I am still in awe of the wonderful friends, family and church family that the Lord has blessed us with. We showed up at church this afternoon expecting to meet with a small group of elders, and they just kept filing in! There were probably 20 or more faithful, God loving men and women that joined us for prayer. Some of our good friends from a different church also showed up to pray with us. And all over the US and Canada (and maybe other countries, you never know with the internet…) there were so many of YOU praying with us this afternoon. There were also many people that I ran into at church that told us they would be down on their knees praying tonight for us also. It is amazing the outpouring of love, support and encouragement that we have received. I am so honored to know each and every one of you and can never ever thank you all enough for being a part of our lives.
Our pastor led the time and began by explaining scripture regarding why we were doing what we were doing. He explained the purpose of anointing with oil, and used olive oil to draw a cross on my forehead - because all healing comes through the cross. He then asked everyone to gather around and everyone placed their hands on me and Barry and they began the prayer time. The Holy Spirit’s presence was so evident in that place tonight and I just feel so honored to have been a part of it.
We are members of a fairly large church so there were both men and women that we knew and that we had never met there. Men and women so concerned with Kingdom work that they would drop everything that they had to do in order to follow scripture and pray for a couple they had never met. What awesome prayer warriors!
It was such a powerful and worshipful time. It is such an amazing feeling knowing that we are so covered in prayer right now.
I have no idea how God is going to have this all play out, but I feel at peace knowing that we have obeyed scripture and believe in faith that He CAN work this miracle if it is in His will. I will continue to pray tonight and tomorrow and look forward in eager expectation to see what happens at our Dr. appointment tomorrow afternoon. Thank you all again for loving us and supporting us through all of this uncertainty and this testing of our faith.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4