Well certainly the last 20 hours have unfolded quite differently than we had been expecting. We were told we would need to stay seven days and be prepared it may be more than that.
Last night was a bit restless and around midnight I was praying when I knocked my bible off the chair and it slipped down beside me opening up to Matthew 21. The passage my eyes landed on first was Matthew 21:21.
I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, "Go throw yourself into the sea, and it will be done. If you believe you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
Immediately I felt in my spirit to pray this over Cephas. I know healing is for my son, for all of us and it is a gift through faith we have to pray in belief. Yet, often times we stop ourselves from praying due to different reasons.
Maybe we have heard all the reports and in preparing ourselves for that we lose faith to believe what God might be saying to us. Or, maybe what we see seems impossible or perhaps we think we are being proud or acting without humility to pray a power prayer of healing. And sometimes its that we see our own limits, sins, flaws that keep us from praying.
But last night all I heard over and over is, "Our faith comes from His faithfulness." It just kept repeating in my heart. It's not about how strong we are and how good at prayer we have gotten. It's that we KNOW His faithfulness. That we understand WHO OUR GOD IS. And the goodness of God is not dependent on us. It's just not!
And so I placed my hand on Cephas and told God not by my strength or will but in His faithfulness to the word He showed me at that moment, heal my son. It wasn't a lengthy prayer with eloquent words and I didn't need to dazzle my heavenly Daddy. He was just inviting me to believe and ASK.
And this morning I am watching my child surprising his doctors and nurses with his very quick recovery. He is eating and drinking well, sitting up and in almost every way our Cephas. He is more tired than usual and he has some pain at the site of the incision but otherwise he is full of energy oozing out all over!! Talky, talky, talky!
While I kept things going with Cephas here, Randy took Lucia for her tooth extraction. He found quite a surprise himself with it lasting only TEN minutes in the chair!!! She is doing BEAUTIFULLY and hasn't complained of mouth pain ONCE today!