Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Answered Prayers ...

Hello friends and family!
I believe my cousin, Beverly let most of you know the results but I have to "testify"! ;-)
First of all, for those who don't know, my arteriogram results were negative! My heart is working exactly like it's supposed to!
The husband and I have been trying to decide where we should go to church for quite some time.
One Sunday morning in the middle of May, I had a dream. In this dream, I saw my husband, my brother, my sister-in-law and myself sitting on a pew at Kingwood (the church I attended from the time I was six days old and stayed fairly active in, off and on for most of my life) In this dream, I saw us all laughing and talking to the pastor and that was the end of my dream. I thought nothing of it, really. I laid there awake for a few minutes, remembering my dream. Then, my  husband woke up and said, "Morning .... Guess what I dreamed? I dreamed we were at Kingwood church." I sat up in bed and said, "No Way! That's what I dreamed about! D'you think that's our answer? We should start going back to Kingwood?" Husband says, "Duh, what do you think?" So, that's where we decided to go. Then, only a little over a month later, all of this "heart" stuff started getting worse and you know the rest of the story about how I got to the point of needing the arteriogram.
This past Sunday night at church, my brother asked me to let him, the pastor and the pastor's wife pray for me, so I did. I felt like the more prayers going up, the better. I didn't notice a change until I went back to my seat and leaned over to pick up my bible. I took a deep breath while doing so and realized for the first time in a long time, I was able to get a good, deep breath without pain! I had no more chest pains at all that night. I felt fine Monday morning before going to the hospital. For the first time in a while, I felt very peaceful. I felt in my spirit that all was going to be okay and it was!
I can't experience a touch from the good Lord and not share the good news. I want to thank all of you who prayed forme; our prayers were answered!
I'll update soon. I have been ordered to get bed rest till Thursday to allow the femoral artery to heal (where they went in the groin to do the test, ouch!) The funny thing is, all this time, I needed the rest and now I'm no longer tired. I'll rest anyway though because they say we don't want it to bleed.  
Oh, PS - Last Thursday, I was praying for a promising scripture to leap out at me as I was reading my bible and this is the one that did:
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your HEART, all ye that have hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

I chose to take this verse literally.



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