I had a great appointment with my surgeon this week at the end of week one. Stitches were removed. Incisions are healing though the pain is not yet gone away.
I did well with my first study of words, my doctor wants me to take the next step … feel free to send me some ideas if you’d like to. I have remembered the names of my close family which makes me quite happy and so very grateful! I am working on remembrances of my friends, my co-workers, my family, etc. Please, please, please know that I do not know many of you by name and am not able to communicate you in a large conversation (no, I’m not answering my cell phone)!! But I do love the written responses to this because it is helping me to remember so much!
My family has enjoyed great laughter at me because I do not enjoy meals that at one time were my absolute favorite! I have fallen into deep, deep love with a salad!! I was fed a hamburger and did not like it AT ALL! I had a Asian seafood meal that I loved – but then had an American seafood meal that I thought was horrible. LOL! We shall see.
I wake up every morning longing for my time in the Word of God! My time with Him is just so amazingly wonderful!!!
I appreciate the prayers and concern of so many of you. God is amazing as He walks with me and I continue to be so grateful and just blows away at his faithfulness in all of this.
Lord, I am so grateful that your amazing grace has been poured out on me abundantly and connected to my faith and love that are connected to your son, Jesus – who is the Christ! You have saved me from my sinfulness and you have called me to be holy in service to You! You have given me gifts and have always allowed me to work for You as everything I do is connected to Your purpose and Your grace!
(1 Timothy 1: 9, 14)
When dealing with this kind of healing – a situation where my salvation in Christ and my strong dependence upon the Father and my strong listening to the Holy Spirit is real – there is just no way for me to be in fear.
My rules from the doctor in these first two weeks is quite real – I have to study regular language; I have to practice the names of my family; I have to rehearse and reintroduce the names of my friends, neighbors, and others that are in my regular community.
I’m enjoying hearing from people that love me deeply and who just want to be close and understand the journey! I haven’t been able to see everyone physically, but it has been amazing joy knowing that they’ve come by or called.
I’m enjoying the beauty of waking up each day desiring my Father; my Savior; and the Spirit that works in me in amazing ways!!!
It’s only week one – but I’ll be great! I know the survived Jan be used in amazing ways by the God who called me!
Christ I have nothing but encouragement from being united with You, my Savior I have no doubt at all that Your love is comforting me. I have no doubt, that my Father is ensuring my connection with the Holy Spirit. Father God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit I have no doubt that depending upon you means that I will be like-minded with you, that I will be having the same love that you have placed in my heart and that I will be one in spirit and one in purpose for the sake of my belief in You!! (Philippians 2: 1–2)
Thank all of you for love and concern for me.
The surgery has gone well. It will take quite some time to recover well, but I am expected to experience amazing healing!
It will be at least 6 weeks before I’m me again. Keep on praying!
So many of you have provided kindness in visits, meals for me and the family, flowers and so much more! Thank you! WorldVenture and Crossover Bible Fellowship – your love and kindness is love that feels our hearts! Bless you!
The things we have to face on this earth can make your throat tighten.
Cancer; Deaths of those we love; Insurmountable Debt; Divorce; Infertility; Depression; Illness; Surgery; Joblessness …
Our minds tend to think about the worst outcome … fear is a normal reaction. But hope is too …
My surgery is today and I’ve had a couple of crying spells thinking about being under anesthesia for 6 hours, but a friend reminded me that my Savior, The King of Kings, was in tears in the Garden of Gethsemane. And He was crying not because of fear but because in His human state he to wasn’t looking forward to pain or being in the hands of others …
So, I’ve regrouped!
I will be anxious for nothing! Even in this surgery I will give thanks for the amazing medical care thanking God with all that is within me that this didn’t happen our beloved Nkwanta.
Lord, be with me. Guide the hands of everyone involved. Keep the minds of everyone clear. The machines, Lord, keep in perfect working condition. Cleanliness in every space. No infection. I claim your peace because I know that beyond anything it will cover and protect my heart and my mind in my Savior Jesus, who is the Christ! Indeed I will submit my heart to you so that your peace, to which I was called, will rule and so that my response to it all will be thanksgiving. Amen
(Philippians 4: 6–7; Colossians 3: 15)
If we If we would all wake up daily just grateful!
- Grateful that we are alive
- Grateful that we are living somewhere
- Grateful that we are on some type of electronic device
- Grateful for our family/friends
- Grateful for jobs
- Grateful for something to eat
- Grateful for salvation
- Grateful for mercy
- Grateful for grace
You add to this list things you’re grateful for personally.
As for me I would add to that list so much more! I’m grateful for a joyful marriage, for a 91 year old mother that’s in great health and has a good mind, grateful for sons that know and love Jesus: for a home that lets me minister to others; for an incredible church family – more than I could list here, He has been so good to me!
If we spent our time thanking The Almighty for all of the things we are grateful for, maybe we’d have less time to participate in the foolishness of the flesh. You know what I mean? When I say foolishness of the flesh I mean – desiring someone that isn’t your spouse, hanging out with your friends in places that expose you to immorality as a normal thing, joining in conversations that belittle people, using our mouths to speak things that dishonor the God who blesses and keeps us – You Know What I Mean.
I encourage you to take time daily and throughout each day to keep in your mind how good God has been to you. I guarantee you that it will refocus you and turn your heart and mind toward things that bring Him honor!
Lord, please help your children live without even a hint of depravity, or any defilement or covetousness, because it is not befitting our commitment to You! Help us, Father, not to be vulgur; help our words not to be stupid. Help us not to find laughter in things that are lowdown and dirty. But instead let our minds, our hearts, our souls be in the habit of giving thanks to You! You are so worthy!
(Ephesians 5: 3–4)