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Psalm 146: 5              Good News Bible

Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them and who depend on the Lord their God.

This passage reminded me of the post, Fingerprints. How happy are those who have God looking after them. I count my blessings. The story about my storage unit is only one of the recent miraculous deeds Father has worked out for me. Some of the things He does are big things. Some are small. For example, He worked out every minute of my schedule one day so that I “accidentally” ran into two different people I needed to see. Living in those moments was crazy because one minute either way would have made a difference in each of those situations. It was amazing being in God’s hands and watching things unfold. Truly, it was one of those, “You had to be there,” moments. It was obvious Father was orchestrating my day. Just wonderful!

With the storage unit, He was looking out for me without my knowing what was going on. He was on His own taking care of my details. I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to our Father for the myriad of little things He does, some of which I probably never even realize.

Do I depend on the Lord my God? Increasingly so. Don’t you see how the directive to pray without ceasing is a simple operational procedure. I would never teach this as a burdensome thing. It is not a command to perform a ritualistic service. Instead, it is more akin to breathing. Breathing is automatic. You don’t have to think about it, plan it, be in just the right place, with the right tools. It is a part of everything you do all day and all night. Prayer will likely never be run by our autonomic nervous system, but I do believe it can approach that level of incorporation. We can become people of prayer such that we live in a prayer state and I believe we can do this without becoming weird. Yet, one of the greatest joys of life is that even without this continual prayer walk, Father is on the job looking to the details He knows we care about even when we don’t know there is a matter which needs prayer.

Ivey Ministries is dedicated to the idea that we can live lives intertwined with the Holy One. Part of that is that we might receive a revelation of how we can be plugged into communion with the Father at all times as was Jesus. Happy days, indeed, are ahead for those who depend on Yahweh and who have the God of Jacob helping them.

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