Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In and Out...
Lately, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've been writing about how grateful I am to those who are supportive of me. And, about how I wish to continue doing work for my Lord, even through this horrid ordeal I've been experiencing.
There is something I find many people ask me, both online and during real-life conversations. It is: How are you feeling?
If I were in their shoes, I would be asking that question, also. The trouble is, I never quite know how to answer!
At the present time, I feel no differently than I have over the past few weeks. With no real change evident, it's difficult to know if I'm improving, getting worse, or staying the same.
With no regular testing done, it makes it even more difficult for me or indeed anyone to know if I am experiencing any change.
Therefore, the only response I can give is that I feel no differently.
Truly, I wish there was a way for me to tell if I am getting worse. Meaning, if the infection inside me that is life-threatening is spreading, or not.
There is something I am in two (2) minds about. It is that I am no longer taking super-antibiotics intravenously (by IV).
On one (1) hand, I feel badly that I cannot be kept on them, in an effort to fight the infection, that is a difficult thing to do. On the other hand, I am happy I am no longer having to be hooked up and receiving that medication 24 hours per day.
The thing that concerns me, is whether or not the by-mouth antibiotics that I am taking are strong enough to prevent the spreading of the infection, to my inner organs. Again, I must say that the only thing I can truly do at this time, is to trust God.
There is something I am happy about. I only have to take this latest medication, once per day!
After my first couple of days off the IV and on the by-mouth antibiotics, I called my pharmacist. She confirmed to me that I am able to once again take my vitamins and minerals.
For this I praised God!
After all, it's been quite a while since I have been able to take them. And, I believe in my heart, they will assist my body in fighting off this infection.
Think of it this way: the better my immune system functions, the easier it will be to fight off the infection.
For whatever reason, while in hospital and while on some forms of medication, I haven't been allowed to take what I believe will assist in my healing. And, since I am looking to my Lord to provide healing, I know He uses any way possible to provide what we need.
He tells us that to Him, what medication or foods we put inside ourselves, doesn't really matter. It won't make us any better people.
Instead, He's made it clear that it is what comes out of us, that is the problem.
Just as He told us in Matthew 15:10-11, "And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man."
How I praise God for these verses! How I praise God that He has made it clear that nothing that goes into our bodies through our mouths, can affect us, in reality.
How grateful I am that He has shown us that it is clearly what comes out of us, the defines whether or not we are a clean vessel!
By what we say or do, we can be found to be filled with the Holy Spirit, or not. How great is this!
Yes, God knows whether or not each and every one of us are truly saved. He alone, knows the truth about us.
Yet, it isn't difficult for people to see and hear what comes out of our every day life.
If you are not yet saved, please know that without salvation, you will not enter heaven. God told us so, in His Word, the Bible.
As I pray for you, please... read and/or listen to the Bible. The New Testament, to begin with.
Here you'll read/hear about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and will gain knowledge into the way to gain entry into heaven, for eternity... by trusting in Jesus Christ, and in Him alone, for your salvation.
Hopefully, there will come a time when we will meet each other, there in heaven. And, rejoice!
Until next time...
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