I Am Your Peace, Says The Lord

It’s All About Jesus!

Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — Dec. 16, 2009:

Watch for the enemy to try to get you off-balance by pulling you in too many directions. This will happen either physically by having too much to do or mentally and emotionally. His plan is to make you feel scattered in order to dissipate your energy. Rise up against this attack and refuse to allow it to have any power over you. You can do this by deliberately spending quality time in quiet contemplation of My Word to regain serenity and balance. I am your peace, says the Lord.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

One may have awakened this morning at 3:00 AM and reset one’s alarm.  The alarm may have gone off at 3:20 AM and one may have just lain there for a while.  One finally got up and read the Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin.  It may have been past one’s start time for meeting with Jesus.  One may have been late and had no excuse.  One may have asked the Lord to forgive one for selfishness.

One began one’s special time by praising the Lord this morning with songs of praise.  One may have confessed one’s sins, thanked the Lord and prayed for the sick.  One prayed for the Lord to lead one to a passage of scripture and one may have been led to Psalms 100.

One left one’s prayer closet at 4:30 AM.  One may have logged onto the website to pray for outstanding prayer requests.  One may have felt a little pain from where one’s tooth had been pulled on Monday.  One may not have had to take any medication since having one’s tooth pulled.  Thank you Jesus!

When the dentist began to pull one’s tooth.  One may have stopped the dentist.  One may have said that one felt pain.  The dentist may have  given one several shots directly to the area and gum line surrounding the tooth.  The dentist may have begun to work on extracting the tooth.  One may have stopped them again.  One may have told the dentist that one felt pain in the root area of the tooth.  The dentist may have looked at the x-ray and then said that there was infection in the tooth and the medicine (possibly novocaine) would be ineffective in that area.  One may have said, “Well, I will just have to endure it.”

The dentist began the process again.  One began praying in one’s heart to the Lord for Him to heal the infection and take away the pain.  The pain went away so quickly that one may not be sure when it happened.  It may have been seconds.  All one may remember is that the process went smoothly from that point on.  Thank you Jesus!

The answer to one’s dilemma was to get one’s tooth pulled.  One may have been praying for divine intervention.  This tooth had been plaguing one since July 2008.  It may have been a root canal gone bad.  The tooth began to rot underneath the crown.  The crown eventually came off and the decaying tooth was exposed.

It’s all paid in full and one may have a zero balance.  One may now have insurance through an unexpected source.  Thank you Jesus!  One may have written previously in one’s blogs that one did not have any insurance and the place that one had sought to get help from, the Lord was leading one not to go through with it.

Looking back, the Lord was truly leading one.  The health insurance may not have come through the avenue that one had originally pursued.   The Lord led one at one’s last appointment with the undesired agency to leave and not return.  One may have simply missed one’s next appointment, purposely.  One may have pursued an easier avenue to the same insurance source, thinking that maybe the Lord wanted one to do it another way.  The paper work has been in for some time and one’s case may still be pending for insurance through this source.  This may not not mean that this source will not become available to one in the future.  It was the avenue that one was pursuing at that time that Jesus was opposed to.  Also, Jesus knowing all things, had a plan.

While at the dental office, one may have met an older Christian woman.  We may have shared testimonies and had a good time talking about Jesus in that place.

One may have started out with a testimony where the Lord healed one from burns on one’s right forearm from hot scalding water that occurred recently.  The nipple on a bottle may have begun to inflate.  One thought one could quickly unscrew the bottle cap to release the pressure from inside the bottle.  The nipple exploded and hot water shot everywhere.

One may not have been aware that one had been burned initially.  One may have felt a stinging sensation on one’s right forearm.  One may have looked at it and could see the patches of red where the water had hit one.

One may have showed one’s arm to one’s children while believing that Jesus would heal it.  The Lord has healed one of accidental burns in the past.  One may have prayed for one’s arm, then ran cold water over it and went to bed.  One may not remember feeling any more pain shortly after putting it under the cold water.  The next morning one’s arm was fine and there was no sign of ever being burned.  When one showered there was no pain at all.  Thank you Jesus!

The older christian women may have shared that their son had been murdered in the past.  For many years they may have carried the hurt with them.  One day the Lord spoke to the individual and said, “Let him go, he’s Mine, he belonged to Me.”  They said that they never thought that they needed to let their son go.  Once they released this grief and their son to Jesus, they felt the weight lift up off of them.  The Lord healed them that day.

After one had left the office, one may have been out by the elevators.  One’s new friend may have come out too.  They may have been unable to talk.  We may have embraced, words were not necessary.  One may believe our paths will cross again.  Thanks again Jesus for being so awesome.