Saturday, July 27, 2013

What an Issue!

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wrote about a heavy load.  Today, I'll be writing about a heavy load, that I can give thanks for.

At the beginning of yesterday's LwL entry, I wished my brother B a very Happy Birthday!

When I said this, I truly meant it.  Not just because I love my brother.  But also, because had his recent surgery not gone well, he wouldn't have been here to have anyone celebrate his special day.

Just over a week ago, I received an e-mail from my brother's girlfriend, P. 

She is a retired nurse who was rather concerned about my brother, when he experienced chest pains one evening.  So, she took him to the hospital.

It was determined that my brother had four (4) blocked arteries!

He was transferred to another hospital in another city.  There, he had emergency surgery to repair his heart problem.

When I received the e-mail, P let me know what I just wrote about.  In addition, she let me know that he came through the surgery, and was doing well.

For this I praised God!  Hallelujah!

After all, this was a very serious issue of life.  Without a heart working properly, life cannot continue.

Thinking about this, made me think of Proverbs 4:23, "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."

Yes, this was a serious issue of life, for my brother.  Having heart surgery, I mean.

But, of even greater importance is another issue.  Keeping our hearts and minds focused on what keeps us going.

I'm not referring to family, friends, and life issues.  I'm referring to our Lord.

We need to be diligent about loving God, with all our heart, soul, mind and spirit.  Just as He told us to.

Friend, are you keeping your eyes on Jesus?  Is He the main focus of your life?

If not, then please pray about this.  I will pray also. 

Everyone needs salvation.  It does not automatically come to all. 

God may wish that none should perish.  He also told us that many will stand before Jesus in the day of judgement, thinking they will enter heaven for eternity.  But, instead of being welcomed into heaven, He will tell them to get away from Him, for He never knew them.

Trust in Jesus. 

Get on your knees.  Pray.  Repent.  Turn away from any sin you might have in your life. 

And, put God first in your life, as He commanded.

Until next time...

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