Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dayton's Story

When I think of Dayton's story I hear a child singing "Our God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do -FOR YOU!"  Let his story show you that healing can happen for you. Because of Jesus' sacrifice, His power now dwells in us and we are not bound by earthly boundaries or limits anymore. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME! JESUS!!!!

Dayton's Story:
Dayton had been sick for over a year and no one could tell him why. After months of tests, he finally had some answers. Stomach ulcers, a bacteria in my stomach, and a drug induced hepatitis. He was almost bedridden the last few months due to the pain and sickness. A couple of Sundays ago, Dayton and his mom went up for prayer. God's power and presence was definitely on him and He encountered the power of the Holy Spirit. A few days later Dayton went to a preciously scheduled GI-appointment. The doctor did a scope and re-ran bloodwork on his liver to see Dayton's enzyme levels because of the hepatitis. When they got the results back it showed the hepatitis was GONE! WOW!!!!!!  His enzymes are still elevated but not nearly at the level it was before! The doctor also did an ultrasound on his liver and gallbladder Friday and they are waiting on results.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Waiting for "Suddenly"

Acts 16:25-26 “Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations.  All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!”

This verse just makes me want to squeal in delight!  Sure, it’s the “suddenly” that gets my attention first, but more importantly we need to SEE that Paul and Silas were praying and singing in the midst of their time in PRISON.  They chose to worship God - keeping their eyes fixed on Jesus despite their circumstances. 

I find myself speaking out loud, “eyes on Jesus,” over and over again each day.  I’m overwhelmed by stress.  ”Eyes on Jesus.”  I am feeling down because I see no change in my circumstances.  “Eyes on Jesus.”  This simple act of trusting Jesus verbally brings my spirit in alignment and makes me stand upright in faith. 

Get this:  Paul and Silas weren’t allowing their circumstances and emotions dictate their worship.  They weren’t focusing on the fact that they were in prison.  Their eyes were on Jesus . . . and the best part is that the other prisoners were listening!!!  It was then that their “suddenly” happened.  Their worship and prayers opened up heaven and allowed the miraculous to touch the natural.

Keep your “eyes on Jesus.” You never know who is watching you in the waiting or when heaven will open up and allow a “suddenly” to rock your world.