Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Prayer Request

Each Wednesday morning I meet with a few guys to share and pray. This morning, we were talking for a while about Lasik surgery, and it occurred to me that it has been nearly 6 years to the day since I had Lasik. For me, it has been an incredible experience -- as it corrected not only my near-sightedness, but also my astigmatism.

However, I find my prayers and thoughts constantly going right now to a good brother who had an eye procedure done a couple of weeks ago, and is really struggling with the results at this time. His name is Kyle Reeves. He is a dentist (a very good one, I might add). And so his recovery is doubly difficult because he is unable to work right now. Kyle and his wife, Shelly, are an incredible couple. They are extremely mission-minded, servant-minded and generous. They are truly in love with Jesus.

So, please lift Kyle up in your prayers today. He usually reads my blog (I'm not sure if he is now, because of his eyes). I would like to encourage you to reply to this blog with a note of encouragement for him and Shelly today. Thanks.

7 comments:

Liz Moore said...

Kyle & Shelly,
May the Lord be with you as you struggle right now. I pray that God will fully heal you from the procedure you have had done and that you will be back to work soon. The Lord is Awesome and Powerful. May He bless you as you have blessed others and may you see His hand at work through your healing. He will never leave you or forsake you. Blessings, Liz

JRoss said...

Kyle has been placed on our Prayer Warriors list. We will be lifting him up daily

Jeff said...

I will continue in my prayers for Kyle and Shelly. I'm grateful for their demonstration of faith through a difficult time.

Kyle R. said...

Wow.

Thank you so much for the kind words and great encouragement. I haven't been on the blog site in a while. But today I thought I'd take a peek (with my stronger right eye).:) And what a soul lift!

This is a difficult time for me and Shelly right now, but we have been so blessed by the strength of the Lord from Him directly and our family and friends.

I've been having some intense and vigorous conversations with the Lord about this. He has humbled me, brought me to tears, brought me to confession, and drawn me closer to Him. I still don't know His plan for me and my family right now but I do know He has taken care of us, is taking care of us and will continue to take care of us.

I've been thinking alot lately about what Jesus told his disciples in John 16: "In this world you will have trouble." But the next part is what gives me the comfort beyond comprehension. Jesus says, "But take heart I have overcome the world." Knowing Jesus is Lord of all, when times are good or times are tough brings me peace. And my troubles are by far fewer and less painful than many.

I've also been reminded that when I am weak, I am strong in Christ.

So, whatever is in the Master's plan with this situation, I am blessed. And His name is always and forever blessed.

But please continue to pray that I will receive excellent vision from the LORD who heals.

Thank you so much and praise be to the Lord forever and ever!

Beverly Ross said...

Dear Kyle and Shelly,
What a blessing it has been to know you! I pray for you both frequently and will not stop. May He bless you and continue to complete His masterpiece in your precious hearts! We love you!

randy said...

Kyle and Shelly,
May the Lord be with in all you do and experience.

Carole said...

Please keep us up to date with Kyle's progress. He and his family are in our prayers.