me again! In May, '84, during a very dangerous stretch of my life, I was very sad and very worried re: me and my kids. A process of divorce then. Laying in the Psalms was a truly stretch of time in those days. The Lord had laid a bunch of it on me, and this really said the right Word at the right time.
Within several months later, I was thoroughly filled with peace!! I had come back up from Oklahoma to Omaha in September, '84. Saw friends. Suddenly, the Lord had healed my heart in Omaha at 2 churches. Even though I knew my heart was a challenge, but just sleeping and doing what I could do, even though I got so stressful. However, I was suddenly in churches with friends -- October, '84 and February, '85 -- and, not understanding what was going on at those churches at those times --- at both places healing was taking place and I had no idea that I was going to be healed. I was 39 then. Well, amazingly, the Lord had things dropped onto me. So, my heart was healed then ... and He'd also done it at a church in summer of '74 when I was 28. I'm very blessed re: His healing situations for me and millions and billions historically, of course. I'm a "blessing the Lord" person, strongly!
I would have been in Heaven 31 or 41 years ago, or even when I was a kid with serious stuff connected at me strongly. Now, at 70, it's not my heart issue, but other things. I keep hearing I'll be in Heaven soon, and day-by-day, for several months now, when praying and worshiping I keep hearing it. I don't mind being in Heaven, b/c I'd see a lot of people who amazingly had come to the Lord... I've been involved with many people in serious non-God situations and they came to the Lord and, in the not-distant future, were in Heaven. Anyhow, I'm trusting the Lord for the consequences.
OH, and as a little kid, I was taught to be a fighter to protect me and my sisters, and I was an angry kid way back then. I'm very grateful that the Lord officially broke into my life when I was 20. I'd known OF Him even when I was very young, but hadn't known if or when it would be possible or important to turn to Him. I was heading to suicide a couple of years, especially when I was 18 and 19, and because I was very sinful in Seattle. I'm very grateful that the Lord dropped people into my life and I knew what I should do. April 15, 1966, at 6:30 in the evening at someone's home in Tacoma that was sharing very straightful at me, I knew this was the right thing to do. What a blessing!!
NOW, talking too much at you, etc. But this verse, and used on the photo taken Dave and I were in Uganda as missionaries, this has always grabbed my heart and my attention.