Tuesday, June 25, 2013

And God healed them....

My husband got bitten by a stray cat and didn't want to go get the shots. His arm was swollen and red and looked bad. But we prayed....
My dog ended up with ear infection, and won't let me put a collar to take him to the vet. But we prayed....
In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice... (2 Samuel 22:6-8)
That's right! God heard my voice and healed them both.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Answered Prayers

A Creed for Those Who Have Suffered 

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.

I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey...

I asked for health, that I might do great things.

I was given infirmity, that I might do better things...

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.

I was given poverty, that I might be wise...

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.

I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God...

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.

I was given life, that I might enjoy all things...

I got nothing I asked for--but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am, among men, most richly blessed!

                                  Roy Campanella (as written on a bronze plaque riveted to the wall of The Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City)


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sitting behind the computer with my broken leg, I feel powerless and miserable.
Then I hear God's words spoken by my Pastor, "Give God a moment!"
2 Corinthians 4:17 says, 'This light affliction, which is only FOR A MOMENT, is working for you a far greater outcome'.
I side up with Pastor confessing: All things are working together for my good, because God loves me and I love him. What seems to be against me, is temporary. It is changing as I speak. God is at work in me, and he is perfecting my character and opening doors for a better future, in Jesus' Name!

Monday, June 17, 2013

"Where is your attitude-of-gratitude now?" the enemy whispered.

I fractured my foot last night, and the excruciating pain took my breath away. "Where is your attitude-of-gratitude now?" the enemy whispered rubbing his hands.
During my long stay at the emergency room I figured out how to get my attitude-of-gratitude back.
·        ·        I am grateful that I didn't hit my head and faint, I thought. It was a hot day and the temperature in the garage, where I fell, would have done additional damage to my body.
·        "I am grateful I was able to ask my son for help. He drove me all the way to the hospital. My three boys carried me to the car," I told the nurse.
·        I am grateful I have a good insurance to take care of the expenses, I whispered to my son.
·        "I am grateful that I was encouraged the previous day by the miraculous healing of Oso, our dog, after we prayed," I said.
·        I am grateful Jesus healed my husband's arm without doctor's intervention as well. He was bitten by a stray can and the arm was red and swollen. We prayed and the infection disappeared.
·        I am happy I know the Healer, and believe that miracles are acts of grace and they happen in an atmosphere of expectation.
     This is my attitude today: "I take God at his Word and expect him to work another healing miracle in my midst, just as he promised, in Jesus' Name!"

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Something Wonderful is About to Happen Today!

"This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice & be glad in IT," says the psalmist in Psalm 118:24.
       I want to adopt the same attitude. Instead of making schedules and To Do lists, I will start my day putting together my Gratitude List. I will remember at least five things the Lord did for me the previous day and I will expect new miracles to happen today. If he was able to heal me yesterday, God will surely cure me today. If he loved me when I was a sinner and a daughter of the devil, how much more God loves me now when I am his child. If he could keep me safe and give me peace beyond understanding in the midst of yesterday's storm, he will by all means lead me to a safe place in my journey today.
       I wake up each day thankful for the gift of Life with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. I am his beloved. This is my day, a gift from my Creator, and I rejoice in it in Jesus' name.