That's what Aunt Flow and I are like right now, peas and carrots. She showed up perfectly on time. I know that God is working in the back ground to take care of those details that I have no control over. Aunt Flow's arrival on Saturday means that my day 3 FSH will be drawn on Monday. If she had been even one day late it would have been impossible because of my travel. If she had been early, well I would have had to scramble to find a lab that was open on a Sunday.
When I called to find out if my blood test and Hammers SA was part of the IVF money that had to be paid up front before beginning any part of the process I discovered - it's not! That means we can do our pre-IVF testing that will help guide us to when we should do it without having to pull together the payment right away. God is taking care of our details.
On a cool note we had dinner last night with our friends who asked to pray for us. Before going out we spent time in prayer. She had borrowed a book called "Supernatural Childbirth: Experiencing the Promises of God Concerning Conception and Delivery" because it had a few prayers about asking God to increase fertility. So in addition to their personal prayers for us they also read these prayers and gave us a copy as well. I've included them in case you would be interested in them. They also have scriptural references.
Desire to Conceive:
"Father, we thank You that children are the heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward. Children are Your idea Father; You thought up children, and family and home. You instituted the family in the Garden of Eden. You ordered children; You commanded them when You said to Adam and Eve, "be fruitful and multiply." You said that the barren womb is never satisfied. Lord, the Word declares that I am wonderfully and fearfully made by You; therefore I am perfect and able to conceive and have children. You said that I would be a fruitful vine by the side of our house and our children like olive plants around our table. We are not ashamed but happy because our quiver is full of children (or arrows as You call them).
Thank You, Father, that You designed and fashioned me to have children, that in the Bible barrenness was the exception, not the rule, not Your will, not normal, something against Your plan and purpose. And in Your goodness and faithfulness, every barren woman in the Bible was godly and believed in Your Word became pregnant; you opened her womb and blessed her, and she gave birth to a precious baby just as I will. You make the barren woman to keep house and be a joyful mother of children.
You said, Father, that because You are our God and are Your people and have a covenant with You, that You will love us and bless us and multiply us and bless the fruit of my womb and that neither male nor female among Your people would be barren.
Father, we are redeemed from the curse of the law by Jesus and being barren is under the curse of the Law; therefore, we will receive from Your grace and have children.
Father, no plague, no evil shall come nigh our dwelling. We are healed by the stripes of Jesus. Sickness of any kind is taken out of our midst. You said to ask anything of You in Jesus' name and it would be done; and that if two of us on earth agree as touching anything it would be done. So we pray and we agree with You and Your Word, Father, that we will conceive and bring forth a healthy, precious baby to Your glory and honor. We pray all this according to Your word and will. You said, this is the confidence that we have in You, that if we ask anything according to Your will, You hear us; and if You hear us, we know we have the petition we desire of You. We have it now. Thank You, Father, in Jesus' name."
Speaking to Your Body:
"Body, we speak to you in Jesus' name: You will come in line and agreement with the Word of God. You will respond to His Holy Word. You will function properly and perfectly, the way God intended you to. Every part, every organ of our reproductive system conforms to the Word and plan of God as we come together in pure, marital love. Body conceive! Be pregnant. Cooperate with God's plan: perfect ovulation, release of perfect eggs from the ovaries, thorough the fallopian tubes, penetrated and impregnated, fertilized by healthy sperm. Good solid attachment to uterine wall and nourished and protected for nine months (40 weeks) unharmed and unhindered. Grow to a perfect baby - spirit, soul, and body. Your Word says, Father, that none shall cast their young, nor be barren among Your people and the number of our days You will fulfill. This pregnancy will be fulfilled. We decree it in Jesus' name and receive God's best; we won't settle for anything less in Jesus' holy name. Thank you, Lord, that it is so and done to Your honor and glory. Amen."
Genesis 1:28; Exodus 23:25; Psalm 91; 113:9, 127:3-5, 128:3, 139:14; Matt 18:19; John 16:23; Galatians 3:13; 1 John 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24;