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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Praying with Perserverance

As we continue on the path that God has called us, we find ourselves in so many situations.  Some new, some sad, some scary, and all part of the learning process.

It has taken a lot of adjustment, being far away from all of our friends and family.  It is so amazing, though, to see how God's hand is on us, and just how much the enemy is willing to fight us.

These last weeks our hearts have been heavy over the details - the details that go along with living by faith.  All of the what's, where's, and when's.  So we began to pray harder, to claim God's promises, and to let statements of faith be always on our lips.  We asked our prayer team and home church to agree with us over the "details."  Within days, Alecia experienced her first ever kidney stone, one large enough that she required an ambulance ride, an overnight stay in the hospital, and a surgical procedure.  While at the hospital our children were in the loving hands of another FamilyLife couple.  During this time Gabriel managed to fall at the park and split his chin open.  Within three days, as a family we had spent time in two different hospitals and we're so tired. 

However, the one constant thought that we have is the race that we have been called to.  Hebrews 12:1 talks about being surrounded by a cloud of witnesses and running with patience the race set before us.

WOW.....not easy and definitely not always fun.  At the conclusion of our "adventure" this last weekend, we had only one word for our prayer team and home church.  PRESS ON!  Do not let up.  PRAY!  As ever before, time is short.

We love each of you and appreciate you being a part of our "cloud of witnesses!"  Press on!


Jensmere said...

Thanks for the reminder that we are 'running the race that is set before us'...sometimes it is not the path of our own choosing! So glad that you all have weathered these storms and have come through with such a great attitude. Makes us proud!

As always... covering you with prayer!
Love you!

LisaShaw said...

While our journey's are all different I can fully relate to your message and the PRESS FORWARD in PRAYER through the power of Jesus Christ that we all must do.

My prayers remain with your entire family. I pray that Alecia and your little one are both on the road to quick recovery in Jesus Name!!!