Sunday, November 16, 2008

Having some issues, would love some prayer!

So, I've been dealing with some stuff for a while and now feel I should share and ask for prayer.  This place is getting to me.  Several things have accumulated to "help out" with this situation.  First, I'm pregnant.  I have been very blessed with extra energy and encouragement this time around to keep up my shield, but when I don't get enough rest and things get hectic, my ability to combat the emotional results of my hormones wanes.  Second, we went to Sedona and I'm telling you the flat out evil presence there is near next to tangible.  Yuck!  Then, I was being bombarded by all this fear mongering by the devil and his crew regarding the election, not to mention other things going on in the world that just amounts to craziness.  I have definitely been seeing similar things in this area in the lives of some people very dear to me. It also didn't help that I was getting a lot of this from church of all places for a while!  (That has tapered off and I'm very grateful.:)  For the past couple of weeks, I haven't been able to have our vehicle, so I haven't been able to get me and the kids outta the motorhome and that's not good cuz then we end up driving each other crazy! :)  Then, seriously, I have felt like I have been under spiritual and emotional attack for the last few weeks and I hadn't been sleeping very well as a result.  I was also experiencing tons of anxiety and had a couple of panic attacks.  Totally not a normal thing for me!   I had a similar experience  regarding my emotional and spiritual well being in Hawaii, but the circumstances are just way different here.  There is definitely a feeling of despair or apathy or something here and I think with my guard being weak when I get so tired, I'm just getting very sensitive to it all.   Anyway, I just wanted to "voice" these things going on in my life as it were and ask for prayer from you.  Whenever, I start feeling like I'm coming under attack, I immediately start praying and asking for renewal of my mind and spirit and that my guard be strengthened.  Sam and I have also been praying for each other every night.  Its amazing what strength God gives in the team of a husband and wife!  Also, I keep quoting 2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  Powerful stuff right there!  

I do actually believe that I'm having victory over this because of God's provision and blessing.  I still feel that I need my fellow Christian's prayers because here where we live it always seems like the presence of evil is always right there waiting to pounce in moments of weakness.  I know that that is always true wherever you are, but I do think something here is just wrong in general and the Christian presence either isn't praying to combat it, or there just isn't a large Christian populace.  So, in turn the evil presence here is more prevalent than it would be in a community largely made up of believers.  I really hope I'm making sense here.

Another thing is that Sam and I both are feeling like our time here and in this motor home is coming to an end.  God has been so gracious with giving us complete contentment, but we both believe He has something else for us and soon.  We are waiting on Him to reveal what that is.  Its pretty exciting and uncomfortable at the same time. :)


Mzzterry said...

Shelly, I will be praying for you at all times=). I had a few panic attacks a few weeks back, I think it is just the evil that is falling over our country, but I have great confidence that The Lord is in control, over the leader of every nation, including ours!

It has helped me to pray the armor of God over myself , to see myself physically putting on that armor (Eph 6:10-16) to protect me from the firey darts of the evil one. I know that God is faithful to honor that prayer.

I will pray that you will know the perfect will of God about where He wants you to go (if anywhere) and what His good and perfect will for your family is at this time of your families life.

Praying for one another is an honor! Bless you.

queen of everything said...

Lord, i come to you and ask you to put your arms of comfort and peace around shelly. give her the strength that she needs during this time. give her and sam the wisdom to follow your will and open the doors that you have prepared for them. i ask that you put a fence of protection around her and her family from satan's attacks. bless her and her family for all they do for you. in your name i pray. amen

i'll be keeping you in my daily prayers. take care.

Juliet said...

You are being prayed for here in Mississippi. Love you!

DyessFam said...

Thank you so much! You are all so wonderful!

Luke said...

Lord, I too ask that You give Shelly peace and comfort and wisdom during this time. May she find strength in Your joy and rest in Your provision. Amen.


kjames106 said...

Aww, Shelly Bean. I'm sorry you are under attack. Besty lived in Arizona for a few years. You are absolutely right about the evil presence in that state. When we went there to get her, it was the most negative environment you have ever seen. We were just so happy to get her OUT OF THERE!
I pray that the Lord opens the doors for you to leave. I pray that He show you that path that he has for you. Lord, I pray the blood of the lamb pour over the Dyess family with your almighty protection!
I will keep praying for you and your family. I will also pray that God has a word for you guys whether it is through me or someone else.
We love you guys!!!!!

Be gone, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Matthew 4:10

Nessa and Jeebs said...

when I read your post I thought about this poem- i always played it through in my mind in High School.

All the water in the world,
However hard it tried,
Could never sink the smallest ship
Unless it [gets] inside.

And all the evil in the world,
The blackest kind of sin,
Can never hurt you the least bit
Unless you let it in.

I'll keep you in my prayers. Even though you stink :) j/k

DyessFam said...

Thank you, everyone, so much. Your open hearts are very much blessing mine. I am truly touched by your prayers! I am always in awe at the wonderfully, Godly people God brings into my life and how much I am blessed by them (you)! Thank you, thank you, thank you!