My Family

My Family
Summer 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Prayer Warriors Called Into Action (Day 13/14)

If you want to know what we are praying about go HERE

Yesterday we had our pre op appointment in Greenville.  It was pretty uneventful. But, I had a precious moment with Emma as we were walking down the hallway to the room.  She reached out and grabbed my hand.  I saw her do that in China with one of her nannies.  But, she has never done that with me.  Loved it even for just a moment in time.  More baby steps toward bonding and attachment.

Tonight as I was massaging Emma a few things came to mind:

Prayer request One...
The doctors would be surprised by some amazing findings with Emma's case and see some miraculous things in the process.  I pray they see Emma--not just another surgery or procedure or case to deal with.  Please pray for the anesthesiologist who we saw yesterday.. pray his heart is softened and he really sees our precious Emma--and sees Jesus in the midst of it all.  Pray the neurosurgeon is also in Awe for some reason and sees something only God can reveal to him.

Request Two..
God would "Seal up" whatever he has for Emma and the rest of us in this process.  As I put Frankincense on her as the last and final oil, I was reminded this is the oil representative of a gift from God and given to Jesus. Why Frankincense? Something about this oil is so amazing, beautiful, and powerful. I've read some things about it.  One of it's features is how it can also help "drive in" other oils.  So I put it on her last.

Of course we know, Jesus alone can "seal up" this entire deal.  He alone can bind it all together for His Glory.  But, the whole idea of binding or sealing everything up brought this well loved chapter from Isaiah back to mind:  (please pray it over Emma-).  Eventhough it comes from the Old Testament,  Jesus quoted sections from it.

1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lordis on me, 
because the Lordhas anointed me 
to proclaim good news to the poor. 
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, 
to proclaim freedom for the captives 
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor 
and the day of vengeance of our God, 
to comfort all who mourn, 
3and provide for those who grieve in Zion— 
to bestow on them a crown of beauty 
instead of ashes, 
the oil of joy 
instead of mourning, 
and a garment of praise 
instead of a spirit of despair. 
They will be called oaks of righteousness, 
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor. 
4They will rebuild the ancient ruins 
and restore the places long devastated; 
they will renew the ruined cities 
that have been devastated for generations. 
5Strangers will shepherd your flocks; 
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. 
6And you will be called priests of the Lord
you will be named ministers of our God. 
You will feed on the wealth of nations, 
and in their riches you will boast. 
7Instead of your shame 
you will receive a double portion, 
and instead of disgrace 
you will rejoice in your inheritance. 
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, 
and everlasting joy will be yours. 
8“For I, the Lord, love justice; 
I hate robbery and wrongdoing. 
In my faithfulness I will reward my people 
and make an everlasting covenant with them. 
9Their descendants will be known among the nations 
and their offspring among the peoples. 
All who see them will acknowledge 
that they are a people the Lordhas blessed.” 
10I delight greatly in the Lord
my soul rejoices in my God. 
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation 
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, 
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, 
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 
11For as the soil makes the sprout come up 
and a garden causes seeds to grow, 
so the Sovereign Lordwill make righteousness 
and praise spring up before all nations.

Tonight I also felt led to pray Emma would NEVER feel abandoned again.  Today, tomorrow, surgery day, the days following or EVER again in her future.  This is a HUGE request since this is baggage that can be carried subconsciously without kids ever really knowing why or how they carry it.  So tonight pray Against Abandonment.

The days are getting closer.
We found out today we will be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville from Friday night on, but we still need to wait to see if we have someplace to stay on Thursday night before the surgery otherwise we have to leave the house at 4:00 a.m.  Just pray these details all get worked out.  We really don't want to pay for a hotel.

Thank you for continuing to pray.

May Jesus be Known and Seen --- it's All His Story!

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