Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Holy Spirit is Amazing!

Hello friends,

As most of you know, I'm battling breast cancer. Right now I'm in chemotherapy. I pray regularly for God to protect my organs and body. I then name off every organ and system and tissue I can think of and ask God to protect them. 

One of the organs that keeps coming to my mind when I'm praying like this is to pray for my spleen. So I pray for it regularly—almost to the point it feels silly.

Well this is chemo day. I was praying this morning with Lowell and Amy. Right in the middle of the prayer for my spleen, I said, "What is a spleen anyway?" Lowell looked it up on his phone, and look at this!  

"The spleen is the organ that is responsible for both the storage and purification of red blood cells. It is positioned in the left upper abdomen, and is the largest organ of the lymphatic system.
The spleen serves a critical role in immune function because it purifies the blood and helps the immune system to recognize and attack foreign pathogens and allergens.
The spleen is composed of the red pulp and white pulp. The white pulp produces and grows immune cells as well as blood cells. On the other hand, the red pulp is responsible for purifying the blood and removing dead or old blood cells."
http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/spleen

Holy Spirit has been prompting me to pray for this very important organ! 

Is God great or what? They found cancer in one of my lymph nodes as well as in my ducts. I'm taking an extra drug to help my bones make the kinds of blood cells I need to fight infection. I read the first paragraph and started crying. Holy Spirit does indeed prompt us to pray. Thank you Jesus!

Just had to share with someone who would "get it"!

I share it with you, because you all have been so faithful to pray, to encourage me, to send me hugs, and just make me feel loved. 

Thank you!

God is on the throne. God is healing me. Praise God!

Laura
Giving glory to God 
for He has done
great things

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"I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." Psalm 118

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68 comments:

  1. Amen! May God continue to heal your body & your mind, Laura, IN JESUS' NAME! God bless you & your family!

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  2. That's great, Laura!!! I don't think I'd think to pray for my organs. :) But, I might now after reading this. :) Hugs to you. We keep you and your family in our daily prayers. Gretchen

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    1. Thank you so much Gretchen. I know you do. Thanks for having Amy over, too. Hugs

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  3. This is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. K. tried to leave a comment. Not sure it went threw.
    This was uplifting. I am praying for you. I haven't been visiting a lot lately. But I got the day off today and saw your post in my email.
    I am linking your post to a new party at my blog.
    Heart Warming Stories. I think this is exactly what someone out there needs to hear. You Bless.
    Praying for you and sending you a hug.

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    1. It's good to hear from you dearie. I've not been doing much visiting. It seems to take most of my blog time to write and respond. You are welcome to share any post you'd like. I'll try to get by sometime soon, but I'll probably be resting a lot for the next few days. Thanks for praying, for understanding, and for the hug. I'm sending a hug back to you!
      Laura

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  5. Laura, THANK YOU for sharing your experience with the Holy Spirit. It truly is an amazing revelation when you realize it! I find myself being more observant of all the signs and signals the Good Lord is trying to get me to see. Little things I usually take for granted. Sometimes it takes the Holy Spirit to stir your heart and soul before you actually see with your eyes. You are absolutely beautiful, inside and out! A gentle hug and a Mighty Prayer sent your way. Also keeping Lowell in prayer. You mentioned a knee issue a bit ago. Hold tight to your faith and lean heavy on the Lord.

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    1. You're welcome Karla. It just blew me away. Holy Spirit is showing me some things inside me that I have repented of and asked for his help to change as well. Everything changes when you think of him as a he instead of an it.
      You've got to be one of the best cheerleaders ever!
      Lowell sends his thanks. He had a shot of cortisone that has helped, but he will need surgery eventually. I think he would rather see me through my health crisis first if you can. I am holding tight and must lean heavy of my Jesus.

      Hugs.
      Laura

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  6. Ours is a great and wonderous God.

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  7. What a wonderful word of knowledge! Continued prayers and standing in agreement with you for complete health and healing over all. The further we go in this journey the more I believe in my heart that we are, even now, seeing it come to pass. Praise the name of the Lord!!!

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    1. Hello my friend, thank you for standing and sitting with me through this! You are truly my gift from God for this journey.
      Love,
      Laura

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  8. Praise God for His blessings and mercies. Praise God for reminding you to pray for a very vital organ and you did not even realize what you were praying for.

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    1. God is amazing in so very many ways Carol!

