Hey, GOD IS AWESOME! He never stops being AWESOME either! He never stops Reigning as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords!
Isn't that ridiculously just out-of-the-mind breath-taking?
I was raised in a Pastor's home, ministered in different countries, my B.A. is in Missions and been a Pastor's wife and Co-Pastor with my dh for 22 years. Yet, the Lord has been so gracious to me by revealing to me, again in such a grand way how He loves my family and I so much.
If you have read my last Post, I wrote about the Love of my Life being in the hospital and really suffering with horrendous pain. They released him on a Wednesday and then two days later he just wasn't getting any relief from the pain, his heart rate went up to 128 and then his chest starting hurting.
He became un-responsive; I called a dear friend of ours who is an EMT and with his assessment we decided to call an ambulance.
But, he wasn't admitted to the hospital until Monday when they took an EKG where they had found he did suffer a heart-a-tack. They put him on different medications along now with a heart pill.
I will have to tell you, this whole thing just 'Rocked-My-World'!
I was amazed the strength the Lord gave me; not just daily but really, moment by moment. Brad and I always made decisions together, we always prayed together and shared each others thoughts. I lost that for three weeks.
Yet, God sent His Love through His Children...dear friends in a drop of hat were there for me, for my children, listened to my heart...gave me loving counsel. Many prayed with me; we received emails of such love and support.
Then as people found out that we do not have an income right now...the cards start coming in with precious financial gifts here and there.
When we finally got home from the hospital; friends brought food, visits (some from Texas and TN-we live in ILL).
Feeling so unworthy, the Lord kept pouring in His beautiful sustaining Love.
Our friends know our life, they know we just simply answered the call to serve our Lord via the ministry. Touching souls, loving them into the Kingdom of God is our passion. In so doing...we are the ones being touched this time.
We know the Lord is re-making us for a new work...for something just amazing!
I was praying Saturday night preparing for worship for Sunday. I started crying praying for my dear, loving husband. I told my Jesus; "Brad is already a humble man...why is he being so broken down?" You see, Brad is very weak, lost 20 lbs. since his surgery and so much more. The Lord just simply replied; "I am breaking him now not to humble him as much as to re-mold him into something new, an instrument that will be used in an effective and powerful way for this generation today."
Jeremiah 18:4-6 "And the vessel that he was making from clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he made it over, reworking it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to make it.Then the word of the Lord came to me: O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does? says the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel."
Thank the Lord, He does do all things well!
We do have an interesting and long road ahead. I know we will continue to see the Lord again..."sending the Ravens" of strength and supply. Our plans for now is to remain faithful in all He has set before us. Philippians 4:19 "And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." [NASB]
Our children's faith has grown incredibly deep during this season of learning. Two of my children are on our worship team. The anointing on them just pours out as they sing and play their instrument. Also, the character that is developing in their spirits as they personally have experienced fear, sadness, confusion and even loneliness (missing their family all together).
It was Felecia's 12th b-day last Wednesday. We had planned to take her to Chicago to the American Girl store so she could buy her doll she had saved up for. But, instead we were in the hospital. Not once did she complain or say anything about her special day. The Lord did bless her by having her daddy released on her birthday.
My friend, you may be facing a difficult trial right now, if not you very likely have or will. Irregardless, KNOW HIM--Know in Him indeed all is well. He is faithful, He will take care of you in every part of your life. Hold strong to Him NOW and always!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmWafMJOTVM Darlene Zschech - The Potter's Hand