Tuesday, August 02, 2005

We continue to learn how to be still and know that God continues to heal Luke in His timing

Today was a great day for Luke and myself. I took Luke to a HBOT session and on the way to his PT appt from there he was moving his arms up and down, more than I've seen him move since the accident. Then at his PT appt. his PT set him up to try out some big switches, which are buttons that you push to make a toy go. He first tried an Elmo singing, he didn't seem that interested in it so we tried a train. He seemed to love the train and was actually pushing the switch to make it go, I started to cry happy tears as I watched him take true interest in the toy that he was playing with. She then put him into a neat little electrical car of sorts. All he had to do was hit the button to make it go and take his hand off it to stop it. He was making it go and he was holding up his head so well during his ride and then he actually stopped and started the car all by his self. I was so excited to see him doing something that he really enjoyed.

As I was reading in a devotional book by, Peacemakers Ministry yesterday it really ministered to my soul. The scripture was from Ps. 46:10 Be still and know that I am God. It said; Anxious soul, God is saying to you today, "Be still, and know that I am God." And there's a reason He's saying it. Your activity, when born out of anxiety, actually prevents Him from showing Himself strong on your behalf. That doesn't mean you're to be passive or lazy: it just means you're to do whatever, He leads you to do without running ahead of Him in the energy of the flesh! It also means you're to submit to Him first, then slow down and wait! In other words, make sure you have a sense of peace to go along with the ideas you believe He's given you. Ask Him to reveal to you His will in the matter, then"be still" and acknowledge that He's God. He's in charge, He knows what He's doing! Learn to trust Him without always demanding to know what He's going to do, when He going to do it and how He's going to carry it out.
Jesus said, "I am the vine, and ye are the branches" Jn. 15:5 Until you really embrace those words you'll keep trying to do things that only God can do - like blessing yourself, promoting your own minstry, solving your own problems, trying to get Luke healed faster and answering your own prayers. Or worse, you'll try to cover up for Him because you think He's not doing it fast enough, or in the way it should be done. Give it up! Try less and trust more! Jesus said, "I am the vine, ye are the branches." All you have to do is stay connected.

I thought that this was such a good devotional. As I was sharing with Daniel about the devotional and what the Lord had been dealing with me he had me read from Gal. 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? I thought how right on with what the Lord is saying to me He began the healing in Luke on the day of the accident and since then I've been trying to get it to move along faster with all the treatments and programs etc.. I'm not saying that I think we should of sat back and did nothing but I am saying that I realize I can not hurry up his healing process, it has to be God's doing not mine. Oh, the things I am learning!

Thank you for your prayers for myself they are working. I really feel as I had a good prayer time on Sunday night that God heard me cry out and he is helping me to feel so much better. I've been amazed all day at how much better I'm doing, I ask my self why I'm amazed when I know for a fact that God is hearing all your prayers and He is answering them.

Please be praying that God will give Gordy and I wisdom in knowing for sure what to do about the Nissen Fundoplication procedure for Luke. We are feeling more and more like we should go ahead and have it done. We have a Dr. appt with his gastronologist on Friday to discuss it. I'm so thankful that God said in His word to ask for wisdom and He will give it to us, I feel confident that He will give us the peace that we are asking for in knowing His will for this sitution.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

8 comments:

Julie in NC said...

Sue, We are still praying. I have been asking the Lord, asking him to give me the words to say (type) to let you know of his love and our love. I feel so helpless when I wish I could just sit...hear...and pray with you. My heart hurts for you but at the same time I am so proud to call you my Christian sister!!! What a wonderful example you and your family are to so many. What I am saying is I think you guys are doing so well, but I can't express my heart as well as I want to.

Luke!! I am so excited about all that you are doing!!! My little guys have been asking me what you have been up to. I told them all that you are doing . We are so excited for you.

We Love you guys....thank you for sharing and always wanting a heart that seeks God.

Blessings to all, Shane, Julie and Children

Teena said...

Sue, thank you for sharing. I have been praying and so thankful that God gave you peace. I am so proud of Luke. God is good all the time and all the time God is good!!

I love to read the updates and I am so grateful to be a part of this miracle that God is doing.

we love all of you~
your Georgia friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

lockwoods said...

Sue -
I so agree with what Julie in NC said about wanting to have the right words to say. I also wish I could just sit with you or spell you for a day, or give you a big hug. I'm so glad for the wonderful report about the car and Luke making it go. What a thrill! We are praying for wisdom (and healing) about the surgery. I know those decisions have got to be hard. You are a wonderful Mommy, and your children are blessed to have you!
Love,
The AK Lockwoods

Pam&Hal said...

Hooray Luke. Way to go! Keep up the little steps of healing. I hope the sunshine to day shines on all of you and fills your heart with warmth and peace. Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

Hi Searles Family-
Was wonderful to read that Luke is taking more steps to being stronger. Prayers to work wonders. God is always close to us. We need to listen to his works in his time not ours. We are all so much in the fast lane. Wanting things to go speedy and that is not his way. I pray that you are all well as a family be strong. My prayers are with you all always. Mary

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke, How are you doing? I hope that you are working hard and resting in Gods hands with peace. We are praying Gods healing hand on your body and look forward to seeing and hearing about all that he is doing and going to do in your life. Are you guys ready for school? I am so looking toward starting school. We are running around way to much! We love all of you. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

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