Saturday, March 4, 2017

God's Abundant, Lavish Answer to Prayer

HUGE praise. Yesterday, I prayed a big, unlikely prayer. I prayed that my mom's doctor appointment would yield miracles -- that she had healed from her elbow fracture 6-weeks ago so well that the splint could come off and she could begin weight bearing exercises and using the walker with two hands. This is critical in her healing and ability to return as hoped to her independent apartment.

God answered it completely. She will still wear the splint to protect the elbow, but it is no longer fixed at the 90-degree angle, and she has the go-ahead to use her arm. She already walked about five times (or so) further than she has for the past six weeks since breaking her hip/elbow, and she used that arm for the first time with a walker. Within hours of the splint coming off!!! I was flabbergasted, and overjoyed.

As you can see from the photo, I am not in frigid NY with my mom, but in lovely Edisto Island, on the ocean. (Sister Amy is on duty with Mom currently, and has been incredible. She is the one that made cancer fun for me. Not everyone has Amy's gift of joy, humor, and competence.)

But back to me. I arrived yesterday at Edisto, walked five miles on the beach, found that humongous perfect conch shell in the picture above, and scoped out the river that feeds into the ocean where I will kayak. I already saw dolphins cavorting, and got permission to launch my kayak across the street from our resort. The marina owner gave me permission to launch, but voiced concern. It is a STRONG current, and she said many kayakers have been swept out into the ocean.

"Of course they were inexperienced," she added.
I am experienced, but I am still in recovery from a frozen shoulder. If you don't receive any more blogs from me this week, call the Coast Guard.

Here is my launch site.

Hubby arrived later in the day and we went to dinner where the same woman who had advised me about the strong current was our waitress! She told me she would be looking out for me.

I am in a blissful place, and will spend the week doing what I most love to do. But you know something? The abundant, lavish answer to prayer for my mom filled me with more joy than seeing any dolphin, or kayaking on any beautiful river, or finding any humongous conch shell. If I have the blessing and presence of God, what more could I possibly want or need?
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Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

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