Patience is Key

“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.  Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him,” James 1:12.

As I read this verse this morning I heard God say, “Patience is the key.”  

What is patience?
Patience is:
  1. The quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
  2. An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.
  3. Quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care.

What are some synonyms of patience?:

  1. Composure, stability, self-possession; submissiveness, sufferance. Endurance, fortitude, stoicism imply qualities of calmness, stability, and persistent courage in trying circumstances. Patience may denote calm, self-possessed, and unrepining bearing of pain, misfortune, annoyance, or delay; or painstaking and untiring industry or application in the doing of something: to bear afflictions with patience. Endurance denotes the ability to bear exertion, hardship, or suffering.  Running in a marathon requires great endurance. Fortitude implies not only patience but courage and strength of character in the midst of pain, affliction, or hardship: to show fortitude in adversity. Stoicism is calm fortitude, with such repression of emotion as to seem almost like indifference to pleasure or pain. 3. indefatigably, persistence, assiduity.

My thoughts on patience:

  • Patience is a choice
  • Patience is a state of mind & being
  • Patience takes practice
  • Patience takes courage & strength
  • Patience takes persistence & hard work
  • Patience is perfected in the midst of trial & tribulation
  • Patience is the absence of complaint
  • It is the ability to overcome adversity
  • It keeps you going in spite of pain
  • Patience feeds on hope
  • It is the “fight” within all of us
  • Patience sets its sights on the prize
  • It succeeds against all odds
  • True patience does not exist in the absence of pain or hardship; it is in the midst of pain & hardship that true patience is birthed
  • Patience is fighting the good fight of faith without complaining
  • Patience is enduring in all circumstances with a good attitude
  • Patience is thanksgiving with perseverance
  • Patience is overcoming whatever life throws at you with a smile on your face
  • Patience is choosing joy over sorrow and hope over fear
  • Patience is seeing the single ray of sunshine breaking through the storm
  • It’s looking at that mountain in your life and saying, “No matter what it takes, I won’t stop until you have been cast into the sea.”

God, when I am weak, You are strong.  I can’t do this on my own.  I can’t get through a single day without Your presence.  You are the strength of my heart.  You are my peace and joy.  Lord, carry me.  Never let me go.  Renew my mind.  Quench the thirst of my spirit.  Satisfy the hunger of my soul.  Fill me up with Your word.  Breathe new life into me.  Carry my burdens and fill me with Your peace that surpasses all understanding.  Make my heart light, give it wings to soar above the adversity in this life.  Make me fix my gaze upon You alone.  My patience is being perfected.  Do not give up until You have completed the good work You have started in me.  I will hang on.  I will push through until the end.  Your faithfulness and love will bring me to the finish line.  I will see Your glory.  I rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, and persevere in prayer Lord because my trust is in You and I will not be shaken.   

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Daily Power Verses: March 6th

  1. Genesis 28:15
  2. Deuteronomy 31:6
  3. Deuteronomy 31: 8
  4. Joshua 1:5
  5. Isaiah 43:2
  6. Exodus 23:20
  7. Psalm 121:5-8

 God will never leave us or forsake us.  We are never alone.

Father, thank you for your faithfulness and unfailing love.  Thank you for your peace and strength.  Even though my family and I cannot be together right now we are not alone.  You hold us up in your righteous right hand.  You bring us together in spirit, in prayer and in faith.  Though we are separated from each other for a time we will never be separated from you!  Speak to us, reveal yourself to us and continue to guide us in your truth and on straight paths always steadied by Your hand.  You work all things for good for my family and me, God.  This is all for Your glory.  We praise Your holy name and trust in Your plans for us.  We wait expectantly on You and we are content in even these circumstances.  Continue to give us wisdom and discernment for the days ahead.  We love you, Lord, our rock and our comfort.  Amen.

