Tuesday, January 8, 2013

you prayed.

I had a crap day yesterday.
not just one thing.
it was several things.
nothing huge but just enough to knock me down.

Not to sound weird but I have no doubt it was spiritual.
I have truly truly felt peaceful and held and giddy about all this insanity....until yesterday.

I was having electronics 'issues'....'issues' that even after calling and even after trouble shooting and even after the rep' consulted her people, all they could say is, "Wow, that IS weird, we have no idea...try changing your password and call us back in a day or two to see if changes anything?"

I knew RIGHT then.
If Apple Support does not know what it is, then I do.

I don't believe Satan was personally attacking me...I don't believe he is omniscient...but I do believe there was some unseen battle going on and the goal was to take me out.

Recognizing it only made me drop the issue and move on.
I was still exhausted and just felt beat up. (another huge indication of what it was for me)

But, I know my people prayed (they told me so)...I know my prayers and others were answered.

This was sent to me:

It's still the middle of the night where you are, and I've already got your day covered before it's even beginning for you. Praying for focus. And that in the quietness of your home this week while the girls are off elsewhere, you would be able to privately grieve. And cry as you bleach the floors. And praise Him for His faithfulness as you dust under the fridge. And exalt His name while you wipe those blasted baseboards. And that with every scrub of the bathroom the Lord would infuse you with strength. That as you finish sleeping tonight He would be restoring your body. Praying that you would lean on Him in your weakness and that you will feel Him physically upholding you. Me and Bekah are upholding your arms just like they did for Moses...."So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword." Exod. 17

um.....BATTLE WITH THAT you evil forces!!!!

I woke up renewed even though for two nights I haven't been able to fall into deep sleep because of my leg and because of who knows what!?
I woke up with NO PAIN in my leg....which was weird considering the pain level yesterday.
I made it to yoga literally THE MOMENT the teacher started (that has never happened to me...it's not the kind of yoga you can be late for, you're either there on time or you don't get to do it...big deal).
I made it through the class and felt amazing afterwards.
I just kept marveling at what a gift it was that I was even there....the Lord knew....He was battling hard for me.

Home now, kidless again, and refreshed and ready to tackle more cleaning and packing....

and remembering that in a few short weeks....we'll be living here:

Let's just boil this all down:
Prayer battled me through yesterday.
Today I'm overflowing with gratitude.
I recognize that that turn around doesn't always happend and I'm thankful all over again....

1 comment:

Missy said...

Take THAT is right!!! Ah! Oh my gosh I'm crying!! Just, wow. Crazy that you said you woke up with no pain too, because after I emailed you I started praying that even when you woke up and still saw physical evidence of the bruises that there would be no pain associated with them! Ca-razy!!!! God is SO COOL!!! Love that he hears our prayers and goes to battle on our behalf!!

Whoo hooo!!!!