Co-Laboring With Christ


Relax "The Last Seven Inches"

Relax “The Last Seven Inches” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Co-Laboring With Christ

Message: 1

 “May my cry come before you, O LORD;
give me understanding according to your word.
May my supplication come before you;
deliver me according to your promise.”
Psalm 119:169-170

     In the time of transition between full dilation and the infant’s emergence into the birth canal, there is an endurance challenge.  The mother meets with two choices during this stage, “let go” or “tense up”.  When I entered this stage of childbirth all previous knowledge left me, along with the medical attendants and I was in panics-ville. I didn’t know how to cope with the flood of contractions.  But I had one thing going for me, while my husband and myself were left without assistance, there was one waiting to support me every step of the way.  So in my desperation, I called out to my Lord, “Help!”  As soon as I asked for him to deliver, He showed up with His “small, still, voice”. And I heard,  “Relax”.  More specifically I heard within my thoughts, “relax from the waist down”.  My concentration refocused and instead of meeting every contraction with resistance, I let go, and within minutes my son was born.

 

About Doula Faith

I am first and foremost a child of God, "born again" into the Kingdom of God through faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has called me to be an "Encourager" of faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. I have learned through some painful trials of His unconditional love. The apple of my eye, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Living Word.
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