November 05, 2011

Not Yet

I woke up tentatively expectant on Friday morning. Nancy woke up excited, like a kid on Christmas. Prayer is a funny thing. Many of you joined us yesterday in praying, fasting, and crying out to our God for a miracle. "Please God, let Garren swallow!"

I'd love more than anything to be writing about how God did perform a miracle...that Garren suddenly started swallowing, that he not longer needs to spit, that he finally slept through the night with no need for constant observation.

But I can't. Because that didn't happen. 

"If I throw out a boathook from the boat and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God." - E. Stanley Jones

Prayer is not about me. Prayer is about God. This is not easy to understand, nor is it easy to accept. I want what I want and I want it now. I have plans. I have good ideas. I know what's best for me!

But once again I'm reminded that it's not about me.

I know God put it on my heart to spend a day in focused and intentional prayer for Garren. I am so thankful for the number of people who joined us in that yesterday. I trust that as you "pulled" on your "boathook" that God was able to align your will with His will. 

We will continue to pray for Garren's complete healing. We will continue to trust that God's plan is better than our plan - every time. Thank you for being a part of our special day yesterday. Thank you for your continued prayers.


Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

All of us continue to pray, knowing that just tuning in to God is being there for Garren. The boys pray constantly for him. They're wearing the Garren bands.

wendypoovey said...

We continue to pray for healing for Garren. The kids never forget him in prayer.

Anonymous said...

We are disappointed, but will not give up praying. Lord You know, but we are asking, seeking and knocking.
Lochridge Family

Anonymous said...

I am glad that folks fasted..I am more glad that God hears...none of us know for certain why God did not do as we asked, at least, not yet...however, it does not mean that we stop asking...Pastor Geoffrey, Nancy, and girls, keep trusting in our God...He has done so much more now than we (your church family) ever thought would happen...what is swallowing to Him? When He is ready, than we must be sure that we are ready, & prayers, Sandy & Russ