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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Friday, April 03, 2009

URGENT PRAYER..."For We Wrestle not....

....against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Eph. 6:12-13


It was a year ago in May when the Lord held me like He is holding me now.
It was a year ago in May when I could not sleep nor eat and could only pray.
It was a year ago in May when I wrote entries here on this blog in the late hours of the night/wee hours of the morning as my thoughts were so clear and the day ahead would be so full.
And tonight, I remember it all so clearly...it's amazing to me that it's been a year already. And tonight, just when I need it most, the grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is holding me like He did then.

First, I thank you so much for those of you who have stood by Daniel and the children and I through prayer, especially over the past several days. We are in a spiritual battle. And one of the powerful weapons of our warfare is prayer (Eph. 6:18). How comforting it has been to me to know that when Daniel and I can't be on our knees, there may be someone else there for us. And we have seen the Lord work miracles again and again through prayer.

It is in much love that I say what I am going to say next. As many of you know, we have had a eventful past few months with all the complications in my pregnancy and premature birth of Samuel. And yes, I very well understand the weariness, hormonal changes, recovery of child birth/c-sections...12 times over :) When Daniel had to leave suddenly, I did have a bad attitude about the situation. I was being selfish; I was not trusting in the Lord like I should; Satan did tempt me and I did fail. In fact, this week, the Lord has brought many sins in my life to my attention. And I rejoice in knowing Him and His forgivness so readily available to those who turn to Him.

This week has been one of much spiritual battle for both Daniel and I. This I know...God wants us down in Cd. Insurgentes, Baja California Sur, Mexico....Satan DOES NOT. We are on his turf. The gospel has never come to this area of the world...these dears souls are lost and have never heard the Truth...and they are led by Satan...captives to him. And Jesus Christ wants to set them free. And while I don't know why God has chosen to use man to accomplish His plans, He has. And He wants us down there.
And there has and will be WAR. We have seen it and know it well.

The best part is, Satan CAN'T/WILL NOT win. Jesus Christ is the VICTOR and the victory is ours through FAITH.

I share this because a couple posts ago, I just touched on this. I shared just a bit how I had been feeling and how the Lord used my husband to strengthen, encourage, protect, and point me back to my Saviour. And my strenghth was renewed! Yes, sleep is good; yes, I have now 12 beautiful precious children in my care (and I'm so glad the Lord loves and cares for them more than I even do). But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
There will be times when I can physically rest. There will be times when I cannot. The Lord knows this. And man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God!
I KNOW God wanted Daniel and Joel to go to Mexico this week. And I KNOW that God knows I just had our little Samuel who is in the NICU and I KNOW God knows that I would need to be home this week caring for our other 11 children who I pray each day will grow up to know, love, and serve the Lord and make war themselves for His kingdom.
The Lord did renew my strenghth. Not through naps but through prayer...through waiting on Him. Through praying and not letting go until the Lord gave me that peace I needed.
His grace is sufficient! He will not give me more than I can bear. I KNOW in whom I have believed and He is able to keep that which I've commited unto Him against that Day.
When I posted and shared a bit of my heart on this, I felt many did not understand. I am use to getting unkind comments here at times, but many of these comments I got I am sure were made with good intentions.
I share much of what I do here not only to keep the blog updated for those that read about our family/ministry, but it is like a journal that I want to share with my children some day. I want them to know and remember the wonderful works of our great God that He continues to do TODAY...in OUR lives.

Just about an hour before Daniel and Joel's accident, I was burdened like I have not been since Daniel's illness last May. My children and I were sitting around the table eating supper when I had such a feeling of heaviness/fear/anxiety come upon me that I could hardly stand up. I told Timothy to pass out the cookies I had made and to help everyone get their chores done and then to watch a video until Mommy came back (Sheffey, btw, is a wonderful film!).
I went to my room, fell on my knees and wept and cried unto the Lord. It was at least 40 minutes until I felt I could stop praying. And I rose up with a peace I cannot describe.
Just moments later, Daniel and Joel were in the accident. I shared this with Daniel tonight and he said, "Jaynee, the Lord prompted you to pray...to interceed. Always, always obey when He does."

We are in a battle...and the weapons we have are...Truth, righteousness (through Jesus Christ), the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the sword of the spirit...the Word of God, prayer. Eph. 6:14-18

For those who have prayed and encouraged us through emails, comments, phone calls, and mail, may the Lord bless you as you have blessed us in our trials. I know many of you have written or contacted us and I haven't been able to reply. I love to write back to people...my children and I love writing letter and thank you's...it's just that right now, we are unable to due to the current circumstances. But know we love you and appreciate you so much.

The Lord is SO good and faithful. Praise His Wonderful Name! Jesus is the sweetest name I know!


  1. I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!

    ~ Isaiah 65:24, NLT

    Praying for Daniel and Joel. Still praying for you and your dear family.

