Happy Hanukkah and a very Merry Christmas!
from Voice of the Bride Ministries!
Over the last couple of months, I have been doing something I have never before done on a horse. I have been riding my young ex-racehorse, SurfLine Saint, up to the border wall, between the U.S. and Mexico, and praying. The ranch where I work and board Saint, is right at the U.S/Mexico border. Riders can take a trail right up onto the ‘mesa’ and see long, beautiful views of the Tijuana River Valley, the Pacific ocean, and all the way to downtown San Diego on a nice day. But our mission is something else. The amazing thing is, “Saint” is a very young horse that I have been training for some time, with much difficulty. He is not all that brave when it comes to leaving the ranch. But ‘prayer-riding’ is something I really felt strongly about doing, and, with the location we are in, I just prayed that he would calm down so that we could take on this prayer assignment. The first day I rode him up to the border wall, I was amazed! Saint seemed to know that he was on ‘royal business’, as one friend called it. He was perfect, and seemed to take very seriously what we were doing. I know it sounds odd, but it was as though he knew he had to behave because he was carrying someone doing important business. He never took a wrong step, or even flinched when something scarey presented itself to us! I felt the presence of the Lord as I sang His praises out into the hills and mesa. As I sang over the city of Tijuana, and the nation of Mexico, these simple words came to me: “Pour out Your Spirit Lord, Pour out Your Spirit Lord, Pour out Your Spirit each day. Pour out Your Spirit Lord, Pour out Your Spirit Lord, Pour out Your Spirit on TJ!!!!!” Each ride has revealed something different to pray about. I will tell you, I don’t think I’ve ever done anything so wonderfully fulfilling on a horse. And I am very thankful for my ‘prayer partner’
I have continued to make regular trips up to the border, and hope to continue to do so. Thank you for praying for VOB, and helping us carry His presence to others. And remember, if even a lowly horse can do a mighty job to further the Kingdom of GOD, why can’t you? Carol
I wanted to thank those of you who responded to being added to my text intercessors list. I also wanted to share how much it has meant, having you cross the border with me each time. Some of you reply immediately, and that has been great (one friend often replies “ten four”), and many of you have expressed how much more involved you feel. I had not actually expected to enjoy it, personally, as much as I have. I mean, I knew that it was important to have more praying, specifically, each time I cross the border. But I had no idea how much it would impact me knowing that each of you knew when I was crossing. Though I am never alone with Jesus, it is also comforting knowing that you also are thinking, and praying of the adventures that await us. I am also convinced that great favor has come out of the extra prayers you have spoken on my behalf, and the mission at hand. Some really great things have been accomplished this month which we will have to wait until next month to expound upon. Wayne
p.s. it is not too late to join the text intercessors … just let us know.