Dave Baileys Hope

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday Update

Sunday was an AWESOME day for Dave! We had church together as a family in the cafeteria in the hospital. Everyone just took turns sharing what was on their hearts and took turns encouraging Dave and letting him know how much he means to us and how he's impacted each of our lives. It was memories that we'll all take with us forever.

Something that was awesome was Dave read from a daily devotional that he has been reading for a while. It is called "Experiencing God Day by Day" by Henry Blackaby. I also use this devotional and would highly recommend it if you need or want a daily devotional. Anyway, yesterday's devotional was DIVINELY written for just a time as this. It's title is "Faith that Doesn't Ask". I won't go on and on but the bottom line is that it is about seeking the MIRACLE WORKER, NOT THE MIRACLE. We have to be at a place that we are in 100% trust in God that he is in control and know that he can work miracles in the blink of an eye and even if He doesn't we are not moved because we have a KNOWING that God loves us and is 100% in control. (perfect example is Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, when they said "our God is able to deliver us but even if He doesn't we will not serve your god".

We had a wonderful Lord's Day yesterday and we know it was a "faith-builder" for Dave.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support....PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

5/29 Update

What an awesome day Saturday was! Dave had an awesome nights sleep Friday night and it led right into having a great day Saturday.

A first!- Dave had his first meal sitting up in his wheel chair! Now this may not seem huge to some but try eating while in bed only halfway sitting up! It's not fun! This also led to another first: we had dinner together last night as a family in the cafeteria! It was so awesome! Dave was able to sit and have a normal meal with his family....this is a huge breakthrough....Thank you Jesus!

Highlight: After Dave went on a stroll yesterday in his chair, he wanted to take a detour when it was time to go back to his room. Dave has an old acquaintance (coworker) that is also in the same hospital. Dave asked to go by his room and when they did, Dave took the time to encourage and lift up this guy. This is so cool! To be in the situation that Dave is in and take the time to "be there" for someone else is just awesome! This is a prime example of Daves heart to love and serve people.

I want to encourage everyone to take the time to celebrate the small things in life. It's very important we celebrate these things with Dave as we gain ground. We're seeing God do some awesome things in Daves life....God is so good!

Thank you SO much for your continued prayers and encouragement!

Friday, May 28, 2010

5/28 Update

Friends and Family,
First order of business....Ginnie would like to personally thank AlL of you who are praying, all of you who have called, and all of you who have come to visit. She is SO thankful to all of you, you have no idea how meaningful it is to her and Dave. THANK YOU!

Well, Dave had another good day today. He is also sleeping well at night. Dave had his first "group" therapy today, it went really well. He also went outside for a while today! Check out the pic on the front of the blog...it totally made his day! For all of you who know Dave, he is definately an "outside" kind of guy.

We are continuing to pray and press in to God each and every day.

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

I can't get enough of that scripture! When we take a taste of what the Lord has to offer....HE NEVER FAILS...HE IS GOOD EVERY TIME. It should be "normal" for followers of Jesus to "taste" of all of His promises and the result...every time...is we see that the Lord is Good. Wow! Thank you Jesus!

Please continue to pray, pray, pray. HIS WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN!!

Be blessed!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

5/27 Update

Yea! Dave had a great day! His therapy went great, not easy, but great!

PRAISE: Dave ate three light meals today and his stomach and digestive system was awesome! That is a huge answer to prayer! That was Daves number one prayer request last night and God moved! Thank you for praying!

I ran across a scripture today and want to share with everyone and I'm also having cool conversations with Dave about this. (he is already awesome at this)
Proverbs 27:19 As water reflects your face, so your mind shows what kind of person you are.
The Bible clearly teaches that we are what we think. A person will take on an identity that reflects whatever occupies their mind. Thats why the word speaks so much about having our mind transformed and having the mind of Christ. That being said...it's very important we have a "knowing" that we are whole and healed, that we walk in victory.

I can assure you Dave is filling his mind with Gods word and Gods promises. Please continue to pray as we go deeper and deeper in our trust in God.

Thank you for continuing to encourage Dave every opportunity you might have.

Be blessed!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

5/26 Update

Well today was a tough day but thank God when we are weak, HE IS STRONG! Dave began his therapy today and I know I don't have to tell you....it's tough. Dave worked through it and did everything they needed him to do. He is doing so good!