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Disclaimer:  if you are easily offended don’t read this post.  These are the ramblings of an emotional and sometimes irrational woman.  There is no fluidity here, no creative flair; just the mess that has been cluttering up my mind and my heart.  Words spewed on a page in hopes of freeing myself and confessing my feelings to God; a way for me to be honest with myself without getting so bogged down in the self talk.  I just want to get this out of my head and get some sleep!  So here goes:

As a part of my new year’s resolution I have decided to devote more time to my relationship with God.  In my mind this resolution is far better than spending more time in the gym or obsessing over my weight and physical appearance.  It’s definitely a better way to spend my time than spinning my wheels on a treadmill to squeeze into the next smallest size.  Ok sorry, I digress; back to my resolution.  At this time in my life spending more time with God is easier said than done.  Hence starting my resolution on January 2nd…

Day one:  This morning I woke up too early – my kids were still asleep, that’s early!  I tried to go back to sleep but I couldn’t; I think God was reminding me of the promise I had made to myself and to Him.  I admit that I was a little annoyed; couldn’t I have started on my resolution a little later in the day?  Apparently not, so I reluctantly got out of bed and opened up my “Pathway to Miracles” book; I wasn’t ready to start on the Bible right away.  I only got through a couple of pages before the water works started…I should have expected it.  I had been putting God off for too long, compartmentalizing Him and His opinions.  Apparently I still think I can control my life and my relationship with God.  Sometimes I feel like its easier if it’s one way communication; my way… I say what I want when I want and then shut the door when I don’t like what I hear.  Yet I get angry when God is silent or too distant when Im  looking for an answer.  I want my cake and I want to eat it too.  What’s wrong with that? 

As I continued to read about midnight miracles I got so mad at God.  Where was my midnight miracle?!!  I realized that I was holding this huge grudge against Him; I finally faced the truth.  I was doubting His faithfulness and actually losing my trust in Him.  How could this be? I had always prided myself on my great faith in my great God yet where had my faith been these past few months? This hurt and anger I was holding onto had pushed me into a completely foreign place; a place of doubt and hopelessness.  I have never been here before.  Even when I was fighting for my son’s life I had held my ground through my faith in my unshakable Savior.  Why had I suddenly lost my footing?

In March of 2011 I felt like the Holy Spirit spoke to me during a time of prayer and told me to celebrate Passover; to speak that my family, that Bob had been passed over by cancer and death.  That we would receive our healing miracle once and for all after Passover.  Even the night before Passover I felt the need to claim a midnight miracle.  I so desperately believed that during such a great time of darkness our God would come through and rescue us!!  I was so confident in God and His covenant with my family and me that I didn’t allow an ounce of doubt or unbelief to camp in my head or my heart.  Immediate healing was in the bag…or so I thought.  But its been nine months and still no physical break through.  No confirmation if a miracle I so strongly believed for.  Ironically, instead of my family being rid of the mother fucking cancer my grandma was diagnosed with leukemia for the second time!!!!  Are you kidding me?  This bullshit is almost laughable…almost.  So…no sudden healing after Passover, just more sickness.  Ha!  Then to top it all off I started to be heavily attacked by fear.  Fear of my Connor getting sick again.  That this was yet another cycle of sickness plaguing my family.  My family’s 1st round of sickness went something like this:  Bob got sick, grandma got sick, Connor got sick…I guess the enemy saw a weakness in my armor and hit me with his best shot.  It seems so irrational to even think about Connor getting sick again.  But a few months ago it drove me into a pretty deep spell of depression and anxiety.  I could hear my faith and the truth of God’s word telling me that Connor wouldn’t get sick again, that this was just the enemy playing with my head but I couldn’t stop it.  I just kept spinning out of control and instead of reaching for my lifeline in God I resigned to it.  I embraced the comfort of disconnection.  I just stopped trying to ignore it, stopped trying to dig myself out; and I was too hurt and disappointed to call on God.  Would He let me down again? 

