Acts , 26 And at Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
From March 1990 for 4 1/2 years, I lived in many places and was of no fixed abode. Nights were spent in various places including friends apartments / houses, caravan, tent, B & B, vehicles, rough, and some interesting places e.g. a mountain bike shop. Also because I no longer owned a car, I had to walk, sometimes long distances. During this period of no fixed abode I had the following experience which may be of interest since it is based on application of the above scriptural blueprint for getting out of a jam!
Hondarribia (1991 April 11 )
I was walking from Fuenterrabia to Hondarribia in
I started to pray and sing choruses.
One of the choruses I was singing was LORD, THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE is shining. The words of the chorus are:-
Shine, Jesus, shine,
Fill this land with the Fatherís glory;
Blaze, Spirit, blaze,
Set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow,
Flood the nations with grace and mercy;
Send forth Your word,
Lord, and let there be light.
... and there was light!
Suddenly the area where I stood was suddenly floodlit with lights!
When I made my way back to the road I realised what had happened. The fog at that altitude where I was singing / praying had lifted and powerful lights situated on the very top of the hill penetrated the darkness/fog where I stood so that I could make my way back onto the road.
As I walked to the peak point on the road I noticed the name of the hill - Jaizkibel. As I walked towards Hondarribia the road descended and at a certain point I re - entered the fog at a lower altitude but it wasn't as dense as that previously experienced near the top of the hill.
Consider the following scriptures:-
Mat 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
Mat Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Luke 9: 57, 58 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
John My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
When you work for Jesus all He says is, " follow Me". He doesn't say in advance where, or how much He will pay us and He doesn't say where we will sleep at night!
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