Yesterday, I saw many things. I saw many things very clearly, I saw God’s mighty hand at work in every situation I encountered. I might have seen Him because I was looking for Him and hoping for His goodness to rain down, it doesn’t really matter what or how, it only matters to me that I did see Him in a very mighty way.
The first way was in a way I hope and pray for everyday, it was for safety. Allen and I have a week where we have to divide and conquer, not always my favorite but it is definitely do-able. We are pros at it, so while he went one way, I went another. We both made is successfully and safely, mine might have been a bit more touchy. I took my car in for a little problem today and realized that my wheel was about to break off ( or something like that, ha). God protected me and my Dad as we traveled to Vandy for a very important check-up in my feeble little ride. On that note, God provided a way for me to get it diagnosed and fixed today! Pretty cool if you ask me, this traveling momma needs her car to reunite with the other half of my heart tomorrow.
So, on to bigger things! Dad had a very important appointment yesterday, he had a six month check up to make sure that his multiple myeloma was under control. We have faith that it is, however it is human to need to see it in black and white sometimes. Before we got to meet with the Dr., we chatted with his Fellow. It was a God designed appointment, we of course did not realize that in the moment, we shared a cool story with her about God’s goodness that lifted her spirits. You know it only took 5 minutes, she was from India and my Dad shared with her a story about some Indian friends that they have in Florida. Their friends recently went on a mission trip to Dominican Republic and took reading glasses to pass out to people there among other things. They would fit the locals with the appropriate pair and then watch in amazement that the person could read. They would just have tears in their eyes as they read the Bible because they couldn’t see for many years and now they could see to read. As Dad told her the story, she had tears in her eyes. She loved hearing a story about how good humanity can be, she stated that all we usually hear about is the bad, dark stories and it made her day to hear something uplifting. It was fun just watching my Dad be himself and lift someone else up, God has big plans with him, thus why I suppose he has been healed from terminal cancer. We did meet with his Dr, after that and received the news that we had hoped for, he is doing great! He is able to ditch one of his medicines, (another answer to prayer, because the last time he got it, he got very sick), he doesn’t have to go back for another year, yes! We actually heard from the Dr. again today, and after more review, it is even better-the numbers they look for to be elevated are actually negative!! #onlyGod
The best part was just watching the worry and relief escape him as we received this wonderful report, then it was just as rewarding to watch and listen to him give God all of the glory for his wellness! I mean, it was only lunch by this part of the day! We went on about our day, ate lunch at a yummy new to us Nashville spot and then made our way safely back home. In the meantime, we were praying for my niece, she was getting ready for a job interview and needed our prayers. Dad led he and I in a prayer for her, along with most of the rest of my family and we got word that the interview went great and she got hired just minutes later. God is so good to us! Ask and it shall be given! Sure, there are trials too, but God is in charge of those. He is working on our behalf in all of these situations, He will not fail us.
I am overcome with joy today, with the news of health, fresh beginnings and safety for my family! I pray you too look for the joy all around you, let the trials be given to God and just simply enjoy what you do have. Don’t let the unknown and the things you don’t have hinder your happiness. God has your best interests at heart, HE WILL NOT FAIL YOU! Trust Him wholeheartedly!
I often let the daily grind bog me down, I don’t want it too however I just do it sometimes. It is a daily lesson to keep close to your heart, let God be God and you and I be ourselves! Do what you can and leave the rest to Him, do not worry! Do not stress! Do not rob your life of one second with concern that you have NO control over. Every time I go to the Dr. with Dad, I am reminded that each day is a gift. Treat it that way!
I think of the people who haven’t read a word in 20 years because they couldn’t see the letters. Think about that, they can’t run to Wal-mart and spend a couple dollars on reading glasses. WE are a blessed people…have a great day! God Bless YOU…He is all around…take the time to notice Him.