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{Day 24} Spiritual Prepping: Walls

Happy Psalm Sunday and welcome to day 24 of 31 Days of Spiritual Prepping. It is home stretch week and the finish line is in sight. Yeah!

Today’s Verse

My New International Version Bible was a gift from my mother in either 1990 or 1991, so the version I have is probably the one published in 1984. I can’t say for certain as the copyright pages and numerous others fell out years ago. The first page in my Bible is the Table of Contents.

I mention this because at Bible Gateway this NIV verse reads “May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem.” Personally I like the wording from my NIV version better.

There is just something very regal, eloquent about the words “In your good pleasure.”

Not only do you need to spiritually prepare your heart for times of trouble, but you should pray for others to withstand whatever wickedness comes their way.

Prayer Drive

This is one of the verses I pray while doing a prayer drive around my city. Only I substitute my county for Zion and my city for Jerusalem.

I drive around the borders of my city and pray God will build up or reinforce the city walls on every border, especially against spiritual attacks. I also pray for the cities on the other side the border (street) as well.

I pray for the walls of my county to be built up so they can withstand spiritual battles too. The best way to reinforce the walls of the city, is to make sure the walls of the county are in good shape…and the best way to make sure the walls of the county are in good shape is to build up the walls of the city.

Prayers are said for certain houses and businesses on the city borders. What houses and businesses just depends upon what God puts on my heart. Don’t worry, the city center does not get left out as I drive down main street as well.

These prayer drives bring me a lot of joy. I hope people experience unexpected blessings and see God unexpectedly work in their lives because of my prayers.

Try a prayer drive someday and see if it does not bring you joy.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

{Day 23} Spiritual Prepping – Path

Today’s verse is based on the word PATH from the 31 Day Five Minute Free Write Challenge.

Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Micah 4:2

This path at a local park is not as steep as if you were going up a mountain.

It would be wonderful if many nations went up a mountain path and learned God’s ways. We The People here in America know God’s ways but a lot believe they are rubbish and refuse to walk in His paths. They believe the ways of the world are better.

Those of us who believe the world’s ways are rubbish need to teach others by learning God’s ways and walking in His paths.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

{Day 22} Spiritual Prepping – Hold Fast

I’m still standing and my house is still standing.

The sun is slowly setting in the southwest, the sky directly west is blue with white fluffy clouds, all threat of a tornado has passed at 5:50 PM Eastern on 10/21/2021. However, NOW it gets windy. Ummm….Ok God, whatever. You are in charge of the weather not me.

I was editing this photo when the Amber Alert appeared on my phone with the first of 2 tornado warnings for my area (a total of 11 tornado warnings were issued in the Northeast Ohio area yesterday).

In our wild and crazy world, it is sometimes very difficult to hold fast to God’s word. The road through life is not always free of debris like the path in this picture.

It is very easy to stumble and fall over life’s down tree limbs. But holding on to God and His word will help you get up on your feet. He will always lend a helping hand when His prodigal children return home.

As long as you are holding on to God’s word, your laboring and running will not be in vain.

After all, God’s word gives life here and in heaven.

May you always hold fast to God’s life giving word no matter how crazy the world gets.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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