Saturday, September 20, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - On My Knees

Hi Friends!
So glad you stopped by for another week of Then Sings My Soul. I'm posting a little early because we are having a birthday party for Mary Lyndsey tomorrow. We also have a Birthday party to attend. Don't you just love it when everyone in your child's class has a birthday in the same month?! We get hit in September and October and don't have any time to recover before Christmas... and Spencer's birthday is in December. I'll be buying presents for the next three months.
Anyway, before I talk about the song I'm posting this week, I'd like to ask for your continued prayers for Spencer. We just had another seizure about an hour ago. We didn't have to use the rescue med because it backed off. I'm holding my breath tonight that we don't seize again. I really do not want to take another trip to the hospital. It hasn't even been a week since we were there. And... I really don't want to interrupt Mary Lyndsey's party tomorrow for her sake. I think she already feels like Spencer gets more attention sometimes.
For those of you who have been praying for us to get an earlier Dr.'s appointment... your prayers were answered. We got a phone call today and they were able to get us in October 1 instead of October 27. Keep praying for no more seizures. Also be in prayer for us to have wisdom about some upcoming decisions about his treatment.
OK... I know you came by for the TSMS post, so here it is...
The song I'm posting this week is "On My Knees" by Jaci Velasquez. This used to be one of my favorite songs. I was reminded of it this week as I've tried to spend more time in prayer.
You might remember a few weeks ago I talked about being "prayed out" or just tired of praying. Well, it's interesting that about that time, I started having trouble with my right knee. I can't even hardly walk up and down the stairs in my house without being in major pain. I used to laugh at my grandmother and my mother-in-love when they complained about having to walk up and down the stairs in my house. Now I know why they avoided it. I went to a PTA meeting at Spencer's school on Thursday night and it was downstairs.... down a lot of stairs :-) I started to look for the elevator because I almost couldn't bear the thought of the pain I knew I was going to experience going down them.
Sometimes when I'm walking, it is almost as if my knees are going to give out and buckle underneath me and I am going to hit the floor. I have to wonder if it isn't God trying to tell me to "get on my knees" and if I continue to be so rebellious as to not spend some more time there, He will put me there. See, I've been trying to stay busy and distracted instead of dealing with some issues head on with God. He does have a way of getting out attention doesn't He?!
So, I guess Jaci says it best... the way to survive in laughter and in pain is to be on your knees.


I hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Amy


38 comments:

Peggy said...

Blessings Amy...praying still for Spencer!!! Thank You Lord, for the answered prayer of getting an earlier visit. Also covering you with prayer!

You chose a song and singer near & dear to my Mexican Heart!!! Jaci Velasquez ...On My Knees...I've been there a while...I posted this not too long ago! In Spanish it's "Llegar a Ti"(not at all the same)It means to Come to You!!! So I come to Him tonight & this weekend for you, Spencer & Mary Lyndsey(to be able to celebrate & enjoy the Birthday parties with no seizures or problems)! Happy Birthday Mary Lyndsey! Hope you have a fun weekend! Try not to overdo it!

SO I love the song & artist and you've blessed me once more! Thanks! Blessing you thru prayers!

Michele Williams said...

You are a very busy lady. I will continue to pray for your son.

God bless you dear. I love that song as well.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

I have been concentrating on Strong Tower all week and decided to use it for TSMSS.

Have a great weekend!

Cristine said...

Hi Amy. Your family remains in my prayers and I hope the birthday party goes off without any complications tomorrow.

I love the song you posted. I listened to this one alot when I was first returning to Jesus back in 1999 or so. It is still a favorite of mine.

Blessings!
Cristine

Debra said...

Amy,

Beautiful song. Thank you for hosting TSMSS...it truly is a great encouragement.

Praying for you and Spencer. God bless you.

Cheryl said...

Amy,

I love this song and Jaci Valesquez. Will definitely pray for Spencer and no more seizures. Also, for Mary Lyndsey to have a great party tomorrow.

Happy Birthday, Mary Lyndsey!

P.S. And your knee pain.

Blessings!
Cheryl

life is a blessing said...

I love, love, LOVE this song! Great pick for this week!

Peggy said...

Correction Amy...& TSMSS(lol)
In Spanish version of "On My Knees" is "De Creer En Ti"
and the other title I gave is another song! On August 9th I had the Spanish
followed by the English/lyrics & all!

"De Creer en Ti" means "From Believing in You..."De rodillas frente a Ti" means "from knees in front of You"/Just wanted to be sure I did not mess up. That's where I'll be for y'all! Enjoy the weekend! off of your knees...Peggy
Hope you sense God's healing touch!

Cathy said...

Amy, I'm praying for your little Spencer and your knee. That is a beautiful song. I saw her sing it in person at a Greg Laurie meeting, and it was very memorable.

Nancie said...

Amy, I am praying for you and Spencer. May God continue to strengthen and heal both of you. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Happy Mama said...

Wow I almost posted the same exact song!!Have fun at your birthday party

Sue J. said...

He has the most interesting ways of getting our attention, doesn't he? I do hope that your knees get stronger! Friends have told me ('cause mine are acting up, too) to do stretching. Like prayer, sometimes it's hard to think about adding one more area of focus to our lives. I think God helps us prioritize, though.

He And Me + 3 said...

I love that song. It has always touched my heart. Don't we all need to be on our knees a little more? Thank you for a great post & I will pray for Spencer.

hip chick said...

The title of this song is so good. It's amazing what we can accomplish on our knees.

Sita said...

