Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Fortress...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about 'Who Am I?'  Of course, this was in reference to the fact that God made heaven and earth, and everything above, below and on it.  Including us. 

As I've said before and I'll say it again, He is in control.  Not me.  Not you.  No one, but Him.

And, His will is always done.

Of course, today is our Lord's day.  Sonday.

Once again, I did not go to worship.  Anywhere.  Except from home.

With having a reduced immune system, due to having Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) - a rare form of Rheumatoid Arthritis, not having a flu shot - due to my surgical recovery (lol), and not being able to take my vitamins - due to taking antibiotics that were prescribed to me, I am at risk.

I'm sure you're aware, anywhere I go, if someone is sick, or if someone isn't sick yet, but is coming down with something, it puts me at risk.  That is why I elected to not leave my home, even to worship my Lord.

As I wrote a few days ago, after seeing my surgeon/doctor on Tuesday, I had to go for bloodwork to be done. This was so I could be scheduled to have a CT scan. Well to date, I still haven't heard when I will be having it.

As I wrote, in the lab's waiting room, I was surrounded by sick people.  Coughing, sneezing, sniffing, hacking.

I have been praying that it is God's will that I not become ill.  This is something only He knows for sure whether it will happen or not.

Friday, I coughed a little.  Not much.  At first, I thought it was due to swallowing improperly.  May be.  Only He knows.  But, when I sneezed a couple of times, a thought ran through my head.  I pray I am not becoming ill.

Saturday, I coughed again for a while.  For a time, I felt rather stuffed up.  This didn't last long.  But, during the evening, I once again began sneezing.  Several times.  In a row.

Ohhh... dear!

I realize that the antibiotics I am taking may actually be helping me ward off whatever this may be.  However, tomorrow will be the last day I take them.

Ahhh... Lord, I pray it is Your will to keep a hedge of protection around me, preventing me from becoming ill with any virus or infection.  I thank You for this, and I pray this in Jesus' name.  Amen.

Even praying like this reminded me of a Bible verse.  Psalm 91:2, "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."

Again, I must say how grateful I am for God.  After all He is my fortress, in whom I trust. 

And, I'm grateful for God's Word.  And, how grateful I am that God has made a way for us to speak and relate to Him.  Through prayer.

Please know that I pray for you.  And, I thank you for continued prayer, for me.

Until next time...

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