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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — October 22, 2009:

The Lord said to set a watch for disappointments and to guard our hearts with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)  And, I kept hearing Johnny Cash’s song “Walk the Line” over and over again. Here are the song lyrics —

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I’ll admit that I’m a fool for you
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I’ve known proves that it’s right
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

You’ve got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can’t hide
For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

Song of Solomon 6:3 I am my beloved’s, And my beloved is mine.

One may have awakened to the alarm going off at 3:00 AM.  One may have lain there.  One may have heard the reminder from one’s calendar chirp on one’s computer.

One may have gotten on the computer.  One may have logged onto the site where one may pray for prayer requests.  One may have done this so that one could immediately began to pray for individuals after one’s special time with the Lord.

One read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin and hurried to bathroom to prepare it and spend time with the Lord.

One may have started to praise the Lord at 3:30 AM.  One may have stopped between songs due to something that had been on one’s mind.

Throughout the whole time with the Lord, one may have been struggling with an issue one may have.  One may have confessed one’s sins, which took up most of one’s time.  One may have found oneself consistently in deep thought.  One spoke in tongues during the last four minutes of this special time with Jesus.

At 4:30 AM, one left the bathroom and began to pray for individuals who had requested prayer.  When one submitted the prayer requests, the application timed out because one had logged in before 3:30 AM and it remained idle for over an hour; it may have been a little after 4:30 AM.  These individuals may not have gotten an e-mail stating that one had prayed for them and the requests may have remained outstanding.  Nonetheless, one may believe Jesus answered those prayers.  One logged into the application once again and prayed for individuals.

Lord Jesus, I pray that each prayer was heard and answered according to your perfect will, in Jesus name, I pray, amen.