Sickness, Forgiveness, and My Notes From the Deeper Still Event
Greetings and blessings to all in this beautiful Fall!
Happy Birthday to Brendan (now 15) and Annika (now 9), and all of you dear special people on your birthdays!
We celebrated Brendan and Annika’s birthdays, and then early last week found out Annika had influenza A.
(It was most likely H1N1, but we do not send off a definitive culture because it takes too long).
She missed last week from school and will return tomorrow.
We thank God that she has not been very sick, with her highest fever being 99.7, and that the rest of us have avoided the illness.
I will give you website members a flu update tomorrow. It will include information on symptoms, recovery time, and prevention.
At Northside Family Care, we have been extremely busy handling the flu outbreak and many other illnesses.
We also have two of our staff and one doctor out with influenza!
I am praying for everyone…
“Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.” Psalm 6:2
and thank Him that He promises,
“I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you!” 2Kings20:5
Family and Faith
For all ages! “Please forgive me for….”
Instead of simply saying yourself or instructing your children to say they are “Sorry”, instead instruct yourself and your children to say with any offense, even if it is losing your calmness with your children, “Please forgive me for…” then humbly wait for a response.
This has been revolutionary and so much so relational in our Bleeke/Miller household and beyond. I was so happy just the other day for my daughter Annika on her own to ask a friend for forgiveness for not thinking before blurting out something hurtful (“that outfit is ugly”). Please ask God to help you work on this in your household!
I, Dr. Miller, am doing this study in my Friday AM woman’s bible study this Fall. As with any time deep into God’s word, it is great! I have just finished Priscilla Shirer’s 1st third.
“It is not that we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.”2Cor.3:5
Priscilla reminds us that we need to be aware each day and each moment of our Lord’s anointing upon our life – we have direct access to our most high God (through His word and prayer), and are guaranteed victory and supernatural results when we are obedient to God (and sincerely repentant when we are not).
Prayer is the most potent weapon we have for access to God and to turn away Satan. Are we making time with God our priority? Because the better you know God, the better you hear Him.
Remember that God is not our personal consultant (where we make the final decision and so He will not be as active or powerful), but the Lord of our lives and the All Powerful God!
Priscilla says..”Discovering that divine guidance is a benefit of the anointing has changed my life in unbelievable ways. Now I approach my time with the Lord and His written word (logos), fully anticipating that He has a specific word (rhema) for me. And since I believe He has direction to give me, I am more willing to patiently wait for His response before moving forward.”
My hugs and prayers for all of you such dear and special treasures of God and your families – for health, safety, the fruit of His Spirit, and to be protected from everything except God’s glory!