God amazes me SO MUCH how He directs our lives!!! He has taught me over the years to pay attention to who I meet and how I respond to them because we never know what the future may hold for those you come in contact with on a daily basis. About six or seven years ago I met a waitress at Bennigan’s who at the time reminded me so much of a famous actress. I asked her if anyone had ever told her she looked like this person before and she laughed and responded, “daily”! We began talking and as she was getting off work I asked her if I could pray for her about some things we discussed. Well, fast forward to 2010… “facebook world” where a very special friend request popped up on my e-mails. It was hers!!! This young lady saw my name and picture on a mutual friend’s page. (FYI – Neither one of us knew the other one knew this friend until this time.) She asked me if I remembered praying for her at the restaurant and as soon as I saw her picture I remembered. The main part where God AMAZED me about this particular situation was when I saw a prayer request on her profile page and the nature of this request. Her newborn son is scheduled this Monday, May 10th for heart surgery. Little did she know I just walked through a similar surgery with our first grandchild and my daughter and her husband this past year. Our grand-daughter had an interrupted aortic arch and a hole in her heart. She was flown to Children’s Hospital in PA immediately after birth for her rare heart surgery. She is now 11 months old and doing beautifully! Praises to our Lord and Savior for our little miracle girl!
When we walk through life changing events we never know how God will use our experiences. I believe six or seven years ago God knew ahead of time we would meet again via internet and have similar experiences where encouragement and prayer could be given. I don’t want to miss an opportunity to be a part of what God is doing and to answer God’s call at this time for this situation! I’m writing this about her family anonymously (for their privacy) since I’m placing this on every internet outlet I have. What I’m asking everyone reading this to do is to please fast and pray this Monday, May 10th for this precious and adorable little baby boy. God knows his name and the parents… so please pray specifically for a successful surgery and for all the medical professionals caring for him every single moment. The issues he has been diagnosed with is a “Double Outlet Right Ventricle” heart. His Pulmonary Artery is narrowing so they will correct that in surgery. They will also connect his aorta to the Right Ventricle so that it will start getting only Oxygenated (Red) blood (as it should be…). Right now the blood is mixing making the heart work harder to sort it out. Through surgery his VSD will be corrected as well as an ASD (hole between his L and R atriums) He also has a Right Aortic Arch.
Some of the prayer and scriptures below were written by my daughter and adjusted by me to fit this baby boy’s situation. We used the scriptures while praying for our granddaughter. God is no respecter of persons. Like He provided healing and care for our granddaughter He can provide healing and wonderful care for this baby as well. We believe in the healing power of Jesus Christ!
“Lord, your Word says that “Life and death are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21), so today, we want to speak LIFE and HEALTH over this precious baby boy, Cash Mitchell, in the name of Jesus. We know your Word says YOU are our Healer. Psalm 103:3 says that you heal ALL our diseases,” and Isaiah 53:5 says that it is by YOUR stripes we are HEALED.” We receive and stand on those promises KNOWING that YOU are still in the miracle-working business and that YOU have already paid the price for Cash’s healing. We hold tight to your promise in Psalm 84:11 that says “No good thing do you withhold from those who love you” as well as your promise in Psalm 138:8 that you will “perfect what concerns us.” Your Word says “Do not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:34) so for today, all we can do is believe that YOU will HEAL baby Cash! We give YOU all the glory and thank YOU in advance for YOUR HEALING POWER! AMEN”
Thank you in advance for your prayers and concern for this family. God directs our lives and following His leading is such an awesome experience!!! Also, guess what? When you pray…you become a part of this MIRACLE!!!
http://jaimecmitchell.blogspot.com/ Sweet Jaime sent me a note with permission to use their name. Here is the link to her beautiful blog with the story of her sweet family. (Go to Dec. 09 to start their story) Please continue to pray for their baby “Cash Mitchell”… I just edited the prayer above to include his name.