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The Heat Wave

Dear Readers,

Today my blog is a simple one, give the Lord credit for everything because all good comes from God.  The summer of 2012 was brutal hot here in Missouri, and tons of people lost their air conditioning…

 

THE HEAT WAVE,  Journal Entry,  August 20, 2012

 

I know people think I go off the deep end when it comes to talking about God, but I will never forget my big sister Teresa, who always told me, “If people say that about you, you know that you are doing your job as a Christian!”

She was right about giving all credit to the Lord.  I knew her before she got saved.  Oh ya, she was a sinner like the rest of us, but she was also a very different person after giving her heart to Jesus, growing in her faith all the way til she went to heaven.  On her third bout with cancer, she was praising Jesus and witnessing to all of her doctors, even her Jewish doctors, as they were examining her.  So, this simple story is dedicated to her…

Last night we had a minor crisis.  It has been over 100 degrees every day for almost a month here in Missouri, and  our furnace air conditioning finally quit working.  But, to our advantage, thank the Lord, a cold front came through last night shortly after we lost our AC, so we opened all the windows and went to bed.  Cal fretted a little about who to call, but I knew he was capable of fixing it with a little guidance, even though he didn’t think he could.

I thank God every day for Cal’s gift of mechanical abilities.  I remember when I first started dating him, his big brother came to me at a family gathering and said, “Claire, you have no idea what you are getting with my little brother!”  At that point in our relationship, I couldn’t grasp the magnitude of what his brother meant, but I quickly learned as automotive worries, plumbing problems, and other breakdowns occurred, just how gifted he really is.

Anyway, what I want to say is, God knew our furnace was dying!  He also knew it would quit the night the heat wave broke!  It was no surprise to Him!

The open windows brought in beautiful cool air that night, and the next day a strong breeze and a lower temperature allowed my gifted husband to repair the furnace in comfort, thanks in part to our retired AC neighbor who came over and guided him through what he needed to repair.

With doors and windows open and the dry breeze passing through our house, it couldn’t have been a more perfect time and temp for a furnace to break down that heinous summer.

Every day I walk around my prayer field in front of my home, I glance back at my house and cover it with Jesus’s blood and surround it with angels!  It works to pray specifically like that!  It really does!  You should try it because the bible says in Matthew 11:28,  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (NIV)

 

Love in Christ,  Claire  xoxo

P.S.  C.J. says, “There is nothing too small or unimportant to ask of God.  He always responds.

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