Wow! What a week it's been. So much to share. Where to begin. Transformation is taking place, and I'm loving it!!! Because of all that's been happening, I've been absent from here once again and apologize. I know "protocol" is that we should post daily. I want to truly do that, and do try, but sometimes He has other plans for us. I have a lot of material I want to share, so be aware, there may be multiple posts at times, so bear with me. :)
It all started last Sunday night. We had VBS camp going on for the kids. I took my two grand daughters and decided on the way to volunteer if they needed anyone else. Well, God's timing as always was perfect. One of the Pastors wives was leading the craft room and was needing help. She is a wonderful person, and I'm always excited to share time with her. We had a good time. It was exciting to see the kids having fun. Some of them came up with some beautiful creations. Of course there were rough times as well.
During those three evenings, I had time to talk with JD. She prayed for healing over me and renounced the doctor saying there was no reversal in my feet. My feet I thought sure would keep me up every night, but Praise God, they were not bad at all the first two nights. Amazing!!! The third night they were burning and I couldn't wait to get off my feet. That evening she shared something with me that I've been wanting to share with all of you. It makes perfect sense.
Praying for healing is good and we need to continue that, but keep in mind, healing is a "process." Hmmm, makes sense. See she has gone through a lot herself. During her struggles it came to her about healing being a process. What she needed was a miracle. A miracle is "spontaneous." Aha! Wow, now that really makes sense. So pray for healing, but also ask for a miracle. You may not get it right away, but patience is something He really wants for us to have as well. Remember, every thing is by His time. So the next day I prayed for healing and a miracle. Nothing happened, instead, I grew a knot between the toe joints and pad of my left foot. I couldn't even step down on it.
Of course my first thought was, "Why Lord?!" Then I went about my day taking it very easy, walking on the side or heal of my foot. Try picturing that one. Ha ha. Yeah, it was no fun and not an easy task. I thought great, now what am I going to do? What's next? I was bummed. The next day was back to normal almost. Praise the Lord, I could feel Him working in me. I just needed to be "patient." The girls had spent the night that night and had a friend with them. All the next day we had fun together, I even got in the pool with them for a little bit. This was this past Sat. That night I took the kids home and our daughter asked me to stay and watch a movie with them. I didn't want to as I was tired and new I had to be up for church the next morning. I was bummed for having missed that night, as we had a guest speaker, more on that shortly. So I stayed. I left there feeling a bit down and worried about the kids again and our daughter. I was down seeing how their lives were going.
So on the way, I prayed a whole hearted prayer for them. Something I've been lacking in lately. Praying out of habit instead of from the complete heart. Said huh? Rotten, ugly rut to get into. Prayers aren't going to be answered that way. So I completed my prayer session and Amen. Then it hit me, "Father, I need a miracle. You know all about my feet and how frustrating it is. I'm begging you for a miracle and healing. Please daddy, take the pain from my feet so that I can continue to do the work you so desire for me to do. Take it now. Please Father, I'm asking you for a miracle. In Jesus name I pray, Amen."
Well you'll never believe it. I woke up Sunday morning pain free!!! Can you believe it. I know you can. My feet felt the best they have felt in a long time. The numbness was still there, but the pain was gone, I could walk normal. Praise God!!! I just wanted to stand on the roof tops and shout the greatness of God. I wanted to dance. The song was back in my heart. I praised and thanked Him all day. I was shining with the light of the Lord that morning when I went to church.
To top the day off, John Bevere was our guest speaker!!! What an awesome speaker he is too. He and Lisa both are amazing God driven people. I could listen to them all the time. Sat. night I missed his message on "Breaking Intimidation." I had attended a small group for that book. It is a great read. If you haven't read it yet, please do. Hubby bought the pack, CD's, DVD's, work book and book. So we are going to do it as a family.
Sunday, he spoke on his new series "Honor's Reward." Wow! What a message that was. I would have loved it if he could have covered the whole series that day. Talk about being filled, it was a God filled day for sure. So hubby bought that set as well. I can't wait to delve into that one. Hubby has watched all but one video already. :)
I pray John and Lisa come back again soon. We have a lot of their materials, and I want to get more. They speak in a manner that anyone can understand and are able to drive the points home. My hunger and thirst are back full force now. I hate it when those straying times hit, but at the same time am beginning to realize that often times they happen for a reason, as it's a process to shake us up and wake us up.
For a while now I thought I was under constant attack by the enemy. Then came to realize that I was going through a trial. It was the Lord trying to get my attention. Discernment is so vital, and sometimes it can be right under our noses, but we still get it confused. Of course the enemy loves to use these moments to continue and worsen the confusion. I accept my trials, for none could be so bad as what Jesus had endured for us. So I pick up my cross, more than happy to carry it. Will you join me? Hopefully you've been carrying yours all along, but if not, how about picking yours up too! Let's walk in union with the Lord our savior. Amen!
Father, we come to you with great joy for all that you do in our lives. You are truly and amazing God. A God of all gods. The Almighty, the Alpha and Omega. The healer of healers, the Loving God that sees and knows all and holds His arms wide open to take us in. Thank you Daddy for always being there no matter what, ready to forgive and hold us tight. What an awesome Father you truly are.
Father, we ask that you fill each and everyone of us with the Holy Spirit, so that we may be guided to fill the tasks you have for us. So that we may live in a righteous manner that will show others your light and lead the lost to you. So that we may help bring your lost sheep home. So that we may share Your love with others. Teach us to be kind and loving like you. Fill not only our hearts but our souls as well. I pray for anointing over each blessing you have placed in my life father. For you have truly sent some wonderful brothers and sisters my way. I thank you for that gift daddy. Touch each of their hearts and souls and make them whole. Take away any pain or suffering they and their loved ones may be enduring at this moment. We readily accept your trials in our lives, as we know they are there to teach us, to make us stronger, and to draw us nearer to you. For that, we are eternally grateful. I ask that this be sealed in Jesus sweet name. Amen.
Have a truly blessed week everyone. I've missed you all.