Monday, November 29, 2010

Healing Prayers

Good Morning, Lovelies!

I come to you full of the joy of the Lord this morning. I've had a wonderful day, so far, as I rest and recoup and learn to lay this whole thing at the foot of the cross.

Brian and I returned home yesterday. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are wonderful people, and they've moved in with us for a while. Since I can't drive, that's a bit of an adjustment, especially since Brian started a new job today. Josh and Lauren are Jesus to us. We've lived with them before when our house was struck by lightning. They are just always at the ready to help us out. Plus, they are just lots of fun to be around.

This morning, Josh took me to my parents' house for the day. I'm not quite ready to return to work yet. I'm hoping to go back midweek. But, Brian also didn't want me to stay by myself all day. So, I'm sitting here, cozied up in the recliner, watching daytime television and talking to my stepmom and sister (who is home from school with a migraine). It's practically a nursing home.

I'm just so thankful for wonderful family members that live close by us. They always jump in and drop everything to take care of us. From cleaning our house, to caring for our dogs, to providing food, to chauffeuring me around, to staying with us, to giving up their homes, to making Starbucks runs, to doing our laundry, to washing my hair, to styling my hair. They've just loved on us in the most special ways. And, I don't know what we'd do without them!

Today, I've been reading through all the accounts in the New Testament where supernatural healing occurs. Y'all, it's incredible! I know that God is going to work a miracle in my life. I just can't wait to shout His glory from the rooftops! I know that I need a miracle. I know that I need His power, and I feel confident that He's going to come through for me. It's so exciting!

So, here are my new and improved prayer requests-

1. Thank God for His supernatural healing. I believe that He's working a miracle in my body, and that He will grant me a long life to tell others about what He's done.

2. Pray for Brian's new job. Pray that it will be an easy transition. Pray that his supervisors will be understanding and supportive of him. Pray that he will learn the new job quickly.

3. Pray for the side effects of the anti-seizure medicine. It makes me struggle with headaches and dizziness. Nothing major, but annoying.

4. Pray for our finances. We know that we're about to be accosted with medical bills. As you can imagine, paying for me ain't cheap!

5. Pray for us as we work out the inconvenience of me not being able to drive. We aren't quite sure how long this will persist, but it will at least be for a bit.

6. Pray for God to restore my health, energy, and vitality. Only He can bring about optimal health, but I do believe that it's right around the corner for me.

Thank you all so much for your love and care! I couldn't do it without you!


Di said...

Lindsey you are such a special lady, your strength, faith, truthful words are such an inspiration to me and to so many others. I shared your story and video today with a student of mine who is going through some crazy medical trials herself and she just responded with such a grasp of realization that God is so good and can work in and through her as well. Thanks for being who you are and be willing to be so open. This verse jsut spoke to me today foryou, Job 9 "He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted."
I know he is continuing to be with you through everything, and trust in His incredible abilities! Praying for ya.

Paula said...

Lindsey & Brian,
Thank you for being so specific on how you would like for us to pray. I love to pray like that. Asking God for a specific need, knowing he already knows it. Funny how that works. He always anticipates our prayers.
I can't believe that we were all worried about your hair but were all afraid to say so. It's just the girl in all of us. It was just too cute.
Anyway, you are my super hero! You had brain surgery on Wednesday and was at On the Border on Saturday. God is the Great Physician! Hope that you are having a blessed day today!

Alabamamom said...

I couldn't get to sleep last night because of a front coming through. It is always a wonderful time to pray. You are constantly in my prayers and I prayed for your specifics last night. This morning when I wrote in my thankful journal, I thanked the Lord for His healing hand on you and many others that are in miracle healing circumstances. God's glory has already been so powerfully demonstrated in and through all of you. I look forward to all of you being healed.

Ashley said...

Sylvania Young Marrieds class is praying for you and your sweet family!

Lindsey said...

You are such a strong woman. I truly admire you. Please know that I'm praying for you and your husband to get through this time. I absolutely love how you share your faith with all of us. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

Beth said...

I have been reading your blog for sometime. I admire your strength and faith. My niece was diagnosed with IBC two years ago. She underwent surgery and chemo. One year ago she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Again underwent surgery and radiation. Her last scan was a miracle, she has no evidence of disease!!! She has finally had her reconstruction. Thank God for the doctors at City of Hope in Duarte, CA. I will keep you in my prayers and keep thinking positive.

Anonymous said...

Today's Reminder from God:

"Courage, courage. Heed My voice of encouragement. Remember that I am by your side, spurring you on to victory."

One thing I love most about Him is how He speaks directly to us.

A day at a time. A moment at a time. Minute by minute. You ARE doing it. And with such incredible love and faith. I admire you and give thanks for the gifts you give us all.


Martha said...

I am amazed by your rejoicing in all things. Your faith in the Lord is amazing and the way He is speaking through are truly an inspiration and an example of how we are to trust in the Lord always and praise Him at all times! I am standing in agreement with you that the Lord WILL heal you completely. Keep shining your light, keep your faith and positive attitude. You've already won the most important part of the battle. I thank God for your heart!