Monday, November 21, 2011

Those were different times...

Long time, no chat! My life has been busily blessed for the past several weeks. I'm LOVING my job in women's ministry, and it is keeping me very busy and focused as I think through and pray through some exciting things for the future.

But, I have missed blogging. I have missed documenting the countless details and distractions of my everyday, walking around life. So, I hope to get back in the habit of setting aside mere moments of my day to note the noteworthy happenings.

Today, I come to you with tremendous thanksgiving in my heart. If you'll recall, this is the very day that our world seemed to crash last year. I went to bed on Sunday night (just prior to Thanksgiving) and on Monday morning, I woke up with a medical team standing over me in the ER, proclaiming their diagnosis of a brain tumor on my right frontal lobe. The interim events aren't recallable for me, because the numerous seizures worked their magic to confuse the stink out of me.

Very little stands out to me surrounding that moment or the moments following. What I know is that, last year, I spent this week in the hospital and having brain surgery, but those were different times.

If I didn't proclaim God's miraculous healing power in my life, I'd be counterfeit. Without a doubt in my mind, I can stand (or, sit, as the case may be) before you this morning and say, "It's ONLY because of the Lord, that I'm here, I'm functioning, and I'm thriving." Oh, chills of His presence just covered my skin as I typed that.

Today, I'm confident of His good work in me, and I'm confident of His good work in you, too. What are you facing today? What challenge has you scared out of your mind? What mountain seems impossible to climb? What trial has your life on the line? Let me remind you to trust Him. Before you know it, you'll be saying, "Those were different times..."

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends!


Esterbune said...

One of the marks of spiritual maturity is the quiet confidence that God is in control--without the need to understand why He does what He does. As Psalm 115:3 says, "Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him." You, precious one, are one of His greatest instruments being used to work in the lives of others. I celebrate you today and love you dearly!

Paula said...

Oh how I remember those days! What a year of praying for healing and watching God work true miracles in yours and Brian's life. What a testimony for all of us!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of your families

Shelly said...

Praise the Lord, Lindsey!

Life and Times . . . said...

Praise God you're where you are today. And thank you. You've reminded me Who it is that I serve.

SarahMarye said...

Oh, praises and praises for our Lord and SAVIOR! He has started a good work and is faithful in finishing this work- WE are this good work! How truly glorious YOU are, Father! Thank You for your goodness and faithfulness! Thank You for saving us!