Saturday, December 27, 2008

Seeing Miracles

Yes, I am alive!! I've been wanting to come here and talk with all of you but have struggled with the words. A couple of posts ago I wrote about "Christmas Hope and Miracles" and talked about what I was praying for and asked how I could pray for you. What a privilege that has been to ask God to bless you and to show Himself to you in huge ways. I plan on continuing to pray through those things, believing for those miracles with you.

For myself I was praying for complete healing, for Don's salvation, that there would be the beginning of reconciliation between Don and the kids and that my heart would be open to what God is asking of me. Those of who you "know" me understand that is hard for me to come and share victories because that is where satan trips me up. I don't want to speak about it because then what will I say if the miracle ends? I know, it may not make sense to you, but it's my reality. Anyway...I want you to know and experience with me the answers to your faithful prayers for us.

I believe that I am beginning to walk out my healing. This has been the best I have felt since June 2007. I did almost all of my own Christmas shopping (of course, I have someone go with me, but you know what I mean)!! I have grocery shopped a couple of times. My "bonus" daughter is here with us. Christmas was basically symptom free! I feel "normal". Yes, I feel normal. Ellie and I have been doing Wii Fit. For someone who has struggled to stand without feeling like she would pass out - stepping on the Wii Fit and actually doing it - THAT IS A MIRACLE!! My kids are sensing that they might be getting their mom back!! Praise God.

Don. Well what to say. He has been going to counseling. Yes, you heard that right. He has been going by himself to learn what he can do to have a relationship with his children. This is huge. This is God. I am so proud of him. So impressed with the way he is not giving up. God rewarded him. Yesterday, ALL THREE of the kids went with Don and spent a couple of hours just having fun. I am not saying that it is all better, but what a giant step they have taken toward healing.

Healing. God is healing me physically and He is healing my heart. The love I have for my husband right now is one that I don't know I have known before. It is not one that is missing him and wanting our family back together. But it is a love for the man. A love that cares deeply. A love that desperately wants healing for his soul. I know what the Lord is going to ask of me. I believe that He will ask it of me in this new year. Don't think I am crazy but I believe that God will ask me to take my husband back. I know I've said it here before and you know that Don has NEVER said he wants to come home. But I believe God is working toward restoration. He will not be the same man that left here in February. My heart needs to be willing to obey and be open to whatever God asks me to do. I feel movement in that direction within myself.

Scared? You better believe it! Excited to see all that God has in store? You bet! Praying that I am in the center of His will. HE is performing miracles right before our eyes. He will perform them in your lives too. Look for them. I know I will be.

HE is restoring the years the locusts ate. The years will not be wasted. Good will come. It already has.


40 comments:

Laura said...

Sheryl,

Love, love, and love you so much!

Your journey is something that I know our GOD is so proud of you. You inspire me!
God is still doing miracles!
I pray for you every day and I think of you often.
I love you.

Laura

Anonymous said...

Hey there,

I'm in tears reading this.

How amazing what God is doing! I am thrilled for you and your entire family!

Thank you, Sheryl, for your witness to Christ in all that you say and do. You wrote a post about ppl inspiring you, but wow, YOU are an inspiration to me. Your servant heart makes me want trust, believe, and serve Him SO much more than I do.


Love ya'!
Kim {ncmom04}

Susan said...

Sheryl, I am so happy for you and your kids. You have been so free to give of your self to others and you know what girl? you can't out give God. It will come back to you pressed down and spilling over. It will! It is just the way God works. Oh Praise Him!
Susan

Pam said...

Oh Sheryl... I am so happy, so scared, so hopeful, so jealous... praying with you... praying for you... hoping that it will come, this year...

As we move into the 4th year, 4th Christmas of believing the same things you are... it is so hard... i pray that your wait is nothing like ours has been.

struggling to keep believing and doing what God is asking...

love to you...

Jenn said...

Praise the Lord! Thank you so much for sharing your victories with us. I know that is hard to do when you feel that satan will use it to trip you up. But, God is good and he is definitely working in you, your husband and children. I will keep praying and you keep sharing. You are an inspiration to us all.

Courtney said...

Wow. I knew that Wii Fit was in high demand for a reason...it's a miracle-worker! ha!

Oh, Sheryl...how wonderful. And I agree with Susan...you can't outgive God. I'm so happy that Don and the children spent time together...what a huge step!

Continuing to pray...

Love,
Courtney

Susan said...

God is so faithful. All he calls us to be is willing. He does the rest. I'm thankful for you, Sadie Belle.

