The Microwave Treatment

Sometimes it’s hard to wait when you’re praying for something special to happen, and I know what that feels like…

Once, while I was waiting for my miracle, I had a dream. It had been about 6 months since I had surgery and I was growing more and more impatient about having a baby. I thought I’d get pregnant right away. But that’s not what happened.

One night, I had a very interesting dream

There were two parts to this dream. First, I dreamt that  my husband and I were visiting some friends for dinner and as the men talked in the living room, I sat in the kitchen while the food was being prepared. I was shocked to see that my friend was spooning raw, runny, red, hamburger meat, into taco shells and placing them in the microwave to be cooked. “YUCK!” I thought to myself, and when she had finished cooking, she topped them with all the trimmings, but I just couldn’t bring myself to eat any, because I saw the way that they were prepared with raw meat, and this really grossed me out!

In the second part of my dream, I was in a meat shop, and I was trying to buy a beef roast which was turning slowly on a spit. I was in a hurry, and I told the man cooking the meat that I had been waiting a long time, and was ready to go. He looked at me and said “I’m sorry ma’am but it’s not ready yet. I said  “Are you sure? It looks like it’s done.” then he pulled out a long sharp-pointed thing, and pierced through the meat, and all of this red, runny, gook came pouring out. He was right. The meat was not ready… It was as if both parts of the dream had the same meaning.

When I woke up, I thought that maybe this dream had something to do with my healing from surgery, and  how  I was not yet healed up enough on the inside.

A few days later, I was sitting in the park, watching  my son and daughter at soccer practice, when I saw a friend from church. She asked me how I was recovering from the surgery.  I told her that I was doing fine, but that I was really ready to have another baby, “After all”, I said “I’m 35 years old!”…She was nearly 50, and told me that I was still young enough to have another baby.  “God’s timing is perfect… Just be patient!..I had my last baby when I was 40 years old. ” she said. I smiled, shrugged my shoulders, and said, “But I’ve been waiting so long already.”  Then she said, ” Faith, you just had surgery… You need time to heal.”  She laughed and said jokingly, .. “What you want is the Microwave Treatment!!

When she said this, I knew that it was a confirmation of the dream that I’d had a few days earlier… “The Microwave Treatment”… It was true! I didn’t want to wait any longer.. I wanted my miracle,and I wanted it now! This instant… In fact, I wanted it yesterday!!

I was reminded by this incident, that God is in control, and I accepted that He knows best. I would just have to be patient and wait…

Three years later, I realized my miracle, and was expecting our little girl.

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage…”

Psalm 27:14

8 thoughts on “The Microwave Treatment

  1. Amen my Sister. ”I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” Ecclesiastes 9:11 Luv Ya Ruey Bruce

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  2. Excellent post!! I waited 12 years for my first. My husband and I had all but given up on having children because it had been so long. God gave me a dream of me standing in an old Victorian home in an area of town that I would never drive through much less live in and I was holding a baby in my arms. I knew that God was showing me that we would have a baby. I didn’t know how He was going to bless us with a baby but I just knew that He would provide us with a baby, (my thought was it would be by adoption or fostering because in 12 years without a drop of birth control we did not produce a baby and probably were not going to in the future.) But true to the dream, two years later I was pregnant and gave birth to a very healthy 9 pound baby girl 9 months and 2 weeks later!! Three years and 12 days later I gave birth to a very healthy 7 and a half pound baby boy!!! I must add that we had absolutely no medical interventions, prodedures or surgeries with either one of our babies. It was all by complete faith to believe the dream. It is all about God’s timing and plans regardless of what we think or what we feel. I love how God gives us dreams to reassure us and encourage us during the long waiting times when we are impatient or even when we give up. There have been so many times since God gave us our miracles and they were truly miracles, that I have relied on His goodness and faithfulness through the gifts of our babies that has given me the strength and courage to stand and wait in faith no matter what the natural circumstances were. I can truly say that I have a little bit of an inkling what Abraham and Sarah must have felt and thought as they waited for their dream to come to pass as they waited on God’s all knowing and perfect timing!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your story! I love it!!! God is AWESOME and his timng is always perfect, even when it seems that we have been waiting forever, He is never late… Always on time. Could you share this story on my “Write and Share” page? I’d love for other hopeful moms to be able to read it there, and be encouraged! Again thanks for sharing and God bless! – Faith :)

  4. This is great–I detest actual microwaves, won’t use one–But I’d sure like those heavenly microwave treatments when I’m wanting my prayers answered NOW! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo (jael-caddo) And I’m so happy for and with you, that you got your lovely baby!

  5. Thanks so much! And thanks for sharing. I’m sure many of us feel exactly the same way. Sometimes it’s hard to wait. :)
    Smiles and Blessings to you!

  6. Praise the Lord!
    “They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength..” Halleluyah! gmb

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