The main thing that stands out in this devotional book on prayer is when God’s people come together in prayer, God moves in miraculous ways.
I cannot say enough that the prayers of my family, friends, church family and bloggers from all over have made all the difference in the world in every aspect of this infertility journey for me.
If you have prayed for me, even just once, you are a part of this journey of faith and your prayers have pulled me through and kept me standing even through the darkest places along the way.
Why? Because when God’s people come together in prayer, God does miraculous things that only He can do!
He has instilled in my heart the fight to keep plugging along.
He alone has supplied my strength to keep going. I am weak. Very weak. But He alone has the capacity to turn my weakness into His strength.
His grace alone is sufficient for all I have endured so far and all I will endure in the future.
Infertility is a battle of mind, body and soul. And one of the most powerful weapons of defense is prayer.
Why? Because when Christian’s pray, God acts!
Acts 12:5-17 shows us an example of God’s people praying and God moving in a miraculous way.
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. Acts 12:5
God sent an angel to miraculously rescue Peter from prison!
In Acts 16:25-26 we find Paul and Silas in prison praying and singing hymns to God while the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake that shook the foundation of the prison. The doors of the prison flew open and everyone’s chains came loose!
Now let’s go to present day…
Have you read MckMama’s blog? When she was 24 weeks pregnant with her fourth baby, she was told her baby was not compatible with life and would surely die soon after birth. They chose to give their son completely to God and got people from all over the world praying. On October 29, 2008, MckMama gave birth to a completely healthy baby boy.
Baby Ethan. The blog his mother, Kasey, writes to tell the story of his battle with leukemia is filled with posts of her asking people to pray specifically for certain things. Then, without fail, Kasey will write another post telling how God did just what she asked us to pray about.
Some people say that prayer releases God’s power – as if it is tied up somewhere. God does not need our prayers to be able to act. He just likes to be asked! Asking shows our dependency on Him and as a result of His children coming to Him and asking, He receives the glory.
Tonight I am asking my family, friends, church family, blogger friends, and anyone else who may read this blog to please join together on my behalf and pray.
Pray that God will create Baby this month for His glory. Sometimes I think there is no other way possible for God to receive more glory in my present circumstances than to stop treatments this month so He can allow conception to happen naturally!
But that is 100% the decision of my Lord and Savior. And I will accept whatever outcome He chooses.
Prayer is coming before God asking because you know it is only through His power that it – whatever it may be – can be done.
God alone can do this – I am asking that we join together in asking God that He will.
For HIS glory!