In the Beth Moore study this week, she talked about a crisis by crisis faith that God desired to restore to a moment by moment faith. Crises always makes or knees crumble. Would that my knees would crumble each morning like a reflex action.
Amy, may God pour His Spirit and grace into your lives right now. There is probably nothing harder than watching your child suffer.
Father, please touch and heal Spencer. Fortify Amy and her family for the cup You have allowed them simply because, like Job, You know them. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Andrea said...

Amy, my prayers will continue for lil' Spencer! When I hear your stories week after week, I really am amazed at your strength as a mother.

I love this song too - when I go to prayer I envision being before the lord on my knees and in awe of Him!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Praying for Spencer right now!!

Chatty Kelly said...

Thanks for letting me join in.

Hope your new dog is continuing to bless your family!

Mrs. N. said...

I love this song.

Bonnie said...

I pray last night went as you hoped and Spencer hasn't had anymore seizures. Will definitely continue praying for all of you as you try to make the best decision for Spencer in the days ahead.

Love your choice of song this week. If you get a chance to check my post - I published mine before I read yours. Thought it was a bit ironic when I read yours. Same thoughts, different song. Yours reminds me (1) your "all prayed out comment struck a chord with me and (2) we are so NOT alone in this life. God always gives us something or someone to remind us that He never leaves us alone.

Eyelashes & Endzones said...

Amy- First I have to say a huge thank you for starting these Saturdays...I think about them all week and can't wait to post. I love the song that you chose today. That song always stops me in the car and I can't help but pray for Gods grace because there IS power when we are on our knees.....Thanks for the reminder of that today and prayers for your family also.

ocean mommy said...

Praising the Lord for an Oct. 1 appointment!!!

Praying that you have a wonderful Saturday celebrating Mary Lyndsey...

hugs,
stephanie

Proud Momma of 3 said...

Blessings to you always!!!

Love,

Mary Lynn
www.butterflysnrainbows.blogspot.com

Earthmommy said...

Keeping Spencer in our prayers! Happy Birthday to Mary!

Joanne said...

Amy,

I just wanted to give a shout out to ya, I pray you and your family are doing well.

Joanne :O)

Lelia Chealey said...

Oh Amy, this is awesome. I love what you said here:
I have to wonder if it isn't God trying to tell me to "get on my knees" and if I continue to be so rebellious as to not spend some more time there, He will put me there.

A similiar thing happened to me when I sprained my ankle a few years ago...He made me lie down in green pastures! :)
Awesome news about the appt. being moved up. Praising Him with you!
I will pray for you and your family. Spencer really makes one adult in Nebraska think before complaining about anything!
Keep leaning on the Lord Amy!!!
Love,
Lelia

Christina said...

I will pray for Spencer.

I like to listen to this song too. It's interesting how God sometimes shows us just what we need.

Have fun with your birthday party and Happy Birthday to Mary Lyndsey.

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Amy:

I am praying for Spencer's seizure activity and treatment, your knees, Mary Lyndsey's party and her feelings about being a child with a sick sibling (that is HUGE in my family) and that God's word will wash all over you and you go through this journey which can be soooo tiring.

Robin said...

I am soooo excited to of found you! I am a huge Christian music fan, and actualy have a Christian music blog that is in need of some new visitors. I can't wait to meet more of you! Hope you will stop by my blogs as well. God bless.

LAURIE said...

Hi Amy,
I was not able to do my TSMSS post this week due to a case of strep and am on the computer very little this weekend but I did want to stop in and tell you that you and your family are all in my prayers. God willing, I'll be back in full swing next week! -Blessings to you, Laurie PS: loved your song, one of my fav's!

Karyn Reed said...

Hi, I read about this on Life with my Special Ks. I thought it was a great idea to share some of our favorite songs so I added it to my blog. Looking forward to many more fun songs on Saturdays.

Chaotic Joy said...

Hey Amy. I just wanted to stop by and say I had been thinking of you. I love this song.

Carol said...

You said it girl! Praying for your decision.

Kimberly said...

You, your sweet boy, your knee, your whole family...all are in my prayers!

Love you, friend!
K

Smiley said...

Thank you for the reminder that prayer works anytime anywhere. I needed that tonight I am SO worn out and apprehensive.

Melissa

Kym said...

Wonderful song! This is one I needed to hear as well! Thanks
Blessings
Kym

Karen @ Arise and Shine said...

The Holy Spirit put your blog in my path to pray for your little fellow, so here goes. Thank You Lord that You are Jehovah rapha, the Lord that healeth. According to The Word,in Matt. 21:22 "all things we ask in prayer, believing, they shall receive". And Matthew 18:18 "whatever is bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever is loose on earth is loosed in heaven". In the name of Jesus, we bind the awful spirit of infirmity off Spencer, loosen it grip off him. Plead the blood of Jesus all over him. Dumb and Deaf Spirit (manifest in many ways, one is epilepsy) we rebuked and command be gone right now in the name of Jesus (example of Jesus in Mark 9:25,26). Holy Spirit fill Spencer with your peace, love, joy and total healing. We asking for a miracle healing to come forth, because by the stripes of Jesus, Spencer is healed. Is 53:4/1Pt 2:24. He is not to have a spirit of fear,but power, love and a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7. In the powerful name of JESUS.

Believing by faith, karen

Jill said...

Amy,

Praying for you and your family!

I love this song and it truly does speak of God's heart for us - come on our knees with all of our supplications and He will heart us!

He is faithful and good all of the time! He has supplied everything you need to get through this storm - as the rain falls lift up your hands to washed clean by Him!

Love and blessings today!
Jill