Good Morning Dear Ones,
It's such a beautiful morning. Clear blue skies, sunshine and breezes blowing songs through the leaves. The birds are beside themselves with great joy today...such singing going on. Perhaps they are grateful for another day to be about their birdie business. Especially as we had a wild storm around midnight last night--thankfully it lasted a few minutes and moved on.
A tour through the garden this morning ... all is well ... but we found mounds of pea-size hail parked in front of the downspouts. No sign of hail anywhere else. Mmmm... I had figured it banged too noisily to be just water. But at midnight the only energy I had was to say no hail in Jesus' name.
I'll tell you a secret... I believe there was no damage in my garden, in spite of the evidence of hail, because years ago I began to learn how to speak to hail and to tell it that it is not allowed to destroy anything in my yard or neighbourhood.
There was one time when I saw hail turn to water in the air seconds after I told the hail to warm up and turn to water. I was amazed at how quickly the change came. Because sometimes I wonder, God, am I nuts to command hail to obey me? Yet I'm taking my model from Jesus when he spoke to that awful storm that night once long ago on the sea of Galilee... he rebuked the wind and sea...both must have recognized his authority because they stopped doing what they were doing And there was peace. So no, I don't think I'm being foolish.
Back to this morning, I do find it interesting...and it makes me wonder if those little mounds were actually 'gathered up' and not allowed to fall anywhere else on my yard? They spewed harmlessly in a heap through the downspouts. I'm just saying.... could it be my little glimpse of heaven coming to earth today?
Which reminds me, I've been thinking awhile and have had the urge to set up a website and/or a Facebook page called StormChangers.calm. Because with all the strange weather and intense storms people everywhere have been experiencing, I believe God is putting it on my heart to take what I've been learning about the hail and to start praying for changes in other storms in our region, country and borders beyond. And then to invite others of like-mind and heart to join. My sister got the tagline: Stop a storm...save a life. Don't you just love it?
Although there isn't much there yet, you are welcome to take a peek over at StormChangers.calm. And yes, as soon as we heard the news, we started praying about those Flash Floods in our sister city, Calgary, here in Alberta. (Some of you have been asking, I live a few hours north of this region and I personally was not affected.) Although there was much devastation, few lives were lost (I was hoping for none, but we are thankful for the thousands of lives that were spared.)
I see my hour is up... I'm heading off to my Writing Friends group at the library. Best be off. I'll come back and write more later.
Wishing you a beautiful day.
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