Susan (Lila)

R.L.Scovens said...

It was great reading this post. God can give you back ANYTHING that you've lost! Especially time.

UL Cards Fan said...

Well I am speechless, praising our heavenly Father with tears streaming down my face.

"Blessed is she who has believed that what the LORD has said to her will be accomplished!"

I think I have found my first memorization verse for our Siesta Challenge. Love, LINDA

Joyful said...

It's impossible to miss the joy found written here. Rejocing with you.

May 2009 hold many more reasons to praise Him, for He is good!

Happy New Year,
Love & prayers,
Joy

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Sheryl,
Wow, God is truly moving in your life. I rejoice with you on all fronts.

I have been battling many physical things as well, BUT GOD gave me Jermemiah 30:17 "I will give you back your health and heal your wounds." So I cling to Him, as I'm certain you do, knowing that He works ALL things out for those who love Him.

Beverly said...

This is amazing news! I'm so happy that you're feeling more like normal.

And the thought of a dad going to counseling to have a relationship with his children...oh my! It brings me to tears!

Here's to an even better 2009!

Anonymous said...

Sheryl

All things are possible and I am so happy to hear that your dreams are starting to come true! I believe in miracles and I am praying for your three miracles!

Love
Denise in TX

Debbie said...

Praise God!

Will continue to pray for you and yours. I am excited to see what 2009 will bring for your family and for mine.

Trusting in Him, Debbie

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Sheryl~
I LOVE your heart...your openness...your honesty, and y our transparency.

As I read this post, the Lord laid this scripture on my heart for you:

Isaiah 61:3
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”

God WILL make beauty, from the ashes in your life!!

Love ya girlie!!!

Nicole said...

Wow! This is all so exciting. So much fun to "see" the miracles that He is doing for you and your family! Suprised...no. Joyful...yes!!! God is so faithful so good and our ultimate healer. Keep trusting, obeying and seeking my friend. He loves you soooo much!!!

Love,
Nicole

Named Alicia said...

Oh Sheryl, that's great! God is always at work. He never forgets us. His word is so true. He never leaves us and He never forsakes us. Thank you for this reminder! May He continue to bless you and your family in 2008!

Suzanne said...

I'm so glad to know you're feeling better!!! God is so good! Praying that this new year will bring you many more miracles.

Love ya, Suzanne :)

Jennifer said...

Amen! It's all about HIS plan.

-stephanie- said...

Wonderful praise report! God always gives back better than we had before. What a great and mighty God we serve. Praying for continued healing for all that's going on in your life.

Pam said...

i tried posting on what we talked about yesterday, I don't know if I got the point across... no one has commented and it makes me nervous!! Go read it and tell me if i should pull it!!

nancygrayce said...

He does work ALL things for good! May this be a year of even more miracles in your life! I'm so happy you're able to be up and doing things....much love to you and yours!

Jill said...

tears are pouring down my face right now!!!

Oh Sheryl, this post is such answered prayer!!!!

God is working, and it is amazing to hear about all that He is doing!!!

I totally understand the not wanting to post about it, cause then the enemy will try and attack, cause that is what happens with me too, but i am really determined not to let that stop me.

cause OUR GOD is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY
bigger than anyone or anything!!!!

He IS performing miracles in your life and whether the enemy likes it or not, the LORD will complete each and every miracle for you!!!!

you, Don and the kids are in my heart all the time, it is a joy to pray for all of you!!!

and thank you for all of your prayers too!!!

love you!!!
jill

CntryMomma said...

I found your journal through a comment you most recently left at Pam's YGMT. First off, I want to commend you. Healing is uncomfortable, messy, and painful and you seem to be embracing it rather than resisting it.

Secondly, your illness got my eye.

I too suffer from migraines and dizzy spells. I'm having a lot of trouble with my ears right now so next week I have 2 1/2 worth of test to finally (hopefully) get to the bottom of. Although I do not have the spells constantly, I do have them often. So someone out here in BloggerLand can relates!

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Sheryl-

Wow. It's a miracle indeed. I will continue to pray for you as God brings forward all that the locusts have stolen. Such a privilege to be part of this journey as you let us in the wonders that God's working in your family.

Love you Sheryl

Myriam

His Girl said...

what an AMAZING post! Glory to God!

I'm speechless... how incredible to watch this journey unfold!

wow.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Sheryl, I've been absent of blogland and so I missed this post of yours. I always scan my sidebar and make sure yours is one of the firsts I visit.

I'm praising the Lord with you. I'm joy happy for you and all that is happening.

