Many of you left such sweet and amazing comments regarding Mondays blog post about living out Gods will in 2009, that I was moved to tears. Thank you for sharing your heart with me.
I want you to know that I am praying for you –
For each of you, I pray that God will continue to work in your heart and that when the year is done, you can look back and see all the amazing things that God has done in your life and how you have transformed to be more of who you want to be. I pray that your struggles will make you more dependent on God, and that your blessings will never be taken for granted. I pray that you will be able to hear Gods voice this year, in the special and unique way that He chooses to talk to you. And I pray that God allows you to love yourself as much as He loves you, and that your self confidence and self esteem can also grow this year as you begin to see yourself through Gods eyes.
I hope that we can become prayer partners over the coming year and continue to lift each other up.
On that note, I would covet your prayers for me and my family right now.
My sister, Christie, was diagnosed with a very progressive form of Multiple Schlerosis about 10 years ago, and struggles so much every day. She is a wife, mother of a 10 year old daughter and 8 year old son, and a stay at home mom. She had serious abdominal surgery six months ago and still trying to recuperate, plus has incurred several injuries at home due to falling. But despite her hardships, she still has a heart for God. She still loves Him. She still has faith. But she needs prayer. My heart breaks for her every day, I just wish there was something I could do to ease her pain, to end her suffering, and to give her hope for the future and the miracle of healing. Also please pray for her heart, her spirit, her attitude, and her ability to stay hopeful, positive and happy, even when things look despairingly hopeless.
My dad married his wife Martha Ellen over 16 years ago, and now she is struggling with lung cancer. The prognosis is not good, but we are still praying for a miracle. She goes to the doctor tomorrow to hear about a new type of treatment that the doctors may be able to give her. She cant take anymore chemo or radiation because her body is too weak. Please pray that they can find something to help cure her and extend her life, and also for my dad who spends every waking moment caring for her every need. We live 3 hours from them so cannot be there to help very often.
Lastly, and least importantly, I am having some surgery on Thursday January 8th for a bad case of tennis elbow. I have a severely torn tendon across my right elbow and need to get it repaired. Please pray that the surgery goes well and that I can have a quick recovery. A twelve week recovery period is predicted, but I know myself all too well, and I doubt that I will be able to wait that long to get back to normal! However, it may only be a week or so before I can write/type again, so bear with me until I get back!
James 5;16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Matthew 17:20 He replied, Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ .