I’m cleaning out the contents of my home – years of “stuff” stored up that I don’t need and can no longer keep. I don’t know what treasures I have with all this stuff.
I found an old prayer journal from 2001. I was almost going to throw it away as there wasn’t much significance in it; prayer requests for older coworkers mostly. But I came upon this entry:
9-10-01- Dreamt of being by a river with a huge helicopter being unveiled. I realized this river was in Stratford, Ct, on the other side of the bridge from Sikorsky Helicopter. My dream was in color.
Sikorsky is a large helicopter factory where I worked as a young woman. I riveted military helicopters like the BlackHawk, SeaHawk and even parts for AirForce One. It wasn’t unusual to dream the above, except my dream was on Sept 10, 2001 and I hadn’t worked there since 1981. I also no longer lived in CT. I lived in Florida for 15 years by this time.
9-11-01 – U.S. Attacked! Both Trade Towers hit by hijacked planes. The Pentagon hit. Speculation as to Osama Bin Laden responsible. Thousands of lives lost. U.S. to retaliate. I have never seen war. As a child growing up, I watched my uncle go to Vietnam and seeing soldiers everywhere, but I have never known war.
9-12-01 – The reality has not hit me yet. There is a quiet somber but as I watch the news, I feel very distant. I don’t like that I’m feeling distant. Thoughts go through my mind about lack of compassion, but I am reminded that I have trained myself over the years to be emotionally detached from trauma, especially when I can do nothing about it. I can only look for opportunities to comfort, encourage, be a light for Jesus, tell others what the word of God says about things. I think this is the beginning of sorrows.
It is a pretty popular opinion of the churches in America, these churches who study biblical prophecy, that this is the beginning of the end. Many may have not had thoughts about God, and some do not even still, but it would be a good time to think about Him. From my thoughts, it should be a priority to get understanding.
9-13-01 Pray for President and family, VP and family, Congress, CIA, FBI, Local Law Enforcement
Pray Psalm 91 over our nation
2 Chronicles 7:14
Pride, Pride, Pride, Pride
Laodicea – Rev 3
What I’m hearing on the news: We WILL, We WILL, We WILL (Isaiah 14:13, 14 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
Ted Koppel, Sunday night 9-16 “the American people are getting angrier”
My prayer: Our victory depends on our hearts turning back to the Lord – NOT our ANGER, or STRENGTH. We won’t win by our own strength. Pray for REPENTANCE!
9-17 -01- Fireman who went into (ground zero nyc) said on the news “It’s like the gates of hell in there”
John McWethy said OBL and entire force went underground. Bad news.
Bad news bad news bad news.
Psalm 27:13,14 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living – wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
That was it. Nothing much of significance but I felt it was important to capture this morning. Why?
I’m cleaning out my house today. All this STUFF has bogged me down and I’ve lost sight of what I truly have.
Words the Lord has given.
So much stuff.
Back to my reading. Psalm 75 catches my attention.
Some translations say “when the earth and all its inhabitants dissolve”
That caught my attention today.
From The Treasury of David, by Charles Spurgeon
Psalm 75:2. When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. This is generally believed to be the voice of God, who will, when he accepts his people, mount his judgment seat and avenge their cause in righteousness. It is rendered by some, “I will take a set time; “and by others, “I will seize the moment.”
“God never is before his time,
He is never too late.”
He determines the period of interposition, and when that arrives swift are his blows and sure are his deliverances. God sends no delegated judge, but sits himself upon the throne. O Lord, let thy set time come for grace. Tarry no longer, but for the truth and the throne of Jesus be thou speedily at work. Let the appointed assize come, O Jesus, and sit thou on thy throne to judge the world in equity.
3. The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved. When anarchy is abroad, and tyrants are in power, everything is unloosed, dissolution threatens all things, the solid mountains of government melt as wax; but even then the Lord upholds and sustains the right. I bear up the pillars of it. Hence, there is no real cause for fear. While the pillars stand, and stand they must for God upholds them, the house will brave out the storm. In the day of the Lord’s appearing a general melting will take place, but in that day our covenant God will be the sure support of our confidence.
“How can I sink with such a prop
As my eternal God,
Who bears the earth’s huge pillars up,
And spreads the heavens abroad.”