For battles unseen . . .

Thank You!

I’ve been having a serious headache for days now. Unable to bear the pain for another minute, I slipped into my pumps and took a walk for some much needed fresh air. 10 minutes away from my house, I found myself in a very familiar place, but one I had not been in over 2 years. Running beside my street is the beautiful River Don seated in the midst of the woods with stories etched in its trees. As I walked along the winding path, I remembered the sermon I listened to yesterday and a portion of it that struck such a chord in me.

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Saul had reached Damascus? The followers of Jesus within its city walls had no clue that danger was lurking just outside those walls.

But God had other plans.

When Saul finally arrived in Damascus, he was a different person from the one that left Jerusalem breathing fire. The followers of Jesus in Damascus didn’t know that God, without their knowledge or input, averted a very grave danger from befalling them.

Lord, oh the many unseen battles You fight for me!

As I walked through the woods, I began to thank God for those battles, even though I may never know their tales.

Join me to thank Him, as you take this walk with me.

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For the times I didn’t know what to expect on the other side, Thank You!

 

 

 

 

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And the times I didn’t know which way to go, Thank You!

 

 

 

For the times I felt like a tree cut down, but at the scent of You . . . Thank You!

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For the missing pieces in the puzzle of my life that You filled with all of You, Thank You!

 

 

 

For the beauty You plant all along my path to put a smile on my face, Thank You!

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For Doris who,Β in 1964, left a mark on a tree for me to see in 2019, Thank You!

 

 

 

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For bridges ahead laid by those who ahead of me have gone, Thank You!

 

 

 

 

And for the waters that rage over my head, only washing my fears away, Thank You!

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For the pitstops along the way that you prepared for the weary traveller, Thank You.

 

 

 

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For the journeys I make and arrive safely at my destination, Thank You!

 

 

 

 

For the headache that drove me into the depths of Your presence, Thank You!

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For the cure for a headache found in the woods as IΒ rest in You and think about You, Thank You!

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  1. When the Lord gives us those nudges to do and to go, and when we follow the nudges, AMAZING things ALWAYS happen! I don’t want to live any other kind of way! Lord, forever direct our steps along Your paths and help us to ALWAYS move with swift obedience, NEVER doubting, ALWAYS following You with ELEVATED EXPECTATIONS!! IN Jesus name, Amen!! Thank You Lord for this message through your vessel!!!

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  2. This message reminded me of one of my favorite passages…

    “Blessed is the man
    Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
    Nor stands in the path of sinners,
    Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
    2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    And in His law he meditates day and night.
    3 He shall be like a tree
    Planted by the rivers of water,
    That brings forth its fruit in its season,
    Whose leaf also shall not wither;
    And whatever he does shall prosper…Psalms 1:1-3

    When I lived in Albany Ga, the Flint River was my sanctuary!!

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    1. That verse is indeed very apt for my walk yesterday, because I contemplated going over to a friend’s to spend the time but I felt the Lord leading me down that path of the river. He wanted to spend time with me. And I am blessed for my obedience.

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  3. I am moved by the depth and insight of your grateful heart expressed here. Thank you for again opening our eyes to things unseen, for deepening our faith in the One we cannot see (but Whose love we know).

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