Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Power of Prayer
Every time there is a blood drive - I really want to give blood. They actually set up at our school and I have tried many times - only a couple of times in the past have I actually been able to give blood and those times I still got sick to my stomach or super lightheaded. There always seems to be an issue...anxiety level is too high (fear of needles) iron too low - blood pressure too high and the worse was last year - I actually made it to the point of giving - and they had to redo the needle twice and my blood would not flow fast enough - 45 minutes total - and all they got was a 1/4 of a bag and it had to be discarded - it just wouldn't work. That was the time that Tucker, my grandbaby - was having surgery and I desperately wanted to give in his name - even though he wouldn't be able to use it since he was a state away - I wanted someone to have it in his honor.
This time around - I was determined!
Today was the day! Beforehand, I prayed - I asked God to be there with me - to set everything the way it needed to be in order for me to give blood today! I even annointed my own arm with oil in prayer - and the very finger they pricked was the finger that I used for the oil - I never felt it one iota! I didn't even know when she pricked me. Then - every thing was perfect...130/80 blood pressure - check! 43 iron - check! 90 pulse - check! Good to go...
I even got to sit in the nice big lounge chair that is for platelet givers - just because it was available at the time - and then when she put the needle in for the draw - didn't feel it either! No pain and 10 minutes later - ALL DONE...
now that is the God I serve!