Another August is here. And I am here. For that I am so very thankful.
You see, in February I had a medical issue come out of nowhere – it was not something I expected in any way – it took me by surprise.
It happened suddenly and with a vengeance. The enemy planned to take my life that day. I knew it and everyone around me knew it – but God had another plan.
Even though I knew God was with me, the event was traumatic for me. It caused me to have extreme anxiety – something I had never dealt with.
Once I was stabilized at the hospital, I was told to see my normal doctor and they would take steps to deal with the issue. I was led to believe it was something that would be simple to overcome. Six months later I was still dealing with it and everything that came with it. Day after day I had to deal with a situation that was life-threatening.
If that wasn’t enough, they kept putting me on different medications trying to find a solution and nothing was working. They were hard to adjust to. I had never taken any kinds of medicine in my life, and I did not like it at all.
I fought anxiety. I fought the symptoms. And I fought to write. The medications made it difficult for me to think – writing became a huge challenge – and writing is what I do.
While it was a battle – one thing I knew for certain – I never walked alone. I knew God was with me and I knew YOU were with me.
There has never been a time where I felt the prayers of my partners and friends more than during this time. I felt YOUR prayers. Today, I wanted to take a moment and say, “THANK YOU.” Thank you is not enough. Words are not enough but I wanted you to know how very grateful I am for each and every one of you.
Week after week, someone emailed me to ask about me or let me know they were praying. Without fail, I weekly received cards from some of our partners letting me know they were thinking of me or praying for me. Time and again, I got cards/ emails from people in other states whose entire church was praying and standing in faith for me. I have never felt more loved and honored in my life. I was and am, blessed beyond words.
There were times I was literally overwhelmed by your kindness, prayers and encouraging words. During those times, I could only cry – a good cry – a thankful cry. I was moved beyond words.
I have always done everything I could possibly to do serve our partners and sow into their life – this year – I have reaped an abundant harvest from those seeds sown.
I don’t think I would be celebrating another birthday this year without those prayers – without YOUR prayers. Thank you and may God bless you continually and abundantly.
As partners you sow financially into this ministry month after month. We appreciate every seed sown. However, this seed that you sowed this year, into my personal life, your prayers on my behalf, means more to me than words can possibly convey.
So…August is here and so am I. It’s going to be a Happy Birthday indeed. I have so much to give thanks for.
I feel strongly that this month is a month of new beginnings for me and for you. The number 8 means new beginnings – that is what we are stepping into.
As we step into our time of New Beginnings, may we first give thanks. God has been so faithful this year. Still, I have a feeling we haven’t seen anything yet – God is going to do mighty and amazing things throughout the remainder of 2021 – can’t you feel it?
As we sow our seed this month – let’s sow into New Beginnings – for a NOW harvest and as a seed of THANKSGIVING…for what God has done and what He is going to do in the rest of this year. It is going to be awesome!
Together we are strong – I have seen that strength for myself. Together we can move mountains – I have seen that too. Your prayers are powerful and make great power available, dynamic in its working. Together we will step into all God has for us – now – this month. This, my friend, is our time of New Beginnings – may we enter in today…together.
Father, we thank You for everything You have done for us this year. Thank you God, for my partners, for their faithfulness to stand with me in faith. I ask You to bless each and every one that prayed, stood and sowed into my life. Bless them today, Father, this I ask in Jesus name.
Today, as we sow our seed, we sow it into our New Beginning…receive our seed and cause each of us to step into our New Beginning, now this month – we declare we step in and we see, this month, the goodness of God in the land of the living – thank you for receiving our seed and releasing our harvest. For this we give You praise in Jesus name. Amen.
Blessings to you my friends…
With much love and appreciation,