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He Knows My Name

Jennifer
Fair Lady
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, 
and all her paths are peace.  
Proverbs 3:17

Dawn
Dawn of the Day
Cause me to hear 
Your loving-kindness in the morning, 
for on You do I lean 
and in You do I trust. 
Cause me to know 
the way wherein I should walk, 
for I lift up my inner self to You.  
Psalm 143:8
I am a morning person.  I love to get up with the sunrise and spend quite time alone 
with the Lord and preparing for my day.  It wasn’t until recently that it dawned 
on me how perfectly my middle name, Dawn, fits me.  🙂
Shortly after we moved to Florida, just a few days before
my birthday, I had an accident where I 
very stupidly opened a pressure cooker to see if 
the corn on the cob I was cooking was done.
The steaming hot water exploded up and caused second
degree burns on my right arm and shoulder.  
An angel’s wing protected my face.
I ran to the bath tub and tried to put my arm
under some cool running water where my 
melted skin looked like it was going to wash right off.  
I cried uncontrollably from the pain all the way to the ER.
On the way home, I looked up and noticed that just 
a couple of blocks from our house was a street named “Jennifer.”
The Lord spoke to me that each time I saw that sign I was
to remember that He knew my name.  🙂
I purposely chose to drive that direction many times.
The spring before, I had looked up the meaning 
of my name and chose the verses above to go with it.  
Both verses speak about being led by Wisdom.  
I so need, love, and deeply desire Wisdom (Jesus).
The moment I became a mom I realized how destitute I was 
without God’s Wisdom and have since continually prayed for Wisdom.  
God has been so faithful to give us words of Wisdom 
and to lead us though open and closed doors during this recent trial.  
Yesterday, I started from scratch looking for a 
surgeon here in Huntsville.  I’ve liked all the doctors we’ve met so far,
but didn’t feel like we had the right one.  I had on my heart one 
person I felt like I was supposed to call for a recommendation.
I left her a message on Saturday and was waiting for a return call.
One thing about being a morning person is that by the time most people are 
up and moving around, I’ve already been up and waiting to talk to them for hours. 🙂
Eight O’clock, Nine O’clock, Ten O’clock went by.  I finally called the only breast
surgeon here in town to see if I could get an appointment with him.  
He’s taking time off for the next several weeks and doesn’t 
have any appointments until April (closed door).
His nurse gave me a name of someone else I might try.  I called to make and
appointment with him but didn’t feel peace about it and was starting to 
wonder if I should just go with one of the surgeons I had already met (no peace).
A good friend came over to visit that afternoon.  I so needed the distraction 
and we both enjoyed the time of fellowship and refreshment.
Just a few minutes after she left, the one lady who I felt like I was
supposed to get a recommendation from called.  I can’t tell you the whole 
story because I could get her in trouble, but she told me who she would go to.
And after talking to her, I knew that God had given me favor and I had found my surgeon.
By this time, it was pretty late in the day, so I didn’t waste anytime in 
 trying to get an appointment.  I told his receptionist my situation
and asked if he had any appointments.  She said he might have one opening up 
this Wednesday, but she had to make a phone call to see 
if she could work it out for me and call me back.
If I had called that morning for an appointment, she would have told me that 
they didn’t have any openings until March 22nd.  The whole day I was 
impatiently waiting for a recommendation and struggling over who I should see, 
God was working on my behalf to open up an appointment for me. 🙂
He is so GOOD!
I will be seeing Dr. Harriman and the nutritionalist, who didn’t have any 
appointments until April, tomorrow.  🙂
Pray that I will have favor with Dr. Harriman and he will agree to do the 
lumpectomy only as a first and prayerfully last step and that my appointment
with the nutritionalist will also be filled with wisdom and peace.    
Isaiah 43:
1 But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob,
         And He who formed you, O Israel,
         “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
         I have called you by name; you are Mine!
    2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
         And through the rivers, they will not overflow you
         When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
         Nor will the flame burn you.
Love,
Jenny

1 Comment

  1. My middle name is Dawn also.

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