A CLOSE VIEW

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘Grace for the Moment’ by Max Lucado.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Please remind me of Your Grace with words of Your Love today. I love You. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage on page 323:

“A Crisp View of God
LORD, even when I have trouble all around me, you will keep me alive.
—PSALM 138:7

There is a window in your heart through which you can see God. Once upon a time that window was clear. Your view of God was crisp. You could see God as vividly as you could see a gentle valley or hillside.
Then, suddenly, the window cracked. A pebble broke the window. A pebble of pain.
And suddenly God was not so easy to see. The view that had been so crisp had changed.
You were puzzled. God wouldn’t allow something like this to happen, would he?
When you can’t see him, trust him….Jesus is closer than you’ve ever dreamed.”
—MAX LUCADO
THE EYE OF THE STORM

I had a terrifying dream a couple of months ago. It was surrounding the reality of events taking place locally and nationally. Because I have promised God my exchange of intercessory prayer on the behalf of the world and its peace, I prayed that the dream would not come true. I remember awakening from the nightmare seeing its final scene play out as a hologram image before my widely opened eyes. Two people held a new window, positioning it into a frame. The window that had been broken during a violent attack was being replaced by one that was now bulletproof.

Because the dream was so vivid and frightening, I knew that I needed to prevent it through prayer. Visions can be inspirations — to move in a direction toward something peaceful or away from something hateful. Following my prayer, the dream did not come true. The violent attack did not take place that day. It was replaced by a non-violent protest. And faith was unbreakable.

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