Tuesday, February 07, 2006

This just in ...

We met with Dr. Peter Pisters this morning - a class act doctor. Very steady and bright. We are comfortable as one can be with a surgeon I suppose. So far I recommend him to anyone who may be in need of such a surgeon. These guys have excellent surgical and post operative statistics as far as infection and other complications. We have much confidence in their abilities, but more so in the hand of God and His Will.
Surgery is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 2006. The day before is 'prep' day with some fun juice to drink ( anyone remember the dinner scene on the nutty pofessor? Ha Ha). We are debating on whether we should come home a few days or not. That remains to be seen.
Thankyou so much for the words of encouragement. Keep Robin in prayer as she is physically fatigued and her right eye is bloodshot, itchy and running since yesterday. She is at the eye Dr.'s office as I type.
The church we are attending is quite a drive but is it well worth it. The guest preacher operates in the prophetic and he spoke a word over Robin and I in the Sunday evening service. Wow! We got the tape and Robin transcribed it. It has confirmed many things already going on that this gentleman had no way of knowing, but God does. We will share it with anyone interested.
My parents and my mother's sister Eva are staying with us as we approach surgery (before and after). I am so thankful for their presence and support. There are other people who would love to be here but cannot due to physical limitations.
I also would like to ask for you all to pray for a 12 year old boy who is in need of a heart/lung transplant. His name is Austin Barber and we have been spending time with him almost every day while e-mailing or washing clothes, etc. Please pray for Austin and his dad Shane that he would remain as healthy as can be while awaiting a transplant and for financial support due to the expensive nature of waiting.
Another request is a lady I work with named Jill. She has been diagnosed with masses in the liver and pancreas ( I stand to be corrected if that is not accurate). She is the 3rd person at my office diagnosed with cancer. What's the deal? Please lift her up a few minutes as you read this.

Scripture records Jesus saying that " the things impossible with men are possible with God."
There is no dissapointment in my heart since the tumor did not 'dissappear'. That was my first choice, but I believe in a Sovereign God Whose thoughts are higher than mine and Whose ways are much higher than mine. We seek Him and His righteousness and we know all things will be added.
Please pass on the date to those who may not have access to the internet. Thankyou. GW/RW


Mountain Man said...

God will provide exactly what we need when we need it, if we are faithful to His Word.

I am trying to be more faithful, and I know you are. This test result is what He saw fit to provide us at this time. He is in charge. All we can do is to continue to be faithful to His Word, and good will come of it.

On to the next door!


the mcintire's said...

G&R, Thanks for the update. We are praying and trusting. I see how God is using you in Houston to touch so many lives and to be His hands and feet. m.

Anonymous said...

hey we continue to believe and trust the road He has ahead. I wanted to be sure you and Robin saw the comment I sent, I was reading and I posted it under Robin's turn, it was definitely the Lord that placed it in my path today. Remember Psalm 34:19, Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
This sight is such a blessing continue in His will.
Overflowing Faith.

Wil and Sonja said...

It's me again! I Read the update and recieved a much appreciated call from Mrs. Gladis. I was a little disappointed...but,the hidden things of the Lord are obviously the most treasured ones to Him....I believe, we are only witnessing a portion of His Glory, when He is saving the greatest portion for later!! Since we are changing from Glory to Glory, as we keep pressing into Him and walk continually in obediance to His promptings daily, then we become more glorious than yesturday! Right? Just a thought.
Your anointing in Christ is only increasing and your Faith is only getting stronger....soooooo, the clam that holds the "pearl" (or His glory), must be in deeper waters and the "pearl" in the clam must be an awesome sight to behold!!! Get it!!! Rejoice!
Here is what Max Lucado writes in his book, "He still Moves Stones":
This was found on the wall of a concentration camp, carved by one of the prisoners....
----I believe in the sun, even though it doesn't shine,
----I believe in love, even when it isn't shown,
----I believe in God, even when he doesn't speak!!!
"We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see. What we see will last only a short time, but what we cannot see will last forever" (2Cor.4:18)...I can't see the "pearl" yet...but I know it is there!!! To God be the Glory!!
Take time to rest. Robin...intercessors are praying!!! Be encouraged to know that we are listening and holding you up...You are a mighty woman of the Most High, He will strengthen you! Thank you for letting us encourage you this way...my cup "runneth over"! Be Strong and take courage! He goes before you!
Wil ditto's my message, he's not too good at typing but his heart and prayers are with you two.
Love, Wil, Sonja and baby Jonah!

Sonja said...

I stand corrected, it's not a clam but an oyster that holds the pearl...you get the message anyways I hope...laughter is good for the soul...I get my "shells" mixed up!!!! Love, Sonja

Tonja Rainey said...

G&R, in my devotional today I read this and thought it may encourage you as it has me..."Consider the 3 Hebrew young men who were thrown into the fiery furnace. There was an apparent victory for the enemy. It looked as if the servants of the Living God were going to suffer a terrible defeat. We've all been in situations where it seemed as though we were defeated, and the enemy rejoiced. We can only imagine what a complete defeat this appeared to be for Daniel's friends. Yet the enemy was greatly astonished to see them walking around in the fire, enjoying themselves. Then the King brought them out of the fire. "They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them...for no other god can save in this way.' (Daniel 3:27, 29)
this apparent defeat resulted in a miraculous victory!
Suppose these 3 men would have complained, 'Why didn't God keep us out of the furnace!' They would have been burned, and God would not have been glorified. If there is a great trial in your life today, do not acknowledge it as a defeat. Instead, continue by faith to claim the victory through Him who is able to make you "more than conquerors" (Rom. 8:37), and a glorious victory will soon be apparent."

I know y'all are standing in faith already. I just wanted to encourage you to continue. Don't grow weary or entertain the slightest bit of doubt. I firmly believe that there is a greater purpose in all of this...and He will get the glory if you'll stand firm in faith. I pray that He'll begin giving you a glimpse of the Big Picture so that you'll know that your trial has eternal value!!
Rest well, my friends, today was not a day of defeat...but an opportunity for a greater victory!
love y'all, Tonja

Lana & Lisa said...

"Whose report...?" There is victory in the Waite's home!!

We love you!!
Lana & Lisa

AH said...

G&W, Thanks for the update! I am just sooo excited to see how God is operating in your life. I just can't wait to see what the Lord is going to do next. Paul and I are praying for the glory to continue to shine!!!! Keep abiding in that secret place!!!
We love you!
~ Andrea & Paul

PS - Robin, keep your fingers out of your eye and keep washing your hands!! :) I pray against any pink eye infection in Jesus' name! Amen.

George said...

This is Robin
It was great to read your devotion because yesterday morning before we went to the Dr. that is what the Lord laid on my heart to read and to stand believing. I know that God is in the midst of ALL of this. He has made it very obvious to both George and I that we are right in the middle of His will. Each day we become more confident in the fact that He is leading us through this. I since the feeling of Joseph. (set up by God to accomplish something great in the Kingdom) We are certain that God is changing us. There is so much more to say and not enough space to put it all. Just be confident that we are in no way disappointed but are sensing the leadership of the Lord.


Cousin Sandra said...

Hi George and Robin. I just want you to know that we all love you and lift you up everyday, all day. You both give us inspiration because of the joy of your love for Jesus. As always we know that He loves us and will see us through. Please tell everyone hello for us. Much love and hugs, your cousin Sandra.