Tuesday, September 18, 2018
On the Fast Track
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
I cannot begin to thank all my dear friends here at the blog and on Facebook for your kind and generous prayers for the success of my recent cataract surgery. Yes, the outcome is everything I could have hoped for and more! Had I been in the "dark" so long that I'd forgotten how brilliant and vibrant the colors of God's creation are? All I can say is, every time I gaze upon anything, even the television, I am awed and humbled, so thankful that God has seen fit to restore my sight through the capable and talented hands of those who minister to me last Wednesday.
While most of you are praying for a safe operation, as the day approaches, I find myself asking the Lord for something else, something that to most folks might seem frivolous and inconsequential. You see, I'm not one of those people who can go without food for any significant length of time. If I'm forced to, I feel drained, irritable and downright grouchy. Just ask my husband, Danny! Nor am I a happy camper without my morning coffee. But on the day of the surgery, I am allowed only a sip of water when I get up.
I have to fast.
And that's precisely what I pray to my Father about. Because I know, it's only through His strength and grace that I can make it through this ordeal without physically and mentally collapsing. Only God can place me on the "fast" track.
Does God hear my plea? You better believe it! And He answers in a bigger way than I could have ever envisioned, reminding me of just how large and in charge He is.
My fast begins at 5:30 a.m. and lasts until noon. Not once do I miss coffee. Not once does my fickle stomach feel anything but full - no growling, no rumbling, no nothing! And when I'm finally free to eat and drink, I'm neither ravenous nor thirsty in the least. I sip on orange juice and nibble at a ham sandwich that Danny has brought along, but am unable to finish either.
I am already filled.
Filled by the Holy Spirit.
And my heart overflows with gratitude to the One who received my prayer, and so graciously answered it.
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