Tuesday, July 21, 2009

God is Good

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.


RCUBEs said...

Prayed your awesome prayer! Thank you. Glad that your feet felt better. God bless sister.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you sister RCUBEs. God Bless!

Karen said...

Wonderful testimony and awesome prayer!

Veronica Lee said...

I'm so happy that your feet felt better. That was a beautiful testimony.

Have a nice day!!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

It is so nice to read your blog once again. What a wonderful testimony of God's work in your life you have shared to us, Tammy. I really feel your story about some of them, because it really happens to me, too.
God bless you, Tammy.

valerie lynn said...

Amen there is indeed power in prayer. I have missed you my friend and I am so glad that God is truly working His healing power in you. What a strong woman of faith you truly are! God bless and know that I love you.

Tami said...

Oooh Tammy, this is WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL NEWS! We will continue on with prayer for healing. I KNOW I WILL.

I missed you friend and Sister. I've thought often Ok..OK.. DAILY ..I PROMISE I'm NOT a STOCKER. LOL. I worry about you. I know you haven't been well lately and my prayers are constantly going!

I know how you feel about the half hearted prayers. I have found myself in that rut also. I have finally, FINALLY come out of it.
Something else that makes me smile about this whole thing is..
I have my bible. And because I dont' always remember scripture.. I find it hard to read. To REMEMBER his LOVING WORDS. I get frustrated! Angry too! Not at GOD, but myself!

One day a thought came into my mind.. Tami, you forgot your bible.
*I glanced around..Where'd that come from?
I HEARD the voice! LOUD and clear in my head. A MANS VOICE.
I reached for my bible. Taking it with me in my car. Tammy, I CAN"T go a day without it, I can't go a day without reading it. Sure I can't remember it all. or even some. It's hard for me unless it's fresh in my mind. By the end of lunch I have forgotten it.. and I've prayed and prayed over it.
Sadly I felt like a failure to the LOVE OF MY LIFE. How could I stand before him and NOT know his loving words?
FAILURE would ripple though my mind.That was the enemy. He wanted me to feel that way.
Instead, I felt his presence. I FELT HIM NEAR ME.
His smile, and his love. I've read again the book of John. I've skipped through and read many other verses. and How I feel empty without his word..LOST..alone..sad.
I will even drive BACK to get my bible (Across town!) LOL
I dont' mind. I NEED HIM.

See how he works! He is working, not like we want him too.. (cuz ya'no we humans are so darn picky and WANT IT NOW) LOL

I love you dear sister and friend. I missed you and know I have your back in prayer! I'm so darn happpy your feeling better this made my night!


Denise said...

Standing with you in prayer my friend, love you.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

he is a wonderful awesome god...

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That was a wonderful post....so glad that I stopped by.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Friend,

Praise God! Thank you Lord for your Divine Intervention and Miracles here. Thank you for removing the pain from my sweet sister's feet. You are the Ultimate Physician and though she has endured her trials of pain and suffering, with her strong faith, belief and trust in You, Your Word and Your Promises, she doesn't doubt for there is no room for doubt. She asked for your Divine Miracle and you answered her prayer in Jesus precious name. Amen! All praise, honor and glory are yours Almighty Father forever and ever. Amen!

Thank you dear one for sharing this amazing testimony with us and for uplifting me this very night. Thank you for your continued prayer support for my husband Ron and for myself. You are a special woman, a heartfelt intercessor and powerful prayer warrior.

I love you dear friend and may the Almighty God's mighty miracles continue to manifest themselves within you over and over and over again.

Blessings, Peace, Love & Prayers,

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you Karen! Bless you.

Thank you Veronica! Blessings

Thank you Grace! It is so good to be back. The enemy had a stranglehold on me, but no more!!! God be with you.

Thank you Valerie Lynn! You are so sweet. I love you too. I've missed everyone so much. Blessings to you.

Tami, what a great comment. I would love to put that in a post, as it's good stuff! You are so right. You always brighten my day! Thanks dear one. Love and blessings.

Thank you Denise, that means a lot. God Bless! Love you too.

Amen Laura~Peach~ Blessings

Thank you Theresa, I'm glad you did as well. God Bless

Alleluiabelle, that was so sweet. Thank you so much. You had me in tears, your words really touched my heart. You are such a sweet God filled woman with a big heart. I will keep you both in prayer always. May the Lord watch over you both and bring a Miracle to Ron! Love and blessings to you both.

May the Lord abide in you all and bring great blessings upon each one and your family's. You all are such beautiful sisters. I just love each and everyone of you. May you lamplights shine bright! :)