Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish all my American friends and relatives a very Happy Memorial Day!
This is a day when all who have stood up, and/or fought for our freedom need to be honoured. While this is only a special day in USA, the truth is that we need to be thankful for all military people in all countries who have done their work for our freedom.
May God bless each veteran, everywhere!
Lately, here on LwL, I've discussed a lot of things. Including what I do with my time.
Normally, if I were working, this wouldn't be necessary. However, with recovering from surgery and not being able to do much yet, life is very different.
How I wish I could be totally rid of the pain, I still have. While I have less pain, I still have pain.
Knowing that it is decreasing, I am grateful to God for providing me with the healing, I'm receiving.
Still, life hasn't been easy. Think about what you would do, if you couldn't drive, use public transit, stand or sit for a lengthy period of time, or even walk much.
As I said previously, I have been so grateful for the ability to watch television (TV). At least, that was until Thursday, May 15th. As you know, that was when my new TV died. And, restarted again, for a while.
On Tuesday, May 20th, after our Victoria Day long weekend, my daughter B helped me. Thank you, B! I appreciated your help, more than you know. May God bless you!
After my TV was packed up, she carried it to the postal outlet at a nearby Shoppers Drug Mart store. I met her there, to send it off for repair.
Yes, it was sent back to the manufacturer. It needed to be repaired, since there was a loose connection problem at the back of the TV.
At first, I thought I would feel rather bored, with not having a TV to watch. After all, that's how I felt when my older one stopped working, when my digital converter was damaged and died.
But, knowing I would be without some sort of relief from quietness, I prayed about this.
A feeling of peace came over me that can only come from Him. Yes, He provided rest for me.
Sort of like what we read about, in Matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."
The rest He gave me, was truly relaxing. I didn't feel stressed, at all. Unlike, what I thought I would be. But then, we do receive what God wants us to have, when we follow His Word.
After the first couple of days without a TV, I awoke to find that God had placed a thought on my mind.
He reminded me that we have a gym, here in the building I live in. And, very few people utilize it.
However, in the room, is a TV!
So, I went downstairs, to watch it. On my way there, I prayed that the room would be empty, since whenever someone is there using the equipment, they usually have the TV on so they can watch a programme they like, while they work out.
Ahhh... yes! I unlocked the door and entered the gym. It was empty!
And, I got to watch some TV. Not for long. But, long enough to give me a chance to feel like I was able to do something I didn't think I would be able to do.
I must admit, I truly felt blessed. And, thanked God, for it!
Of course, I know I am truly blessed.
After all, I am one of His children. And, will spend eternity with Him, in Heaven, one day.
Will I be able to see you, in Heaven?
If you stand before God and He asks you why He should let you into His heaven, what would you say?
Hopefully, you will let Him know that you are trusting in Jesus Christ, for your salvation. This way, you will have the right to be admitted into Heaven. As long, as this is the truth in your heart.
Until next time...
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