  2. Praying.

    God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  3. Thank you for this post . . .
    You have encouraged me and challenged me through sharing your struggles of the week (it would take too much of your comment section to explain why).
    Our family will be praying for your husband and his brother. I felt burdened to pray for them last night. . . (being in "the newborn fog" I cannot remember the exact time but when I read your post I thought, "Oh wow! That's why!").
    Mary Beth

  4. I will be praying for all of you. I pray that God continues to give you stregnth, both physical and spiritual, during this time. Keep your eyes on Him.

  5. Jaynee,

    You will never know how sharing your faith this way has impacted other lives. Thank you for being faithful and for being honest. We will pray for Daniel and Joel and yourself and family and Joel's family. May you all be reunited soon.


  6. We will be praying for you all during this time. It is in times like these that we are reminded that we are but dust, so frail and with so little control over our own circumstances. We do however serve a great and sovereign God who has perfect control over all, and He loves us.

    We praise God for preserving the lives of Daniel and Joel and pray that God will restore them to there families in good health, soon.

    2Co 1:2-6 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (4) who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (5) For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. (6) If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.

    In Christ,


  7. Thank you so much for bearing your soul on here, and thank you for the encouragement we Christians need to hear as we fight the good fight for His Kingdom. Praying for you always and for your precious children and your blessed marriage and family.

  8. Jayne, I am praying for you at home and for Daniel and Joel as our great and awesome God washes them in HIS Glory and blankets them with His blood for everlasting peace and protection to continue to do the work that is left to be done. This is just another finger print of God, left as a witness to all who read and hear of your life journey. We are in a season of great spiritual movement in which the army of God is being led to stand in the gap and allow the sun (SON) to shine on their armor, their shield of faith and the sword of the SPIRIT (Word of God) to deflect the arrows that fly by night for all to know the one true God who must be proclaimed through out all the land that JESUS CHRIST is LORD above all. Rest this day in His arms of mercy as he fills your heart with JOY for the steadfastness that is born through the trials of life in HIS Kingdom. Thus we are fulfilling our purpose, to drop those crumbs that we received from the true BREAD of LIFE (JC), that will be nurtured and watered by the Holy Spirit with Living Water to be picked up by the little ones who hunger and thirst that come after us.

  9. Jaynee,
    Thank you so much for sharing. I always feel so encouraged after reading your posts! Please know that your family continues to be in my prayers.

    I'm sorry about the negative, unkind comments you said you sometimes receive. It is amazing to me how people can be so judgmental at times...how people can be so insensitive to God's calling on people's lives. He has called you "to such a time as this" and He has equipped you for this calling (wife, mother, missionary)and He will carry you through these times of difficulty!

    I am praying for your family to feel His blessing and presence in a very real way. I am praying for the recovery of your husband and brother-in-law, and that your precious family will be reunited quickly.

    Love in Christ,

  10. Jaynee,
    I am so sorry that you have had negative comments. I know it must be hard. I have family that dislikes our family size of just 5 and homeschooling. I wish I had the words to say to comfort you, but I know one who does!!! Your post was so eloquent and well written. God is smiling on you now for your faithfulness. I am praying for you, Daniel, Joel, Deborah and all those precious arrows.

    My husband often reminds me that for those that don't believe or understand God the cross is offensive. We just have to remember to not fall into Satan's trap and keep our eyes on the Lord.

    Huge Hugs and Prayers for you all!

  11. Jaynee, thank you so much for continuing to let us into your heart and lives, even when times are difficult....especially when times are difficult!! It is in our times of humility and transparency that people who don't know our God can truly see how a relationship with Him is profoundly life-changing! When they see that we are real people, with "real" emotions and reactions that are transformed by the power of God at work in us, nothing that we can do in and of ourselves, then they begin to have a longing to know the God who works in that way. Thank you, once again, for letting us see your life, in all of it's pain and hard work as well as in the times of wonder and awe and unspeakable joy, as evidenced by the beautiful and happy faces of your children! And thank you for a very real picture of exactly how we sometimes need to wrestle, at length, with God, seeking His face and His arms, when suddenly blind-sided with anxiety and fear that we KNOW is NOT from Him. He promises His peace in all things....but sometimes we need to really work ( or, better, allow Him to work in us!) to set ourselves aside and allow that peace to flow in and through us, no matter what the external circumstances we are in. Your post, here, makes Philippians 4: 5-7 come alive, and your authenticity will speak truth to many people. Thank you, thank you!

    "The Lord is at hand.

    6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

    7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

    I am praying for God's strength and peace for all of your extended family and friends, and especially for His healing for Joel in whatever his injuries are from the accident.

    Much love from Michigan!

