Today was "camping weather" as my in-laws would say. I made several errands - Clerk of Court, CVT (a friends cooked some food for us - thanks Ken from CVT , and also Missy from SICU) and God gave me the grace to hit two different Post offices to mail one book. You got to know when to walk away, sometimes that is the best wisdom of all. It wore me out, but since I started out not thinking anything productive would happen today, praise God I got it all checked off of the list.
This was the last dose of chemo pills for cycle two tonight. I now have 1 week off of pills and about 2 weeks off of the IV. I am ready to get some taste back, I know that. And my attitude, too. Thank God for a gracious family.
The New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons tonight. The Superdome was packed and I know that it was good for the City of N.O. , the weather was increadible today and I even had the food someone cooked for us with the family gathered around - does it get any better? Yes, my friend, it does. 2,000 years ago a man hung on a cruel Cross between two thieves and said "It is Finished" - the debt has been paid. Now that trumps everything and anything that could have happened to me, in me or for me today. Because in that sacrifice, I have it all - a packaged deal, Salvation - forgiveness of sins, healing - of body soul and mind and hope of Life Eternal in the presence of Almighty God and the Lamb Who sits on the Throne. This is stuff applies to me today, wisdom and understanding given through the Word and by God's Spirit to help me walk out the walk of faith, not just "pie in the sky here's where I go if I die" type of thing. It ain't religion (the world has plenty of that) it's relationship. To know Him and to be known by Him. That is where true life begins - and no, you know for sure it ain't always easy.
That is where the trust comes into play.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says,
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
lean not on your own understanding,
in all you ways acknowledge Him
and He shall direct your paths".
We acknowledge You Lord. We trust you Lord, we love you Lord. And may our lives bring Glory to You in some way each and every day.