What a strange place for intercessory prayer to hit her. Sitting at a place of distraction. At the wooden desk, doing bills.
Thoughts of her husband’s backslidden condition were triggered from a morning spent, trying to swim through that vast sea of debt they were drowning in.
Trying to find another solution to the problem, she fought to keep the resentment down. She had managed to revise the old budget – to cut even more corners. But it wasn’t enough, no matter what she did. She could not fix it. They managed to always remain a paycheck behind every week.
The scripture, “Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven,” came to mind. At right about that moment, her friend chose to text her a scripture – the next part of that scripture, to be exact! She didn’t know until she opened her bible and read it.
“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”
She texted back and told her friend, “Please pray for hubby and for me this morning. I’m doing bills. Not enough money for the week again.” Her friend reassured her they would bind together in prayer.
Putting the phone down on the desk, she buried her face in her hands and wept, praying for her husband. And for herself. And for their messed up finances.
CAN YOU PRAISE ME FOR THE VICTORY?
….came the question….that interrupted the ‘pity party’ she had invited only three pitiful guests to:
Me. Myself. And. I.
God had a way of doing that a lot during such times.
Surprised, she answered, “YES, I CAN praise you FOR the VICTORY!”
She closed the party down and sent all the miserable guests home. With SELF out of the way, she stood raising her hands high in total surrender.
A loud praise flowed through her lips, as she CHOSE to praise HIM for the victory right there in her living room!
JESUS had been invited into that room!!! She could not see Him, but she felt His familiar Presence rise up within her soul.
That glorious feeling that felt like a red and white striped peppermint inside her mouth. A cool, crisp clean feeling like that, filled up every part of her heart, like it had been washed clean from the sin of her worries. Peace flowed throughout her whole body and mind….
She never wanted to be without that clean, happy feeling of Jesus within her!! She kept praying, till she FELT the victory.