Whenever I go out I pray this prayer ” Oh Lord I ask that your Spirit would go before us and prepare the way, removing every form of danger from us; seen and unseen. That no danger, harm, calamity or even illness will come near to us, in Jesus Name we pray, Amen:” It is something I always pray when going out, especially if traveling far or with a group.
Tuesday, my daughter’s family, 3 grandchildren and another child whom I care for; went to Idlewild Park, Leigoneer, PA. All was well driving the two and a half hr drive and through most of the day at the park. Around 5pm that day we went to the wave pool at the park. They have the waves going at intervals of 10 min on and 20 off. The waves are quite powerful and bounce you all about. There are several life guards and it is not considered dangerous. However, I got severe leg cramps in my calves and was brought down. When I came up it was instinctive to gasp for air, unfortunately I took a deep breath just as a great wave came and inhaled water into my lungs. I was pulled down again and when I surfaced by Gods Grace my daughter was within an arms reach and she looked right at me. I said “Nikki help me!” She grabbed me and pulled me up and I began to cough the water out of my lungs. I have no doubt any more water into my lungs or been taken down another time I would have surely drowned. SAVE ONE!
After we left the swimming area I called me husband and ask “and how is your day going?” He replied “well once I got the fire out it was ok!” As it were…..he was grilling on the porch. This is a large grille with two propane tanks underneath. Ed went in the house for a few minutes and when he came out to check on the food; much to his horror the grille was in full flame! He was immediately mindful of the two propane tanks but the fire was too great to risk opening the cabinet. He grabbed the fire extinguisher and by Gods Grace he was able to put out the fire before the heat reached the tanks. The grille is torched but the wooden A-frame house 2 ft from the grille and my husband are safe. SAVE TWO!
We left the park at 8pm and stopped for Pizza. We ordered more then we could eat and had plenty to take with us. On the way home my daughters car began to have a tap in the engine. We had to exit the turnpike and find a gas station. We checked the oil which was down a qt and a half and filled it. We got back on the the turnpike and after driving about 15 minutes the car lost power and she managed to make it to an emergency pull off. It was apparent that the engine had thrown a rod. All 3 of my grandchildren and the child I took with us were in my car which I pulled up along side of hers. I was plenty far enough off the road, but something didn’t sit right in Nikki’s spirit and she said “Mom, pull your car behind ours.” I complied with no objections. Fortunately I am a member of AAA road service and we called for a tow truck. We were still about 60 miles from home. The first tow truck passed us somehow and a second was dispatched. Nikki and I were standing beside her car opposite the highway. Suddenly there were two 18 wheeler rigs coming in too fast and missed our cars by no more then one foot, waking one of the sleeping children by the rocking of the vehicle due to the speed of the trucks! Had I not moved my car behind hers….per her request, my car; carrying 4 children would have been crushed by the massive trucks. SAVE THREE!
The tow truck driver was very nice and we gave him the extra pizza and cinnamon sticks. I even had the opportunity to pray for his family and mother-in-law who suffers from Lupus. “enlarged territory”
I have been asked to do a wedding in Lancaster, PA June 30th. I am staying at a hotel in Paradise, PA June 29th as there were no available rooms in Lancaster that weekend. I am doing a Renewal of Vows for a couple married 19 yrs and the ceremony is in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina July 22. God has opened more doors as I will be singing and preaching at Maranatha Baptist Church July 18th, singing at Chrurch of God the 15th, a retirement community in Roanoke and three music programs in nursing homes in Richmond VA on the return July 23 and 24. “Enlarged territory.”
“Oh Lord that You would bless us indeed and enlarge our territory. That Your hand would be upon us, that You would keep us from evil that we might not cause pain.”
Thank You God that You answer our prayers
Written by Patricia Torok