Reading my book today brought back this overwhelming flood of feelings.  I really felt like God was reaching out to me, asking me to come back to Him; to let go of my anger and hurt and let Him heal me, restore me.  I want to be close to Him again, to live in faith and hope like before…but I have conditions.  I want answers, I want what I feel was promised to me, to Bob, to my mom.  I want this nightmare to end once and for all.  To have peace and health restored to my family.  We deserve it damn it!!  We have been through more than our share of sickness and pain in less than a decade.  What blessings are waiting for us after this is over?  Do I want them?  Will it ever be over on this earth?  Bring our breakthrough and I will put more effort into our relationship.  Putting my demand on paper like a contract with God seems funny yet so theraputic.  Who am I to demand things of the creator of the universe?  Who am I to tell Him when and how to move? 

I know I shouldn’t black mail God with my demands but I’m just so pissed off!!!!  I feel so misled and then guilty for allowing myself to feel this way about God after all He has done for me; I have been blessed with so much and given so many miracles already!!!  How dare I be so selfish and ungrateful.  But at the same time the anger is such a nice distraction from the hurt and sadness.  So while I am on the topic of anger I’m going to keep venting…

People who feed me Bible verses on perseverance and tribulation; the people that recite them like we are in Sunday school together.  Their arms practically shoot up as they wiggle with the excitement of having the “right answer”.  They’re so proud of themselves, so sure that they’re doing their duty as fellow Christians.  But I find no comfort in their robotic chants, no sympathy in their eyes.  I just feel more anger and resentment.  Who do they think they are to try and “school me” on God’s plan for my family?  What do they know about His purpose for our suffering?  Most of the people feeding me this practiced and insincere drivel have never even had a bad hair day much less dealt with cancer twice in two family members, let alone once.  Have they ever fought for their unborn child’s life?  Battled fear so great it was tangible?  Fear that almost took on a physical appearance? Have any of these people ever watched their mom crack under the pressure of holding herself together day in and day out while her husband battles cancer again?  I won’t even mention the every day struggles that wouldn’t be so staggering if they weren’t on top of everything else.  Yes, life does go on in spite of the onslaught of battle.  What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger I guess…but who wants to be this strong? 

More venting about annoying people commences here:  What about the people who have lost loved ones in their own battles with death?  They are the worst people to talk to.  It’s almost as if they want you to join their “club”; no thank you.  Or worse yet, they try to make you feel guilty for asking for a miracle.  They taunt you with, “Was my faith not great?  Does God love you more than me?  You were given miracles already, why don’t you just be thankful for what you have and stop asking for more.”  Then there are the people who tell you that you can’t believe for a miracle.  They contradict the Bible and my deepest seeded beliefs with every breath yet they are so bold in their proclamations; I would feel sorry for them if I wasn’t so angry.  To all of “those” people:  I don’t know why my loved ones have lived and yours haven’t.  I know God doesn’t love me more than He loves you.  And please don’t tell me what I can and can’t ask God for.  Thank you.  Try not to make my pain about you.  Do you think I asked for this?  And PLEASE don’t tell me “to whom much is given, much is required”…I know, I know; can’t I be human sometimes and just vent without someone think I’m losing my religion?

Ok, I feel a little bit better after getting all of this crap out of my head.  I think the venting can stop for the time being.  I hope I didn’t hurt anyone with my bluntness…these are just my feelings, my random thoughts spilled out on a page in the hopes of making some sense of them.  I still love you God and I still trust you but I just want my miracle.  Haven’t my family and I run the race marked out for us?  Haven’t we been a good example?  What else do You want from us before we have a breakthrough?  Did I even hear You last April?  God don’t let me doubt Your voice… I need You so much; I am so hungry for Your presence.  I want You to change me, to change others through me.  I am just so desperate for You to move in my life and in my family.  But first I need Your help forgiving You and quieting the enemy.  Ironic, huh?  I need Your help forgiving You…does that even make sense?  Judge my heart Lord.  You know me.  Please help.

