I want to start with a great big to everyone who prayed for Pete and I yesterday. Your prayers were certainly heard! We have no answers yet, but I was greatly encouraged by this doctors attitude, seeming open to any and all possibilities. He is scheduling Pete for several more CAT scans of his head. Pete is managing to work and function, but has had a severe headache for days.....so please keep him tucked in your prayers.
Another way I know your prayers were effective is our journey too and from the doctors. If there was an obstacle to slow us down, we got it! Construction on our road. Large trucks carrying oversized loads. Rain. Trains crossing. Extremely slow people in no passing zones. You get the picture?! But Pete remained calm through it all and we reached our destinations safely! Henceforth, proof of your prayers working.
Now to the highlight of our trip! This is where today's title comes into play. As we were leaving the doctors (5th floor) and entered the elevator, another couple on board were talking to each other. As I heard their conversation I also heard a voice clearly in my head say "Pray for them." And the image came into my mind of me walking over to them, laying a hand on each of their arms and then praying out loud for them there in the elevator full of people. I don't know if that was a command or simply to make the prayer experience more real for me in my own mind. But I regret to say, I stood in place where I was.....YET I did proceed to pray for them in my head and heart. For healing, health, strength....you name it. After we were outside the building I shared my experience with Pete. He didn't comment, but he didn't "humph!" me either. So you see, God is at work in many a different way! Who knows how many people who cross your path today may say a prayer for you? Will you say one for them? I desire to be ever more obedient, that the next time I will walk over and lay hands on, if so impressed.
Today's new journal link is to another Brit. Sue is a legal secretary to a major corporate law firm. Now in all honesty, I don't share her views on the paranomal that she embraces, but then again is there anyone with whom I share all views? At Stories from Sue you will also find humerous entries, thought provoking entries and a few heartwarming entries. If this sounds like your cup of tea, stop by and give her the once-over for me!
Today we settle in at Matthew 15:18 & 19: "But evil words come from an evil heart, and defile the man who says them. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, lying and slander." TLB Once again these are words directly from our Saviour. Getting to the heart of the matter, so to speak. If we are hearing evil words come from our mouth, then we had best check our heart condition. Do we know Christ as Lord and Savior? Are we allowing the Spirit to guide us? Are we in the Word and vigilant in prayer? Is there unrepented and unconfessed sin hiding there......pride, unforgiveness, disobedience? Go to the Doctor today and get a comprehensive heart scan.
May we be found obedient today!