Sunday, February 28, 2010

Good Things

Sometimes what we plan is not what God has planned for us, amen.  I know that God's way is always the best way and out of trying times comes good things.  Things such as knowledge.  When things get a little hot it tends to get my full attention, as if being tested by fire.  I have always said that life can get very real, real fast.  But the knowledge learned can change the direction we are walking in, if we allow it to.  

The good things that came out of this week in the hospital are;  the infections (UTI, mild pneumonia, sinus infection, and e-coli) that my honey had are either cleared up or are clearing up.  A new diabetic doctor ( yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!), we've never had a doctor that specializes in diabetes and I got to talk with a nutritionist ( double yay!!!).  His blood sugar is down to a very reasonable number and I am armed with knowledge.  He had tons of test and they all came back clear, like an EKG, came back good, that's always a comfort to know.  The doctor called the e-coli, "chemo-e-coli".  He said that we all have a little in our bodies and with his immune system down it had the opportunity to make him sick.  So even though hospitals are sad places they are also good places.  They not only serve the dying, they serve the healing and the living.  

When I went on my walk to Emmaus the one thing, the ONE thing, that I walked away with was I knew the road before me.  It was no longer some pie in the sky idea, something that I could "kind of" imagine, it came down to earth, took me by the hand and showed me the road and  I knew that I could walk that road.  I knew how to stay on that road.  That's knowledge, Godly knowledge.  Hosea 4:6 says, my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.   Think of that we are destroyed.  We are destroyed because we don't know when we have left the path that leads to life.  We destroy ourselves because we listen to lies that say "you don't need help". Sometimes we have to learn the hard way but that's the kind that sticks, that kind that changes directions, the kind that you earn, the kind that you own and no one can take it from you.

Knowledge, it's a powerful thing, it can change the world you live in because you can not be easily swayed from what you know and what you own as truth.  

I have a 4" x 4" tile that I kept in front of me as my children were going through the school system, it reads "Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child."  

As a child of God the same thing is true, God doesn't change the path for us, He changes us for the path.  I think that is a very good thing.  That the God of all creation would care about one person enough to change them so that they can walk the path that is set out before them.  He does that for me all the while He is doing that for you.  What an amazing God we serve.  

 Today, my honey spent some time riding in the pasture looking at the baby calves, that's a good thing and I am staying focused on the One who showed me the path and arms me with the knowledge to stay there.  

Thank you all for your encouragement, it means the world to me.  You are the hands and feet of Christ.


Tomorrow, crafts!  :))


Deb said...

good news....have a great week...

Janera said...

That's what I like to hear! Things put into perspective and God's Word going before us. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Lovely thoughts. Keep on keeping on. "Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.' Amen. I like your motto for child-rearing. Be blessed this week.

Nezzy said...

Praise God Sister! Our hope lays upon Him.

I'm so happy your Hubby is feelin' better and you made some good connections in the hospital.

God bless your day, sweetie!!!

Diana said...

Great news! I hope you have a good week.

Paula said...

One of the positives of getting (ahem) older is knowing that God has our best interest at heart, and when my plans go awry, it's ok. Sit still and see how it all unfolds.

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