It has been a long time since I last posted. A lot of things have happened in my life since January of 2016. I shared my post on how I began to de clutter things in my home and get better organized. It is sometimes difficult to prioritize but essential for our whole well-being. Some of you shared with me how the post had spoken to you and began doing some de cluttering as well in your homes.
I have been going through some trials with illness within my body. My body was feeling weak and I was dragging myself to places. I decided to go to the Doctor only to find out I had bronchitis. I began on medication and I was not getting better. The Doctors gave me more medicine and I was hospitalized in April for tests. This was the beginning of a whirlwind where surgery and two other hospitalizations occurred. It is June and I am still recovering from what the Doctors thought was a simple surgery to complications.
I went from being an active woman to someone who became totally dependent on my daughter, hospital staff, Church family and friends to take care of my basic needs. I could not work, drive or stand on my own. I am now feeling better, knowing I will be stronger tomorrow, praising God for each new day and waiting for Him to unfold His precious beauty around me. “I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16: 7-8.
Most importantly during this time of illness, I have become solely dependent on God, His love, strength, joy, compassion and provision. Trusting in Him, believing and declaring His promises over my life. Prayer has been so essential during this time. I will not be writing if it was not for God answering my prayers and of those who prayed and continue to pray over me. “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22
I thank God for my beautiful daughter who has discovered more of herself during this time. She became God’s instrument to provide for me and be my caregiver. She took care of me while juggling a new job. I am truly proud of her and thankful to God for the woman she has become. She is my treasure. “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4
Something that has not changed during all of this time is my longing to do God’s will in my life and guide others to the heart of Jesus. I have been constant with my devotionals. All you need to do is sign up with your email to receive my weekly devotional. You will receive it in your inbox every Tuesday. I have gotten feedback from many of the subscribers who have told me what a blessing the weekly devotional is for them. “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advanced for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
I will continue to write once a week about this challenging time, the Church community, family and friends that have walked with me along this time. I pray it be a blessing for you to grow in the love of Christ.
In Christ’s love,