Today my heart is heavy. My precious friend from church that I love dearly had her baby yesterday and he was stillborn. The doctors had told them he had some very serious issues with his development and the likelihood of him surviving was slim to none. This is a picture of what she did her baby’s nursery in.
Believers believe! That is what we do! That is why we are called believers! We all believed, prayed, and waited for our miracle baby. Although he did not make it, there were things they had said that were wrong that, when born, they were not!
As my husband and I drove home from Texas Children’s Hospital at two o’clock this morning I had mixed emotions. I saw one of the most loving, filled with the Spirit, serving God with all of their might family go through a nightmare. At that moment my hatred of satan deepened even more and I told him so. It will be a joy and privilege to see him burn in hell!! Then I would feel deep peace I knew only God could give me! As my mind raced I asked God how could I possibly feel peace at a time like this?? His answer to me made me cry and contemplate. He said, “Daughter, Travis will never know grief, hurt feelings, rejection, prejudice, shunning, the horrors that go on in this fallen world. All he will ever know is love, peace and joy because he is with Me! That is how I could tell you Sunday all is well!” Never have I thought of it like that. And, yes, it gave me a reason for peace!
I think of Travis’ mother, father, and siblings. Travis’ mother is a strong woman! She was comforting us! I thought of how tears quickly turned to praise and how Travis’ father told us all he could think of was Job and he would never do anything but love God!! No wonder they are leaders in our church!!
I look at the news because I have to to get into my computer. It says what starlet is wearing what color, brand name and the kind of car she drove up in and how many body guards she had…who in the world cares?? Shame on people for thinking of material things over the purposes of God and that is to love people and help them in their times of need! Is this world so foolish and blind???
God help this nation! God help this people who are rebellious and stiff-necked to the things of the Gospel. God help me to make a difference in someone’s life for You, my precious Father!
Please, pray for my friend and her family, dear reader. May God’s richest blessings be upon you, and may you fulfill the call God has upon your life in making a difference for Him! May that be your main focus every single day of your life!
This week has been an exhausting one for me. It has been trying physically and emotionally. I am one of THOSE mothers. My children are 25 and 22 years old, but it could just as well be MONTHS old! They are my babies no matter what age they are and nothing is going to change that! The Rev. is doing very well…PRAISE GOD! Nurse Sunshine got sick this week.
She was so sick, when I took her to the doctor they swabbed her throat for strep (which she hates with a passion) she does not even remember they did it. I have never seen her that sick in her life! As we sat in the doctor’s office waiting for them to call her back, I did what every Christian mother does. I began to pray! I didn’t pray a silent prayer either! I was praying the word, quoting every healing scripture I knew and praying in the Spirit! I didn’t care who heard or who cared! This was my baby and she needed help!
As I prayed and finally took a breath, I heard another voice quoting scriptures and thanking Jesus for what He did on the cross for MY DAUGHTER! I looked to see where that voice was coming from. Across the waiting room from me was a beautiful older and very elegant black lady. She was praying just like me! I wondered what church she went to and was so grateful she was praying for us. I had never seen her in my life! Suddenly, she got up and walked over to me. As she sat down she said with the sweetest smile, “I heard you praying for your daughter and I began to pray, too. I am Catholic and I would like to give you this.” She handed me a bottle with something clear in it. She said it was “Holy water” and told me how to use it. At first I thought, “Lord, I don’t know. I have never heard of this.” The Lord then spoke to me, “She is a born again Christian. Just as you would anoint Sunshine with oil for healing, this water has been prayed over by the prayer of faith. It is like the oil you use.” I rejoiced in my heart! This lady was so precious!!’ To care enough to offer this to me and to BOLDLY pray in a waiting room for a total stranger! I put it all over Sunshine and began to praise again!! We exchanged names and I met a Godly woman I will one day live in Heaven with! I met a sister in Christ!!
Had we been in another country, we could not have prayed that way in public. I thought as I sit down in restaurants I don’t have to wonder if someone is going to arrest me for saying the blessing over my food. I can boldly proclaim the Word of God in a doctor’s office, in an elevator, in a restaurant, anywhere I am!! I am so thankful for that!! Are we a Christian nation? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! I thank God we have these freedoms. I also thank God I met this dear saint! Sunshine is doing much better! The prayer of agreement between two CHRISTIANS made much power available!!
Dear reader, don’t get caught up in religion! Get caught up in the love of God!! Stop being divided by doctrine and color! If you believe Jesus is the only way to Heaven you are “spot on”! Keep Jesus the focal point of life! You never know how God will use that or when!
Blessings to you, precious reader! I will see you next time!