I’m a Magnet

I feel like a magnet; a problem magnet.  When things are going wrong in my life those around me seem to radiate toward me with their problems.  I tend to heap them all in one big pile and internalize them; their problems become my problems.  Instead of dealing with my own issues I have a hodge – podge of issues on my plate.  My prayer list has grown so much I have a hard time keeping up.  I feel like a rubber-band that has been stretched so much it is about to break.  I can only handle so much!  Every time a loved one comes to me with a problem I point them toward God, I give them verses to read, I encourage them to pray and I pray for them.  I know that I don’t have to solve these problems on my own and that it is by God’s strength that we will overcome…but come on!  My brain hurts and I find myself just crying randomly.  Like tears are my body’s way of letting the stress out one drop at a time.  I may just spontaneously combust one of these days.  I am still waiting for the clouds to lift and the sun to come out.  I am waiting for a break in the storm.  I know my God will not delay and that his timing is perfect.  I just need a big, glaring reminder sometimes. 

I’d like to have a peaceful existence.  I’d like for the world to seem right at least for a while.  But for now I will wait patiently on the Lord, I will continue to soak in the word, and to pray.  I will let my loved ones lean on me and I will lean on God.  I will be thankful for the blessings I have because they are many and God is so good to me.  I know he will send me word of his unfailing love!  He always does!  I just need to open my ears and eyes a little more these days…

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
   for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
   for to you I entrust my life.”

Psalm 143:8

Round 2

Deja vu:  “already seen”.  I’m walking a heavily trodden path; I have been here before.  The trees have been marked, the trail has been blazed.  The once distant memories are now at the forefront of my mind.  I think to myself, “Am I really here again?  Is this really happening?”  Then the sound of thunder rips me from my thoughts as a flash of lighting peals across the night sky illuminating a new path before me.  Without the flash of light I don’t know that I would have seen this path.  It is hidden away, behind a large boulder and heavily overgrown.  There are no markers on this path, no signs of travel.  As I stand staring at this newly found path it begins to rain. 

The drops are huge, heavy, wet.  My hair becomes soaked, it’s clinging to my face.  Water is pouring over me, my eyesight is muddled.  My clothes are heavy and I fall to the ground; a heap of  limbs, tangled hair, and overwhelming emotional pain.  My own, hot tears add to the moisture that is now all around me;  I am being consumed.  I must look like a swamp creature as I sit here amidst the mud and muck feeling sorry for myself.  But I can’t move.  I’m paralyzed with sadness.  I’m not sure I have the strength to fight through this tangled mess of foliage before me.  “Not your strength, but mine,” says the Lord.  This rain storm represents a new beginning, a time of refreshing from the Lord.  This is a new chapter.  I am being renewed and made whole.  It is time to pull myself together and go where I have been called.   

The first path, the one frequently travelled, has been conquered.  This new path, the road not taken presents new challenges, new trials.  Not unlike the challenges once faced.  Jesus, you led the way down the first path when it seemed hopeless and you brought me to a new beginning, into blessings.  I grew so much and I got so close to you.  I know that if I must travel this new path you will be with me again.  You will bring me through to victory.  Not my will, but yours be done.  I will follow you, and by faith, I will be victorious once more!  I will not faint or grow weary, I will run the race marked out for me; I will never give up.

Are You With Us?!

Thank you for standing with us in this fight.  We have placed our faith in GOD and we trust that HE will deliver us again, HE is able.  Please recite these verses at least 3 times per day OUT LOUD…send God’s word to Heal. 

James 5:15 “The prayer of faith shall save the sick…”

Psalm 18:1-2 — We love you, O Lord, our strength.  You are our rock and our fortress and our deliverer.  Our God, our strength, in whom we will trust.

Psalm 107:19-20 — We cry out to the LORD in our trouble; and HE SAVES US out of our distress.  HE SENT HIS WORD and HEALED Bob!

Hebrews 4:12 — For the Word of God is living and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow.

We are sending the word of God into Bob’s body and he is healed.  We use HIS Word as a sword.  We give no place to sickness or pain, for God sent His word and healed Bob.

Father I make a demand on Bob’s bones to produce perfect marrow.  I make a demand on the marrow to produce pure blood that will ward off sickness and disease. 