  12. Oh Boy...I missed reading the other blog and so I got a little confused...Oh..how I am so sorry but at the same time praise God that both men will be ok...
    They will right?
    I will continue to pray for your beautiful family...and yes..you are most definitely right....Satan does not want you guys on his turf and so the rest of us need to get on our knees and pray that much more...
    I don't always comment much...lazy I guess...but do know I try to come and check on you guys once a day and that I pray for your family and hold you dear to my heart.
    Don't get dishearten by the people who leave unkind comments...there are many out there like me
    who support your family and believe in what you are doing...

    Hang on to what you know is truth - God- your beautiful children and to your husband whom is wise ...

    God Bless you ..
    I see an address at the top...I assume this is where you guys are in Ca...I will write soon ...


    Nadine in Canada

  13. Please also tell your sister in law that we are praying for her family and her dear husband Joel.


    Nadine in Canada

  14. satan will NOT win. I know you know that, I just wanted to give him another punch in the face.

    Praying here.

  15. Praying for you here in Idaho! God bless you all and keep you!

  16. Praying for you and your in-laws. Hope to hear from you soon.

  17. Jaynee - I've been thinking of you all day. It must be very difficult for you - having to be away from both Samuel and Daniel. Keeping you all in our prayers. With love, Alison x

  18. Jaynee...I will continue to pray for you and your family every single day!!! I don't think I've ever prayed so much for someone I don't even know!!! Your faith is an encouragement to me!!

  19. oh jaynee, we are praying for your precious family, for dear samuel, and for your sweet husband and brother. God is good . . . ALL THE TIME!!! i am So sorry that you have had to deal with unpleasant comments. that makes my heart So very sad! You are accountable to your own husband, and to God .... and that's all you need to worry about!!! we will continue to pray for God's strength for you during this very trying time and KNOW that He worketh all things well!!

    James 1:2 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverence. Perseverence must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

    Much love and prayers Jaynee, Daniel and your 12 precious blessings!!!
    Misty Brown ;)

  20. Is Joel okay, are his injuries serious? How can we specifically pray for him?

  21. Jaynee - Thank you for this post. What an inspiration you and your family are. We are praying for all of you - especially Joel and those that are helping him to heal quickly!It seems like every day in the news we hear of all of the needs in Mexico and we are so thankful that you are there!

  22. I read this earlier today and have been in prayer throughout the day. Praying for you and your family as well as Joel, his wife and children. Continuing to also pray for Jacquee and her new baby girls. The Lord listens to each prayer--He loves us so much!


  23. Praying here in Alaska. As the peaceful snow falls outside my window, I'm praying that His peace gently covers everyone involved in this situation.

    You are being lifted up, Jaynee!


    ~Leah in Alaska~

  24. praying in washougal, wa. God bless you. You are an example of Proverbs 31. thank you.

  25. Jaynee,

    Please know hat we at the Reed house have prayed often for your family, whom we only know from the blog world. I only wish I could be entrusted to so many children. I only wish I had your patience and long suffering. I only wish I had as deep of a love for God as you do. I know you all are far from perfect and I think that is one of the things I enjoy most about your family. That you share your battles and struggles with the world and the faith. It is not easy. I have never worked so hard as when the Lord changed my heart and I started serving Him instead of self or others. Thank you for sharing and just know that your sharing has been wonderful for so many others :)

  26. Jaynee~ Praise the Lord Daniel is okay. How scary~ I'm glad you have peace and the Lord is keeping you in His hand. What a marvelous God we serve. We will certainly be praying for Daniel and his brother.

    We will be praying for you as well. For the Lord to sustain you while Daniel is gone and for Samuel to keep growing and healing~

    You are so dear to us~ Cinnamon

  27. We are praying for you, Daniel, Joel, and all your children and family during this difficult time. I love the verses you wrote in your post. Often, when I am troubled, it is only the Word which gives me comfort and I have to say it or write it down to remind myself of the Truth that I believe. Sometimes I cling to that truth, and sometimes He just holds me in it. I come back to this verse many times: Psalm 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

    God bless you,

  28. Praying for Daniel, Joel, and your family during this time!
    Sheffey is a great film...my older sister liked it so much I probably watched it 10+ times as a child.

  29. Dear Jaynee, I am praying for you, I have been praying for you and your family for a long time but have not been able to post due to my son being seriously ill. I'm so sorry that you have had such negative feedback.... just know that though the devil may use people to cause harm that God is stronger and uses all things to His perfect will.

    Praying that Daniel and Joel are protected and that you and the children, even little Samuel are under His hand. Through the God who stengthens us in all things.

    Blessings to you all

    Shelley P
    from over the pond

  30. Wow - thank you for sharing that. And as we have prayed for little Samuel, we will pray also for your husband and Joel (and the lost and hurting souls in Mexico).
    My SIL, her husband, and their four girls are serving in the mountains of Southern Mexico (about three hours from Puebla). There are precious people there in all parts of Mexico who need a drink from the well that will never run dry.
    God bless you!


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