2010 photo by Linda Mose Meadows
Mike enjoying Ebony featuring HBCU students. He was one of the student’s selected for the Sept.2010, Educational Edition
NIV Matthew 6:10
One thing spontaneously spring boarded into the next this morning. I awoke so anxious about our son. (Scripture warns us against being anxious but admittedly my thinking overrode that truth.) He’s miles away and my discerning internal radar was quite active! Ever had that foreboding feeling? Well that’s what seemed to have latched onto me and I refused to ignore it! Although Mike’s a young adult I still have hidden maternal concerns. (Obvious to many I am sure.) I recalled having a dream that Mike was an infant again and I was cradling him. Apparently there had been multiple events occurring in the dream and I just wasn’t able to make sense of it, but in my spirit I felt an urgency to spiritually connect with him, to reach out and hear his voice. When I awoke I phoned him and began closely listening and then asking a series of questions. Bingo! I then learned what issues were of deep concern, shared my brand of advice and began to pray with him. This was no time for a “pitty pat”prayer, but instead to make an urgent petition to our Heavenly Daddy! A prayer to Abba Father declaring His-God’s word! It was time to begin proclaiming and decreeing Mike’s steps, loosing God’s plan and binding the enemy’s hand through warfare praying! I’d like to believe we were handling God’s divine assigned business!
“Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. NIV Matthew 6:10
In prayer my intent was to audibly establish that the enemy’s plan was being demolished, thwarted no matter what it appeared to be and instead to trust that God’s plan would prevail.
At the conclusion or our prayer and conversation and saying,“Keep me posted, goodbye.” I dropped my head and prayed now with heart of elevated thanksgiving, I distinctly felt it, heard it- the words in my spirit, the tune, the melody and the song gurgling, welling up: Great Is Thy Faithfulness! Instantly what I sang was my truth, my elder’s truth that: “Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentation 3:23. The essence of this scripture was evident! It had a deeper meaning, a deeper significance as I reflected on this morning’s devotional of sorts.
The truth is clearer now that for all Believer’s that aren’t misguided by trials can fully acknowledge God’s outpouring love and mercy will remain irreversible. Thank you Holy Spirit with impressing upon us that God never snatches back His love and turns His back on us like some jilted lover. The song got so good to me that I googled the words: Great is Thy Faithfulness penned by Thomas Chisholm (1923):
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.
Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above; Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin And a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; Strength for today And bright hope for tomorrow Blessings all mine, With ten thousand beside.
Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness Morning by morning new mercies I see All I have needed Thy hand hath provided Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.
My morning wrapped up with several youtube videos which further validated and confirmed the power and beauty of Abba Father’s faithful love. Thank goodness God’s marvelous love is not exclusive to a marginal group! Listen to and marvel at the testimony of Donnie McClurkin and Bishop TD Jakes:
I trust your heart is also leaping!
~Prayer of Thanksgiving by Linda Mose Meadows~
Lord, thank you for the watershed moments we experience in our waking hours. Thank you for also allowing us to experience your paternal love in moments of reflection, prayer and song. We take comfort in knowing that you delight in our presence. We obtain so much positive validation when you allow us to commune with you in spirit and truth. Thank you for keeping chronos time at bay in order to absorb the lessons you wish to convey to us. Our heart matters and burdens are much lighter, the load less daunting because once again we’ve experienced the confirmation of your prevailing love and grace. Your power endued upon us is life changing! We hear you, see you and feel you Lord! We are grateful for the Holy Scripture which reminds us that “No weapon formed against us shall prosper.” And “Great is [your] faithfulness; [your] mercies begin afresh each morning.” I am singing Lord, we are singing your praises! To you be all glory, dominion and power in the name of our benevolent Lord and Savior, in Jesus Christ we pray! Amen, amen.
Linda Mose Meadows, Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine