Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Going Forth...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about how thankful I am for the love and support I've received from friends who love and care for me.

Please realize that not everyone I know has done this.  One person comes to mind (who shall remain nameless), who claims to be a follower of Christ, yet does not ever show it.

Even so, I try to not focus on negative things.  I'd rather not feel sad.

Instead, I feel I must focus on positive things, people and circumstances. 

Like a good friend of mine, M.  I must take a moment to thank her, for she has experienced much surgery, herself. 

She sent me an e-mail, containing information regarding a surgeon in the Toronto area.  She asked if this was the physician my surgeon/doctor had originally referred me to.

Reading the e-mail shocked me. 

I replied that the surgeon she wrote to me about, with a positive comment about his work, was indeed NOT the surgeon I had been referred to, by my current surgeon.  The surgeon in Toronto that I had been referred to by my current surgeon is apparently changing his practice, and is unable to help me.

In my response, I let M know that the surgeon discussed in the e-mail, was actually the surgeon I referred to my surgeon/doctor. 

How grateful I was that M sent this to me!  This was the first time I had heard anything positive from a patient of his!

Now, the question remains... who will do my surgery?

lol (this means laugh out loud)!  Only God knows! 

When I think about how my friend M found the same surgeon as I had found... and, about how I had previously given his name to my current surgeon/doctor, I can only smile.  And, chuckle!

Well, it's either laugh, or cry.  And, what good does crying do?!

No.  I do not want to focus on the negative part of this trial, even though it would be easy to do so. 

Even if we have not yet had a reply from the Toronto surgeon, in question, I prefer to think positively.  That's one reason why I continue to write LwL entries. 

It would be so easy to just say that I cannot do this anymore, and focus on feeling sorry for myself.  However, this is not what I believe God would have me do.

So, I keep on writing.  Waiting.  And, trusting Him.

My intention is to continue doing my work for the Lord.  While I may write about my life's circumstances, it's not to elevate me in any way.

My focus is on Him.  My God, who has told us to continue working for Him, even in the low times of our lives.

Just as He did, in Psalm 126:5-6, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.  He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."

Even though this is a heartbreaking and somewhat tearful time of my life, I will continue planting seeds for Christ. 

Everywhere I go.  In everything I do.  Including writing entries here on LwL.

At this time, I must thank those who have contacted me, letting me know that they have been encouraged through my writings. 

With regards to the gospel that I preach/teach everywhere I go, I know that God will water those seeds planted.  And, although I may not necessarily see the end results in my lifetime, I know that eventually, I will rejoice over the reaping of the harvest.

Until next time...

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