Saturday, January 9, 2010

Devine Intervention

When I came to my Power of Prayer blog with an idea of what to share I noticed the last time I posted on Spiritual Sundays the title was Detours.

My husband and I had one of those detours just recently. In December he was planning his annual skiing trip to Breckenridge, CO. For the past five years I haven’t gone with him because the last time I went I spent the week in bed with altitude sickness. He asked me to go again this time and I reluctantly agreed to go hoping I wouldn’t experience the altitude sickness again!

A friend offered to loan us his timeshare condo the first week in January. My husband contacted the company several times and had difficulty getting the confirmation papers we needed. Our friend kept telling us to ask for “Mike” he had the confirmation number, etc. Finally my husband said he wondered if all the difficulty was a sign that we shouldn’t go. In desperation, he cancelled all the plans, he was very disappointed.

Our reservations were to be Jan 3 through Jan 10 -- this week. Several things happened this week. My husband’s sister died this past Wednesday (from ovarian cancer) He also received word from his doctor that the stress test he had last week revealed he should have a heart catheterization. Something else that occurred was the new airport security that would have been a big hassle! Don’t forget all the bad weather all over the country, Colorado had bad snow storms!

We are praising God for His Divine Intervention! He goes before us to prepare the way! I’m so thankful He blocked our plans. If we had continued on with our plans, my husband could have endangered his life skiing, we would have had a lot of problems at the airports, traveling in bad weather, plus we would have had to cut the trip short and return home when his sister died. We will miss his sister, Angela, but we will see her again – in Heaven! Praise the Lord for eternal life!

My husband goes to the doctor Wednesday to discuss the stress test what steps he is to take next. Your prayers are appreciated! Charlotte, I hope we receive good news the way you did! PTL!

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sarah said...

praying for your husband and when doors close....He knows why. :)

Debbie said...

Wow..what an awesome testimony on how the Lord had His hands on you. Blessings to you and your hubby, Debbie

Whidbey Woman said...

This is a great testament to God's provision in our lives. Thank you for sharing. I am praying for your husband right now, as he grieves the loss of his sister and faces this medical issue. God bless you both!

SmilingSally said...

It's awesome whenever we can see His hand at work. Thank you for sharing, Katherine.

Clif said...

I believe strongly in the providence of God and that all things work together for good to those that love the Lord. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I will pray for you and your husband.

Renee said...

A wonderful testimony of how God watches over us. I am lifting your husband up in prayer for his heart and what is the best way to resolve his situation. God be will you both.

Charlotte said...

I'm so glad God intervened in your plans. I'm also glad you could see the consequences. I think probably sometimes we are thwarted from doing something we wanted to do and do not know what the outcome would have been if we had gotten our way. He always knows best. I'm praying the outcome for your husband will be good as well.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

It always bring tear of happiness in my eyes when I know that the Lord intervened. I will pray for your husband and I'm sorry about his sister as well.
God Bless,