A ram, a prayer, and a coat

Nov. 10, 019

It’s 5 am and I quickly want to write my story before I forget any details.  It started this morning when I called Dan, who is at our farm in Clyde, NC and I am sitting in my sister’s kitchen in Fullerton, CA.  I called Dan so I could walk him through printing out a contract for my friend Sonja, who will be renting a ram so she will have lambs in the spring.

This means that Dan, Sonja, and her husband, Rick, will have to catch the ram by themselves (without me, hehe)  I called Dan and he was successful in bringing up my email, printing the contract… proud of him.  Sonja arrived and as she was arriving at the farm, I was listening to a podcast, ‘Blessed is She’ on my cell phone in my sister’s kitchen.  It was about living for God ‘in the moment’. The ladies talked about the miraculous living that God has in store for us.

I have been thinking, always wondering about  John 14:12 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”  Well, these ladies stuck in me, the miracles that God can do in our lives, in my life.  I am always asking, “What do you want me to be, to live, to do ….for you, God?  Not to gossip, to forgive….

Well, Dan calls and he is in a bit of a panic, telling me they can’t catch the ram. He is running way up on the hill.  I ask him to let me talk to Sonja.  I tell Sonja, that the sheep don’t know dan, don’t know them. John 10:14,  “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep and they know Me.”

Sheep do not come to someone they do not know.  I tell Sonja, get the feed, get the cattle panel loose so they can close the stall, I tell her to feed them and walk away, and wait.  Wait till they eat and calm down a bit.

I get off the phone with Sonja, listen to the rest of the podcast and as I am warming up my coffee, for the third time, I hear God telling me, get on your knees, and pray.

And I do.   And I pray in His language.  And I rise and it wasn’t 5 minutes later than Dan is calling me and telling him that they caught the ram and he is in their truck. I am awed.

The power of prayer.  Wow, Graham’s bible verse for last week….John 14:14,  “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it”    But sometimes, God, I don’t get my prayer answered as I want.  Then, it’s that ‘thing’ I struggle with.   But then I am led, God knows best.  I truly believe that.  And I trust.  I heard a sermon from Steven Furtick with Elevation Church on “The Lazarus Factor”. He taught that instead of concentrating on ‘did God do it for me’, concentrate on WHO Jesus IS.  AMEN

P.S. 11-13-19 We all got home safely on Monday night.  My poor daughter, Danielle, had to drive 2 1/2 hours AFTER she and Graham landed in the Wilmington airport.  But this am, Danielle called me and asked if I remembered her coat in the rental car?/MK’s house? /my mom’s house?  Well, I claimed again John 14: 14. I was so sad for her. She said it was her favorite coat.  I started talking to God, about the coat and a question came to me, “Does God get tired of me asking for Him to help me find stuff, do stuff, save me from calamity?”

Then, He gave me, “If any of my daughters asked me for something, every day, would I want to help? Of course, the answer is yes, and that is what God was telling me….”Ask Away my sweet Julie.”

The rental company had soon texted Danielle and said they found her coat. AMEN!