Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Few Precious Moments

I have had an unusual week. I haven't blogged as much as I normally do, but believe me when I say blogging was on my mind a lot! I just didn't have the time or if I did get a little time, I had to use it to rest these weary ol' joints of mine!

Last Tuesday, Shane finally got into the Dermatologist for the dark spot on his temple. Guess what everybody? It's just an inverted mole called a blue nevus! I was so relieved! The Doc said it looks blue due to the way it reflects the light. He said a whole lot more too but it went right over my head! I was just so relieved that is wasn't a growth of suspicious cells or something that required surgery! I also had the doc look at a spot on Shane's head. He said it's just a mole and to keep an eye on it. It seems Shane is going to have lots of moles just like his father does. Then I pointed out the patch of thicker skin on the inside bridge of Shane's nose. Just an inherited skin condition, blah, blah,blah. Then I showed the doc the bumps on Shane's upper arms. The Doc said he had them too. It's common. So he basically said he didn't want to see us again until Shane got acne or one of his moles changed! What a relief and what a precious gift from God! LOL

Wednesday night, we had three college students come over after church for food and a movie. I had made some Crock Pot Jambalaya from a recipe I snagged from Oh Fiddle dee dee's blog. It was delicious and everyone loved it. The kids were on Spring Break and staying at my parent's home, so no real curfew! One was my nephew, Josh Vernoy. We had a great time! Usually when the kids are here late, my hubby has to "give up the ghost" and go to bed. Not this time however. He was off Thursday, so he forced himself to stay up for the movie. We all had a precious time together.

Friday, while I was on the front porch discussing our lawn with our TrueGreen guy, I knew I had to witness to him before he left. He himself was very open and in a very talkative mood. I heard about his 22 month old son, lots of his family history, etc.I had noticed Shane coming to the front door for a while and then leave for a bit. He did this several times, sometimes making a comment and joining in on mine and Nick's conversation. One time though, I heard Shane whisper, "Mom", so I turned to him and he slipped a gospel tract into my hand. My heart smiled within me and I felt so wonderfully blessed in that moment! I will cherish that "precious moment" forever in my heart and mind! Here was my little man taking the initiative to witness to Nick. The best part is that Nick received the tract very warmly, looked through it, then promised me he would read it in its entirety when he got home. I told him it was a gospel tract when I handed it to him and he started pouring out about not having gone to church in so long, but had been raised Southern Baptist. I kindly laid my hand on his arm and sweetly said, "That's not really what it's all about is it Nick? The important thing isn't whether you have been in church or not, but whether you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and knowing for sure that you are going to Heaven when you die. This tract explains how you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt and it will give you scriptures as well." We spoke a little more on the subject. I invited him to our family oriented church but he lives in Lakeland, which is quite a distance away. We finished our paper work concerning the business of the yard, then as he walked away, he reiterated that he would read the tract at home. I hope he did. I have added Nick to my prayer list for salvation.I've told Shane how happy I was that he realized we had a perfect opportunity for sharing Christ right in our own front door. He really blessed my heart that day!

Sunday, our church began revival meetings with Evangelist Dave McCracken. What a unique man of God with a unique style of preaching. He has brought us 4 very powerful sermons so far. After tonight's service, he felt led to ask for testimonies. It was amazing! One man after another stood up and shared how God has been working in their lives. One confessed his complacency, another, crying like a baby, shared how he has been allowing work to keep him too busy. He said he remembers our pastor saying in the past, "If you are too busy for God, then you are TOO busy!" God really moved tonight and we were all talking after church about how we are anticipating Wednesday night's service! The altar has been full after each service. It has been precious! Please pray that true revival will break out in our church and community. I have asked God for it to begin with me.

10 comments:

Julie's Jewels said...

What wonderful testimonies you have given here Sis!! I'm so glad that all checked out well with you son and that you have been having a blessed week so far. I will be praying for your revival and I do pray that it begins in you. That is always my prayer as we go into a revival meeting in our church. In fact...we have one starting April 29th with Evangelist Darrell Hayes. He was our pastor when we got saved but has stepped out into evangelism according to God's leading 11 years ago. God has used him all over this country and many souls have been saved through his ministry in these last 11 years. He has also seen many churches go into true biblical revival by the close of his meetings. We love him dearly and are looking very forward to him coming and preaching to us.

Thank you for finding out about that article in the Tampa Tribune. I have changed my sign name for comments so as not to be identified with any more Catholics. I love the Catholic people...they are just deceived and I don't want it to look like I am yoked up with them...am I making sense? I hope so. I don't mean to be unkind...I just don't like being put with that group.

Just Theresa said...

That was a good post. I'm happy that everything went well at the doctors. What a blessing.

Susan said...

I loved this post about your "precious moments" this week! What a relief about your son; I know the feeling from having something checked on my son recently. I'll be praying that your yard man gets saved; you and your son did an excellent job witnessing to him, and he seems to be receptive to the Gospel. Let us know when he gets saved!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Pam, It sounded like you all had a wonderful wonderful family time. Did it make you feel so right and happy to be able to be a witness? I loved your post. I hope your bones and joints do better, maybe as it gets warmer. I sure hope so. Thanks, Connie from Texas

Jungle Mom said...

It was good talking on the phone today. Thanks for having the kiddos over. I loved hearing about Shane being your "silent partner" while witnessing.

jennifer said...

Thank goodness about your son, and I will add you to my prayer list. A revival is necessary in these days.

Haus Frau said...

Your post touched my heart. <><

Pat said...

God is at work....not only at church, but in the miracle business in our lives!!

Knowing you, I know you will seek God in the midst of good news or bad!! What a blessing Shane is fine....
Shane, Mr. Patient and silent that waits on Mom---just like him--I can see the wheels turning in his mind as he hears you witnessing!!

It was good to see Josh last night, too...he has a sweet countenance, too, that reflects love for the Lord's.

Mishel said...

What an encouraging post Pam! Many "precious moments" to be thankful for. : ) I am glad to hear your son's mole is...just a mole! What a relief!

What a blessing too, to hear of the Lord's working during your revival services this week! I pray the Lord would continue what He has already begun.

Kitty said...

These really are all very precious moments!! I am so glad your son's skin conditions are all perfectly normal. Boy do I understand those worries, though!!