Whilst I love the opportunity to pray for others, it’s always a beautiful blessing to actually know that people are praying for me! I’ve had a few folk here pray for these ol’ knees of mine, which, by the way, astonished Robert when I walked out of Melbourne airport last Sunday, limping only a little, and that, after a 30+ hour journey to get here. As soon as I arrived, Lucas, Robert & Shey’s second eldest son, completely of his own volition and totally spontaneously, came into my room, knelt down, and prayed for both knees: he’s 10, what an amazing blessing!
But yesterday, I was ultra blessed to get to get two messages from the motherland(!) – an email, and a facebook message, from people saying that they’re praying for me. Lovely Nigel & Lyn, who are always so encouraging, emailed such a lovely encouraging message. And Valerie (& by proxy, I’m sure, her hubby Drew!), sent me a message on facebook.
That is one that – if you pray for me – I’d love you to pray into with them: Valerie said she ‘woke, praying for my knees, and was reminded about the parable of the fig tree, how Jesus passed, it looked at it, and seeing no fruit, he cursed it. The next day it had died , so I cursed the arthritis in your knees and I was singing over you….’
That really impacted me: I’ve prayed – and others too – cursing the damage, injury, and the osteoarthritis, but never thought to use that passage of Scripture: so, if you DO pray for me, would you join me, Valerie and Drew in cursing it with the same power and authority that Jesus did, please? There’s significant improvement even this morning…. I can actually get out of a chair without having to stand still for about 30 seconds to allow the pain to subside, and the stiffness to go, before moving! I’m grateful for small mercies, and I’m just as happy for God to heal them (healing’s a process) as I am for him to supernaturally instantly heal them!
Thank you, and bless you, Nigel, Lyn, Valerie, and Drew!