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Monday, May 25, 2015

Unanswered Prayers

You pray and pray.. sometimes, with a  gut feeling that you know that God SURELY will answer your prayers. You can see what you ask for just right around the corner.. It is in plain sight.. but then, it grows dim.. He removes it '' from our vision''. Then, you take it as '' NOT NOW.'' When God says NO, He has a plan as to why HE says NO.. It could be because of something better, something that YOU think is a good thing, it turns out to NOT be a good thing.

Over the past few months, my family and I prayed, that if it be His will, for my sister to be cancer free, that He would allow it. He chose to answer our prayer. So glad that we can say this... but what if He had not.. We still would have prayed right, cause we wanted it to be the Lord's will for my sis. If He would have chose NOT to heal her, it would have been hard, but we still would know it was not His will to do so.. and would have moved forward as a family. As hard as it could be, we would have to accept HIS will, and move forward with the next step, but I am so glad He chose to answer our prayers.

I know when you see this,it seems kind of  crazy..
But do you have unanswered prayers??? Have you prayed for something and you have NOT got an answer from God yet?? It is hard.. but very easy to give up and say you are not going to pray about it any more, but really, it is all in God's time. God knows exactly WHAT you need, WHEN you need it. His timing is perfect.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in His time......

Lord, protect me from the things I want, IF they are NOT in accordance with YOUR will.

This is a hard pill to swallow sometime.. We tend to make promises to God, if He gives us something, we will do this or do that... That does not work that way. He does not owe us anything, and EVERYTHING we get is from Him. We need to appreciate his shield of protection. The things we really desire could be ''harmful'' to us in the future.  We need to trust Him in EVERY thing.
I have prayed for something specific since January. I have asked the Lord to provide something for me and my family, He has not answered yet.. but I am still going to pray for it. I am thankful for Unanswered Prayers. I prayed for something specific a while back, and He chose to NOT ANSWER, but boy, am I glad He did NOT.. I can see ,  now, His plan unfolding.. and I now, know WHY He did NOT answer!!!! It was for my good, and for HIS glory!!!!
Never give up hope!! The most amazing thing in life can happen when YOU are just about to give up hope...
Sometimes we pray harder, when it is really hard to pray.. We pray and want the Lord to answer, and then He has not, and we pray harder.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving; let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth   all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Be THANKFUL when someone says they are praying for you!!!!
When someone says they are praying for you, you should NEVER just blow it off like, ok.. whatever.. If they are praying for you, be thankful God laid you on this person's heart to pray for you for a reason. I don't know about you, but I need a wall of prayer surrounding me!!!!. That is another prayer prayed for you, and another  prayer that could be answered for His Glory. If someone prays for you, it is for a reason. It could be for a health issue, it could be for a financial issue,a change of heart and attitude toward someone, a prayer regarding the will of God for your life... I am thankful for the people that are praying for me and family... I am thinking of one lady right now, who tells me she is praying for me and my family. She tells me this EVERY time she sees me... That is such an encouragement.. an encouragement  to know that she LOVES AND CARES for us, and is concerned.. That says A LOT about this woman. Oh and by the way, she prayed for this same thing with her family for over 20 years.. and God finally answered her prayer, so I am thankful she prays for us!!!

I'll pray for you, you pray for me, and together we'll touch Heaven from our knees, ANYTHING can happen, in HIS name, if we agree, I'll pray for you, you pray for me!!!
If you have  prayers that you are praying, don't give up.  It could be an '' UNANSWERED PRAYER''... and if HE chooses not to answer  this.. it is ok.. why?? because HE is STILL GOD, and He is STILL good. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

cancer FREE !!

 WELL..all I can say is GOD STILL ANSWERS PRAYER..and HE is so good!!!! just in case you have NOT heard.. my sister got a clear report from her scan.. NO more Cancer.. cancer free!!
Her birthday was sunday, and we had a surprise birthday/ cancer free party for  her saturday. She was REALLY SURPRISED!!! Here she is holding a shirt I had made for her!!!
 we had a spaghetti casserole dinner with salad, and bread, and a beautiful cake for dessert. the fellowship building was all decorated with teal and pink tablecloths, pink and white flowers, and banners of praise hung around the walls. ALL GLORY GOES TO THE LORD!!!
 here she is, opening the door for the first time.. '' HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY CANCER FREE!!''

I never did doubt that God was going to bring Angie through all of this.. I KNEW He was going to take care of her, either way. A lot has happened over the past few months, and I have to say that I have learned that it is so good to know that Jesus is with us EVERY STEP oF the way. To trust Him more, but really to FULLY TRUST Him in ALL things. He hears and answers prayer, and I think, STILL is working in some of our family's lives through all of this. It shows us that HE makes NO mistakes, and has  a purpose for EVERYTHING.. I am so grateful for all the Lord has done.I am really excited for the future. I want to thank everyone for their love and support shown to our family during this time, but mainly for the PRAYERS.. God heard the prayers and answered and to Him, we are FOREVER grateful!!

GOD still answers prayer,
in HIS time, He'll work a MIRACLE,
He will NEVER fail!!
satan has LOST the battle, when to the Lord, you humbly bow,