Paul and I went to church this morning. Katy had a good day, yet is still experiencing times of shivering and intermittent fever, but praise God the bone pain is gone. We continue to believe God for His hand of intervention. There were ten of us from our church at our small group tonight and we had a great prayer time for the concerns of our members. As we face this trial we have had many people say, “I don’t think I could ever go through what you are experiencing.” And yet tonight we prayed for a mother of four with brain cancer. She was given six months to live and her husband left her. I believe the church is being tested. We are being asked to become warriors in prayer for one another. You have been so faithful to pray for our family and your notes and comments are carrying us through some stormy waters. Since you are such great warriors can I ask you to pray for this mother, too?
For Katy and me the world as we have known it has stopped. I barely get to the shopping and most of our day is spent in prayer and study. It may seem strange, but we are actually having such a time of refreshing in God’s word that when the ordinary things crowd in on us, like housework, laundry or shopping, we find we can hardly wait to get back to the sweetness of focused time with the Lord and His word. All this is working together for good. Where it will all lead we don’t know, but we are much wiser for the things we have been shown. We have also been encouraged by the scripture that many of you include in your correspondence. Someone recently told me that they have been viewing Katysblog as their daily morning devotional. That can only be said because so many of you are encouraging others with the verses that you choose to send. All of you who call upon the name of the Lord are witnessing to each other! And we thought Katysblog was just the easiest way to keep family and friends informed about Katy’s condition. God had bigger plans. He always does!