This is the day that the LORD hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24
Good morning my Christian Family. It is amazing what a good meal and a good nights sleep can do to rejuvinate the body and spirit. I feel great! My spirit feels as strong as 10 tigers this morning as well.
We have been talking about Wendy. In this post, I want to share with you what God has done to me through all of this. First, HE kept Wendy alive through me until the EMS people got to her house. The 911 lady told me the minutes until the EMS people got there were crucial. She instructed me over the phone how to breathe for Wendy. She told me I HAD to keep doing it over and over for her and I did! Let me tell you, that is not easy. I was so exhausted by the time the EMS people got there, I could barely stand. I talked to God the whole time as well. I kept asking him “Lord lend me THY strength” and HE did!
After that fear and worry set in. When they first got her to the hospital, it did not look good. God kept me from falling apart. All I could see in my mind for days afterward was Wendy on her couch, helplessly going through a heart attack. The blank stare in her eyes and the bubbles coming out of her mouth. For days I could not close my eyes, or sleep or eat. Last night, God replaced that picture with Wendy trying to give me a hug and holding my hand when I visited her yesterday.
Then I had the difficult task of having to call Wendys mom and inform her of what had happened. Wendys mom is in her mid 70’s and I worried what this news might do to her. Again God came to the rescue. I called and Wendys mom is a very strong Christian woman. She stayed calm, asked me questions, told me that Wendy was in Gods hands and then she hung up and called the rest of her family.
A day or so later, guilt and doubt had set in. I kept questioning myself over and over. Did I do enough to help Wendy? If so, why was she in a coma? When she opened her eyes yesterday and recognized me and the rest of her family, God showed me that I did all I could humanly do for her and HE filled my heart with an amazing peace and joy.
While going through all this doubt, fear and confusion, I ended up getting MAD! I told myself, I know the bible! I know it book, chapter, line and verse. So, I set myself to go through my bible and I picked out about 5 of the strongest verses I could find on Gods power and healing and I wrote them on a 3×5 index card and I walked my house hour after hour speaking them out loud with force and speaking them to Wendy in our picture hanging on the wall. Let me tell all of you, this killed my doubts, and fears, and gave me such strength! The next day when Wendys Mom called me, she asked if I was taking medicine. I asked her why? She said “you sound so much better and stronger”.
I also poured out my heart on this blog as well. As God strengthened me, I remembered the power of prayer. And I set myself to rally every single person I could think of to pray for Wendy. What followed shocked me. Not only did all of you respond, but 12 churches me and Wendy have been to, most of West Unity here, her co workers, all our friends, all our friends friends, people all over the place are praying for Wendy. I had no idea how many people loved us. I figured it out, 3 counties were praying for Wendy along with a whole lot of internet.
Today, I feel strong as a lion. I also know something has happened to me inside. Something too wonderful to express in words! I feel a strange confidence inside and I feel like God placed a “living bible” inside my heart. I mean it is one thing to read it and memorize it, but God keeps telling me “Now you are LIVING it”
Another miracle. I have smoked cigarettes for about 34 years or so now. I have made numerous unsuccessful attempts to quit over the years. I have not had a cigarette since last Tuesday at 8:04 pm when this whole thing happened. God took it away. I did not even ask or try. I have had no withdrawl symptoms and no desire for a cigarette. THAT is a miracle.
I am documenting all of this as a testimony that God is as REAL as WE let HIM be. I am just a man. No different than any other. And if God can love and strengthen me, HE can love, save and strengthen YOU too! Accept HIM! Believe in HIM! Confess HIM! We tend to complicate Christ with rituals, ceremonies, and a lot of other stuff. It is as simple as having faith. Hoping in the cross, salvation and eternal life and loving each other with a Godly Christian Love.
The bible is just words on a page unless we pull those words off its pages and LIVE them.
God bless you! Thank you for all your love and prayers. And please keep praying for Wendy. She still has a long way to go. The doctors can’t run tests on her until she gets stronger. They still do not know the extent of the damage done to her heart. Lets not believe what the doctors say, lets believe God and what he says and he says – The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” – Luke 18:27
That is all for now. I will keep updating about Wendy as I get them. Right now I am going to listen to some worship music and get ready for church and after that I will be off to see MY WENDY!
The Bible Man