I am trying to look at what is going on in my life and then see what God is trying to teach me. Today, I feel like JOB! It seems there are obstacles everywhere I turn. How does God fit into all of this? Every January/February I make an effort through prayer to ask the Lord what He wants to teach me each year – a scripture, a character development issue etc… So, consequently, I am seeking God in this season as to what He is trying to teach me through the pain. Remember, always, that God does not give sickness, but He uses it for good in our lives. I am looking for the good every day in this. It is interesting that in January, I am scheduled to be a speaker at a conference called “Seasons.” Let me tell you…this is a season.
Yesterday, we spent more than 8 hours at the Kidney Transplant Center. My poor hero went through so much – blood work, scans, Drs. and nurses. We were on information overload. By the time we left the hospital late that afternoon, we looked at one another and realized once again that our journey will involve learning to live one day at a time. I know that my lesson for the year 2016 is – There is only grace for today. As I have said before, I usually live for the future. I am always visualizing, planning and getting excited about what is to come. Now, I am forced to live for the now. I can’t plan for too many tomorrows but doesn’t God say that His grace is sufficient? 2 Cor. 12:9 in the New Living Translation says it this way: “Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
I confess that I am weak and that I need Christ. As I watch the hero of my life (Jesus first, of course) take each day as it comes, I am reminded of the gift that God gave me many years ago as a college sophomore when this amazing man walked into my life. I have learned more lessons in life by watching his stable character in every step of the journey given to him as he walks with a positive, uplifting heart no matter what comes his way. Today, I declare that this journey is about taking one day at a time, walking in the grace God has given me for today and once again, watching and appreciating the man God gave me. He remains my hero.
MY HERO WINS! Julaine