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There’s not a lot to report today. We went in and had some blood work done followed by an EKG, then we had the PET scan done. They had given Caleb some cream to deaden the spot they were giving the IV, but ended up giving it to him outside of the treated area. They had told him it would not hurt and as any of you that have had an IV knows, it does if you miss the spot they had treated. So when we went in to get a glucose test before the PET scan, Caleb freaked out when he found out he had to get pricked with a needle again. No amount of reassuring him that it would be painless would suffice after he had been lied to (unintentionally) earlier. I even let them do one on me so he could see. When they went to do it on him, I had to physically lay over and restrain him and force his hand open. I felt so sorry for him! When she lanced him, he was jerking around and they ended up going pretty deep with it and it bled a lot. It was not a lot of fun for any of us.
They did the PET scan and we will find out the results tomorrow when we go in. He is scheduled to have the port installed at 10:30 and will spend the night.
One Bible story that has always been profound to me is the story of the twelve spies sent into the promised land by Moses in Numbers 13 and 14. So much so that we named our two sons Caleb and Joshua after the two men of faith that came back with a good report – a minority report. You can read the story for yourself, but there were ten voices against them that spoke about all the giants in the land that they saw, and the cities that were well-fortified with stone walls. They said that they were as grasshoppers in the sight of the men in the land, and grasshoppers in their own sight. But Joshua and Caleb tried to tell of the good things that they saw there, and Caleb cried out that they were well-able to go and possess the Land as GOD HAD PROMISED. Joshua and Caleb came back with a good report.
So here we are today and we are awaiting the good report on our Caleb. We know that Caleb is not a sick boy trying to be healed; he is the healed whom the enemy is trying to steal the promise of health and wholeness from (John 10:10, Isa. 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24). But he cannot win. Caleb has a call on his life and God has put incredible gifts and talents in him. Last night he came and got in the bed with us and told us he was scared and couldn’t go to sleep. Holly offered to sleep with him, but he wanted to be with his daddy. Holly went and got in his bed in the room with Joshua. Caleb and I talked for almost an hour. I began to prophecy over him that God has a plan for him (Jer 29:11) and that God put these gifts in him for a purpose. And God’s purpose was not for him to die at 11 or 12 without fulfilling the calling on his life, but to live and proclaim the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17). I felt I had a powerful word for him and shared prophetically for several minutes what God has planned for his ministry. I told him (and thoroughly believe it was from God, directed by the Holy Spirit) that after God raises him up from this sickness that he will have a supernatural anointing on his life that when he plays his music, people would be healed by the power of God being ministered through him. I told him he is going to touch the world with his gift, his testimony, and the powerful anointing on his life. The enemy can see the gifts and calling on his life and he’s mad about it. Many times I have felt the absolute power of God through his anointing flowing out when I play my horn, and some of you can testify to that. I told him that anointing is going to be even more powerful on him, and he will see miracles happen before his eyes. After telling him all that, I prayed and blessed him, and he was asleep within just a couple of minutes with a smile on his face. God is good, and God is able!
Today’s scripture – “But my servant Caleb has a different attitude than the others have. He has remained loyal to me, so I will bring him into the land he explored. His descendants will possess their full share of that land.” Numbers 14:24
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