Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blessing Wednesday--Advance Praise

Today we're doing things differently. I want to give praise and thanks in advance for a work I truly believe God will be doing. See, I ran across this post on Facebook from a woman who attends my church. Now, we're a slightly larger church and I don't know her personally, but I know our God, and I know He heals. These two posts come from Nancy's wall, shared within the last 24 hours:

on my way to Phoenix. my heart is breaking for my beautiful 29 year daughter Amanda. She is a mom of 4, incredible wife to her wonderful husband Ben, homeschooling mom, expecting baby #5. Last night she was stricken with a stroke. I am standing on the word of God, not what I see touch and feel-but what is unseen. We covet the prayers of those who believe in miracles. Please send this request to the ends of the earth. I am specifically asking for a creative miracle for her body in every way. Peace and strength for Ben and the children and that Abba will be glorified and her healing would amaze the physicans.
Amanda was moved to a private room last night. i spoke to the charge nurse and her internist.. asked that the words that are spoken within her hearing be tempered with hope. She slept well the first half of the night, then complained of an intense headache/vomiting. Nurses helped with both. Nuro doc in today - he is seeing improved reflexes in the foot and hand.I started worship music today-my back was to her for a minute, I heard her start to cry....I turned to see her good arm high in the air tears streaming down her face..worshipping God. Hourly I have begun manipulating her "crabby" (as we call it) hand and foot.she is also picking up the left hand moving the fingers and lifting it with the right.. Nuro doc said she needs to be motivated to work hard to be placed in rehab. I looked him in the eye and told him he has no idea who he is dealing with here. Motivation and drive lives in this girl. I have a pix placed in the room of her with the kids...I tell everyone who comes in...THIS is where we are going. There is a long journey ahead but .....GOD. your prayers and love mean the world to all of us.

Please take a moment and join me in praying for Amanda. As I read Nancy's words this morning God pressed into me not only to pray for Amanda's healing but for us to raise up praise for the mighty work He's going to do. He's a mighty God, and He does mighty things, we believe for the healing and praise Him in advance!!!

And for all you who are working on Scripture memorization with me--here's our next verse: (for memorization, we're only going for the first part...but I want all the words to resonate in your heart.)

But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel,
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine! (Isaiah 43:1) (oh! We are HIS!!!!)

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
Nor will the flame burn you.
“For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

(Isaiah 43:2-3a)

Have a blessed Wednesday friends!


  1. So praying! THis post brought tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my skin, because they don't know Who they're dealing with! God is able! Keep us updated, Susan.

  2. Sometimes we want to ask: God, what are you doing? But, His ways are higher than ours and His thoughts higher than our thoughts. Who knows who will be touched through this situation? God has a plan and we just keep worshipping Him. Sounds like they are right on target.

  3. Thanks ladies - it brought me to tears so many, many ways. I think the beauty of seeing her worshiping God in the midst is what really got me. What faith...and what love.

  4. Definitely praying for Amanda, Nancy, and their family (I've got it written on a sticky note so I won't forget). Prayer is a very powerful thing, and it's so awesome to see a family with such strong faith worshiping the Lord through the storm.

    Thank you for sharing this, Susan, and definitely let us know how Amanda is doing.