A FEW DAYS WENT BY ~
I woke up to a miracle for Chad. He began to get better and the swelling started going away. The doctor said something like this, "I didn't believe in God or miracles but I do now". He quickly called his nurse into the room and it became emotion. What Chad had became a testimony to the doctor, nurse and continues on today. I witnessed this and so did my husband. God had a plan for Chad's life and it wasn't over at 2 years old. Was I scared you might ask, sure I was and I only knew to turn to God.
A lot would happen that year in our lives. It would be a short time after this when Terry was injured at his job. He was a union Carpenter and a big crane hit the tower he was inside of with another carpenter. They both would hit the ground and the hard hat saved Terry's face. He has some cracked ribs, a broken knee cap and it was a life changing experience for him plus our family. We both was in our early 30's and had just bought a house that needed fixing up. The medication they gave Terry plus the accident changed Terry inside. He became depressed and frustrated over little things easily. Chad was almost 3 and Tracy almost 6 at this point. We struggled financially, mentally and yes spiritually.
DURING THAT SAME YEAR ~
The better for worse agreement of marriage became real for us during this trying times. Life is short my friends and we never know what one day will bring. Terry and I are both 63 years old now and it's been 30 plus years since these two things happen. Both of these things were life changing and continue to be life changing. We see where God has brought us from in those years and plus many more. I know the power behind prayer and I have seen miracles in my life. I don't just write words you to daily, but heart felt experiences and life changing moments.
God changed my life from the inside of me. I was angry, bitter, frustrated and when we lost our house I lost loving God. See I blamed him for my wrong choices of life. It was God that didn't bring us through hardships of money, but it was our wrong choices the way we spent money. I look at others who are in their 60's now. They have a nice house, swimming pool and money. Some have the joy of the Lord, planned right and others have no God in their life at all. True experiences I have witness. But what do I have in life? I have my hearts desires that are still being met. Life isn't over and a new day brings new beginnings.
I live in a nice place and ask God for this place. It's a mobile home and we have been here over 25 years. It does have a swimming pool we share with many, a park, a place for kids to play and good neighbors. There are times when we can go down there and there is no one there. I remember asking God and having Darlene & Lorie Swift to pray we could get this place we call home. They did and we got it! I'm not complaining, but sharing a story of truth. God gives the desires of our hearts and then our hearts change to want more. Sometimes we need to rest in where we are and count blessings of what we do have. Yet, God says to ask larger and expect greater things. So I do and I believe big that God will answer more desires of my heart and your heart too.
Matthew 7:7-12 New International Version (NIV)Ask, Seek, Knock“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
WOW ~ NEW DAY FILLED WITH HOPE
Purpose this a good day, count blessings and know that God is able to handle your now just fine. Turning to him brings a peace that nobody can give you. Turning to him brings a new life and things change within you as you study his word, walk his path and lead not to your own understanding on somethings of life. GOD IS ABLE and now that!
I thank God today for Chad who turns 35 today. God gave him a miracle and now he has two beautiful little girls who are growing up quickly. Our lives not only affect us, but others. I am blessed to be able to celebrate this day with him and family. I hope you will purpose this a good day and count blessings daily. It's okay to ask God, See God and knock because he will open it just for you!