Thursday, April 10, 2008

Prayer and tornados - they go well together

Living in Texas gives a whole new meaning to the term "prayer closet".

A friend called at 3:45 this morning to warn us a tornado was in the area. We woke the kids and had a campout in the tornado closet. I would have enjoyed the whole experience a bit more if I had had time to grab a cup of coffee first, but Mike thought it best not to brew a pot just then. Guess I was missing the whole sense of urgency thing hu? Quite the adventure and a great opportunity to remind the kids that the same God who created the storm would protect us in the midst of it.

After the kids were settled back in bed, I finally sat down with my coffee to enjoy the early morning quiet. Our Bible study this week is on Philippians 4:4-7 - do not worry. Ha! Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor?

Whether the storm is raging outside my window, or in my own mind, His direction is clear - Pray.

Prayer takes our focus off the problem and puts it on the Problem Solver.

As we sat with the kids this morning, we tried to keep their focus on things other than the storm. We talked about God's protection. We prayed together for safety and then we thanked him when the storm had passed.

Sometimes life can seem like one big storm. It helps to remember that the same God who created the storm will protect you in the midst of it.


  1. Thankful that the Lord kept you safe. Growing up in Oklahoma, we were in our tornado closet many times.
    So thankful we don't have to ride the storms of life alone.

  2. What an exciting way to start the day, under God's protective wing. May He continue to keep and protect you and lavishly pour out His love over your home and hearts.

    I love your

    Prayer takes our focus off the problem and puts it on the Problem Solver

    Oh, Lord, help us to keep our eyes fixed on YOU!

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

  3. Tornados are scary and this is tornado time here in Indy. Praise the Lord for prayer!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

  4. I am glad you are all safe. Your last line is so true. Us Homeschooling Mom's can make anything teachable, for the kids and us;p


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