In today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I'm going to address a different issue. Heat!
Anyone who lives within driving distance of where I live, knows what I am talking about. We've experienced a heat wave.
On weather.com, yesterday's high was 95F or 35C. Of course, that didn't take into account the humidity.
Even though I checked online for temperatures every day this week, I never took the time to write them down. I will say that a couple of days ago, the temperature was supposed to be 99F (about 37 or 38C), and with the humidity factored in, the site said it felt like 105F (about 40 or 41C).
Most people would agree with me that this was very hot, for those of us who live in the province of Ontario, Canada. And, also for some of the states in USA that are near us.
The majority of people here have air-conditioning (AC), in both their homes and their vehicles. Unfortunately, I am not one of them.
Okay, yes... I do have an AC unit, to cool my home.
It was installed last year, in the middle of July, to replace my previous unit. It was at a time when we had a heat wave, sort of like what we've experienced this year.
It's a 220 unit that replaced the older 110 unit I had, previously. And, it works really well!
However, this year I am unable to use it.
The apartment building I live in is having balcony repairs done. On the other side of the building, it took two (2) years, to finish doing the work.
Now, my side of the building is being worked on. With 26 floors of balconies, it will probably take as long as it did the other side.
I must say that I am hoping they will finish up, this year though.
You see, I cannot use my unit, because the work they are doing involves grinding of the concrete. It creates concrete powder that floats through the air.
When the work first began on the other side, there were several times when the fire department was called.
People living nearby, or driving along Riverside Dr., saw what they thought was smoke from where the work was being done. In fact, they couldn't see the workers, since there was so much concrete dust, they thought the building was on fire!
We were told that the best thing to do to protect our units, was to leave them covered with the storage boxes that many of us had made, to protect the unit and prevent cold drafts, in winter. Knowing that I don't want the concrete dust to envelope, invade or even affect my unit in any way, I did what was suggested.
This means though, that I cannot use the AC unit.
If I decided to have it uncovered, and the concrete dust got into the unit, my AC unit would be destroyed. This is certainly not what I want to happen.
So, I've been suffering through this horrid heat wave!
Yesterday, was the worst for me. Yes, I had already broken out in a heat rash, but when I awoke yesterday, I actually felt sick from the heat.
My head ached. I felt light-headed to the point where I actually felt dizzy. To be honest, I wondered how I would be able to get through the day, without passing out, or dying!
Wondering if I was somewhat dehydrated, I drank glass after glass of water. Then, I showered and prayed.
I began to feel improved. I praise God for this!
Thinking about drinking water, reminded me about what Jesus discussed with the woman at the well, in John 4:13-14, "Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
What a blessing those verses are!
As humans, we can drink a glass of water. Then, after a short or long time, depending upon the temperature we're existing in, we will become thirsty, once again.
But, those of us who belong to Christ, usually read God's Word. It fills us up. It encourages us. And, provides everything we need to get through each and every day. And, the trials that come with life.
Of course, because we have obtained salvation, by trusting in Jesus and the work He did on the cross, He is like a well of water, springing up within us, ushering us to everlasting life.
For this, I will always be grateful! Thank You, Lord!
If you do not know Jesus as your saviour, please know that you are not guaranteed tomorrow. No one is.
Today, is the day of salvation.
Read the book of John, in the New Testament portion of the Bible. There you will see that you must be born-again, in order to gain entrance into heaven, when your life ends here on earth.
How do you become born-again or saved? By trusting in/believing upon Jesus, the Son of God, who came to earth to die on a wooden cross, for the sin of all... all who will believe upon Him.
I'll be praying for you. And, looking forward to the day when we meet in heaven, one day. May God bless you.
Until next time...
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