Monday, February 23, 2009

Another week of great improvements!! Prayers still needed!

Its Sunday night, and time for another blog post (pause for applause!)HA! Thank you for all of your prayers. I have seen amazing gains in the past week. I have decided to double my workout regiment each day! I am now riding my bike for two hours a day, and getting in my standing frame for an hour a day. I then get on my workout mat and do various exercises. Once my dad gets home I put on my braces and work on walking in my driveway. My therapist has been coming to my house a few times a week and as of lately I have started going to her house as well to get therapy. Each and every time my therapist works out with me I see tremendous gains! She works me hard...VERY HARD never letting me give up! She pushes me hard, which is what I need. Like she always says..."Im an athlete in training" I sometimes have to stop and sit up because my back is soaked in sweat! Just when I think we are done with a set of exercises she tells me...OK BRENT...5 more! HAHA! I am no stranger to a gym and use to enjoy working out, but NOTHING is as hard as what I am doing now! It is a total physical and mental workout! I strain as hard as I can to hold each contraction. If you were to walk by my room you would think I am giving birth. HAHA

I knew this wasn't going to be easy from the beginning. All I can do is work as hard as humanly possibly and leave the rest up to God! Nothing is impossible for those who believe. As I mentioned in my previous posts we must not doubt the power of God. If we believe WITHOUT DOUBT in our hearts then mountains can be moved!

Throughout my trials I often think of Peter when he walked on water. It took FAITH for Peter to step out into the water. It was BY HIS FAITH, he was able to walk on water with Jesus. However, once he saw the waves crashing around him he lost his focus, for a second....he doubted! "could this REALLY be HAPPENING?" "Is this possible?" once he took his focus off of Jesus, HE SANK! "Ye of LITTLE FAITH!"

In order for this miracle to become a reality I must have this faith, and I pray that all of you believe in your hearts as I do, that I will walk again! Do not doubt, do not think for a second that it wont happen! For as the bible says. "When you ask for something in prayer, believe that you have received it, then IT WILL BE YOURS!" Have the faith that it WILL HAPPEN and it will be so!

This injury has been a strain on me! It is a grueling test of endurance. As it says in James "consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds because the testing of your faith develops perseverance!" My faith has been tested, the mountain that I must climb is steep and will take every once of perseverance to concur it. I am lucky to have the support of so many faithful brothers and sisters in Christ to encourage me and help me along the way! THANK YOU!! PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS!! Please do not forget about me or put off prayers on my behalf. I NEED THEM! I desperately need them because it is THROUGH Christ I have the only hope of regaining my legs!
I LOVE YOU ALL
SO MUCH IN HIM
BRENT

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Brent! We don't know one another, but I've been reading your blog since your accident. You are truly an inspiration to me! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! Your dedication to God and walking again is awesome. Thank you for writing on your blog. It blesses me each time I read it.

Sincerely,
Robin Merrell

Cristina! said...

Wow! Someone was up late B! :) Once again another powerful post... i read it a couple of times. You know that I think about you and pray for you and the fam each and everyday! :)
HUGE HUGS
~Cristina~

Anonymous said...

Brent,
Another amazing post! thank you for sharing with everyone. I know you've mentioned many times how people you didn't know before have contacted you through this blog, but I wonder how many others are like me...reading and learning but not necessarily leaving a message every time? In addition to your amazing progress reports...I mean, seriously who could not believe in God after reading of your progress?...I learn something about myself every time. I was struggling with what I thought was fear about a personal issue, but now I realize it was my lack of faith. I read your entry and bang, a smack on the head! Oh how hard it is to let go and let God sometimes! Keep up the incredible journey, that mountaintop is getting closer and closer for you.

Linda said...

Brent,
Could you add a RSS link to your blog? I would love to keep up with your progress but forget to open it up sometimes.
Still in my prayers!
Linda

Kathy said...

You are obviously working soooo hard. We are so proud of you. Keep it up. Thanks so much for always posting blogs so we can know and understand what's going on. We love you and continue praying for total healing!
Love,
Robin and Kathy

Anonymous said...

brent a know you are working hard .way to go

Mary B said...

Brent, You are such an inspiration to us everyday. Your faith puts us to shame. We are so much older but we feel that you are way ahead of us in faith. It has helped us grow stronger and more ready to turn things over to God. You are already doing a great work just by your life and your work to walk again. Also your family is an example to all of us.
We love you. Mary & Don