As Dave continues to take the necessary steps in his therapy, we are continuing to trust God to work in Dave's body. We know that what is impossible for man, is always possible for God. Thank you Jesus for what you did for us on the cross!

PRAYER REQUEST: Please pray for Dave's digestive system. He has had quite a tummy ache and really needs lots of prayer in this area. We are believing for total healing in Dave's body from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet and that includes his entire digestive system!

We continue to be thankful for all the family and friends that are praying and encouraging Dave. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TrustPoint Hospital

Ok....Dave is all checked in to his new room! You can see where he is at by clicking on the following link:


TrustPoint Hospital
4302 Princeton Street
Lubbock, TX 79415

Dave is in room D109

Please continue to pray for Dave as he begins his rehabilitation.

1 Peter 4:12, Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.

Every time any of us that know the Lord goes through something very difficult, it is very important that we draw near to Christ. I can guarantee you that Dave is drawing near. Please continue praying for Dave and the family that they experience God's love, peace, comfort, and healing as they draw near to Him.

We live to glorify HIM!

Thank you!!

5/25 Praise report!

Praise God! Not only was Dave accepted into TrustPoint, they are transferring him at 1:30p! Please pray the transfer goes well and that Dave is comfortable.

I will send out info on TrustPoint as soon as we know it.

Thank you for your prayers!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday 5/24

Hello Friends and Family!
Well we received some great news today! God is so good! A huge panel of doctors(20) met this morning to decide if Dave has to have surgery on his shoulder and.....he does not!! Praise God! They believe his shoulder blade will heal well without surgery.

A physical therapist and occupational therapist came to visit Dave today. We can't say that Dave just loved this part of the day but they did have him sitting on the side of his bed. All progress is good! Thank you Lord!

PRAYER REQUEST: We interviewed with TrustPoint (the best rehab hospital in Lubbock) to try to get Dave admitted there when he is released from UMC. They should be making a decision within the next day or so and we will let you know. Please pray he gets approved to go to TrustPoint. Prayer is a channel that God has provided so that we can reach heaven and see the things of heaven done on earth.

Proverbs 4:20-22 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don't lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

ENCOURAGEMENT: It's time to be strong and of great courage! In every trial or battle courage and faith are needed in a big way. To live in courage we require encouragement. Thank you for all of your encouragement when you come to see Dave and when you encourage him on this blog. It means the world. Encouragement is eternal!

Bailey Family

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Daves suite!

Praise God! Dave was released from Surgical ICU this afternoon and got his own room. He is in room 328 here at UMC. Feel free to come by and see Dave, he's loving the encouragement and prayer!


Friends and family,
We want to take this time to update everyone on the status of Dave and also let everyone know where we stand as far as what we're believing for. After Daves fall he was air lifted to Lubbock UMC which is where he is currently at. It looks like he will be here a week or so and then be transferred to a rehab hospital after that.

We first want everyone to know that Dave is doing really well. The foundation that Dave has in his walk with the Lord is showing. He knows that God is with him and because of that, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

When Dave fell it broke his shoulder, 3 ribs, and his back. His back injury also caused quite a bit of damage to his spinal cord. He has already had surgery on his back.

Right now we would ask that everyone pray and believe with us that God is going to completely restore all feeling and movement in Daves lower extremities. We have already seen and experienced God in some awesome ways!

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We will continue to keep everyone as updated as possible as we see continue to see God work supernaturally in Daves life.

Bailey Family


"Hope is a precious gift of our salvation. Our only reliable hope is in what we cannot see or control: The outrageous Faithfulness of God. Our responsibility to Him as His children is to study His character so we will know, whithout a doubt, that whatever way he deals with our circumstances in life, it's the right way. Even when things don't work out the way we planned or desired, He is all-knowing, all-loving, the beginning and the ending. Hope is acting on the conviction that despite what we see with the natural eye, God is working in the spiritual realm to accomplish His perfect will in our lives. His hope does not disappoint! God's word declares hope. God's promises proclaim hope. We must think hope. Speak hope. Pray hope. Stand firm on hope. Share hope. In other words get our hopes up. Because hope has been given to us, we can expect the best, even in the worst conditions. PRAISE GOD!!!-Thelma Wells