Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Call and I WILL Answer

~Friends, this has been a physically challenging 18 mos., to say the least. Last week, I received news of another assault against my body, which is causing much pain and another specialist to consult.
~Dear Child of God, when the storms of life surround us, we look up for Our Redeemer draws nigh! HE IS THE GLORY AND LIFTER OF OUR HEAD!
~It is very tempting when the tempests hit to throw in the proverbial towel. Those times when we barely catch our breath and here comes another wave to knock us off our raft in the ocean of life....coughing, choking, sputtering and spitting, we no sooner crawl back on, and WHAM!...another wave comes and throws us clean off!
~Think of the raft as Jesus, Our Rock. He is Our Anchor! He holds firm when the situations of life buffet us, and He holds us to Himself.
~Have you ever had those times when you think of the poster which reads, "When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on"? I have...and I've also said, "Lord, I pray You ARE there, because I don't have any strength left to tie a knot, much less hold on. So I'm letting go, and I'm free falling...and I'm trusting Your arms to be there for me.
~Last night I received these words from a precious Sister...."I had a feeling that your feelings were in regard to your back. I’m so sorry that you’ve received such disheartening news. I’m starting to pray already that the creative miracle you need happens and SOON! If God chooses to allow you to go down this path, I know it will be to serve His purposes in a calling higher than we’re aware of right now. I’m also praying for your patience as you find out which path will be yours."
~For the past week, I've been praying for the Lord to reveal what He's trying to tell me from all these 3's that keep popping up....Time: 3:33, Temp: 33 degrees, Cost: $3.33 ~Can I tell you what a joy it was to my heart this morning to hear the Lord whisper, "Jeremiah 33:3"...AND THERE IT WAS!!!! HIS ANSWER!!!!!~
Jeremiah 33:3 (Amplified) "Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).
Now, I don't know about you, but THAT'S A PROMISE!!!!! ~Call to Him, and HE WILL ANSWER!! It will probably involve waiting, asking, seeking, knocking, quieting, listening....BUT HE WILL ANSWER!!! That is His Promise, and He is not a man that He should lie....for His promises are Yea and Amen!


  1. Crista,
    That was beautiful. I love that...with the 3's! Our God is Creative! What's going on with your back? If you don't want to describe here, please e-mail me. Praying for you!!

    And yes, oh my WORD have I felt like throwing in the towel. I thank God that He has not let me, that He created a fighting spirit in me...even through the darkest depression, I've just been too plain stubborn to give up!

  2. My dear Kerri, ~Lifting you in prayer. It's degenerative arthritis which has caused some physical changes; spinal stenosis and the stenosis/arthritis has created a synovial cyst bulge which is pushing on a nerve. I am having constant lower back pain...sometimes worse than at other times. Sitting aggravates it, but I am doing better than a couple weeks ago. I can at least sit a type for a bit. Seeing an ortho. spinal surgeon next week.
    Gotta go for now, Sweetie..to go teach. Please keep in touch!...This is on the heels of hip replacement last summer and detached retina. I'm just pooped! But pressing on! The Lord IS encouraging my heart through all this.
    Love and hugs to you!


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