A few weeks ago I wrote of a visit to my doctor and of how he cheered me right down. I saw him again on Thursday and what he had to say could have cheered me down even more. This time I suppose I was more prepared. I like to know what is going on and not be caught by surprise. I am sure I will write about it sometime soon. Part of what he told me was of an infection he believes I have in my lungs. I have been having a great deal more difficulty breathing lately. He gave me a puffer, one of those things you put in your mouth and inhale what comes out of it when you give it a push. Hey, it has steroids in it, I guess that means I am going to grow bigger muscles and become really buffed. lol
It was so sad a few days ago to learn from our dear blogging friend Juanita, that her daughter was facing surgery to remove a cancerous kidney. I was, as I am sure were many greatly relieved and so happy to hear the surgery went well. I ask please for continued prayers to aid in her further recovery.
As I sit here I think of the amazing healing power of prayer. It was so gratifying for me to read the comments left for Juanita and her daughter and knowing prayers were being said for them from literally around the world. I thank you for this my friends, it shows what kind and loving hearts you all have.
I have been doing this blog for a while now and have over that time seen many requests for prayers come forth. Each time that request has been answered by many. That I can recall, based on follow up messages, these prayers were answered. Thank you, Heavenly Father.
I am so grateful to all that have said prayers for me and mine over this time, I know each and everyone of them has helped. I thank you all and I thank our Heavenly Father for responding as he has.
It has taken me until now to really realize and appreciate the truly awesome power of prayer and how they are answered. There is so much that is far beyond my understanding. An important discovery for me has been simply that I don’t have to understand. I just need to accept that the wisdom of Our Father is so much greater than my own. There really are no words that can describe “how much” greater. I just know it is greater than anything I could even begin to imagine.
I chuckle to myself sometimes thinking, “am I ever lucky Our Father in Heaven is so loving and patient with me.” He will present me with opportunities to learn and grow as a person. So often it seems I not only don’t learn the lesson, I don’t even see the growth oportunity. With “my” wisdom all I see before me is a problem. Thank goodness it is Our Heavenly Father presenting this lesson plan to me, any human teacher would have given up on me long ago as being unteachable.
Not so with The Father, He loving and patiently waits for us to get it, to learn the particular lesson in life being taught. Being “me”, I have so often in life just put my head down and charged right through. Not learning not even seeing the oportunity to learn and grow. When I don’t learn He patiently sits back and presents me with another situation or circumstance of similiar nature. The cycle begins, Bill blindly charging forward seeing nothing but the problem he needs to rid himself of. Even at times wondering: “why does this sort of stuff keep happening to me”. Finally,maybe out of pure exhaustion I am forced to slow down enough to look around, see the grow, the learning opportunity and actually take advantage of it. “Surprisingly”, when I finally seem to learn that lesson, such situations no longer seem to present themselves to me.
As I muddle my way through life, I pray often. I don’t think there is a right way or a wrong way to pray. By that I mean in the actual words that you use. God not only hears the words that you are saying but also knows what is in your heart. I don’t believe you can “mess up” a prayer with wording, it is what is in your heart that counts more.
I do believe though that we can set ourselves up for what we will see as failure or what we will see as unanswered prayers. Every prayer is answered, we must realize and accept that sometimes the answer is NO. Our Father watches over us in a manner similar in ways to that of the way we all watch over our own children. We hopefully know what is best for our children. There are times when they may ask for something and the best answer is NO, we know it is what is best for them. I don’t know how many times I prayed to win the lottery but obviously it was in my best interest not to do so. One day when I get there I am going to ask Him to explain that one to me. lol.
Hmm, I seem to have been my typical self and rambled on to the point of tiring myself out and need to head for my nap. I still have a lot more to say but will have to maybe continue tomorrow.
To all that have offer up prayers for me and mine. I do thank you so much. Please keep them coming.
Sure hope the lung condition gets better and that you’re not in too much discomfort. Prayers are been sent your way to help in that department.
Now about learning the lessons…I sure wish the Good Lord would do some sky-writing. I figure we’d make a lot fewer mistakes, we’d live our lives more efficiently, and we wouldn’t be guessing as to what the purpose of our life is for. It’s that free-will thing that upsets the apple cart though. Seneca said it best: As long as you live, keep learning how to live. Hmmm…I’ve got lots to learn!
Thinking of you and yours often…Take care of yourself, Wiseman.
Hi Irene, I really like the sky writing idea.
Wouldn’t that just make life so much easier.
Somehow I don’t think the steriods in the inhaler are going to make you grow bigger muscles and become really buffed. *laughing* I could be wrong about that one!
You do what the doc suggests–that’s what we pay ’em for, right?
And this ‘prayer’ stuff…..I don’t discount the power of prayer–of the answered and seeming ‘unanswered’ prayers. I have a fairly equal amount of both that I’m grateful to the Big Guy for.
I have asked He write down answers and see that they personally get handed to me. LOL I’d say that one didn’t play out so well, but–I’m HERE aren’t I?
Ah Mel, and here you go raining on my parade, the thought of getting all buffed. lol.
I am not sure what it was that brought you here but I am glad you are.
You reminded me a couple of times about having a blog celebration or something when it hit the 200,000 mark. Somehow I missed it and then said we could do it at 222,222. I think it would be an idea to move that number up to say 210,000. Any ideas on a celebration
Holy moly…….210,000 is just around the bend, sir!
All that braggin’ on Vi’s lasagne and we’re YET to get a recipe!
How about a postcard from Bill?
How cool would that be?! 🙂
Hand OVER the recipe!!!!!
I couldn’t have said it better myself. I agree with everything you said. Hope you get buffed up my man. LOL Maxine said to tell everyone thank you for the prayers. She came home today, and she is being treated like a Queen. Love to all, Juanita
Awwww….I’m so glad to hear she’s home and being treated like royalty!
Give her a hug for us, Juanita!!
And let her return the favor. 🙂