Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Praise the Lord!! I went to have my MRI today, and when the doctor looked at the results, he found no damage to my knee! It was such a miracle and such a faith-stretching experience for me. Sometimes it's easier to believe God for someone else's healing than it is for your own. But these experiences make our faith stronger. I want to personally thank everyone who lifted me up in prayer! Your prayers were powerful and effective!! I thank God that He is a gracious and loving God who longs to give good gifts (like healing!) to His children....what a mighty God we serve!
Posted by Pastor Mike at 4:30 PM
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thanks so much for all of your prayers concerning my knee. It continues to feel better each day and we are praying that God will heal it completely. Tomorrow is my MRI, so please pray that the doctor finds the knee healed when he looks at the MRI results. I will let all of you know the results when I get them.
Some exciting opportunities are beginning to pop up for the coming year in the entertainment industry. I can't be specific at this time because I want to make sure that these possibilities become realities. There have been so many opportunities through my years here in Hollywood that God has closed the door on, so having patience and waiting on the open door is a must. However, these doors are the most significant that have ever surfaced for ministry here. We are praying that God's will is done, and we would greatly appreciate your prayers for the same thing...
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! God has been so good to us all...
Posted by Pastor Mike at 2:04 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Well, the news I have isn't great news - it looks like I'm going to need knee surgery. I've already had 2 knee surgeries on my left knee, and a few weeks ago, I twisted it. The orthopedic surgeon diagnosed it yesterday as a torn lateral miniscus. Please pray for me during this time. It was kind of disheartening to hear that diagnosis, as it will mean 6 weeks on crutches after surgery and no hard lateral movements for 6 months. And then the financial strain of a surgery that will cost thousands of dollars is difficult to swallow as well. Just alot going on in my heart and mind today. I want my life to be a blessing to others and give God glory. I pray that He uses this seemingly unfortunate and trying circumstance to bring Himself glory. And may He give Holly and I the strength and provision to make it through.
We greatly appreciate your prayers and support in this time...
Posted by Pastor Mike at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
When God is moving powerfully and opening up new avenues of ministry, one can usually expect something to happen: our enemy will attack. And that is exactly what has been happening over the last 3 weeks for Holly and myself. A string of obvious attacks have occurred, but the awesome thing is that God has sent encouragement and confirmation throughout the attacks that we are on the right path. We have to realize that when you are in a war (like all Christians are), our enemy the devil "comes to steal, kill, and destroy." Or in modern combat terms, he shoots not to wound, but to kill. That is why it seems that when an serious attack comes, it's not just one thing, but thing after thing after thing that tries to take you out. Here in LA, Satan doesn't even try to mask his tactics, he just comes at you with a full frontal assault. That is why Holly and I need all of you to pray (especially considering Holly is pregnant) for protection over us and our home in the name of Jesus. We know that we have nothing to fear, but Jesus - when asked by the disciples how to pray - said that we are to pray for protection and deliverance from the evil one. We are thankful that God has given us many people to be our covering in this time, and we need you all to be faithful in prayer on our behalf.
Will you take time this week to lift us up?
Posted by Pastor Mike at 8:33 AM