Prayer Fail?

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It is time that I write a praise report.

 

I wrote  to you and told about the new chapter in our lives. I also talked about my daughter Gabby’s diagnosis of Perthes disease and the dreaded waiting game.

We were back for an appointment after waiting 2 months, and also after reading up thoroughly on the disease itself and what we would be up against. Unfortunately, Gabby had all the risk factors that make her diagnosis worse case scenario. ( Risk factors- 1-Age(best if diagnosed by 6, she’s 8) Weight- (Gabby is short and stocky) Early detection ( 1 year of symptoms before diagnosis for Gab)

These were all scary facts. Even though I was praying and praying for healing and restoration I still had my doubts, like any parent would.

 

The appointment went well at first. The Dr. said according to the new set of x-rays what was left of the femoral head hadn’t deteriorated any further. I was thanking Jesus, thinking it was a good thing. But, the Dr. went on to say that this was A typical for Perthes disease, and that he was now unsure of his origin al diagnosis. He even went as far to say it could be  tumor and that he would like to see her back in 3 month for  a biopsy and contrast MRI. I was stunned to say the least. It actually took me hours to comprehend what he had said.

 

After discussing it with my husband, and conferring with the online support group, we decided to get a second opinion. I called a noted facility in a neighboring town and was able to get a appointment fairly quickly.

 

We went with disc’s of the x-rays in hand and waited with anxiety to see what this Dr. would say about what he saw on the x-rays.

 

He came in and quite confidently said, he did not think it was a tumor, and even better, he did not think she needed surgery either. He said she was in the regrowth process and as long as she did not do

any weight bearing activities ( soccer, basketball) that we just have to allow the body to do it’s thing.

We couldn’t have been happier, and more importantly relieved.

excited

The next answered prayer is something I wrote about last year. https://msinop1.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/a-call-to-prayer/

Months went by and I continued to pray fervently everyday for the owner of the tracker with the bumper sticker that so saddened my heart ” Nothing fails like prayer”. Then the roadwork came into play. The tracker was forced to park in another spot due to the roadwork, and so out of the eye shot of every passerby. I was happy about that, but still broke my heart that someone was so broken and angry to believe that statement.

The roadwork went on for a few months. Out of sight out of mind. Then Bam, I am driving along this street where now the mid 90’s tracker is BACK.

tracker

But, with something noticeably missing. The Bumper Sticker. It’s GONE, the remnants are left of the glue that held it fast to the soft top. The glue is black from the dirt that collected under it. I screamed! Woohoo! My girls looked at me as if I was crazy. My mind was fluttering with ideas. My prayer had been answered. But, why? Lord, did you change the person’s heart, like I had prayed for? Are they just going to sell it, and needed to remove the stickers? But, it’s such an old model, would they really be selling it? I may never know what the answer is. I pray that my prayers prompted God to reveal himself to this person and their life has been changed forever. Maybe that moment I enter the pearly gates, I will be greeted by someone I have never actually met in this life.

All I can say is ” Nothing prevails like prayer”

Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/10-awesome-bible-verses-about-the-power-of-prayer/#ixzz37AQNqRHH

Discouraged

Discouraged

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Hungry

Hungry

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~ Mercy~

Jesus, friend of sinners, we have strayed so far away
We cut down people in your name but the sword was never ours to swing
Jesus, friend of sinners, the truth’s become so hard to see
The world is on their way to You but they’re tripping over me
Always looking around but never looking up I’m so double minded
A plank eyed saint with dirty hands and a heart divided

Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks yours

Yeah…

Jesus, friend of sinners, the one who’s writing in the sand
Made the righteous turn away and the stones fall from their hands
Help us to remember we are all the least of these
Let the memory of Your mercy bring Your people to their knees
Nobody knows what we’re for only what we’re against when we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs crossed over the lines and loved like You did

Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks yours

You love every lost cause; you reach for the outcast
For the leper and the lame; they’re the reason that You came
Lord I was that lost cause and I was the outcast
But you died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

‘Cause You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever

Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours

And I was the lost cause and I was the outcast
Yeah…
You died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

Now more than ever, let us show the true love of Christ ❤

~ A Thankful Heart~

~ A Thankful Heart~

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I Can Only Imagine

I found myself 2 days in a row, being consumed with prophecy watching. Isaiah 17 and Psalms 83, looming over our heads.

Hanging on the updates and wondering what lies ahead. I absolutely love that I am able to follow this unveiling of prophecy. Not many generations of people can say that. But, at the same time it can be draining, and we can easily lose sight of why we are excited about seeing these things come to pass. Not, because we want destruction, or pain, or anything else like that.

As a believer we are waiting patiently for our blessed hope, and in order for that to happen all these things must come to pass. The sooner they start to unfold, the sooner we are to going home, our real home.

So after 2 days of much intensity, I decided last night to focus on the glory of God, to remind myself of what that blessed hope IS, what comes after the bombs, war, and rebirth of a planet that is in the midst of bitter chaos.

I turned to You tube and watched a documentary on several people who have caught a glimpse of the after life, stood in the glory of our God, felt HIS Love, stood in it. The love HE has is so overwhelming, they described never feeling anything so transcending before. They never wanted to leave. Their spirit was upon the earth, in space, seeing the earth from a different dimensions view. In awe of what they had never seen before. Experiencing the vastness of space and time that is beyond all human comprehension.

Some floated above their bodies for a time, saw their lifelessness lieing in a emergency room, or watching intense brain surgery taking place. Did they long to be back in that body? No, they say once your out of your body, you realize how cumbersome it actually is, and that this is not the natural (how we believe it to be in this life) That the natural is to really be you- your spirit, free of life on this earth. They relay that they realize in this experience they have truly never smelled before, loved before, saw before, lived before.

The most important thing of all was that they were in the presence of God which is indescribable. They felt the love of a mother, love of a father, a best friend all rolled into one, the love was so overwhelming nothing and no one could make them want to go back to their former selves. They have no attachment to the body that lays lifeless, they still love their families but not enough to ever want to go back, but ultimately it is not their time.

They say that death is a doorway into another realm, another life, filled with souls of people from their lives, and also souls of people they can’t identify but they know they have a connection with in this life.

They speak of angelic beings who are constantly surrounding us on earth, that we simply cannot see. That love us and help us, all sent from the Father. Once these people pass through that door, in the near death experience they are able to see all that inhabits the next realm.

Each and every person no matter what their socioeconomic background, religious beliefs or anything else, when dead for a time, are able to know that their IS A GOD. What a precious treasure some of us are given. Maybe for some that would be the only way to get them to the point of believing, and thus being able to pass on to eternal life with God, when their real death hour comes.

After watching this, I was filled up again with love, excitement and glorious expectation of what is to come. Thank you God for allowing these people to share their stories, so that through them your faithful can be encouraged.

John 20:29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Keep your hope, dearest Body of Christ. The best is yet to be, let our hearts not be weary or troubled.

I will place the link here if anyone would like to watch the documentary too.

Be blessed and hold fast to our dear Lord, our HOPE our TREASURE!!!!!!!!!!

Prayer Famine

Prayer Famine

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