In the summer of 1992, at a Home Bible Study, my leader asked me what the desire of my heart was. I answered "To have a baby." After 16 years of marriage, my husband and I had no children and the doctor could not find any problems. My Bible study leader told me to stand on Psalm 37:4 and I did.
We attended the Southwest Believers' Convention in August 1992 and the Lord had you to pray over people that had a desire of their heart. I knew He was talking to me. I came forward and you prayed that the desire of my heart was soon to be fulfilled.
Well, Glory to God, in January 1993, I was pregnant. I battled the devil as I was told that, at 36 years of age and this being my first child, my chances were great that my baby would have severe problems. NO! I stood on the Word to get pregnant, this baby was not going to have problems. I stood on many verses, but I especially stood on Psalm 127:3. I felt a peace and excitement for this baby that we had waited 16 years for.
Everything went well until the 7th month when toxemia started. I was in and out of the hospital, feeling worse week by week. The doctor said the baby was OK, but it was my body that was fighting for life. Little did I know how bad it got, but our Heavenly Father is faithful. In October of 1993 our son was born weighing 4 lbs. 14 oz., 3 weeks early, and with NO problems. He was released to go home on the 3rd day. What a miracle!
God blesses abundantly. You see at 36 years of age, I was praying for a baby and feeling so blessed to get a baby, BUT God had other plans. Eighteen months later our daughter was born, and 18 months after that our second son was born. Praise God, our quiver is now full.
God has been telling me this is now the time to write and share this with you. Our oldest son loves watching you on TV. One day he came to me as we were preparing for church. He had his bible tucked under his arm, he had his suit on because Jesse wears a suit, and he said, "Mom, I want to preach like Jesse. He's funny." Then he recited Psalm 37:4. I hadn't taught him that verse. I was shocked. He walked away. I felt so blessed. He doesn't really understand how much that Bible verse means to me. He is the fruit we reaped from standing on that verse, and now he is going to stand on it to someday be a preacher like Jesse!
Thank you for being obedient to the Lord the day you allowed God to speak through you to me. God bless you and your ministry richly.