Thursday, July 31, 2008


Ok, so Faith posted the video I was trying to download from Youtube on her site, so you'll just have to pop over there and watch it. However, I have a story to share about this song.

One of my FAVORITE parts of our family reunion is Sat. evening after the "festivities" are over and all the little ones sack out at my brother-in-law's house. It's his family, our family and Jimmy's 2 cousins and their kids all in this tiny little 3 bedroom house. (Thank goodness there's a full finished basement!) Usually there's 14 or 15 of us crammed in.

Anyway, my nephew Cody breaks out his guitar and we have some praise & worship time. He's the Worship Leader at his church and SOLD OUT to Jesus at 18!! LOVE THAT! Anyway, he LOVES Hillsong and tells me he's learned a new song he wants to share with me. It's "Healer". I hadn't heard it before that night and as he sat there singin' his heart out to the Lord the shekhinah glory of God filled that room! I mean it! Jimmy's cousin Pat has been having some health problems and the Dr's can't seem to find out what's going on. It's been difficult for him and for his family. He sometimes has to leave work just to go home and take a nap. (God has blessed him with a Christian boss who allows this) Anyway, they've been struggling.

So here we were listening to Cody sing and the Lord goes, "Pray for Pat. Right here, right now, in the middle of this song. Pray." So, I go to my man and tell him "We gotta pray for Pat....NOW". So right there in the middle of the den, with Cody singin' away, me, Jimmy, Greg (my brother-in-law) and Peggy (Pat's wife) pray. Now, this may not seem like any big deal, but you have to understand that Jimmy's family is a mixture of Catholic, Church of Christ and others and I have (in the past) been very quiet about my faith. I told you in a previous post how some of them were kinda rough on me - remember? But the Lord said "Go" so I went. Let me just tell you that it was one of the most precious experiences ever! To pray not just as blood relatives, but as relatives in the blood of Christ!!! AMAZING. In fact, the next day in church Cody stood before his congregation and shared how honored he felt to be a part of a family that was willing to love each other that way - unashamed!!!

God is good y'all. Please pray for Pat.

Jehovah-Rapha, I believe that You are my Healer. You are Pat's Healer. I pray that you'll strengthen him. Blow the Dr's away with his total healing. Restore him! You are His Portion - My Portion. You are More than Enough!! Nothing is impossible for you!! I believe.....


Faith said...

Oh wow!! God is so amazing and I had chills as I was reading this. I will pray for Pat too...God is the healer of ALL our diseases!!!

I believe! Love ya, Faith

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Hey girl - the Nehemiah Mission happened right there in the den!! i love it!! love you too!! have an awesome day friend!! love, Leigh