Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday Prayer Meetin'

Good news below so keep on reading!

"You are my strong melody, yeah,
You are my dancing rhythm,
You are my perfect rhyme,
I will sing of You forever!

You are my Father in heaven,
You are the Spirit inside me,
You are my Jesus who loves me!"

I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it is when children get to see first-hand that God is actually listening to our prayers and He does answer them. Sometimes quickly. Sometimes not. Sometimes in the way we hoped for, and other times not as we had expected, but He's always faithful. He does care. He IS listening. He keeps His promises!

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

This week our family has so much to be thankful for, and since this is the month for thanks anyway, I thought I'd share! God has answered our prayers in so many ways. I also wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of my internet friends and bloggy buddies who prayed along with us for sweet little Seth who underwent major surgery last week. And for Jill, my cousin's wife who was critically ill and in intensive care due to complications from Swine Flu.

That's right, I said "was," as in Jill "was" in ICU and now she's not. Jill "was" not expected to improve because she had a major staph infection in her lungs as well as pnuemonia. Jill's doctors said there was nothing else they could do. Fortunately, God isn't limited by human factors. Jill "is" home this week! She "is" getting better every day. Her lungs "are" healing, and their precious little baby is fine! Thank you, Lord, for healing!

As for Seth...he's back home, too. He has already shown signs that this procedure was a huge success! As of Monday he had taken 10 steps! Did you grasp that?? Well, go back and read it again. A little boy who has never stood alone is ON HIS WAY TO WALKING! God has had his hand in this little boy's life EVERY step along the way. He provided Seth's family with kind-hearted people who raised the funds to make it possible for them to take Seth to the best doctors. He put the whole process in motion and removed every barrier in their way! He allowed for a quick recovery and a safe trip both ways! Thank you, God for hope for tomorrow! Thank you for physicians that can provide a way. Thank you for parents that never give up!

And now for our own little family praises: The Oldest's girlfriend, Little Bit, has been accepted into the nursing program at their university! (We didn't have a doubt in our minds that they would choose her, since she's a brilliant and hard-working young lady, but she was a nervous wreck! The program's pretty picky!) Congratulations, Little Bit! You're going to be a terrific NICU nurse one of these days!

Finally, Our Oldest son is now officially employed by the city!! He's a Public Safety Cadet! He got the job he's been hoping for for over a year now! It's another step in the right direction for our boy, and we are so thankful that God allowed this opportunity for him. He's ecstatic. ecstatic as I've ever seen him, considering he's one of those people who doesn't get overly emotional about anything.

Through all of the joys of the past week, our twins especially have seen their Heavenly Father at work. They have joined hands with us and prayed over each of these things and watched how God has moved in each situation. It's strengthened their faith at every turn! What a blessing to be able to see God working in our lives!

What are you thankful for this week? How can we pray for you?

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