Like Flint.

Hey, it’s Amber again. Bryan is in a test. Wanted to update you quick on what is going on. Yesterday morning we had one appointment that went well- very sharp doctor- the one who ordered this test this morning. We were also able to get some other appointments scheduled for today. We spent the better part of the day being a “checker”- basically like flying on standby in a waiting room and trying to see if he could get fit in earlier. He didn’t end up getting in, but we can’t say we didn’t persevere! :-) Today is a very full day with 5 (possibly 6) appointments. Thank you for your prayers for these appointments. Please continue to pray for wisdom for these doctors.

Some verses that stood out to me from the Lord this morning were from Isaiah 50.
vs. 7b “I have set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.”
vs. 9a “It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me.”
vs. 10 “Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant?
Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.”

The word “flint” grabbed me, so I had to know exactly what definition would be given for it. Upon looking it up, I found out it described as an extremely hard stone – used to produce a spark or strike a fire. One specific definition was “something very hard or unyielding.”

And it’s not a pretty stone either. Clearly it is a necessity and not just to look at- not the kind of stone you would use as jewelry!

This morning, we are setting our faces like flint. Our trust is in our God. We are so deeply grateful that He has allowed us to be here at this incredible facility with some of His most intelligent people. He has lead us to this point and we know He will continue. Though we are still in the dark as to what is going on… we surely have a sense that light is and will be revealed this week. We desire to be unyielding in our focus and to persevere in patience- all the while being aware with a readiness to be a spark of hope and encouragement for anyone He puts in our path.

Our host where we are staying asked to pray with us last night. It was such a beautiful time and showed us again the sweetness of the Body of Christ.

Thank you again for your prayers and words of encouragement in this process. Pray that today will be significant in getting us closer to some answers. We believe it will be… but we surely need the Lord to go before us and to bring clarity.

We love you and we are so grateful for you. We know so many of you have things going on in your own lives as well and we pray for each of you as the Lord brings you to mind. It is a joy to be on this journey together.

btw- if Bryan has time or feels up to it to write a post sometime today he might so check back in a while…

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3 Responses to “Like Flint.”

  1. Janna Says:

    Amber —
    Glad to hear things are going well… you and Bryan remain in our prayers and we are encouraged by your faith in God.

    The Parks

  2. Al Fike Says:

    Bryan (and Amber):

    Please know that you are being prayed for. I know this has to be such a confusing time, and I don’t have a clue as to what you’re experiencing; but just know that you have a brother in Christ who loves you and is praying for you to have your strength, health and stamina back. Call me anytime you can. God bless you and love you, man.

    Al Fike
    214-766-0969

  3. Dan & Donna Says:

    Amber and Byran – We love you and are praying for you many times thoughout each day. God has and is going to use this journey for HIS GLORY! Your hearts for HIM and willingness to be HIS servants and ministers is challenging me and others to follow HIM deeper.

    God is amazing!!!! Again, we love you

    Dan & Donna Glaze

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