Hello, John and Doves,
Sister Fay, I was moved by the Holy Spirit
to remind you of the following, vis-a-vis your
unspoken request for prayer:
when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was
an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant
said to him, 'Alas, my master! What shall we do?'
he answered, 'Do not fear, for those
who are with us are more than those who are with them.'
Elisha prayed, and said, 'LORD, I pray, open
his eyes that he may see.' Then the LORD
opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain
was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha." 2 Kings 6:15-17
" 'For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open
to their prayers;
the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.' " 1 Peter 3:12, quoting Psalm 34:15,16a
"For the word of God
is living and powerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and
of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of
"And there is no creature hidden from
His sight, but all
things are naked and open
to the eyes of
Him to whom we must give account.
"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has
passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our
"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot
sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we
are, yet without sin.
"Let us therefore
come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find
grace to help in time of need."
May God open your eyes,
sister Fay, to see those paths that He would have you take in faith.
For it is written,
in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own
all your ways acknowledge Him, And He
shall direct your paths."
I have prayed all these verses would apply
on your behalf, and so also do any Doves having
read this far.
"Mary Anna, Vicki and
Hi John and Doves,
Mary Anna - thank you for the beautiful poetry. Utterly beautiful. I
don't go to church because I am very wary of the hypocrisy that sneaks
in. It was prevalent in our church in Zimbabwe and I just don't want to
be disappointed like that again. I have a good bunch of friends and a
wonderful, loving family. However, even if most are believers, they do
think I'm a little too engrossed with Bible prophecy. It is a very
lonely thing - being a watchman. I am extremely aware that the LORD has
led me to the unfolding of prophecy, so I couldn't change my way of
thinking - even if I wanted to!! I do have doubts, sometimes. Doubts
about my own feelings or attempts at interpretation. The LORD always
picks me up and provides me with new insight and my enthusiasm is
bolstered anew. I would love to talk to my beloved family and friends
about these things but they aren't really that interested. As I said,
they are believers but they are certainly not watchmen. Often, I'll
tell them something of great import - thinking that it'll blow their
socks off and I get a reaction of "Okay, wow" and that's it!!!
Shreeeeek - so frustrating. Haha. I used to get upset about it (inside)
but I have learned to accept that some people are called to it and
others not. I tend to keep a lot of stuff to myself now. My family and
friends always call me when they are alarmed at something (the
Christchurch earthquake put the cat firmly amongst the pigeons) so I
believe that I am the appointed watchman for my immediate circle. The
LORD also sent me to the Dove website so that I can fellowship with all
of you wonderful, like-minded people. I have a great bunch of people
that are all watchmen! Hooray!
Vicki - I also giggle at my feeble maths calculations. Often, I'll be
on to something really good and my brain decides "enough is enough" and
I lose the thread completely. I'll turn back to my scribblings (on
various bits of paper) and think "WHAT!!! - what was I trying to work
out there? - where did those numbers come from???" I do thoroughly
enjoy it though. I have a strong feeling that our LORD laughs with me!
I keep you all in my prayers. Can I ask that you do the same for me? I
have a problem but it's nothing compared to the problems I read about
on Doves. Still, it's a problem to me. Please pray that the LORD will
enable me to sort it out?
Thank you Doves.