NEW "A 19-Year-Old Daughter with No Brakes on Her Car and the Psalm 23 Prayer" by Pastor Mike
(The following is a true story from 2010.)
The brakes were gone.
How could this be?
She’d just finished a 1,500-foot mountain grade descent.
The “she” was my 19-year old daughter.
And I am writing this today to glorify God and recognize His great faithfulness to us and in our lives.
PSALM 23 PRAYER
It was a little after 5 o’clock (approximately the time of the mountain grade descent) that I remember something unusual happening.
I was playfully tickling my other daughter (11 years old) and for some reason I was quoting Psalm 23 to her out loud starting with verse one: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
And I had the strange urge to continue quoting.
Isn’t that weird?
But I don’t usually do that is what I’m trying to say.
I don’t usually quote (and I would go on to quote) the entirety of Psalm 23 to my 11-year old daughter at just after 5 o’clock in the afternoon while playfully tickling her.
I mean, it was every single verse!
Don’t miss the “daughter” part, the “timing” part (again, it was about the same time my 19-year old was coming down the grade) and what I’m convinced the Lord spoke to me about the next day regarding the whole situation.
I was praying Psalm 23 is what I was doing.
I was praying the Scripture out loud to my one daughter, but it was really for my other daughter who was losing her brakes at just about the same exact time.
GREAT AND FAITHFUL GOD
I think you’re hearing what I’m trying to say.
This is the God we serve. (I am tearful now.)
He is a great and faithful God.
He is greatly to be praised.
Oh, and by the way, my daughter was somehow able to stop her car even though it had no brakes.
Can somebody shout, “Miracle!”
“For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:11)