“Your victory will come with your song. It is a very puzzling thing to the devil to hear saints sing when he sets his foot on them. He cannot make it out: the more he oppresses them, the more they rejoice. Let us resolve to be all the merrier when the enemy dreams that we are utterly routed!”
This was the first night since my diagnosis that I actually slept through the night! Praise God!
For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
I woke up this morning to the sweet kisses of my hubby and sweet 3yr old Leo….
No wait, that was a dream.
I ACTUALLY woke up to Eli jumping on my ribs and slapping my face saying, “Mommy! Mommy!”
Oh, the struggle is real with a one year old!!
This is the first day I’ve been alone at home with the boys since Wednesday and I was dreading nap time.
I know what your thinking, “What mom dreads nap time??!!”
I did, on this day, because it meant that I would be in quiet and could think more about this entire situation.
Instantly, I heard the sweet whispers of God say to me “Take refuge in me”. God had already been working even before my feet touched the floor. I said a prayer as I thanked God for this new day and leaned over to grab my phone.
I was instantly overwhelmed by so many encouraging and uplifting messages!!! I am so grateful for my Facebook family! Sitting for several minutes, I decided to take the time and read as many text messages and Facebook posts as I could.
As I read, this time was filled with tears and laughter and a couple shouts of “Amen!”
One in particular that stood out to me, read like this:
“I’ve never met you, but you are my hero.”
Another one said, “The big C is not cancer, it’s Christ.” (I said a few “amens” on this one!)
People and churches from all across the world are interceding in prayer for me! Several churches in India, California, New York, Mexico, Oklahoma, and here in Miami, FL have come together to pray on my behalf. To know that the church is no longer identified as the name of the church we all individually attend, but that the church body has come together as one, is an amazing thing! One accord, one spirit, one mind – all gathered together to pray on my behalf.
Wow. How humbling to know that.
I have an army of prayer warriors storming the gates of heaven on my behalf!
My willingness to allow others to know of my situation changed me. Without a doubt, my relationship with Christ changed. There are some days when I cant pray for myself. The Beauty of this is that others empower me as they continue to pray for me.
Jesus must hear my name a lot up there! 😉
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.
It’s mid afternoon now. Worship music is blasting in my house at this very second! All day I’ve had a heart of worship and priase! My poor boys have had to hear me sing – and that’s not really a pleasing sound! But my soul longs to sing to Jesus today!
Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him–his name is the LORD.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
This is it. This is how I get through each day. By praising God! By exalting his name. By pushing sorrow away and bringing joy in.
Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!
I know every day won’t be like this, but today is.
Just when I thought my hallelujah was tired, He gave me a new song!