Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shocking. But, Wonderful!

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will give you an idea of how my weekend improved, after what happened last Friday, with finding my friend Mike, dead.

For the rest of Friday, I felt like I was in shock.  And, had a terrible headache.

While I hadn't mentioned this to you until now, I had been working all week long, laying out birthday and Christmas gifts, for all family and friends I celebrate with.

I know.  That's probably shocking to you!  Especially, since it is still summertime!

However, knowing that I have a habit of preparing early in the year, I wanted to become prepared, just as I normally do.  Especially, since I have about 25 people to wrap gifts for, for both their birthdays and Christmas!

The reason I normally do this early, is because throughout the fall, I'm normally busy.  Not just working.  But, preparing gifts and cards for many other people.

Of course, I'm still not back to work selling real estate, but I still have to do what I do every year.  Plus, with recovering from surgery still, being in weakened condition, and with muscles still hurting, I knew it would take me quite some time to not only get organized, but also have this huge job completed!

I praise God for helping me!  I got it done!  Well, except for all the cards I need to write.  That will be done soon, I'm sure.

Earlier this week, our pool had been shut down.  First, our heater stopped working.  Then, somehow a nearby planter somehow left the concrete and made its home in the pool water.

When it was shut, I thought that possibly the pool would be closed for the season.  Especially, since our weather has not been as hot, as in other years.

But, when I was leaving to worship with my church family, I saw a sign in the lobby stating that the pool was open.  I praised God... even aloud!

Later that afternoon, when the temperature rose, I got my bathing suit on, and headed down to the pool.  I had called the fellow in his 80's, that had been my pool partner, recently.  But, there was no answer.

I prayed that there would be someone in the pool area, so I would be able to go into the warm water, do some exercise and relax a bit.  There was!

Again, I praised God!

After all, He had helped me physically do the things that I had hoped to do.  Even though my body is not yet fully healed.

Thinking about my body brought to mind 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

Even though my body is sort of... mine, it is truly a temple of the Holy Ghost... or Holy Spirit, as most people say, today.  It belongs to God, and is not truly my own.

So, it's easy to understand why and how God helped me through the physical work I had been doing.  And, allowed me to utilize the pool water, to not only do minor exercise in, but also relax in.

I'm sure you can understand why I was thankful to Him! 

Since I was bought with a price... paid by my Lord, Jesus Christ, when He came to earth, suffered and died on a wooden cross for my sin, and the sin of the world... of all who will believe, I was truly thankful.  And, glorified God, by praising Him.

Do you thank God? 

Hopefully, you are one of His children.  And hopefully, you do thank Him. 

For everything. 

The good.  The not so good.  And, the indifferent.

Until next time...

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