Monday, July 13, 2009

Thanking & Praising

As I was thinking about what to write today, the words of the Apostle Paul came to mind.

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:3-6

This weekend was such a good weekend. Jonathan returned from camp exhausted and thrilled. I see a joy in him that I haven't seen in quite some time. I thank each and every one of you for praying for him. I know that God rekindled a flame in his heart this weekend and my heart is just overjoyed. I just can't help but praise the wonderful name of Jesus!
  • When we seek Him, we definitely find Him.
  • When we call upon His name, He hears us and always answers.
  • When we give our children into His hands, He loves on them and returns them changed.
This afternoon, Randy had his trial spinal cord stimulator implanted. We have been waiting for this day for such a long time. The procedure went well and the stimulator is doing its thing. Now we just have to wait and see if he can tolerate the stimulation, if his pain is reduced by at least 50%, and if he is able to increase his mobility. Once again, it is in God's hands.

Once again I would like to ask that you join me in praying for him. As we seek God, call upon His name, I am trusting Him into God's hands. There is definitely no better place for any of us to be.

I have come to love each of you and thank God for your friendship and support. May He bless each of your homes and families! We serve an amazing, loving, kind, compassionate, joy-giving God!


Crown of Beauty said...

Dear LIsa,
I rejoice with you over the good news about Jonathan, and how I pray the change will be permanent and not be stolen by the enemy in any way. May God continue to do HIs work in your precious son.

Rejoicing too over the successful implantation of the stimulator in Randy's back. You do go through a lot, Lisa, and it is these things that shape and mold your inner man, as you keep holding on to Christ. You are right, it is in Him alone that we are safe.

Praying for how Randy will be able to increase his mobility not just by 50% but that's a good start.


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I am so happy to hear about Jonathan!

I am also praising with you for Randy's successful implant. I will continue to pray that it will do the job that is needed to be done!

Love you -

LisaShaw said...

I will stand in prayer with you for your family dear sister.

I praise the Lord for all He's doing in your life and that of your loved ones.