Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Last night, while I was scrubbing Gavin's head (he still gets cradle cap), Gavin's nose started bleeding. Carley walked in because she heard him crying from me scrubbing his head and told me about his nose. I didn't realize it was bleeding at the time. She ran and got him a bath cloth for me to clean him up and was hugging him and talking to him to get him to calm down. His nose has been bleeding for no reason here lately and it really scares Carley. I didn't realize how much until I went to tuck her in later on last night. She was laying in her bed with a sad look on her face. I ask her what was wrong and she said, "Mommy, I just prayed for Gavin. I prayed that God would heal Gavin's nose so it would not bleed anymore. And I'm gonna hold on to my pray real tight cause I know sometimes the devil gets our mind off of our prayers and makes us drop them. But I'm not going to. I'm gonna hold on to my prayer, Momma, cause I know God will answer it." By the time she was finished, I had tears in my eyes. Not just because she loves her brother so much, but because she had reminded me that often times I get discouraged and drop my prayers. I remember some very dear saints of God talking about holding on the horns of the alter until they received their breakthrough. I think sometimes God is sitting up there wondering how bad we really want it. How bad do we want that loved one to be saved or how bad to we want a healing in our marriage? How bad do we want our country saved and our economy to grow? Are we willing to hang on to our prayers and pray without ceasing until we receive our breakthrough? I know I have been wanting to see God do things in my life, for my marriage, for my church, but I haven't made it a priority to pray without ceasing or hold on to my prayers until I received my breakthrough. But, Carley reminded me last night that our time on this Earth is limited and it's time to get serious about what we want to see God do in our lives, in our homes, in our country. It's time to hang on to our prayers and stop letting the devil lie to us until we are to discouraged to hang on anymore. Because actually our prayers are our promises from God. He's already made those promised to us and He is not a God that He would lie. I thank God for my Carley, that she has a love and a belief in God. That she has faith, the child like faith we are all suppose to have to see things change in our lives. I know that from now on I will hold on with all my might, expecting and believing and praying without ceasing for what God has already promised me. I am will also be back to report on Gavin's nose bleeds. I have a feeling that Carley's prayer will be answered!

2 comments:

Tricia said...

this is a such a powerful story. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! My ds often comes up with those things too and I really get to thinking hard about what God had in mind....

~Melissa~ said...

Oh, sweet Carley :) Hope his nose bleeds clear up!