As in all my devotionals, I praise God and His name. This post won’t be any different…I live to praise and worship Him. However, it will be different as it will further solidfy His magnificence and sovereign power. This post shall exalt His name with news from a moving testimony concerning a dear friend…”Dannie.”
Those of you who read my devotionals reguarly will realize the pattern in my posts. All of them reflect love for the Father along with moving moments that glorify Him in the highest. In some of the posts, I’ve recorded personal testimonies and witness to His love and power.
With the above being said. I received an email from Dannie…who is a missionary medic in Africa… last evening that made me literally shout with joy! She had received news from her doctor pertaining to her heart valve, and it was nothing short of miraculous. This lady is so filled with the Spirit and anointed. She accepted her calling to be a missionary in Africa and hasn’t turned back nor regretted listening to His voice. This lady on top of being loving, kind and selfless, manages to do all this in the jungle, “sightless.” She lost her vision years ago.
I will share most of the email with you to honor His name and His glory..She wrote the following, speaking of her diagnosis from her Cardiologist…
“In 2004 he diagnosed me with damage to my mitral valve as a result of one too many tropical illnesses while living in the jungle. In 2007, he said that the damage had moved from mild to moderate and I should be thinking along the lines of valve replacement surgery as a “when it will need to happen,” rather than “If it will need to happen.” He increased the dosage of the medicines he’d been prescribing and I’ve checked back with him as often as I could… Due to the expense, he usually just did the EKG, but today he said I needed to have the echocardiogram, too, because it’d been six years. After the technician finished the echo, I sat in the exam room….
Dr.” U” entered the room, laid his laptop down on the desk, and began, “Well, there have been some significant changes in this echo from the one six years ago.” I gulped, waiting for the bad news. “The valve is now closing normally, with insignificant leakage at this point.” My throat tightened; I couldn’t believe what he’d said. “In fact, the other very significant finding is that the chambers of the heart are now all the normal size. It seems, Dannie that your heart is healing itself. I’ve been in cardiology many years and I’ve rarely seen such a thing happen. I’m aware it is possible for the heart to heal itself, because it’s a living organ, but I’ve just seen it so extremely rarely. Remember I told you six years ago that the progression of the damage meant you’d need to keep in mind surgery would be happening at one point?” I nodded, unable to speak. “Well, I can safely say that we will not be considering surgery for this heart unless something else happens to it. The valve is normal again.”
“Praise You Lord, and thank you God. Miracles still happen to this very day. People need to know how magnificent You are! You healed my friend, Dannie. She is Your obedient servant, and Your loving Child…Thank you for taking care of her and touching her with Your infinite and unmerited grace. You are the One and only true God, our Creator, Abba Father, and loving Lord of lords and King of kings. Thank You. Nothing is impossible with YOU my God. With men it’s impossible, with YOU all things are possible. Amen”
I’ve written about it so many times in the past. That God is the same as He was since the beginning of time, He hasn’t changed, nor has His love or promises in His holy Word, the Bible. He is the same outstanding and omnipotent God He always was. It’s times like Dannie’s healing, that make it POP out and allow us to stand back as we bow our heads in thanks. It is times like these, that allow us to realize that You have kept Your word throughout the ages, and will never leave us, nor forsake us. It’s times like these, that lead us to further sanctification of Your endless glory, and Your perpetual light that shines throughout the Universe and ages. It is times like these that make us cry with joy as we rejoice in Your magnificence, and stand in witness of Your love and mercy which endureth forever. Thank you Lord, for all You are…and all You do.
To those who are going through some kind of crisis, be it emotional, or physical, or financial…hang in there and cry out to your Abba Father. He hears our cries. He is right there with You.
Moses in Exodus 17 was experiencing trouble with the people as they murmured against him and God. They were angry and thirsty and tired. Moses never gave up, as he cried to the Lord:
And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
5 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. (Exodus 17:4-6 KJV)
The lord came through for him and His children. He hears our cries, He hears our prayers…He hears and feels our torment or anguish, as well as our joy and happiness. He is the forebearer for all such things that we seek and for all such things that we attain, through Him and in Him, because of all that He is…we are what and who we are only because of Him.
When we seek God in an urgent cry, it’s different from regular pray. It is a cry of desperation as we run to Him for help. He hears the difference and knows the difference. He will respond, and He does hear.
When we’re drowing in a sea of sorrow, or despair, He will hear us. He will take care of His children. When we’re thirsting for His living water, it will flow. He will give and He will bless us with His love . When we call upon Him, remember He is listening. He certainly was in the case of Dannie, and her “big beautiful loving heart.” He blessed her with a miracle and rewarded her diligence and dedication as she walks the narrow path while doing HIS work. Praise His name!
Keep your faith and confidence in God, and remember He always is with you, and will always hear His children’s prayers and cries…
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. (Psalm 91:15 KJV)
A special note to Dannie: “God has taken care of your heart…He knows how special it is, and to those you touch and tend to, whether near or far, we feel your compassion that fills your heart. So my friend…God bless you, and may the Lord continue to guide you and keep you safe…”
Gorgeous landscape created by God–picture captured by Scott Birge~