John 10:10 & John 6:63 — The thief does not come except to steal, kill and destroy.  Jesus has come that we may have LIFE and that we may have it more abundantly.  The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are LIFE.

You have given Bob abundant life, He receives that life through YOUR WORD and it flows to every cell of his body bringing healing and health. 

I Peter 2:24 — Jesus himself bore our sins/sickness in His own body on the tree that we, having died to sin/sickness, might live for righteousness – by HIS stripes Bob is healed.

Jesus bore sickness in His Body on the tree; therefore Bob is dead to sickness and alive unto God and by HIS stripes Bob is healed and made whole.

Proverbs 4:20-22 — My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.  Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are LIFE to those who find them and HEALTH TO ALL THEIR FLESH.

Heavenly Father, Bob attends to your word and inclines his ear to your sayings, he will not let them depart from his eyes, he keeps them in the midst of his heart, for they are LIFE and HEALING to all of his flesh.

Mark 11:24 – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

We believe your word God.  We believe that Bob is healed.

Psalm 91:14-16 — “Because Bob loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  Bob will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver Bob and honor him.  With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 118:17 — Bob will not die, but live and declare the works of God.

Psalm 103: 1-3 – Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; He forgives all our iniquities, and He HEALS all our diseases.

Thank you Lord that Bob is healed!

I’m Standing Still

“Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today…the Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14

God, I’m tired tonight.  But it is not by MY strength, it is by yours!  Your word says to stand firm and I will see the deliverance you will bring me.  I believe this promise is for Bob.  I believe you have delivered him already.  I will stand firm in my faith and watch for you to move.  I will wait expectantly with hope in you and your word.  I know you will fight for him, you are already fighting for him. 

You are Jehovah Nissi!  Reveal yourself to Bob as his healer.  Just as Moses held up a miracle working rod, I will hold up a rod for Bob.  My rod is JESUS CHRIST!  I am holding up my hands, hanging tight and resting in you!  I will ENDURE!  I will NOT GIVE UP until we have VICTORY! 

Death has no sting, hell has no victory.  YOU WIN, God!  We win through you!  Bob is healed by you!  Thank you for healing him!  I will live in thanksgiving!!!  I will wait expectantly, with faith, with confidence in you and your written and spoken word.  You are the way, the truth, the life.  You are the giver of life.  You have given Bob life!  The enemy cannot take his life away.  Cancer cannot have him. 

God, you are our strength, our song, our refuge and our shelter.  Our help comes from you!  We will rest in you!  We will be still in you!  You will move on our behalf!  You are moving!  “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12

You shield Bob!  He is your beloved.  He rests between your shoulders.  You hold him up, Lord.  You hold my family and me up.  You shield us.  We are surrounded with your favor as with a shield.  You are our portion.  You are MORE than ENOUGH!  We trust you!  We will be delivered and restored to glory through you. 

Bob has Moses favor!  My family and I have Moses favor!  We have Moses faith!  God, let us be like the tribe of Naphtali.  Let us abound in your favor and fill us to overflowing with your blessings! 

Deuteronomy 33:26 – none is like the God of Jeshurun.  He rides on the Heavens to help Bob!  The eternal God is Bob’s refuge!  Underneath are the everlasting arms that hold Bob up, that heal Bob!  God, you will drive out Bob’s enemy!  You will drive out cancer and death!  You will destroy cancer, O Lord!!!  Bob will live in safety!  Bob is blessed, he is your child, God!  Bob is a man saved by the Lord Almighty.  You are his shield and helper, Lord.  You are Bob’s glorious sword.  Cancer will cower before you!  Cancer will cower before Bob because you live in him, God!  Cancer has been trampled down!  No one and no thing will be able to stand up against you, God!  Fight for Bob!  Stand up for him!  Since he rests in you, since he is still in you, nothing and no one can stand up to Bob.

Cancer must and will back down in Jesus name!  If our God is for us, then who can ever stop us?  If our God is with us, then who can stand against?  NO ONE!!!   NO THING!!!  NO SICKNESS!!! 

