Coughs, Oxygen and Armor

October 10, 2008

Last night Matt and I got away for a while, we went to Kokomo where I'm from to my Aunt's funeral. My dad's twin brother had lost his very best friend. I felt for him, I can't imagine losing my Matthew. He is truly the best friend I've ever had.

Danni's coughs are still there, I had a nurse come and check her yesterday before we left for the funeral and her oxygen levels were low so the nurse ordered oxygen for her. Her lungs still sounded good but as a precaution she thought it was necessary.

I'm glad she thought that way because I would much rather be safe than sorry. It seems that Danni is sleeping more and more. I'm sure this is all part of the process.

We are still waiting for her surgery wounds to heal before we can move on to other things like chemo and radiation. Honestly the only way to move her at this point is by ambulance so I don't know if chemo and radiation are even an option now.

We are trusting God and waiting on his timing for the miracle we need. Either way there will be a miracle; she will be ushered into the presence of her savior or she will be healed here on earth. We trust God for either and we pray for HIS will like he taught us to pray in Luke 11. We've done all we can do to stand firm and so we will stand just as Ephesians 6 instructs us to do.

We have the belt of truth (the knowledge of the truth of God that he works all things for our good because we love him and that no matter what God has our best interest at heart and he will never leave us or forsake us). Romans 8:28, Deut 31:6, 8, Joshua 1:5.

The breastplate of righteousness (that is the gift of God because of the blood of Jesus we are made right with God). Romans 3:21-26, Romans 5:15-20

Shoes of Peace on our feet (made ready for anything that comes our way because of the peace in our hearts). John 14:27, John 16:33, Romans 8:6, Romans 16:20, Philippians 4:7, Hebrews 12:11

We carry ready for battle the shield of faith (faith that God gives us for our circumstances that no matter what we see our Father is in control!) 2Corinthians 5:7

The helmet of Salvation (surrounds our head and takes captive every thought, we are saved if we have confessed Jesus as Lord and believe he was risen from the dead no ifs, ands or buts about it, it's a done deal! This is our position in Christ, we have the mind of Christ). Romans 10:9, 2Corinthians 10:5, 1Corinthians 2:16, Colossians 3:3

And last but certainly not least we have the sword of the Spirit in our hand (that is the written, inspired word of God that confirms everything I've just said....God said it and it is so!) 2Timothy 3:16, 2Corinthians 1:20

The armor of God is all about what we believe. It is what we believe that causes us to act certain ways in the face of our circumstances either with faith or fear; with patience or pride.

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. These are my goals for each day.


jj said...

Thanks, Christy. Preach it, girl.

Anonymous said...

I have the faith but I wish I had half the couarge that you have! Praise God...You are amazing.
Love and Prayers for you and your entire family!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for today's post. I really needed it. I've been feeling lost and needed some preaching from you. God has truely blessed you in so many ways. I pray for Danni daily, she is in my thoughts constantly and I pray for God's healing touch to be upon her and the Family. You are my light.