September 22, 2009, "Testimony of God's love"

Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell

"Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard."
~ Isaiah 58:8 ~

I sit here thinking of a dear couple. Their names, Papa C.O. and Joy Farmer. I have not had the privilege to meet his wife, yet what I do know is that their lives are a living testimony of God's passionate love revealed in their lives of humbleness before the Lord.

I sit here in my chair as my fingers strike the keys of my laptop and I wonder what this sweet couple is thinking about at this moment. The reason I am drawn to this wonder is because many of us received the news that sometime last week there was an accident in which Papa C.O. was either getting in or out of the bathtub and he fell. The fall resulted in him breaking his back.

I cannot imagine this trial in my life. Yet what I can imagine so beautifully is the praises coming forth out of his mouth as he praises His Almighty God. For a number of years Papa C.O. has faithfully sent out a daily devotional via email. The ministry that God allowed him is an on line devotional. I can only imagine the number of people that receive his 'Good Day' Devotional on a daily basis. His life blesses so many people around the country; and many have never met him face to face.

He is a godly man and when you look into his eyes, they reveal the love of Jesus Christ. I wanted to send this out today to give you the privilege and the opportunity to pray for 'Papa C.O.' Farmer and his wife Joy. They are in need of great support and love as they have shed upon many others giving glory to God. His heart reveals a glimpse of the heart of Christ and it moves anyone who encounters Papa C.O. in a way to seek Jesus Christ in ways we could never imagine.

As we go throughout our day today, may we be reminded of God's faithful servant in Papa C.O. He is a vessel of honor, set apart and useful for the Master prepared for every good work! Let us also remind ourselves as we pray for him that all things work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). May we also pray that God's perfect peace would surround them in unimaginable ways! I also pray that the JOY OF THE LORD be their great strength in this time. May we agree that God's supernatural healing power manifests upon his back and that his back would be made whole and even stronger than it has ever been before!

I am believing on his behalf for a creative miracle over his body! We must never forget that the enemy is here to steal, kill and destroy...BUT God comes that we may have life and have life more abundantly because of Christ Jesus!

May we not mistaken that this back break is not from God, however our God will be glorified in this. I don't know how God has already turned it around for His glory, but we must know that this didn't take God by surprise, and we must be assured that HE WILL GET THE GLORY!

I pray that we speak forth God's healing over Papa C.O. Praying is not speaking forth what we see in the natural. It is speaking forth by faith in God, His power revealed in His WORD over Papa C.O. and Joy. We must call those things that be not as though they already were.

"Father God in the name of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit we thank you that Your glory and presence would fall fresh upon Papa C.O. and his precious wife, Joy. Lord, I thank You Father God that healing is what you do BEST! For You are the Great Physician! Lord, I believe with my heart in You that You are Papa C.O.'s Healer and I believe for Your healing to manifest upon his body. Lord, I thank you for a reversal, I thank you for restoration and I thank you for accelerated healing over his body. You are not limited because of his age. I will not put You in a box of what You might be able to do, for I with great expectation believe that You are Healer, in all aspects of our bodies. You want us whole in our minds, our bodies and most of all our spirit. Lord, I thank You for Faith to rise up in every intercessor that prays for Papa C.O. We are a people that know by Your Spirit we can see miraculous signs and wonders for this was your promise! Father, we thank you for your glory that is their rear guard in this time. We also thank you as it says in Isaiah 58:8, that healing spring forth speedily for Papa C.O. We also thank you for sending forth encouragers along side of them and that they will hear Your sweet, tender voice comforting them. We praise You Lord for Who You are! Lord, I thank you in advance that Papa C.O.'s back is made whole in Jesus Mighty, Majestic, Holy, Righteous Powerful Name which is above EVERY name...Amen"


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