A Day In The Life Of This Christian


Chuck and I pray together for our children, grandchildren and great grandson in the morning and in the evening and sometimes in between if we know something is happening that needs prayer. We ALWAYS quote the scripture from Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon formed against us shall prosper.”

Prayer is so powerful. Not everyone in our family is saved. Some are saved and backslidden. Some are not speaking to us, and though it breaks our hearts, and we don’t know WHY, we continue to pray for them.

I urge you to pray for family, even those who hurt you. Yesterday I wrote a blog post about “suddenly.” God has laid on my heart that nothing is permanent in this world and that those we never dreamed of dying so soon can go in an instant. Suddenly they are gone.

Looking back on my life I realize how “suddenly’s” have shaped my life. Losing my mom and dad suddenly, meeting my husband suddenly, Chuck surviving open heart surgery to suddenly get a flesh-eating virus, I could go on. Life is full of things changing in the blink of an eye.

In life you can’t change anyone but yourself and most of the time we cannot change ourselves without asking for God’s help. But still we pray for miracles. We want everyone with us eternally. But everyone has free will. God made us like that because he doesn’t want to force us to love him. If we have to force someone to love us, what kind of love is that?

Yesterday the Lord reminded me of two things, prayer for our family is so important, and how things can change in an instant. One of our daughter in laws was driving in Denver yesterday. She went under a pedestrian walkway, a piece of ice the size of a basketball almost crashed through her window on the drivers side. It almost went through. I have no doubt that without God’s intervening it would have been a very different outcome. That happened suddenly. No warning, and completely out of her control BUT “No weapon formed against her prospered” Isaiah 54:17 It scared her, ruined the windshield but she is alive to live the rest of her life. I believe it’s the power of our prayers. Satan will throw his weapons against us and ours, but through praying that won’t prosper.

Are you ready if today you experience “suddenly?” I pray to God we all are!



Are You Ready For Your Suddenly?


Luke 24:4

At this they were in great perplexity, when suddenly there stood by them two men whose raiment flashed like lightening..


In prayer and meditation in the last week the Lord has been talking to me about suddenly.


Suddenly means “at an instant.”


God spoke to my heart that there are those who have been praying for certain things for a long time. Some have been praying for years. People have wanted to give up, thinking to themselves that nothing is ever going to change and that their prayers are never going to be answered. A whole lot of people are at the point of wanting to give up. They know that the things they are praying for are not against God’s will and yet STILL nothing is happening. They wonder “Is God hearing my prayers? Why doesn’t He answer me?”


God is saying that this is a time of suddenly. In an instant you are going to see some things change before your eyes. It’s a season of reversals. Things that have been not moving are going to start to move.


I also see that things will happen suddenly with no time of preparation. Like the bridge that fell in Miami, it did so SUDDENLY. People were caught underneath it suddenly. There was no time to ask for forgiveness, to quit a bad habit, or to repent. It happened in an instant. At that time, for those involved, it was what it was. God is saying that we need to be ready to meet him at all times, because things can change suddenly. Are we ready to meet him at all times? We need to be because this is time of sudden changes.


God is going to restore health and wealth suddenly. He is going to turn the wealth of the wicked over to the Godly and it will happen so suddenly that you won’t be able to catch your breath.


Faithful givers, sacrificial givers, will have things given to them from places they never expected. Money will literally seem to appear from nowhere. God is going to not just give provision for your vision but give in abundance, you will have enough to bless others and take care of yourself and your family.


There are 87 occurrences of SUDDENLY in the Word of God.


Here are a few..

Matthew 8:24

But suddenly there arose a great storm on the Lake, so that the waves threatened to engulf the boat; but He was asleep.


Mathew 17:3

And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them conversing with Him.


Mark 13:36 lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.


Luke 24:4

“So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.

Suddenly things are going to change for you. I believe it with all my heart! God is getting ready to move things suddenly and nobody will be able to shut the door God is opening in front of you!




When God Has Us In A Holding Pattern

Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7

It appears that God has me in a holding pattern. It’s as if I am on a plane, willing and able to get onto my next destination and God has come on the overhead speaker saying, “We are experiencing some unexpected difficulties and we cannot take off at this time. It is nothing to worry about, I will keep you posted.”

It actually started last month, shortly after publishing my Kindle Books the Lord spoke to my heart the following, “Stop and pray before ministering in any way. Don’t do anything without praying to see if it is in my will.”

I am at an age where it might make sense to retire but that is not who I am and God knows it. I love being about the Lords work. It actually energizes me. That’s how you know you are on your right path with God. When you love what you do so much that it doesn’t feel like work, you have found your ministry.

God has me in this holding pattern. I am anxious to get on with it but God’s not having it for some reason.

I know this about holding patterns, because I have experienced them before, if I try and go forward on my own, before God releases me, anything I do on my own will fail.

In trying to understand these holding patterns I have learned there are many examples of them in the Bible. You too might be there. You feel as if you are between a rock and a hard place.

In Exodus 14 we read that the Israelites were in between a rock and a hard place. Pharaoh had changed his mind about letting them go free. They had gone as far as they could go. The Red Sea was in front of them and Pharaoh was in back of them. They couldn’t go back nor could they go forward. It was then that God told them to “Be still and see the salvation of the Lord.”

God, when the time was right created the huge miracle of parting the Red Sea so that the Israelites could go to the Promised Land. At the same time He closed the Red Sea to The Egyptians who Pharaoh had sent to bring them back into bondage.

The key is that when the time was EXACTLY right God delivered them. God will do the same for me and you.

It’s in these holding patterns that we learn to trust God. We grow and mature in the Lord so when we finally do take off we are equipped with the things we need inside of us to be of use in the next stage of life.

Have we got the “right stuff” to hang in and wait on God or will we rush ahead more then likely unprepared for what lies ahead?

In His Unconditional Love,
Cathie Miller