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May 5, 2017 Hover Over This in Prayer

Billye Brim Blog
May 5, 2017
The Parsonage

I really poured out my heart in my Spring 2017 Partner Letter — especially about our Migdal-Arbel Prayer and Study Center in Israel.
You are probably receiving it in the mail right about now.

We also just posted it online. If you do read it online, please take the steps to see the photo page, and other pages attached.

We ask for your prayers for favor with the Zoning Committee in Israel. And for all plans, paper work, permits, etc.

If you can, please respond in some way to let me know you got the letter.
And if you will hover over this in prayer with us.

What do I mean by “hover?”
Here’s an example.

You’ve probably heard Shelli’s testimony about when, back in the 1980s, the bottom dropped out of the oil market in Tulsa and they lost their business.
Bob Oaks, her husband (who now lives in Heaven), got the promise of a job in California. She and the two children, Kylie aged 4, and Cody a lap baby, crammed into the cab of a U-Haul truck and headed west. There was barely room for Shelli’s feet for they had used every available space.

They dreaded the trip in the cramped space. But after a couple of days of driving, Bob remarked how at peace the children were.

After three days on the road they arrived in Fallbrook, California on Saturday.
Bob said to Shelli, “We’re supposed to go to church tomorrow in Thousand Oaks. Brother Halverson is going to be there.”
Shelli protested, “I don’t even know if I can find my good clothes.”
But believing it was the Lord’s leading, they drove the three hours on Sunday morning.

After church, the little Oaks family was invited out to eat with the Halversons and the Pastors. While they waited for a table in the crowded restaurant, Brother Halverson (that great man of prayer) quietly asked Shelli, “What have you been doing?”

Shelli explained how for three days they’d been driving from Oklahoma, with all the details.

Brother Halverson, who really looked like a skinny Santa Clause, chuckled and said, “Well that explains it. For three days I’ve been hovering in prayer over a truck. Did you arrive at (and he named a time) yesterday?”

“Yes,” Shelli responded. “That’s exactly when we arrived.”

He said, “That’s exactly when I was released from my prayer.”

So, though we have prayed in faith, this is one of the things we don’t let go until we are released. Thank you for praying with us.

By the way, this happened about the time Shelli talks about on her anointed teaching series: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry.