Thursday, August 25, 2011

Praying the Psalms- Psalm 83

Jenny is on a journey of praying her way through the Psalms.  I was fortunate enough to join at the start.  Each weekend, we pray through one psalm and post our prayer and/or meditations on that psalm as the Lord leads. Check out her journey and join us in Praying the Psalms.

Psalm 83
"Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD—
   that you alone are the Most High over all the earth."  Psalm 83: 18
We welcomed, this week, a new member into our extended family.  A healthy baby boy.  A joyous occasion for every family, of course.  But for us, it spurred more than the usual fanfare.  You see, this little one already has a testimony of God's healing power.  One that started as he was being formed in his mother's womb.  

The doctors made many frightening pronouncements over this baby in the womb- sending family members and friends to our knees in intercession for this babe.  Each sonogram showed healing in one area but questions in another until my cousins bravely decided, "no more tests, we will simply trust God with this baby."  

As I prayed for this little one, I often closed with the petition that He show His glory, His power, His healing in the life of this child.  When I got the text early Saturday morning, that he was here and seemed completely healthy, chills covered my body and shouts of thanksgiving poured from my lips.  It's five days later and many doctors and nurses have examined this baby and pronounced him healthy.  

God has shown that He still is the Most High over all the earth.  I pray now that the miracle He worked in this baby's life will serve to bring those who heard of it- doctors, nurses, unsaved friends and family members alike- into a saving knowledge of God.  And that this little one will live out the rest of his days in awe of the God who formed him in his mother's womb and brought him forth as a testimony of His power, His faithfulness, His goodness.

Lord, thank You for this wonderful baby boy.  Thank You for answering our hearts' cry for his healing.  Thank You for showing Yourself mighty to those who don't know you through this circumstance.  May the trials, the fear, the suffering my cousins endured as they waited for Your plan to unfold be used to encourage others and to glorify You.  I pray for this baby that he will come to know you as his personal Savior at a young age and walk in the Truth all his life. And I pray for those who heard this amazing story, from the confounded medical professionals to our unsaved loved ones, that they would believe.  In Jesus' name, amen.

1 comment:

Shelli said...

Praising His name with you! Congratulations to your family. And many blessings for that sweet baby boy.


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