Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thankful Life - February 25, 2015

As I sit here today, contemplating so many things in this life – my family, friends and those I have yet to meet – I realize how very fortunate I am, and how ungrateful I can be. My life has contained a plethora of unnoticed blessings, either from an unwillingness to look outside of myself, or stubbornness to be unwilling in general. I am not sharing this to be a “downer”, but to publicly note that I recognize that changes in me still need to occur. I am truly a work in progress, admittedly… “a work in progress”, but it’s when I recognize God’s part is to pursue me, it’s my job to PURSUE HIM EVEN MORE DILIGENTLY.

"The Lord is my portion." ~Psalms 119:57a

I have focused so much on "researching" this illness, that I have gotten off-track with the true goal. This past week, I have worked very hard to re-gear and rest in the knowledge of my Savior, His healing (that I have already received), His comfort and His plans... not just for 'my life', but HIS PERFECT PLAN to be received by others. No matter what is going on in our lives, in my life, I must remain in pursuit of His will. I must trust that all that "is" will be fleshed out and I can one day see some kind of assemblance of the outcome. My part is small, but the affects of His work in me is huge. I still have questions... I still have needs... yet, He is the whole answer and has already provided for me. How do I see this in every day life? How do I pursue and reap all that has been given in full?

"Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-Jireh, the LORD is my provider. As it is said to this day, “In the LORD’s mountain it will be provided.”" ~Genesis 22:14

Although I tire and become weary, more than I am prepared for... or desire, I will not be downtrodden, for He is my everything and my peace in all things. In my exhaustion, I find that my motivation is at an all time low and life just seems to be disrupted in so many ways. Although I have had many moments of being overwhelmed by research, decisions and 'getting through the day', I have found so much joy in the moments when I TRULY SEEK MY FATHER's presence. He TRULY sustains me through it all. I can look not at the individual moments, but on the time that passed and I saw Him in those moments.

"Have you not known? have you not heard? The everlasting God, The LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn’t faint, neither is weary; there is no searching of his understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but those who wait for 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 40:28-31

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thankful Life - February 10, 2015

Laying it all down. And picking it all up with the strength of my Guide.

"I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and although God has allowed this illness… This pain… These trials, him greatly aware that I am loved, treasured and valued beyond reason and comprehension. Only in God's Will in that moment to moment strength of the Holy Spirit and because I am His, I am healing."

This little mantra came about while we were at my last doctor's appointment, my amazing daughter was with me. I had an excruciating headache by the time I got to his office, so he introduced me to chakra. Immediately the bells and whistles and red flags went off in my head, and the familiar motivating fear (of the unknown entity) came in. He proceeded to show me the"Chakra" points and dialogue his spiritual version of the mantra. Every part of my body was uncomfortable, my head and it's pounding, was also spinning in a million directions. "Lord give me the strength to review and correct and not concede, or agree" were the words that ran through my head. My doctor is very kind and compassionate… And the words "I know you have your own beliefs, and you will put your words to this".

On the way home from the doctors, my daughter and I came up with these words… And so I worked on this little exercise praying before hand, and hitting the chakra points.

One of the challenges is I was supposed to do "this thing" every time I had pain… I started with the headaches, and after many attempts over a couple of days, my heart seemed to bleed… my Spirit was grieving. It wasn't until this morning's quiet time, that I realized once again… It's not that we should try to wrap God around what the world gives us. We are to be Christ-like as we live out this life. Start with Christ and not accept the things of this world. It is not spirituality, it is wholly relationship… wholly coming to Him!

So my prayer today is that I can be strong in every moment. As I look for answers with this illness, I will be talking to lots of doctors, and medical professionals moving forward; many of who are very "spiritually" driven. I have to be firm in what I know, what has brought me this far so far is ONLY BY the grace of God, and His abilities. And only God will make me capable to accept His work through this healing process… His healing!

Today, is the day you step out... believe... forgive... hope...

May God's insights and strength be always present in your thoughts. May His light and promises be at "top of mind", and the Holy Spirit be sought at every moment that is doubtful, resentful, hopeless. He is for you. Let our faith Father grow and mature daily, and our hearts rejoice in this process. Let us believe without seeing (Heb. 11:1). Let us forgive those who hurt us, and learn to let go (Ephesians 4:31-32). Let us grow in Your Word daily Father and know YOU ARE FOR US. That there is nothing we need to do, because He DID IT ALL. "When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit." -John 19:30 (Amplified Bible)

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