Faith Full

“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” ~Psalm 30:2

I had my second surgery two days ago. I entered this one with confidence and unwavering faith. God has been so good to me and  I felt no reason to be afraid. He replaced my fear with peace. My faith tank was full. 

Father, I thank You for the myriad ways that You’ve blessed and loved me even before I was placed in my mother’s womb. You have always been by my side, in both the dark and light of my life.  I thank You for Your presence, patience, peace, parenting, and power. I will praise You continuously until my test turned testimony leads someone to You. Lord, You have been a rock in my most unstable world. You’ve made broken places straight. You have calmed the storm that came without warning. Because of Your strength, my weakness was made perfect. From this pain, You have birthed promise. I will forever worship Your holy name. You are great and greatly to be praised. It is true, there is NO ONE like Jehovah. The great I AM, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Author and Finisher of our faith. How grateful I am to be Your humble servant. Thank You Father for renewing my hope and my life. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen! 

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Even the Wind Obeys

“He brings the wind out of His treasuries.”~Psalm 135:7

As part of my recovery I am required to walk several times a day. My little son is very good about reminding and escorting me as well. 

Some days I am reluctant to walk because of the heat. Today was such a day. When we made it to the corner, I had to pause for a spell because it was blazing. I told my son how hot I was. 

And would you believe that right then and there, God sent a glorious refreshing breeze?! I stood in the shadow of the tree which was gently fanning me, soaking it in and praising God for His goodness. 

 

Thankful Thursday

  
Today I was able to raise both arms worship style since my surgery. Praise Him!

Today I was able to encourage another person going through what I am. Praise Him!

Today I received a beautiful love token from my job. Praise Him! 

God simply has been overwhelming me with His everlasting love. Praise Him! 

Try This

In recent years, I’ve changed how I read the Bible. I am more “interactive.” Here are a few things I do: 

  I use stickers to denote important scriptures. 

  Various color highlighters help me to mark the text as well. 
  Dating scripture is a tip I picked up from Dr. Charles Stanley. I date scriptures when I feel like God is asking me to pay particular attention to one of them. 
  I also take notes directly on the page for future reference. 
  
  I also enrich the experience by using a journal, devotional reading, and other Christian tools. 

I enjoy changing up the scenery as well. 

  
 
How do you get the most of our of your quality time with God? Do tell! 

Jehovah-Rapha

“There the LORD made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested them. He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD who heals you.” ~Exodus 15:22-26

Thank You Lord for Your goodness, everlasting love, compassion, and healing touch. You’ve been a father and a provider for me. You’ve covered me with Your wings when I’ve felt so very afraid. You’ve been a strong tower in my many weak moments. You-God that heals, has been with me in every examination room and every procedure I’ve had to endure. Your calming presence has made it so that I don’t even flinch. You, the Ultimate Physican, skillfully guided the hands of my surgeons. You are a God who keeps Your word and I know that You will continue to show me favor in the midst of it all. You O Lord can make bitter water sweet. With a heart of pure gratitude, I pray in the Holy name of the Lamb, Amen. 

  

Testimony Tuesday

“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.” ~Isaiah 58:8

Today’s testimony is two part. I posted a prayer for myself on the  virtual “Prayer Wall” at my boss’s church.  I was so delighted and humbled to receive several responses to my request: 

  
 

After leaving the grocery store earlier, I remembered I had a coupon for Family Christian and today was the last day I could use it. No titles immediately caught my eye but I was determined to buy something. I halfheartedly picked up a few books and continued browsing the same shelf for the second time when I came across this one: 

  
Instantly intrigued, I flipped through the contents. I hadn’t planned on buying two titles but I just couldn’t put it down. I looked on the shelf but that was the only one. I felt like God put it there just for me. I certainly had not seen it the first time. 

I started reading it shortly after getting home and felt so electrified and Spirit filled! I truly believe God will be speaking to me through its pages-Hallelujah at the goodness of the Lord!