Joshua 1:4-9 – as you were with Moses, God, so you will be with Bob, my family, and me!  You will NEVER leave or forsake us.  We are strong and courageous, we are not scared.  You, God, are with us wherever we go.  Where can we go from your presence?  NOWHERE!  

Thank you for making the destroyer PASS OVER Bob because Bob is COVERED in the blood of the Lamb!  Bob is hidden in you, Jesus.  He is protected by you.  Bob has a covenant with you.  Remember that covenant and honor it!  Save and bless him with a long life and health.  Restore him and set him apart!  Protect him and heal his body.  Let him live! 

God, I will keep pressing in and soaking up your word.  I will keep believing.  I will keep filling my prayer bowl and walking in faith.  I will be obedient to you.  I will say “yes” to you.  I will live in thanksgiving until we see the manifestation of the healing that we KNOW you have GIVEN Bob! 

Lord, if this journey is partly for me then lead me.  Guide me.  Let me please you.  My prayer and fasting in January is coming to fruition Lord.  I am drawing closer to you.  I have FOCUS.  I am walking with you.  My family and friends will call you their Lord and Savior.  All will see and fear, and put their hope in you.  That is my prayer and I KNOW it will come to pass; you always watch over your word to perform it, your word never returns void. 

I love you, my faithful Savior.  I will forever draw near to you.

AMEN!

Create in Him a New Heart, O God

A Heart for Mommy From Blakey 2/11

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh,” Ezekiel 36:26. 

God!  Create in my son a NEW HEART, a WHOLE and HEALTHY heart!  God, I believe that you have given Blake a new heart.  A strong heart!  I claim it now!  I believe it!  My faith HAS HEALED Blake!  He is my son and I am claiming healing for him just as I claimed your healing for Connor.  You created in Connor a new lung.  You gave him life when there was only death and sickness.  You gave him health.  I believe that you have done the same for Blake!  I REFUSE to accept less!  We will see with our eyes tomorrow at the doctor what we know in our hearts to be true!  What I see in my faith, in my spirit, I will see with my eyes! 

Lord you are FAITHFUL!  You are TRUE!  You uphold ALL of your promises!  You promised life and health and that is ALL that I accept for my children, for my husband, for our family, for myself!  Sickness, imperfections, defects, diseases and death have NO place here!!  Where you are, there can be no darkness Lord!  You live in Blake!  You are Jehovah Rapha.  You are the great physician!  You have healed Blake’s heart.  He is made whole in you.  He will tell of your mighty works.  He will praise you alone, O Lord, as will Connor, Nick, and I!  Blake will tell his generation what you have done for him.  To you be all the glory!  You reign!  Glory in the highest you reign!  Every knee shall bow and every tongue proclaim that Jesus reigns!

You are mighty to save Lord.  Ventricular septal defects have NO PLACE in my son’s heart!  You have saved Blake!  We accept his healing!  I do not accept anything but the best for him!  Though the defect is not hindering his growth or causing any other problems it is not of God!  I do not accept anything for my son that is not of God.  Lord God you are exalted forever.  Your name is above all names.  Your name is POWER!  I proclaim this power to be used to heal my son’s heart and I BELIEVE that he is HEALED! 

Thank you God for a manifestation of the healing I believed for!  Thank you that you created in my son a NEW heart!  I LOVE YOU GOD!!!!

Filling my Prayer Bowl!

God,

I am praying so that my prayer bowl will overflow!  I will pray without ceasing from now on until I see Bob’s healing manifestation.  Until thunder and lightning peal across the sky in a glorious display of your awesome power!  Whether you are being obvious or hiding, God; I will recognize your movements!  You are training me and I thank you.  You are revealing yourself to me, confiding in me, you are answering my prayers. 