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  9. You are on the right track and will be cured and living free from cancer in the future. I feel it in my heart for you.

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  10. I will agree with you in prayer for your spleen. I have nieces and nephews that had to have their spleens removed because of a liver disease they inherited from their mother. So I know the importance of that spleen. It is very important to your health. Love you Laura.

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH Miss Southard!
      Love you, too!

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  11. Wow...Laura! Reading this gave me goosebumps!! I'll definitely be praying for your spleen! The Holy Spirit is something we all should be lead by. God is Good my dear!

    You are loved, prayed for daily and thought of often.

    Hugs to you,
    Amy

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    1. Thank you so much Amy, hugs to you, too.

      Check out this about how God holds all things together in Jesus!
      I couldn't figure out a way to share it except by sharing the Facebook post. You can like Harvest Lane Cottage while you're there if you wish.
      https://www.facebook.com/HarvestLaneCottage/posts/1422022087883170
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  12. O taste and see that the Lord is good:blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Ps. 34:8

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    1. OH That one is so good! Psalm 34 is an amazing go to Psalm for hard times.
      Thanks!

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  13. Isn't that amazing, how the Spirit of the Lord leads and guides in ways we don't even understand or know about! I am praying for you too Laura, that the chemo does not adversely affect any organs or tissues of your body, in Jesus name! Believing with you and claiming His promise of healing! I love the picture of you, such a beautiful smile you have, and you radiate the beautiful presence of the Holy Spirit! May God's best blessings be with you :)

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    1. It is amazing beyond anything I understand Marilyn!
      Look at this, Marilyn, all things are held together in Jesus!
      https://www.facebook.com/HarvestLaneCottage/posts/1422022087883170
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  14. Came across your blog in a roundabout way as so often happens-was researching frugality & homesteading & Chtistian Living etc. I will pray for you Laura!

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    1. So glad you found me. Thanks for praying. Please come back again!

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  15. Prayers will continue for your healing.
    Marion

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  16. OH my Laura, you just put cold chills up my spine..
    Our God is so awesome.. He gave you the very thing , you needed to pray pacifically for.. and I will now add your spleen to my prayer list..
    You are such a wonderful encourager. thank you. and God bless.

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    1. Oh Judy more than you know. My friend just wrote to me. Her husband is on chemo. His spleen recently enlarged so much that the doctor feared it would rupture. It is back to normal now. She told me that Holy Spirit told me the right thing to pray. Praying in the Holy Spirit is so helpful.
      Thanks for adding my spleen, which I thought was tiny, but is really rather large, to your prayers for me.

      Hugs to you!
      Laura

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  17. Indeed yes the Holy spirit is always there to prompt and guide us if we but listen!

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    1. Funny thing is, Michelle, I didn't even know I was listening! He is so so good to us.

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  18. Laura you look so pretty! I'm sure the chemo is tough on you, but you look so radiant and healthy. We'll all keep praying and especially that your spleen does its job. ((hugs))

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    1. Thanks so much Little Penpen. I'm pretty tired and slow tonight. I appreciate your prayers.

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  19. I'm going to say it again, you are in inspiration. Btw, Laura...your smile is very warm....smiles

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    1. You're too sweet. I just feel like a wet dishrag tonight. ~grin~ Typical for day 2 for me.

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  20. Our prayers are powerful! Just know you are in mine today :)

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  21. Thinking of you so often, Laura. You look gorgeous with that bright smile. I say keep doing what you're doing! Prayers to you...

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    1. Oh thank you Kim. I appreciate it so much.
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  22. Will keep you in my prayers this night, and think of you tomorrow on your recovery day. Hugs

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  23. That just proves God is with you every step of the way! I think and pray for you often. You are such a blessing and an wonderful encouragement to others. I love the message you left me. Just beautiful!

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  24. Wow. How amazing. God is so wonderful.

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  25. Good Afternoon Dear Laura, yes the Holy Spirit will lead us in His Truth and being specific when we pray is really great!This was really an uplifting post! You just keep calm and pray and rest in Him!!
    Love You... Roxy

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    1. Hello Roxy,
      Feeling encouraged by God's miraculous intervention in my life. Calm is a good word. I need to feel calm and pray and rest, just like you said. I actually slept most of the afternoon today. I just felt so tired.

      Be blessed my friend,
      Laura

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  26. Praying for protection of your spleen while you are in the trial of this chemo treatment. I agree with your friends, you are a blessing.

