Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Something Happens

Desperately needing Jesus.

"...rest from war..." Joshua 11:23

A war is raging and my Daddy's mind is the battlefield. Confusion. Delirium. Hallucinations. His speech is irrelevant and incoherent. He is disoriented in time and place as his memory fights with unseen warriors.

Last night the nurses had to wheel his bed out to their station as he would not settle and could not sleep. The evil one is fighting for control, of not just one mind, but five, as my entire family take up shields of faith and strap on helmets of salvation.

God has promised that victory will ultimately be His, but until that time the fighting is fierce. Satan has already advanced far enough. No more ground. We are armed with the Sword of the Spirit. Unseen beings are engaged in active duty. Purposeful, violent conflict intended to capture my Daddy will one day cease. Lord, I pray today You will give him rest from war. May He know Your peace that passes understanding.

"Jesus Your Name is power
Jesus Your Name is might
Jesus Your Name will break every stronghold
Jesus Your Name is life.

Jesus Your Name is healing
Jesus Your Name gives sight
Jesus Your Name will free every captive
Jesus Your Name is life.

Jesus Your Name is holy
Jesus Your Name brings light
Jesus Your Name above every other
Jesus Your Name is life.

Jesus. Something happens, supernatural, when we mention His Name.

Maybe you're like me. Maybe you don't always take the time to listen to songs posted on a blog. I stopped the other day while visiting someone in blog land and this song is continuing to minister to my heart. Say His Name. Something does happen.



7 comments:

Melanie said...

This is a great song. Our choir sings it, too!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Runner Mom said...

Keep that shield up, girlfriend! You continue to be in my prayers. Thank you for keeping us updated on your precious Daddy!

Love you!
Susan

Loved your post from yesterday!!

Yolanda said...

He alone gives strength. Having walked some of your path, rest in Him. Lean in and onto Him.

Love to you,
Yolanda

Beth E. said...

Wave after wave of goosebumps (or perhaps I should call them Holy Ghost bumps) washed over me as I listened to this song! Very powerful, indeed.

Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess His name - JESUS.

I continue to pray for your dad, you, and your family.

Blessings to you...
Beth

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

That's one of the drawbacks of still having dialup internet....I can't watch any of the videos! Bummer!

I feel your exhaustion in your writings Joy. I pray relief for your Dad and your family will come soon!

Marilyn

Joy in The Truth said...

Sweet Joy, praying for your daddy. May his mind at body be at complete rest in the Lord. Praying for you and your momma, too. You all are on my heart every day.

Looking unto Him,
Sharon

Karen said...

Joy,

You, your father and your family are in my prayers every day. He knows the desires of your heart. He knows where you struggle.

"Come to me all you who are burdened and weary and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble at heart and you will find rest for your souls." (Matthew 11:28-29)

Peace be with you today,

karen