Tuesday night I went to bed emotionally throwing in the towel. The struggles that my family faces at this time had done me in. I truly couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. I prayed scripture over and over again through the tears of total defeat. The wedding is going great...I gave thanks. My children are all healthy...I gave thanks. The enemy still beat me with the facts on paper and I just curled up in total defeat. I didn't have the strength to lift up the white flag of surrender.
Jesus intercedes before the throne on our behalf daily. He sends His angels to war over us on our behalf. The battle has been won. I know these FACTS and yet my flesh wasn't receiving the truth.
|He lost that dangling tooth on Wednesday night...he will be a toothless ring bearer!|
Wednesday morning I woke to eyes still not able to see in complete faith. I continued my day with what I know to do. I grabbed my precious Benjamin and we headed to the kitchen to make Valentine cookies. What joy a child brings in all circumstances. This one has been gifted with seeing the silver lining in all events. The day before he had been made fun of because he still has difficulty with pronouncing some of his words...he looked up at me, who was ready to tell the bully how mean his was, and he said...."Mom he doesn't know me that well...it is okay!" Out of the mouth of my child I was humbled. So this little fellow and I would bake cookies, so mommy could see the light.
I checked my emails. You know there is a God when you look into your email box and there are three...yes, three...not just one, although that is enough....three emails! Three different women all over the country had me placed on their heart that morning. They had all taken me before the throne. NONE, NONE...knew all the struggles I was facing. God with His great love for me had them intercede on my behalf. I also realized that more had probably prayed also, but the emails put faces to the prayers. Each pointed me to the truth with their words of encouragement.
This morning I woke to balloons...and a intimate gift from my hubby. I think the most special gift I have ever received on Valentine's Day....because I needed to know I was loved. Then I heard these words from a very old song.
Oh How He Loves You and Me! Oh how he loves you and me! He gave His life, what more could He give? Oh How He Loves You and Me!
What an awesome Valentine's Day gift.....the cross and resurrection!