Monday, January 30, 2012

Prayer & The Highest Power...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I hope you don't mind me asking you for prayer.  For a couple of important people in my life. 

My friend J, who previously had a double-lung transplant is now in hospital.  Apparently, her body is rejecting the anti-rejection medication she must take, daily.  To make matters worse, she is very ill.

Today, I spoke with my brother, B.  He is still awaiting surgery to have both his kidneys removed, due to cancer.  Like anyone who has walked a mile in his shoes, he has not been feeling the best.

Thank you for prayer, for both of these very important people in my life.  May God bless you, always...

Yesterday, was Sunday.  My Lord's day.

Even as I prepared to go worship, I debated as to whether or not I should worship my Lord, at my own church. 

Life has been stressful, lately; as I mentioned, recently.  And, some important people from my church have involved themselves into this mushrooming mess.

Yes, I realize that sooner or later, this whole mess with sort itself out.  After all, God is in control.  Of everything.  His truth stands.  And, I am trusting in Him.

Whenever I entertained thoughts of worshipping elsewhere, another thought came to mind.  Believing that God put this thought into my head, I decided to worship at my own church after all.  In no way, did I want those involved in this mess, to think they had chased me away. 

I will stand for righteousness.  I will stand with God.  My God.  My highest power.

Leaving for worship, earlier than normal, I made my way to the cemetary, to visit Gordon's grave.  On a normal basis, I go after church, but lately, I have sometimes gone there, before church.  Today, I was thankful I did.

By Sunday morning, all snow had disappeared, leaving green grass and some icy patches to walk over.  However, this afternoon, it began snowing again.  And, it seemed like it wouldn't stop!

After church, I visited my co-worker/friend C at the rehab centre.  He's been quite upset, lately.  As would anyone in his position.

It's not bad enough that he himself, is incapable of even standing up, never mind taking care of himself.  But, as I mentioned previously, his daughter J was hospitalized. 

J's condition worsened and was recently transported to London, Ontario, to a hospital where hopefully, they will be able to do something to help her.  I praise God they were able to save her life enroute, for they almost lost her.

Again, I must ask for prayer for these people.  Thank you.  I pray that God will bless you, as you pray for them.

Arriving home, I made myself something to eat, for the first time, today.

Turning on the television, I hoped there would be a movie to watch, of interest to me.  At first, I kind of thought nothing fit the bill, but I decided to watch Music From Another Room.

When I first turned on the movie and throughout a couple of sinful parts, I almost turned it off.  However, the love storyline kept me hanging in.  Along with the music.

I found there was beautiful music in this love story.

Here is a link to the song played at the end, entitled Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden  :

While the lyrics are truly of a love song, there was in the middle of the song, some lyrics that stuck out in my mind:  we're surrounded by the comfort and protection of the highest power in lonely hours.

After all was said and done, I was grateful I had attended worship service at my own church, watched the movie, and listened to the music that resonated in my mind. 

Peace came over me.  The peace that goes beyond all understanding.  The peace that can only come from God.

Until next time...

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