It’s 11:25 a.m., and Steve just called with a prayer request. They are out at one of our coal fired power plants doing an emissions test. They are up on one of the stacks, which are 300 feet. They are stuck because the elevator is malfunctioning. And they are in a place where they can’t even get to their safety harnesses. Please pray.I decided I would post my reply to Suzanne as an update. The elevator is fixed and it was pretty quickly. They are fine. Thank you so much to all of you who prayed. There were many.
“See, it really scared me, because of something that came to my mind first thing when I woke up this morning. One of my first thoughts was to make sure his life insurance was paid through the current date. Now why would I think that? So many, many times, God has told me things when I didn’t have a clue why. When I put those things together, it scared me. But they are fine now. When I told him my thought this morning, he said, “Maybe I just won’t go back up there today.”
But last night, when I went to bed, Steve was already asleep because he had to leave very early this morning. When I laid down, I thought, “What if this were our last night together?” I should have realized then that something was up and I needed to pray, but my mind was too tired. I mean, I prayed, but my mind did not make any connection there.
God has given me a “heads up” before. When I was 27 weeks pregnant with our daughter, Rachel Elizabeth, I started thinking, “What if this baby were born now?” every morning for about 2 weeks, as I was taking Brandon to my mother’s house before work. She was born 2 weeks later, and she did not live very long. There have been many other times when God let me know something was not right and I needed to pray. Sometimes God has given me the answer pretty quickly to, “Why did I feel that need to pray?” Like the morning he was almost in a wreck. God woke me up and told me to pray. I later found out he was almost in a wreck at that very time. There have also been times I have felt that need to pray, and I may never know why. Like when I have been prompted to pray for Ethan.
So when I feel that need, I pray. I don’t ask too many questions. I always ask God why I felt that, but He doesn’t mind if I ask, as long as I did what He told me.
But I’m not finished praying today.