International

International
Kindred Spirits

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Victory Dance For Mama

Thank you to those storming heavens gates with prayers and intersession on behalf of my family. Tonight there is a new song mama is dancing to, one of sweet victory. The road ahead is hopeful long and filled with unknowns.
Yesterday before she was put in isolation I had the chance to spend some time with mama alone. The Lord laid upon my heart Psalm 18 1-6. I tweaked it making it fit her needs. As I read specific words she would double blink, her way of saying yes,as if to stand in agreement with His word. I don't remember a time in my life that my mother and I have ever share God's word in such a sweet way. Out of such a tragic situation He has brought such healing to our broken family, His fingerprints are every where right now. AMEN!
Since her open heart surgery Monday morning, her kidneys and liver have been failing. The family has been called in twice as we stared at death's door. She is fighting and defying all medical odds with  all glory be to our Heavenly Father. About an hour ago I talked to my dad and got some more good news. They have decreased some of her medicines, all internal bleeding has stopped and there is no need for further surgery. Her liver is fully functioning allowing her heart to function on it's own. She has some color back in her cheeks and her body temperture is much better. Although she is not out of the woods by any means she is making great strides in the right direction. Prayers are being heard and I ask you to please continue to storm heavens with you prayers and petitions for her and my family.
Here is Psalms 18 1-6  David's Song of Victory (Mama Victory)
1) How I love you, Lord! You are my defender.
2) The Lord is my protector; He is my strong fortress.My God is my protection.and with Him I am safe,
    He protects me like a shield;He defends me and keeps me, safe.
3) I call to the Lord,and He saves me from my sickness. Praise the Lord!
4) The danger of death was all around me; the waves of destruction rolled over me.
5 )The danger of death was around me; and the grave set its trap for me.
6) In my trouble I called to the Lord; I called to my God for help. In his temple He heard my voice, He
    listened to my cry for help.
Verse29 You give me strength to attack my sickness and power to overcome.

Thank you to my sweet bestest friend Joy who is just aching with feeling so helpless. Although our hearts long to be together our spirits are.We know the Father has a purpose for this delay. Remember to keep her in your prayers as she if getting stronger each day. She has all her staples out now but is still having pain and some difficulty getting around. This weekend will be a tough one for her because it was going to be "our weekend together."
Please send some extra love her way.
Keeping Faith in my prayers and thoughts.
Hope "Diane"

Sometimes a Picture of someone helps with prayer. Here is a picture of my mama.

3 comments:

patricia e said...

Diane,God is good! Sending prayers for continued strength and endurance through this time with your mama. She's a fighter! Psalm 5 ~ But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

Continued prayers for you all ~

Joy, may God's timing be ever so special in your sweet union with Diane, whenever that may be. God is near the brokenhearted and is hearing and feeling your pain. Psalm 19:5-9 In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat. The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.

~ waiting patiently for Him ~
Patricia

Lori Prince said...

We know and trust in God’s plan. His timing is perfect. We trust and believe in Him alone. I see God clearly as I read your words, Diane: “Out of such a tragic situation He has brought such healing to our broken family, His fingerprints are every where right now.” Sweet harmony in the clan, God esteems this so much!

May the bond grow deeper as God continues to reveal Himself through visible displays of healing with your beautiful Mom.

“But forget all that - It is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?” (Isaiah 42:18) smile I do see God in the midst here. I anticipate more miracles to come! More glory to sing His praises! This most certainly, is a day to rejoice – a day God has made to reveal His greatness! Praying sweet Diane!

And, Joy you are close to my heart as well. This weekend - anticipate your Father’s presence. He has His heart set on some one-on-one time with you. May you be gripped in awe as new things are revealed to you. Praying for the soreness to ease up and for continued rest as your body gains more strength.

Love you two!

lisasmith said...

Diane, Just heard about your mama... praying for your family and her healing.

And still lifting Joy. Peace, rest, total healing.

Storming the heavens for you both,
lisa