Thursday, August 23, 2012

Blogging is my release

Oh today is a much better day. I must caveat that by saying that it is a much better day with pain meds and such...but I'll take it!!!

What a journey it's been! What a wild, crazy journey it has been. I have always praised God though. Never questioned Him. Never asked Him "why me?" I'm not saying I am better than Job in the Bible, um because he was a good man. I'm just saying that I have always praised God and trusted in His presence and that He will work All things out for the good of those who love Him. Ahhh God is good, isn't He?

Today's devotional (thank you Ginny, Shirley, Donetta, and Heather for the SAME devotional!) I have given the others away, mostly to family members but it means so much to me. God's Word NEVER goes untouched.

Today's devotional is about family. I thought it was appropriate, considering how large a role family has played in my life recently and how much family means to me.

So here it is:

Entrust your loved ones to Me, release them into My protective care. They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one- as well as yourself. Remember the measures I used with Abraham and Isaac. I took Isaac to the very point of death to free Abraham from son-worship. Both Abraham and Isaac suffered emotions. I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love.

When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them. My Presence will go with them wherever they go, and I will give them rest. This same Presence stays with you, as you relax and place your trust in Me. Watch to see what I will do.

Genesis 22:9-12: When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He BOUND his son (emphasis added by me!) Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of he wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the KNIFE (emphasis added by me!) to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven. "Abraham, Abraham!"

"Here I am," he replied.

"Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."

Wow. That's deep.

Ok next verse. By the way, a few people have asked me where I get these scripture verses from. It's at the bottom of my devotional :-))

Ephesians 3:20: Now to Him who is able to do IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL WE ASK OR IMAGINE (emphasis added by moi), according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be Glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen!

One of my favorite verses.

Ok last one:

Exodus 33:14: The Lord replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

Ah yes, rest. Relaxation. Life is good once again.

I will leave you with a picture of my hospital room (the view was incredible) and one of Bob and Robin. This time I need to take more!

I still need to take one of Dave and Judy!!!

Ok off to bed I go :-))

Love FIFi


Gena said...

FiFi, thank you for sharing your thoughts and heart through your blog. Your blog keeps us connected to you as we join together in prayer every day, all day, throughout this world. YOU are one very SPECIAL LADY and we LOVE YOU!!! CANCER CANCER GO AWAY!!!! Please Lord free OUR DEAR FRIEND FI of her pain. XO

Justin & Haley said...

You are an inspiration to so many!! Would you mind sharing the title of your devotional book? I would love to purchase one!
Thoughts and prayers,
Haley in Texas

Anonymous said...

Fiona, I am so glad to hear you are having a better day. As others have said, it is okay to take your pain medication. The doctor gave it to you so you would be comfortable and to allow your body to get the rest it needs to heal. Your faith continues to amaze me. You are a strong lady and will beat this. We will continue praying for your total healing, no signs of cancer in your body. Tina Boschert

Jamie Pennington said...

I am new to your blog since your surgery and have been praying for you!!I love how open you are with your thoughts. I am fighting some health issues myself my blog is I'd love to hear from you! May God give you continued strength and healing in the journey!
Praying in IL

zevandfi said...

Hi Jamie, it sounds like you have some health issues too! I'll be praying for you too. God bless xoxo

Hollie said...

Hang in there! It gets better I promise! You'll beat this.