Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Psalm 91

My connect group (home group/ life group) leader was telling us of a story she heard. She wants to do some more research and find out more details as it's truly amazing.

In the first world war there was a battalion that suffered no losses. That's right- none. This is unheard of in a war that denied life to an entire generation of young men.

The secret?

God of course.

Apparently the commander of this battalion would get his men to speak (there's power in the spoken word) Psalm 91 over themselves every morning when they woke up, before the day began.

God's Word has incredible power and so I have been speaking life and His protection over myself and a very sick friend every morning. I love saying the words and I know He hears me.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High

will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

This I declare about the Lord:

He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;

he is my God, and I trust him.

For he will rescue you from every trap

and protect you from deadly disease.

He will cover you with his feathers.

He will shelter you with his wings.

His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,

nor the arrow that flies in the day.

Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,

nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

Though a thousand fall at your side,

though ten thousand are dying around you,

these evils will not touch you.

Just open your eyes,

and see how the wicked are punished.

If you make the Lord your refuge,

if you make the Most High your shelter,

no evil will conquer you;

no plague will come near your home.

For he will order his angels

to protect you wherever you go.

They will hold you up with their hands

so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.

You will trample upon lions and cobras;

you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.

I will protect those who trust in my name.

When they call on me, I will answer;

I will be with them in trouble.

I will rescue and honor them.

I will reward them with a long life

and give them my salvation.”

Ah, so good! And I think (praying) we are on the verge of discovering something that will change my sick friends life! It works! Of course it does, why am I surprised??!!!??

We are good, just waiting and waiting. This is a good time. I had a minor (and short) meltdown last night but my hubbie reminded me of how different this time is. I am a Mommy already- this working is just a bonus.

We are undecided about how to blog the results of this pregnancy test. My hubbie wants some time to absorb the news either way and then tell family and close friends. He doesn't want me blogging about it straight away.

That's ok. We agreed that if any of my followers or regular readers want to know, email me at the address above. Not yet though! It's a while off still.

Funny story: I am on blood thinners (Heparin and asparin) to stop my body mounting an attack on the embryo. It means that I bruise very easily at the moment and so I have 50c size buises all over my tummy from the heparin injections.

So what do you do? Get Arnica of couse, the strongest dose you can and rub it all over your tummy many times a day. Turns out Arnica is for after bruising has happened not before! Yikes! I have been making it worse than ever. Not helping at all!

I would post a picture of my tummy but it's yucky and I feel faint looking at it. So here's a picture of my small man instead...

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Janna said...

Thank you for your inspirational post! What a beautiful story! I would love to know if its true.

I hope the bruises aren't painful! I'm praying for you. Thanks for sharing a pix of your beautiful baby boy.

Lena said...

I understand I have been on heparin before and it is nasty for bruises- and they take forever to go away too! I can't wait to hear the results of pregnancy test!

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