I almost forgot about Testimony Tuesday!! Anyone who knows me knows I am not a multi-task person, and although I like to thing that I am, the whole truth is that I am not. Thinking along the lines of all that I am not in this world could be a total bummer, but instead, my focus is on all the things God can do (an tons of things I know nothing about). Just to show you how simple minded I am, drinking my coffee this morning, Thank you God for the coffee bean, love this stuff! Thank you God for the sun coming up and looking so very captivating, I am crazy about it! Thank you for caring so much about us to give us color, and for the smiles on these childrens faces on the bus! Thank you Lord for knowing me so well and loving me anyway! Thank you for our Pastors who put so much work into the ministry for your glory and who pray for us! Thank you for prayer and the privilege it is! Thank you for answering, and not being silent! Thank you for doing life with me side by side, and taking the lead as you know I am lost on my own! Thank you for helping us to find our place in you, our security, and our peace! Thank you for helping me find my car keys almost everyday! Thank you for providing for my family, and showing us that your way is best! Thank you for fellowship with other believers, its your design and all your works are wonderful!
Of course this list has gone on all day, and I am sure it could be infinite if we really give God credit for everything, it really is HIS plan, and HE created all things, and when HE did — HE knew each of us would enjoy it…all knowing, without beginning or end, involved in each life (even while we sleep) ! Testify to the great works of God, there is no such thing as a small work, its all huge from our awesome God! and very very personal!
A young couple from my church experienced a hard year. She was pregnant and the doctors asked her to terminate the pregnancy as this child will not be able to live outside the womb. This did not feel right to them, and we began praying over her and the baby. The baby’s brain was enlarged and her lungs were not developed. As I watched this young mother go through all the natural things in this case, I also saw her reaching out to God for guidance, wisdom, comfort, and asking for her (Janessa Hope) to live just a couple hours after birth so that they could hold her, and take some pictures. This was her only request, as she bowed everything she had to her sovereign God. Janessa Hope went home to be with the Lord yesterday after living outside the womb for three weeks. She was a miracle and testimony to the power of God to the doctors and nurses at the hospital and then again at Hospice. God allowed the time her mother asked for, and added time for relatives to fly in from around the world to meet little Janessa Hope. Please keep her mommy daddy and brother Evan in your prayers, as they will have to adjust to life without her, but give God some glory for allowing them their one request. Whatever God’s reasons were, this I know…there are doctors scratching thier heads and looking on in wonder and amazement, there are nurses who saw with thier own eyes this child live, and saw how peacefully she left. The testimony of this young couple will have marked the lives around them for a eternity. And Janessa Hope dances with the angels, and her Father God is loving on HIS little princess! Thank you Jesus! Your ways are not ours, but thank you that your love is greater than ours as well! Can’t wait to get to heaven and see what awesome things you have done through a small baby in three weeks, that will last an eternity!