What a wonderful little vacation we all have had here on Prairie Flower Farm! As you know it started on Friday and will end today! Friday was the day our sweet friends were to arrive to stay the night and part of the morning out in the Refuge Cabin. They arrived......in the early evening on friday evening......all dressed warm......flannel shirts, sweatshirts and jeans.....appropriate attire for the cool evening we were going to have. It was going to get down in the 20's. I was a little concerned about that because our little cabin is not insulated (yet) and that is a bit cold. We have little furnaces to keep it warm.......they said it was fine.
I have permission to tell of the weekend. It turned out for our friends a place of Refuge. As you know I have been praying for it for 30 years......to see it being used is beyond what my heart could imagine. I had a prayer that the Lord would give us a place where we could minister to Pastors and Laymen. It has become more then that......it now includes college kids.....my grandkids.....and family! God does know the desires of our hearts and answers in His WAY!
Throughout the day "My sweet man" and I took 10 bales of straw and made a couch......I got my little fold up table out (want to make a wood one with log legs and old boards on the top).......
and set the candelabra on the top of the table. Now some might say that would be funny, but you can't believe how sweet it looks as the sun goes down and it is all lit up. It works great for a little extra light. I buy votive candles using my 40% for $3.50 from Hobby Lobby. When I place them inside the mason jars, they stay lit even if their is a little wind! Oh and talking about wind. This blesses me sooooo much! It was blowing most of the day not bad, but still blowing. My sweet man and I would stop at different times during the day and pray.....asking the Lord to make this time for our friends very special asking for "No wind" that would be perforable! Smile. I am not kidding!!!!!!!! Right when they got there it stopped.....it makes me tear up as I journal this. It was amazing!!!!! HE HEARD US.....of course He heard us, but He answered us for our friends!
I took Becky through the way of the Potter's Shed.......it was all lit up.....I told her as I showed her to think of her "whole family" grand babies and ALL of them coming back to the farm! They could have a family time here on the farm. I had little candles hanging to light the path to the Refuge Cabin.....it was fun and I am sure she kept thinking of her family as we walked and talked! We got them all settled in. The Refuge Cabin has a long cord that leads out for light. I use CHRISTmas lights throughout the cabin.......ONE day we will have electricity......praying!!!!!! They liked.....we came back out to the "couch" and fire. Before we left we asked if they would sit and we would pray for them. As we were all under the heavens we prayed to our Father......Becky had tears falling......she was weary.....they are so busy in the ministry the Lord has given them. (Later today I will write more about their Bed and Breakfast). As we prayed I was reminded of my continuous prayer for all these years.....I was seeing HIM unfold them right before my eyes.
I went back to the house to fix up their "Picnic Basket", the moon was coming up big and bright. I knew the Lord was going to wrap them both in His arms and meet them in the quietness of the evening. We prayed for strength, refreshment, and His encouragement! They were seeking Him and they said they were able to talk without interruption to each other.....do I have a witness (?).....when we still have children in the HOME! Love having them at our age...... we wouldn't want it any other way! They also had a daughter when they were older!
Well, it is time for me to get ready for church, but later today I will put up the recipe for the bread and other recipes I made for them.
I love you sweet ladies and trust the Lord will meet you in a special way on HIS SONday! Asking also for a day or rest. Please continue to pray for my sister. Yesterday was a rough day of breathing for her. Breaks my heart.....we do know that many of you have hardships also. We don't know the needs, but I do ask the Lord to meet them for you. I know that many never leave a comment and that is fine......just want you to know I do pray for you!
Hugs to your SONday!
P.S. We are noticing such an unrest in our World......please be praying for protection for CHRISTians. Just heard that in Iran many are being imprisoned. God will meet them there........I know that for sure.......still sad and they need to know we are praying for them all over the world. It is getting scary for sure.