In my last post I mentioned that I sought pastoral and biblical counsel as to whether or not it was appropriate for me to ask others to fast for Adam's FULL restoration. Fasting for me is very personal and I want it to remain personal especially for all of you who choose to participate, so please do not reply letting us know whether you are fasting... please just boldly go before the throne of grace on Adam's behalf.
When I was seeking counsel, our pastor put it this way... fasting is an intense time of prayer,we often ask for friends and family to pray for a need, a situation, or even a family member.... asking others to fast is asking them to join us in an intense time of prayer... so I am asking you all to enter an intense time of prayer tomorrow for Adam's healing.
Our pastor encouraged me with this and with his permission I am passing this on to you...
"In Luke 17:6. Jesus tells us that we can "say to a mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted into the sea,'" and it will obey us. The New Testament was written in the Greek language, and in the Greek it literally says, "Keep on continuously saying to the mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted.'" In other words, one of Jesus' core teachings on prayer is that we may have to continuously speak into the problem, day after day, month after month, year after year, as I know you have been doing (see Luke 18:1). We may see a dramatic healing after Friday, February 1. If not, let's not become discouraged, but let's continue to speak into the problem.
God will do one of two things as a result of your obedient, fervent prayers. In Hebrews 11:1-34 we see SUPERNATURAL FAITH. Miracles occur, dead people come back to life, armies and enemies are destroyed. However, in the second part of that chapter (Hebrews 11:35-40) we see SUSTAINING FAITH. Miracles don't occur, yet God's people don't give up. The answer doesn't come like people would like, yet they still cling to God. The Bible says, "These were all commended for their faith" (v.40). So, if God performs a miracle, He will commend you for your faith. If the miracle doesn't occur right away, He will still commend you for your faith. Sustaining faith is as powerful (if not more so) as supernatural faith." (Pastor Chad Harvey)
Please start by thanking God for the amazing and already miraculous healing that has already taken place in Adam, the fact that he is talking, walking, and reading and writing is miraculous all in itself! Please pray for Adam's memory both past memory and the ability to create and obtain new memories (right now Adam has the loss of about 13 years of memory and can only hold onto a new memory for about 5-20 minutes).
Pray that Adam will not surrender to his injury but with God's joy and strength continue to persevere in each moment. Pray for Adam's vision (he is unable to see out of the right side of his right and left eyes, and his visual perception is tilted), pray for his endurance and the patience he needs for his recovery. Pray that God will continue give us a fresh and new love for each other. Pray against discouragement in both myself and in Adam, especially as he has become more aware of the loss of his memory. Pray for peace for Adam, often times his brain injury gets upset and likes to be angry with me. Please don't forget to look at the post I previously did on this, our house will be open for anyone who wants to come by and pray for Adam.
Thank you for praying for my man and for believing with me in his FULL restoration, trusting God has it all in HIS perfect timing.
Adam's mom Cookie came for a visit!
My not so little girl
Too cute of picture not to share, even though it's blurry
Working hard at a typing program, already typing 28 words per minute!