August 28, 2015
Today I read a horrifying report from Jay Seculow at the ACLJ on the terrible acts being committed against Christians in Syria, Iran, and other countries in that area. We Christians need to get down and pray for the Christians being persecuted all over the world. Though, as individuals, we are not able to stand against this ISIS and other terrorists, we know that our God can defeat them. In 2 Chronicles 20, the Bible tells about King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judea. They found out that multitudes of armies of their enemies were coming to war against them. The King gathered his people in the temple to pray and seek God concerning the battle. They received instruction from God and obeyed, and God wiped out their enemies. We need to follow their example and pray for those who are under siege from their enemies. These are our brothers and sisters in Christ, and they need all the support we can give them. So please take time out to pray for them!
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A couple of weeks ago, on a Friday evening, my husband had bad pain in his chest. We were concerned that it could be a heart problem so we went to our local Fire Department to see if they could check and see if it was serious. We didn’t want to have to pay for an emergency visit if it wasn’t necessary.
Our local EMT’s put Steve on the monitor and noticed something going on. They recommended he go to emergency. In fact, they followed us over to the hospital. The emergency team took him in right away and ran several tests on him. In fact one test didn’t turn out good so they had to redo it. Finally, after six hours in emergency the doctor brought the diagnoses.
Steve had Pluracy–an infection in his check area that was causing inflammation and swelling. It put pressure on the heart, causing the odd reading the Fire Department’s heart monitor. The doctor prescribed some aspirin along with Steve’s regular anti-inflammatory medicines, and within a week or so he was feeling better.
I want to thank God that it wasn’t a heart attack or stroke and that Steve is doing better. It was a tense moment, but our God was faithful and we received a great report.
I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth–Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.
(Psalm 40:1-3 NKJV)