Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blessed are the Cracked Pots....

....for they are the ones who let in the Light.

Oh do I feel cracked today. I'm tired. I'm irritated. My eyes are all messed up. Already. I haven't seen my husband for more than 4 hours in the last 2 days...I've been hotter than you know what.

BUT. I'm NOT going to let that %$#%*!!# devil get me down. I'm trying anyway...fightin' hard.

Please pray for patience for me with Jacob. He is SO busy. Wants to physically interact ALL the time. It's just tough. I'm exhausted. Going to Ann Arbor for pheresis tomorrow...please pray it goes better than last time!! I think the last treatment actually made me worse because I was so stressed out. The girl who "normally" does my treatment, Dawn, is back tomorrow, so hopefully that will mean good things. (Pray for Dawn too!) : )

SO: Even though I'd rather complain and cry and feel sorry for myself (which I do frequently!),

1. I am thankful that my husband HAS a job.
2. I am thankful we can pay our bills.
3. I am thankful that my brother is coming out from California.
4. I am thankful that my son is perfectly healthy and full of energy!
5. I am thankful for lots of land for Jacob to run around on to chase the ducks and chickens.
6. I am thankful for my computer, which helps to keep my sanity!
7. I am thankful for friends who pray for me.
8. I am thankful for parents who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next week.
9. I am thankful that even though I have double vision, I can still see.
10. I am thankful that I SLEPT ALL NIGHT LONG LAST NIGHT for the first time in about a week!

"O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace {if we are afflicted with an illness, if we lose our jobs, if we have to live with the consequences of a decision someone else made for us, if we suffer an injury or experience big trouble} the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand O king. BUT EVEN IF He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods {or bicker and complain, or turn our back on God, or badmouth people or circumstances in our lives} or worship the image of gold you have set up." Daniel 3:16-18 {with a little extra from me}.

Let me encourage you today to live an "EVEN IF" life. I strive for this daily, and though I fail more often than I succeed, I will continue to strive for it.


Leigh @ intentslife said...

That word will preach, girlfriend! Loved it.

Praying for a good outcome today. :)

Young Wife said...

I just said a prayer for you. While reading your post, that old hymn Count Your Blessings came to mind.