I had the distinct opportunity of watching a little girl named Nyla come into the world on last Monday. What seemed natural and easy took a turn for the worst. At the last end, Nyla wouldn't move and her mother's blood pressure was steadily rising. You know, I don't think I've ever been this scared in my life...watching a situation that was meant to be joyful turn frightening.
As always, I resorted to what I knew best; I prayed. At the beginning of the prayer, I immediately began to tell an all powerful God to help them. I'd always been taught that when you need help, you should go to God but unfortunately, I just like many of you, have tried to figure out ways to fix things on my own. In this particular instance, my hands were completely tied and all I could do was call on the name of JESUS. He has power over the enemy and as quickly as the enemy came into the situation, we watched God send him packing.
I watched God drop an elevated blood pressure in increments of ten from the start of the prayer until the finish. It was a miracle right before my eyes. We always say that God is a blood regulator, but now I'm a complete witness to the fact that He will lower elevated blood pressure. As I took the miracle in, I noticed how it made those around react. It was as if we all were at awe by the power of God for some reason or another, and some might have been totally shocked at how quickly prayer works.
Either way, we all saw God move and now we have a beautiful baby girl named Nyla Shavon Danyelle, and her mother is alive and well. I was asked to be Nyla's God-parent and I accepted the task. So, now that my role is to cover her through prayer, I have the greatest task of all before me...telling a little girl how God brought her out through prayer, and teaching her not to wait until all else fail to pray; pray without ceasing. I can truly say, "Welcome to the World Nyla."