So for me - the Celebrate graphic was perfect. Yes, I was not aware that while I was celebrating and staying in my pj's for the majority of the morning as I blogged -- there was a family saying goodbye. I believe the Enemy would want someone to look that last blog and question me as to why I would put that out there -- especially with the title, "it is happening".... healing. However, God won and we defeat the enemy by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony.
Rebekah's healing was happening.
Rebekah's healing did happen.
Rebekah's healing was perfected!
The little girl in me-- that wants approval has to say, with complete certainty, Holy Spirit had given me the OK to edit and post the blog I had written for Jarod almost 2 weeks before.
Tears. Sweet Tears.
The enemy immediately wanted to throw darts -- "Ha ha - you were wrong - she was not completely healed here on earth"...and I admit, for about 30-35 seconds I was really mad at God and asked again, WHY would you have me do that? And with a most sweet spirit, I could hear within my heart, "she is healed- Trust me". And with that, more tears.
My husband and I were out of town we chatted at length on our drive home Monday night -- and we wondered and questioned God as to why we both felt so boldly that God was going to do a miraculous healing RIGHT here before our eyes and we both asked God to help us understand.
I praise God that we serve a loving Father that we can question and turn to - and I praise God that we can do this as husband and wife. God won!
And we prayed... for the many who would read these blogs and scoff because their faith is weak.
.... we prayed that we, ourselves, would not shrink back and not speak life --- believe in miracles for this present time -- and to be the hands and feet of Jesus when HE asks us to do it again!
And we prayed for our daughter, as Pookie is still one of her best best friends.
.... we prayed for Jared and marveled at what a testimony he has been through this.
He has shown many men ...including my husband and my son - n- love what a husband looks like when the vows..."in sickness and in health" are really experienced.
He has shown those ALL around him that his faith and his prayers over his wife....indeed have helped God heal her. I was not there, but when I heard that she had asked that he - Jared - would not leave her and that he would just hold her -- as she walked into Jesus's arms ......I lost it. Tears. Ugly but sweet tears. Tears.
Tremendous. Happy Dance!! God won!
I prayed this morning that my Grand-daugher's husband would be THAT kind of a man. In fact, I claimed it. And if the little one within my Taylor's belly is a boy-- I will be claiming that over him - as well. I will treasure my last visit with Rebekah as she prayed over the little bambino within Taylor's womb and agreed in prayer with as that he will be a man of God and be the warrior God has called him to be. ( or her..)
And I prayed with a new awareness and boldness that my own son would grow into being THAT kind of a godly man for his bride. I prayed that his bride.... whom I have been praying for the past 22 years ... is growing and living for Christ with her family as they continue to seek God and that in God's timing she will the chosen help meet for my son.
And I thanked God for my husband and Taylor's husband...and prayed that if we were in another circumstance -- well, I am not going to speak any illness or despair out--- but I just prayed that we would not have to experience something like Jared has....but that if we did, I thanked God that we know Jared is family and that we would rely on his faith and covet his prayers big time!
3 weeks ago when I saw Rebekah, she was showing signs of healing --3 Weeks ago tomorrow. Tears. Sweet Tears. She fussed at me for wearing an FSU shirt. She cracked a joke and stated there were plenty of other clothes in her closet that could be worn instead.
She prayed over my back. I went to pray around the house and left TP and Pookie by themselves and I returned to find them laughing and cutting up. And Jared was in the middle of it all. A 3rd BFF! I asked Pook if she was having any dreams and Jared stated the only dream she had of late was that his dad got a new truck! So, TP stated she needed to dream that she got a new SUV as well! Pookie's left arm was working again and as I held it and we went to pray again, we were going to pray over her toes and legs so they would begin to move. I went to touch her feet and pray over them and as I did, she quickly said, "stop - owe"....So I did. I stopped. I was "oh no! I am so sorry, if I hurt you! " And then she laughed -- "oh I am fine - pray". She just had to make me laugh. And so then we prayed. Well actually, TP prayed, I told her I was 'done'. And you know what...God graced me that. The last time the 3 of us held hands... my daughter prayed and God spoke through her. And by then, her sweet Pastor and wife were there too -- even more grace, sweet grace from God. And so, that will happen again one day - in HEAVEN! Tears. Sweet Tears.
I hugged Jared that day and reminded him the next blog was for him...as the Holy Spirit had already told me to write and I did. I just did not realize at the time, Holy Spirit would have me publish it on Monday, July 10th. So, if you were like me and you read the blog and prayed for Jared that day -- I am going to tell you - Thanks...cause I know that I know, prayers were felt and really heard. And I have not had the chance to speak to Jared yet, but I know HOW sweet our God is and he had to of had THOUSANDS of angels right there with him, holding him up and He hah to have been so full of the Holy Spirit to be the hands and feet of Jesus until-- Jesus physically took over and walked her to heaven! Tears , Sweet Tears.
Much love - "Mrs. Pritchard"..... how I wished you would call me Michelle ...maybe in heaven!