Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
That's when we were told to report to the hospital for Tommy's hip replacement surgery this past week. It doesn't seem like a whole week has gone by. As far as we know the surgery went well and he was home, walking, by 6 Monday evening.
Tommy and John thomas had already booked a gig at a church just outside Knoxville, so decided to go ahead with it last night..(almost a week since the surgery). The show has several costume changes, so I helped with the first one in the beginning, but Tommy managed the others on his own.
It was one of our best shows and best audiences. Not because of anything the guys did, but because of what the Lord did. It has not been an easy week for Tommy. I can always tell by looking at his eyes if he doesn't feel well. He had "raccoon" eyes all week. Plus his voice sounded weak when he talked.
On stage it seemed like the eyes were normal and his voice was as strong as it always is...especially when he played God.
Of course many prayers have been going up for Tommy, but for this particular night, I prayed for an extra anointing by the Holy Spirit, and I believe with all my heart that He answered that prayer. There is no way, in my opinion, that Tommy could have pulled off last night without the help of the Holy Spirit.
Why don't we depend on Him more?