I'll probably never claim to be a writer. I am simply a person who enjoys journaling my way through life. I have now started this post five times. I just can't seem to get my thoughts in order. Lately, I have started praying before I write, that the Lord would embody my words and thoughts, so that they might be His words and thoughts. I know when I get in the way, I'll make a royal mess.
Anyway, today I have so many little snippets that I would love to share, but most of them are unrelated. So, then I thought, "Well, I should just tell about one thing. Choose the best thing." After all, that's how I teach children to write, and it always seems to work out.
So, I tried to narrow it down to one thing. But, then it makes me sad to not tell about the other things. I want to be able to read back over my posts in five years and say, "Wow! God was IN that in a BIG way." I don't want to forget a single blessing that He gives me. They are all His, and I actually have tears in my eyes right now as I sit here and remember that. This is all His.
I want to tell you about the text messages that I often get in the mornings on my way to work. They sustain me and energize me. They allow me to remember that I am loved and cared for, and that the Lord has gifted me with an enormous support network.
I want to tell you about 2 of my dear friends who separately gifted me with Whole Foods gift cards today. I want you to know how Brian and I pray for God's financial provision because we know that this is not cheap, but that it is His, and all we have is His. These two ladies, because of their faithfulness to the Lord, met our needs in a very practical way today. And, I love them both so much. They are two of the kindest, most helpful, and loving people that I know.
I want to tell you about the precious lady who subs at our school who took the time to copy scriptures about healing for me. What a joy and a delight to return to work to find God's word on my desk. God was there to greet me this morning.
And, I wrestled with the idea of telling you about the phone call that I had with my insurance case worker. As it turns out, my proposed regimen doesn't fit into their normal little formula, and so there is a chance they won't cover it. We need prayer for this. I can't worry about this right now, so we're just taking it one day at a time.
And, one of my unsuccessful posts told about my post-op appointment for my oophorectomy. I was just overwhelmed at my doctor's love for me today. She sat and cried for me and confessed that she is NOT okay with all of this.
And, I knew that I had to tell you about the card that I got from one of the most dedicated prayer warriors that I've ever met. On the inside it had these verses:
Even to your old age and gray hairsI am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them and make rough places smooth.
These are the things I WILL do;
I will not forsake them.
So, there you have it. Today was a busy day full of lots of blessings.