Have you ever had one of those times when you know in your 'knower' that God is speaking to you? This has been one of those mornings that I 'know' I have heard from Him.
After being up a short time, I heard a loud noise in the sky that got louder and louder so I went outside to look and I saw several military helicopters flying over. One helicopter by itself is very loud but when you get several flying together, the sound is alarming and you can hear the house shake.
I was reminded of our bible study meeting we had last night as we all sat outside in the dark under a full moon sky and talked about our God and listened to the peacefulness of His creation. Then I imagined what it was like in a battle area with the sound of guns, helicopters, and tanks. Even though it is the same sky in a battle area, there is no sound of peacefulness and I wonder what our troops are feeling there.
As many of you know, our troops encountered a fierce battle this week-end in Afganistan that lasted for hours and we lost some precious members of this United States in that battle. Afganistan is in the news this week with our President deciding whether or not to send more troops there at the request of the commanders who are there fighting for freedom and peace.
God reminded me about the story of Elisha when he was surrounded by a great host of the enemy. His servant was scared and Elisha told him to fear not for there were more for them than is coming against them. Then Elisha prayed and the servants eyes were opened and he saw a great army of God around them to protect them.
We can pray for this great host of God's army to be around our troops all over the world to protect them too. His word never fails.
That was part of what God spoke to me this morning the second part was that we could use our freedom of blogging to show our support of our troops and of their families. If everyone that reads this blog would pray then also blog something about our troops and the support of them and encourage their followers to do the same, especially right now, much would happen in the spiritual and physical realm. How many families out there would that be an encouragement to? Many!! How far would this go?? Time will tell and I hope that whoever is reading this will participate.
As the Lord was speaking to me about doing this, I was wondering what picture I would use and as I looked up there on my counter was my kleenex box with the blue ribbon we were given at church a few weeks ago. The ribbon says 'You Are Someone Special In My Life' and we were to keep one and give the other to someone that is special to us.
How appropiate to dedicate this ribbon on a kleenex box to our soldiers.
You Are Someone Special In My Life and I am praying for all of you and your families that are living without you with them. God's blessings upon all of you!!!