Addison is still fighting for her life and the doctors are all surprised that she hasn't died yet. She has defied death 3 times this week and continues to fight hard. Please continue to pray, interceding on her behalf for a miracle. Praise You God, You have kept Addison alive and fighting. Bless You Father, You are Awesome!
How many times have you blown off answered prayer by thinking oh that was just a coincidence? What does answer to prayer look like? Let me give you a few examples of answered prayer from my life.
A few years ago my husband wanted to knock down the hay but it was just raining like crazy so he asked God please let it stop raining so he could bring in the hay. Within a few days the rain stopped and it got really hot, 40 degrees which is somewhere around 100 F. The field dried up and my husband started cutting the hay. With in a few days the hay was down, raked dried and ready for baling. The sky started clouding up and we asked God "Please no rain, not now or all of the hay will be ruined". So we baled and started hauling the hay off of the field and into the hay shed all the while the cloudy sky started to let the rain down; to the north of us, then to the south of us, then to east and west of us. Before all of the hay was off of the field it was raining all around us except on our hayfield! My husband worked until 1 am pulling the hay bales off of the field and when he got the very last load off of the field and into the hay shed it started to pour on our field! Now, is that coincidence or answered prayer?
A few years ago my son broke his hand in a Taekwondo match. We drove him to the hospital had it x-rayed and sure enough he had a broken bone. SOTK did not want us to pray over his hand because he knows how prayer works, you see he wanted a broken hand, but he consented. We had his hand put in a cast and the doctor told us to have it x-rayed again in a week to make sure it was setting properly. He told us to look at a 6-8 week recovery and a possible surgery to insert a pin if the bone wasn't healing properly. That night the family and I again prayed for SOTK's hand. The following week we had it x-rayed and you know what? The bone was not broken!! Totally healed, much to SOTK's surprise. But I won't leave this story here our clumsy boy broke his hand two more times in different spots doing the same thing, TKD. :s Now since his hand healed so quickly the first time he down right refused to be prayed over again because he wanted to show off his cast to his team mates, and he actually rebuked the prayer on the third time only to find out yet again his hand had healed again in one week and the last time in less than one week. Now is that coincidence or answered prayer?
A pony I have, Stormy, was very ill with laminitis (acutely painful inflammation of the foot, or hoof) and the vet thought we would have to put him down. He foundered very bad and he didn't want to stand up. We treated him aggressively with medicines and cutting his feet back very short. He was in very critical condition and our vet just didn't give us any hope of him making it. I was very distraught. You see a few weeks prior I had just lost my horse Majestic Warrior to colic and I couldn't bare to lose another one so soon. I cried out to God NO! Please, please save Stormy I promise I will believe this is Your miracle and not a coincidence. That night we got a phone call from our vets saying Stormy took a radical turn for the better and if all looked good tomorrow we could bring him home! We brought him home the next day and Stormy was well on the way to recovery. It did take almost 2 years for complete recovery and that was over 14 years ago, Stormy is still with us. So you tell me was that answered prayer or coincidence?
1 Kings 19:11-13 NIV
The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
|Stormy our Shetland pony|
Luke 16:31 NIV
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
What about you? Will you believe, or will you pass it off as coincidence?