Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another Chemo Day...and Just Give Me Jesus

It was another day at chemo.   Thankfully my sweet daughter drove me today while she studied and I did my Bible studies, read, and got to know some more people.   One of the sweetest ladies I have met remembered me from 3 months ago when I gave her my card and she sat across from me today.  I found out today she is a pediatrician.   She gave me her card today so we can keep in touch.   She has a great story.   She was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1997 and was given 2-4 years.   Praise God with the advances in cancer research and treatment she is in remission and doing well.   She comes in for I believe preventive measures every 3 months.  I love when she comes in, because she opens the blind wide to let the sunshine in.   I love wide open sunny places.

The other couple I met was a man who was diagnosed with colon cancer in April.   He has two ostomies!   Unfortunately, he is not dealing very well with it.   I tried to be an encouragement to he and his wife, but he was one tough cookie :D.   I will be praying for him.

Overall it was a good day.  I've not been sick yet, and for that I am thankful.

Since going to the "Just Give Me Jesus" conference with Anne Graham Lotz I haven't been able to get rid of the song Just Give Me Jesus sung by Fernando Ortega out of my mind.   I think the Lord had truly prepared me for a personal revival this year.   Between the cancer, certain Bible studies, and the Henry Blackaby book "Fresh Encounter" I've been reading, my heart was really prepared for a fresh Word last Saturday.   Thanking the Lord that He continues to reach out to us, doesn't give up on us, and gives us a hunger for Him and His Word.   I WAS that wicked wretch that He set free in "Amazing Grace".   It's my heart that wanders in "Come thou Fount of every Blessing".   It's the cry of my heart in all circumstances, like Mary looking for His body, to "Just Give Me Jesus!"   Of course, it's my longing for my husband and children, family and friends to be passionately in love with Him all their lives too.   That they will say all their lives "waking or sleeping, Thy presence my Light!" as in "Be Thou My Vision".  Let us shine His light wherever we go, in all circumstances, during every season, for all our lives.   He is worthy!!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Michelle, you are a shining light and a beautiful testimony to those around you. Keep turning your eyes upon Jesus! Much love to you! ~Theresa from PW

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