Monday, October 1, 2007

Thank you God

I would so like to thank God for this past weekend. It was a much needed time. I so enjoyed my time with my friend Tracy. God has taught us so much through our relationship. We have laughed together and cried together. We have been on trips searching for things of God that would blow us out of the box. And we found them. I have prayed for her as if my life depended on it. She went through a good 5 years where she walked away from the Lord. Hurts that were so deep that because she did not take them to the Lord they turned into a deep rooted seed of bitterness. She is back serving the Lord and my heart is blessed by the fact that I KNOW God is listening to our prayers.
We left Friday and went over to the coast. We spent some time shopping and then ate some great Mexican food. We talked non stop. She had bought me a book for my birthday on Prophetic gifting. It is incredible. And if anyone thinks they may have this gift--this book is a must read. I can not explain how it filled my heart to hear my life laid out before me as this author recounted his life. Thank you God and Tracy. It was planned by God--even the way the book got to me was miraculous.
We finished up Saturday with a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel and some more shopping and of course TALKING. My mouth is still sore(from my braces)from all the talking.
After I dropped her off at her Dads house-I headed for the country to meet with my hubby. We went to dinner and then spent the night at the farm. We have our camper set up there ready for hunting season. It was a beautiful time and that is all I am going to say about that. ;)
Sunday we headed to church. It was a good service. Many people gave testimonies of God's goodness and answered prayer. The services ended about 1:00 and we headed over to Lauree and Robert's house to witness his baptism and his step-sons.
It was a beautiful day as you can see below.

As people gathered I took the opportunity to snap some pictures. That is my hubby in the green. He is talking to a woman across from him. Her husband is in the hospital right now. Over a month ago the doctors gave her husband of a year-three days to live after a massive stroke. Our church family began to visit and pray for his healing. Today he is off the ventilator and with help is standing up and communicating. Linda, correct me if I am wrong on any of those details.
Our God is alive! He is still working through those who believe!

This is Lauree. She would shoot me if she saw this picture. She does not like side pictures. She had just finished handing out song sheets. If I didn't mention the baptism is happening in their pool. We started with singing, We Are Standing On Holy Ground. I wish you could have felt the Spirit in the air.
Next Tim had to take a little opportunity to share the TRUTH. There were unsaved present.

And then it was time to get into the pool. Tim wanted to know what had happened to the heating system.
Robert's step son was baptized first, then Robert. Robert was baptized years ago after he accepted God. This was a statement to us, himself and satan that that old life was over and dead.
Bye, bye old life and its ways!
Can you see it on his face? The joy and peace? It was a beautiful moment. Someone mentioned how the sun had been behind the clouds and when Robert came up out of the water it came out bright and strong. It was a blessed moment.
After the baptism we all sang, Amazing Grace. It was a massive victory for the LORD.

Precious moments! It was a great end to a great week. Thank you God!
And that does it for my weekend wrap up. Thank you guys again!


Sue @ praise & coffee said...

What an awesome time!
Mexican food and shopping- you had me there, but it just kept getting better.

God is so good and faithful, He wants us to trust Him for healing!


Halfmoon Girl said...

Wow, a lot for me to catch up on here! First, how awesome to hear about those baptisms. Your church sounds like it is filled with real people following Jesus.

Secondly, I am so happy for your fun filled weekend. It sounded fabulous!

I loved your daughter's paragraph on church, by the way.

BunnyGirl said...

Hey Sharon,
I was devastated that I tried to post a Happy Birthday to you and my web decided to crash and I couldn't access blogger again. However, I am now on so, whilst it lasts, I am singing Happy Birthday to you. Glad you can't hear it!! LOL

Sounds like an amazing weekend you had.

Denise said...

What an awesome weekend you had my friend. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

Great post...

your friend that turned away from the Lord because of bitterness.... reminded me of a song, I so love...

here are some of the words... from Natalie Grant... if you ever have a chance to hear the song...

This hand is bitterness.
We want to taste it, let the hatred numb our sorrow.
The wise hands opens slowly to lillys of the valley and tomorrow.

Yes,,, we do all we can to numb our sorrows.. don't we...??

glad you had a wonderful weekend...

blessings my dear friend

Nise' said...

Can I just shout out a big "woo hoo" (no disrespect intended) that our God reigns and show Himself over and over to be in control REGARDLESS of the immediate circumstances! How He has intervened in this family's lives! Thanking Him and Praising His name! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us!

Melanie said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend!!

Patty said...

I loved seeing the pictures of the baptism! Our pastor came over and baptized my brother in our pool! I love Holy Ground. I had the honor of meeting the man who wrote that song this summer. Mexican and Cracker Barrel? Nothing better:o) What a great weekend! Praise God.