You are faithful to all of your promises and loving toward all you have made.  You love Bob!  You made him, Lord.  According to your word, Bob is fearfully and wonderfully made.  Cancer has no place in him, it was not a part of Bob’s design.  Root it out of his body!  It is an evil gift of the enemy.  It is a gift we do NOT accept.  We only accept gifts from you Lord, gifts of life and health!  Bob has life and health in you!  Bob is healed of cancer and he has a long life on earth ahead of him. 

God, teach Bob to seek wisdom.  Teach him to love it.  For in wisdom’s hands are LONG LIFE and riches and honor.  Give Bob a long life!  Give him wisdom and understanding so that he may live a long and fulfilled life serving you.  God, this healing is all for your glory!  Bob will tell of your mighty works!  Many will see, and fear, and put their trust in you!  Eyes will be opened and hearts will be forever changed by this.  By your might, Lord!  You are Jehovah-Nissi, God!  You are our VICTORY!  You reign!  Glory in the highest, you reign.  Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that you are God.  Every tongue will confess that Jesus reigns!  You are robed in majesty.  You are MIGHTY TO SAVE!  Save us Lord!  Save Bob! 

Lord, let the anointing that we perform be seen as a symbol of our faith.  Let it be seen as “setting apart for you to be used for your purpose”!  Recognize this covenant and keep it God.  We have made a covenant with you.  Make a covenant with us.  Like the smearing of blood on the door posts during the 1st Passover, we are smearing the blood of the lamb on our heads, God.  Bob is covered with the blood of the lamb!  God we are asking that the Angel of Death PASS OVER our homes, our bodies!  We are asking that Bob is passed over!  See this covenant with us and remember!  We are your children, Bob is your child; he is set apart for you.  Save him!  When cancer comes to take Bob’s life it MUST and WILL PASS OVER!!!!  Bob is YOURS!  Bob is marked with the blood of Christ.  He is marked with the “Anointed One’s” life blood, his redeeming blood.  The Messiah, the one true Christ has marked Bob for his own, to be used for his purpose.  Bob is saved!  He is saved from death.

Grow his faith, God.  Let Bob increase in wisdom, and stature, and favor with God and man.  Let him grow as Jesus did.  As he grows let him draw near to you.  Hold him.  Be his strength, be his peace.  His Elohim; his power and might!  Be his Jehovah-Rohi; lead him, good shepherd.  Be his Jehovah-Shalome, his prince of peace.  Most of all be his Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord his healer!  God I believe you will make your names known to Bob.  You will reveal yourself to Bob as all of these wonderful things.  There are so many parts of you, Lord that we have yet to grasp.  But I pray and I believe that you will reveal yourself to us.  You will confide in us.  You will show yourself to us as we continue to draw near to you.  We will continue to go where you lead.  We will always follow you. 

God, speak to my mom.  Continue to put her on the hearts of those around us.  Put her needs on the hearts of powerful intercessors, powerful prayer warriors.  Let them rise up with shields and swords.  Let them surround her.  Let them fight the good fight of faith in her stead if it is your will.  May your will be done.  Give my mom the tools to succeed, cover her in your love and be her Jehovah-Shalome.  Be real to her, be real to Bob.  Be real to me, God.  Wrap Bob in your arms.  Hide him under your wings, set his feet upon a rock.  Let your hugs be literal to Bob and my mom.  Let them truly feel your presence, Lord.  Envelope them!  Make your face shine upon them and grant them peace. 

My family needs you, God.  Be our prince of peace!!  Give us peace that surpasses all understanding.  Speak to us so we will hear you and teach us to listen.  We love you, Lord.  Love us in a tangible way.

Lord, your presence is enough to meet all of our needs.  You are always more than enough.  I believe in you, I believe in your power.  I have great faith, Lord!  Put me in the right frame of faith and the right place in my life.  Put me where you want me.  I live to serve you, Lord.  Thank you for being faithful and for revealing yourself to me!  Thank you for the healing that I know Bob has received!  I am living in thanksgiving for him!  I know our manifestation will present itself in YOUR TIME and your timing is always perfect, Heavenly Father.  You are Jehovah-Rapha and you reign!