It all started on Saturday when I couldn’t get ahold of my mom. I had tried calling her all day and yet no answer. That was so unlike her I started to wonder what was going on with her, that little tinge of worry crept in but I prayed that God would allow me to have peace and to at least find out what was going on… so there I was trying every known number I had to the people who were somewhat close to my mother in proximity that is… all I got was, “this number is no longer in service…”
So I called my cousin for her sisters number who lives about 20 minutes away from my mom and that’s when I heard her say, “Are you calling about your mom being in the hospital?” Silence was the only response I had to offer but I had to say something otherwise my cousin would have thought the call dropped… the first thing I thought about in that moment was the scripture that says in time of need it is better to call on close friends then family that’s far away… so I wasnt mad that they didn’t call me I was more sad that I wasnt there… She told me that everything was okay and that I didn’t have to worry but nothing took that sting away of not being there. Even though my heart was hurt I praised God for giving me an answer to my prayer… for allowing my mom to be okay and for giving me the peace of mind to know why she wasnt answering her phone.
My cousin then proceeded to give me her mothers number who was at the hospital with my mom. I talked to her for a minute and she told me that she had just left the hospital but she’d call me when she got there the next day… The next day came and I talked to my mom, she told me she would have to be there for a week and that she was in a lot of pain… I told her I loved her and that I was praying for her… I thanked my aunt for being there for her… I called William to pray and that next morning came quickly.
It was Monday and I had a wonderful morning with Jesus and spent sometime with my hubby and then I went out with a friend whom I had the chance to remind about the Authority that God has given her… which was a moment for me that I don’t think I will ever forget. It was so quick yet I knew that I was being bold for the Lord allowing my friend to remember what she needed to remember about WHO’s she is and what power comes with her identity as one of Christ’s dearly beloved children. When I got home I praised God for allowing me to be so comfortable that I was able to remind her of what she needed to hear without thinking well maybe she’ll be mad at me for saying this. It was growth that took place in that little moment and Praising God was my response.
On Tuesday I had those who were at the prayer group to pray for my mom and on Wednesday my mom called me and told me that she was at home and waiting on her physical therapist to get there. She sounded wonderful and in high spirits and the best part was she was out of the hospital in way less than a weeks time! Praise the Lord! He is so good!
Then today at work I found out that a client had come to the center because she heard the presentation that I gave to her class at a local high school and she felt comfortable enough knowing that we cared to come in and get help. And that brought tears to my eyes… I mean I had prayed for the students even before I met them and I pray for them now when I think about them but I never thought that anything would come from it…
Half the time when I give a presentation I am just praying that they listen and take it in; that they see that I care about them and for this young lady she saw all of it. I came up to my office where I am typing this very blog and I Praised my God for loving me enough to use me even when I didn’t think I could do it, for making a difference in this young ladies life and the life of her unborn child, for showing me that I really am doing exactly what He wants me to be doing, if only for this season…
And to top it all off I got a text back from a dear friend and the words were exactly what I needed to hear. It brought me to more tears just thinking about how God has given me a true friend in her! I mean we’ve been friends through so much ever since High School and she has never stopped loving me and I have never stopped loving her… we have this irreplaceable bond that God has surely mended together for such a time as this!
I say all this to say Praise God because HE is worthy to be Praised in the big and in the small every day happenings of life! HE is in control of all things and HE knows what is in the hearts of each and every one of us whether we believe in HIM or not… But it’s always better for those who believe! His love IS real enough that He listens when we commune with him, therefore, Praise God in everything that you do, in how you live your life, in how you talk to your friends and family, in how you carry yourself in ALL THINGS GIVE PRAISE TO THE ONE WHO CREATED THE HEAVENS AND EARTH!
Hallelujah and Amen!