In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about being so tired that I had more than my share of 40 winks, in the afternoon on Sunday.
It wouldn't have surprised me if I had trouble sleeping Sunday night, but I was absolutely shocked. I slept well!
Yes, it was shocking! But, not as shocking as Monday night's sleep was. When I awoke for the first time Tuesday, in the morning, I was floored to see that it was 7:00 a.m.!
Normally, I wake up several times through the night to use the washroom. But, not that night! I slept a full seven (7) hours! Oooooeeee! Thank You, Lord!
This hadn't happened in such a long time, that I thought it would never, ever happen, again. But, thanks be to God, it did!
You may or may not recall, but while I was still taking antibiotics intravenously, I was waking up about every hour! Some of this may have been due to receiving so much fluid.
Still, I must say that I am absolutely grateful more than I can even say. Again, thank You, Lord!
Some people may wonder why this encouraging thing happened for me.
In my mind, I believe it is due to so many people praying for me. Real-life friends, FB friends, and others.
Some of those friends are committed Christian believers, who write blogs and/or have ministries.
Of course, in this entry, I cannot write about each one. But, I would like to mention a few who have played a major part of my encouragement.
A Facebook (FB) friend of mine, Randy L. Noble, writes a blog that I have on my blog reading list, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). It's entitled The Cross In The Desert. Here's a link: http://thecrossinthedesert.blogspot.ca/2013/05/remembering-neda-angel-of-iran.html?m=1
Another FB friend of mine, Alvin Rauh also writes a blog entitled, Views of My Life: http://adrauh.blogspot.ca/. Yes, you'll find a link to his blog on my blog reading list!
The final FB blogging friend I will mention today, who has a link here on LwL, is a little different. He uses Youtube as the basis for his blogging style of preaching/teaching. His name is Levi Price and here is a link to his personal testimony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nz5mHuVVI1c
John & Brenda Franklin do not write a blog, nor are they on FB, but we've been in touch with each other for several years, now. Even though we haven't met in person, our friendship has grown due to e-mail and telephone conversations. They have a ministry, Church of Salvation, Healing & Deliverance: http://www.cos-had.org/cos-had-4/.
Why am I mentioning some of these people?
For starters, because they are all working for our Lord, Jesus Christ. Planting seeds as commanded in the Great Commission. And, they offer prayer and encouragement to others. Not just me.
Of course, I am truly thankful to these friends and others, who have prayed for me. Just as God told us in 1 Corinthians 1:4, "I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;"
Prayer changes things.
Not only does the Bible tell us so, but in real life, I've had it happen. Like recently, when John & Brenda prayed with/for me, by telephone long distance.
Prior to prayer, I was feeling like my gut was so swollen, it would burst open. Afterwards, it felt like some of the swelling went down. And, of course, I had less pain.
Thank you friends, for your prayer.
And, thank You, Lord, for answering our prayer. I may not be fully healed, but I am certainly grateful for the pain relief I received.
Not only do I thank God, for my friends who pray for me, but I also pray that He will bless each and every one of them.
Until next time...
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