Dave Sweat (27 Sep 2010)
"RE: Suzi.....prayer request"
My children and I prayed for you this Sunday
morning. I went through a divorce in this last year and while we are
all still coping, one thing my former wife would always worry about is
something happening when I was gone. I'm a paramedic and I work 24 and
sometimes 48 hours at a time.
One thing I did when I built our
house was to put little peices of paper with scripture on them into the
house. In the base ment walls and floors I put scripture about Jesus
being the chief cornerstone, and building your house on a rock, and God
being the foundation. In the walls behind the sheetrock, I put
scripture about God's protection and Him being a fortress. But to
me....the favorite one of all I put in was the roof. Psalm 91......
would come to our house.....even though my wife and I didn't let peace
reign in our lives, they would almost always take note and speak out to
us about how they felt peace, safety, like nothing would ever hurt them
while in that house. This house was outside of town and we had no yard
light. At night it would be so dark and quiet. Literally....if anyone
had taken a notion to, they could have tried to rob or hurt my family.
But never once, not even half a time, did we ever have anything stolen,
or have anyone on our property we didn't invite in over three years.
Our neighbors however didn't fare so well.
suggestion is to take self defense classes. Possibly get yourself a
tazer gun or firearm, and the PROPER training to be proficient and safe
with them. Guns don't kill. Irresponsible owners and criminals kill
with guns. Be proactive in your security. Its not. A lack of
faith.....but as they say, "luck favors the prepared". But I don't
believe in luck. And God does expect us to do our part in our lives. He
won't do it all. A wise person will prepare for things. Esp
things that they fear. Who knows, God may have allowed you to be
spiritually oppressed just to push you to 1. Seek Him more. 2. Prepare
for something that may be coming.
My Godly suggestion.....just
simply type up some key scripture on paper with some fancy font to make
it look better, get some small picture frames and place them in various
rooms of your home. Put key pertinent scriptures in each room. Then
stand in the belief of those scriptures and speak them each time you
walk in that room and stand on them.
God's word is true. It is a
living, breathing entity. His word will not return void......even when
your heart may fail.....He and His word will be there to stand for you.