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    1. Thank you so much Karen. You've been such a great encourager to me.
      God bless!
      Laura

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  27. God is so good! This makes my heart so happy to hear. You are obviously not alone and He is there helping you fight and providing you with the tools you need. Keep up the great work Laura!!
    God bless. xoxo

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  28. Dearest Laura, you have been in my thoughts and prayers each and every day. You will heal. You will prosper. I am sure of it. God bless you dear lady. Mimi xxx

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  29. So glad you are looking for, and seeing, God's blessing even in this difficult time. :)

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    1. Ah Gentle Joy, God's blessings aren't hard to find if you keep your eyes open. ~smile~

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  30. Prayers for protection and sustenance in body, soul, and spirit!

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  31. Laura,
    In Jesus name may your body be healed of cancer with no trace of cancer in it. Thank you Holy Father for healing Laura! He is so good Laura! May you be healed. Hugs! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  32. The Holy Spirit is mind-blowing. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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  33. Laura, God certainly does know to prompt us to pray for what we need. I was diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks ago. They caught it in my mammogram. I am so thankful that the Dr. did not send me on my way after the ultrasound. He said he just about did, but there was one area that was, 'mildly suspicious'. The last two years they have called me back for a 2nd mammogram, but then said everything was fie. I am a stage 2, which is very curable. If they had found it last year I would probably have been a stage 1. Not good news to find out that you have cancer, but glad it was caught early. I go see the Oncologist tomorrow. I have not shared it on my blog yet. Waiting until I know more about what my treatment will be. I continue to pray for you!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Oh Jann,
      This is a sisterhood I would never ever want to welcome you to. I caught my breath when I read your diagnosis. Honey I am so very sorry you must go through this, but go through it you will. You will come out of this victorious.
      I don't blame you about waiting on the blog. I waited nearly a month. I just couldn't face it yet. Nor could I face talking to folks about it yet.
      I praise God that they found it at stage 2. You WILL be cured! I plead the blood of Jesus over you right now for healing! I'm stage 3. It got in my lymph node. I plead the blood of Jesus over me for healing! God is not bound by stages. YOU are in the HEALING STAGE!
      Girl dig in to the Word of God and find verses about healing and start confessing them over yourself. Remember, Jesus healed everyone that came to him and asked—everyone! Healing is the children's bread.
      I'm sending you a great big hug!!! I will pray for you.

      Father God, I thank you that Jann's enemy cancer has been found out. I thank you God that big C Christ is Lord over little c cancer. Cancer must die the death and be eliminated from Jann's body. I pray for health, strength, stamina, and hope to reign in Jann's body. Lord please protect every good cell, her heart, her brain, her lungs, her intestines, her skin, her spleen, her pancreas, her stomach, her esophagus, her lymph system, her blood, her spine, her bones her every good cell in every part of her body. I ask it by the power of the blood of Jesus and in the Name of Jesus Christ. THANK YOU GOD FOR THE VICTORY! Amen.

      Love to you Jann. You will be blessed. God is holding you close. I invite you to look back at the weapons of my warfare in my Diagnosis post. I just looked and realized I need to step up my warfare.

      Dig into the Bible. Find your personal scriptures. Find one that you can say regularly aloud in confession. I tell nearly everyone that I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 118.

      God bless you. Please email me or call me if you want to talk. I'll be happy to talk to you.

      Laura Lane
      Harvest Lane Cottage

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  34. What a wonderful testimony of how the Holy Spirit guides, prompts and prays to the Father in our behalf. He is our purifier along with the spleen and I praise Him for His faithfulness to bring encouragement and healing to you. Thank you for sharing this beautiful example from which we too can draw strength and encouragement.

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    1. You're welcome Elizabeth. Welcome to my blog! I do hope you'll come again. I shall be over for a visit in a few minutes.
      Be blessed!
      Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  35. Wow, Laura, this is an amazing testimony. Thank you for sharing this story, and may God continue to reveal himself to you in greater and greater ways even while he heals your body!

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    1. Thanks so much for writing back, Richella. I do not know how anyone goes through things like this without God. May God bless you and your family. May every single one of your family members love and serve the Lord all the days of his or her life, in Jesus' name. Be blessed!
      Laura Lane
      Harvest Lane Cottage

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I'm healing from breast cancer surgery on October 20th and dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please understand if I don't answer. This is all new to me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
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Be blessed!
Laura