I know we have a very strong prayer community within this “blogging” space– so my dear brothers and sisters within the True Body of Christ, I’m reaching out today on behalf of two very special people in my life. Tomorrow morning (Tuesday 7:30 CDT) my second youngest daughter Mandilyn (27) is having a very serious surgery, while 100 miles away, at the same exact time my youngest granddaughter Joeie (2) is having hand surgery.
I’ve requested prayer for Mandilyn before that the trial birth control would shrink the mass on her right ovary. (for a little history Mandi had a mass removed from the left ovary July 2011) The previous mass was created by a ruptured egg , however this one is completely different. And… it hasn’t shrunk at all, it is the size of a golf ball. Her doctor has no real idea what the mass is but it’s not the same as before and we know that the doctor may have to remove the entire ovary. Mandi understands state and has accepted that God is in control of the situation (she knows Him as Savior— but is not walking with Him).
Little Joeie has a strange condition for an infant. Both of her thumbs has extra tendons; causing the thumbs to always be bent. It looks like arthritis would. A hand specialist is going to snip the extra tendons to release the thumbs. Her mother, my youngest daughter Missy knows the Lord and trusts all will work well.
I am asking 1) prayer for Mandi that the doctor may have true wisdom; for Mandi to be impressed by God’s love for her through this; and finally that it is not ovarian cancer!
For little Joeie 1) that there won’t be any difficulties with the surgery and that recovery be minimal, as you can imagine a 2-year-old with bandaged hands; also prayer for my daughter Missy and daddy Justin.
*** As I been doing my study through the Gospel of John I am finding the most beautiful, blessed truths about the love of the Father in heaven and how He loved us so much to send His ONLY begotten to live as we, die a horrible death without any sin of His own (of course Jesus was God in the flash) for the sole purpose of reconciling man to the Himself– The LORD God Almighty. This past week I’ve been reading and studying the words Jesus spoke to His disciples just previous to His death. I found none of these recorded in the other 3 gospels. There is so much there— I’m craving the Word! This I’d like to share, as it concerns me asking you for prayer support.***
John 16: 20-24 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament , but the world shall rejoice : and ye shall be sorrowful , but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come : but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice , and your joy no man taketh from you. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you , Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask , and ye shall receive , that your joy may be full .
Oh how I love you my Savior Jesus and my Forever Father in heaven. Bless all those who will believe your words… and crave them! Thank you all for considering, as the Holy Spirit leads to pray. ♥ Streim