Talk about miracle healings goings ons....doing the Wii Fit.

How awesome that Don is going to counseling. That is the first step and the door God will use to heal his soul, his relationships with his kids, and his marriage.

Wow...I'm speechless (maybe a wee bit jealous on two parts) that you feel God will ask you to take Don back this coming year. The two parts: 1) to so clearly hear God and 2) to feel reconciliation on the bend.

Oh how my heart leaps. Oh how my heart seeks forgiveness for the even littlest bit of envy. But oh how I desire reconciliation of my own marriage for more reasons than just my heart's desire. I want a taste of seeing God's glory shine in such an act. I want the blessings to shower my beloved as he follows the Lord in obedience regarding our marriage, love, forgiveness, bitterness/anger. I want that freedom for him.

Here I turned the corner again. I didn't mean to get side tracked in rejoicing with you.

I thought about Don and the kids during Christmas and hoped something would stir in him...miss his kids during this day enough to drive a change in him. Yay!!

Please continue to pray for my miracle of healing upon Chris' spirit and our marriage (and my healing and heart's pain).

Love to you,
Paula

Debra said...

Sheryl,

I am praying Don will not be the same man...because when you have been in the presence of our King Jesus...you can't be the same.

And I will pray that whatever God asks of you, you will be obedient. Because with obedience comes the blessing.

May the Lord bless you, my friend. Hugs to you!

s r said...

WOWOWOWOW, the glory of the Lord is shining upon us - we weep & dance with JOY for all the great things He is doing, BOTH unseen & quite clearly now seen!!! ---Susan T.

Cheryl said...

Sheryl,

Isn't it awesome to see our God at work. I pray for continued healing and for God's will to be done.

Cheryl

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sistah!!
I wanted to give you a ((Hugz)) and wish you a Happy New Year. I pray that the Lord will give you the desires of your heart acoording to his will. You have so much Love and compassion, and you have been so faithful in prayer. I wish you joy and a new beginning in 2009. I believe in miracles sistah!!!!!

Luv ya Lorie

Sharon said...

You are such an inspiration!!
Happy New Year my friend looking forward to sharing more of God's word with you next year
God Bless
Sharon

De Anna Morris said...

I am so blessed by your "real-ness" (if that is a word)

I appreciate your heart and your spirit. I pray God grants your deepest desires that are rooted in what He desires for you this coming year...

Keep the Faith! and Happy New Year!

Ruthie said...

First, the physical healing is so exciting. I know how great it is to feel like walking among the living again!
Your journey of healing with Don is exciting because you do not have to try to feel different. Whatever God is wanting to do He is putting in your heart and changing it. Knowing you do not have to strive is exciting (besides is does not work, lol)

2009 is going to be a lightening year for a lot of us. I am excited and standing with you!

Mary said...

Before I "sign off" for Jan. I would like to thank you for your comments and to rejoice with you at what God has done, is doing and is going to do in your life.
A month can certainly make a difference and I will be anxious to "catch up" in Feb.

What a blessing "Seeing Miracles" was to read. It is so wonderful to see the restorations that only God can do!

love, mary

Courtney said...

First of all...Holy Moses you follow a lot of blogs.

Secondly, if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all. No one likes a sore loser.

(To anyone else reading this comment, please understand this was typed in the utmost of sarcastic tones. I'm really a nice person. Really, I am.)

:)

Courtney

Jenn @ Casa de Castro said...

I'm just now climbing out from under the flu bug and all the craziness of the last few weeks. Reading this post warmed my heart. God is SO good and SO faithful! He DOES hear our prayers. Thanks for this update and for sharing this journey with us.

Love and blessings to you, dear one.

Cheri' said...

I totally understand the hesitation to share lest the enemy trip you up! But, your courage to step out in faith and share the HUGE victories you are experiencing, is an inspiration to many of us!!

I rejoice with you and am praying for you! Thank you for your honesty and vulnerability! God is so good! And your words convey His goodness!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Hugs as you embark on your journey of hope!

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

Sheryl-I am late in reading this and don't know if you eill even see this but in reading this I thought of my life verse for 2008 which carried me into y security with my God after my lifes drama. It is Isaiah 61:1-4
[1]The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
[2] to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God,to comfort all who mourn,
[3] and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladnes instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
[4] They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

He has taken you ashed and turn them into something beautiful and all that you have been though He will use in and though you to help others such as here.

You are indeed a blessing.

Still praying for healing and restoration of yor family.

In His Graces~Pamela