Monday, March 19, 2007

The Goodness of God

I have to tell you about a friend of mine. She truly is amazing to me. We are not best friends by any means, but I hold this young woman in high esteem. I see qualities in her that I dream of acquiring. She is gracious, giving, kind, and, I can honestly say, the list does go on and on.

The reason I mention her is because she is about to have her first child. She has been married for five years come April, I am mostly sure, and up until now her and her husband have lost two or three babies to miscarriages. This has weighed very heavy on her and all who have known her and her husband, Sean.

I have gotten to know this couple better by working with them at our local Healing Rooms. They have been faithful to come in week after week and pray for the sicknesses and hurts of other people. So now they are receiving a part of their blessing for being faithful.

They do not know yet whether they are having a boy or a girl, but I know that the child will be blessed above and beyond. Not just because he or she is going to have great parents, but because this is a child conceived in prayer. This is a promise child.

I am asking you tonight if you have promises that you desire see come to pass. Have you been long suffering and patient to see those come about? Have you given them to the Lord and allowed Him to move in His time table? Or when they did not come to pass in your time table, have you forgotten them?

My friends have shown me what true perseverance is? What it means to have true heartache and yet not let go of the hem of Jesus garment? To hold on to Him and say, I will not let go until you bless me?

Did you know you could do that? Did you know you could ask the Lord for all you need and be persistent about it and He will never turn you away?
You have to be prepared for the way He answers those prayers. They may not look the way you think they will, but He will never turn you away.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you neither leave us nor forsake us. You are always for us. Help me to be persistent in pursuing the promises You have given me.


Monkey Giggles said...

Thank you for linking me. But most of all thank you for reading my blog. You have a beautiful blog. I love your post on "Dialogue with God" Awesome.

blackpurl said...

My first two children were still born and then we had our oldest son, a miscarriage after him and then our youngest was born... my heart goes out to those who face losses.