I have a daily flip calendar in my bathroom that has scriptures on it. It's a morning ritual to flip to the new day first thing in the morning to read the verse for the day. Here's the one for 9/12
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked way; then will I hear from heaven,and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
I thought this a rather good verse for Evacuation Day (smile) especially the "will heal their land" part. There's going to be a lot of healing going on in my area the next few weeks. Many are without power right now, and they say may be weeks before they get it back -- and Ike hasn't even hit yet! Many are already flooded...
Right now I am praising God that the prayers of righteous folk have been answered for the protection of my family and at the moment that protection has extended to my personal property. Ike hasn't hit yet, I know things can change - but they can change as easily to TOTAL protection as just as easily as total devestation -- and that's okay, God is still in the business of answering prayers. He still cares about us, He is still on His throne - doesn't matter if we have a house to come back to or not. He never changes.
And right now this good news has energized me and given me courage and hope. What a miracle. Everyone around us has flooded, yet this small community has not. I'm sure the residents that are sheltered in place are facing this long night just a tad bit relieved. Please pray for the ones that are facing the night with continued rising water in their neighborhoods.
I'm holding on waiting for more miracles! Keep praying and seeking His face.
PS I'm always tempted to read ahead the verse for tomorrow - but I resist (smile) I like to be encouraged first thing in the morning...His Mercy Is New Every Morning!!!