Friday, January 23, 2015

As Long As I Live...

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that my great-granddaughter S, has experienced some serious health problems recently.  Even though she was only born January 12th.

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I should discuss a special issue, or not.  But, decided to do this.

I have a friend here in Windsor, who years ago was a nurse.  We've been friends for a very long time, now.  For this, I'm grateful.

My friend M hasn't been well, herself.  In fact, in the past, I've requested prayer for her.  And, if you are still praying for M, I thank you, so very much!  May God bless you...

During a telephone conversation yesterday, we spoke about various topics.  Including her health concerns.

She asked me how my great-granddaughter S was doing.  I let her know that S had not had any further problems, like she encountered the other day, when she was taken to hospital by ambulance.

M said there was something she thought I should let my family know.

She told me that she had a relative whose baby had a similar problem.  For quite a while, that baby suffered off and on, in a similar manner.

At first the physicians couldn't determine the problem.  Eventually, they did.

A doctor that had seen the baby repeatedly, asked if they were smokers.  To which, they replied they were.

The doctor explained that if a baby's esophagus was weak, then they wouldn't be able to vomit, or spit up after feedings, and may even have trouble burping.  This apparently puts stress on the heart.  And, quite often, a baby experiencing this, may go through spurts of not breathing.

Breathing smoke can apparently cause even further weakness in the esophagus, from what I was told.

From what I heard, if this happens, it is not just serious with the breathing and heart situation.  It can also reduce the amount of oxygen that is needed by the brain, so it is possible that brain damage can occur.

Hearing this was not just informative, but also rather stressful for me.

Not just because I realized that this may possibly be the problem my great-granddaughter S, is experiencing.  But also, because I realized that there are multiple smokers living in the house with S, who might be unhappy hearing about this.

So, I prayed about this, and passed along this information to my family members, including S's mom.

Truly, I thought they might be happy to hear that there may be a solution to S's problem.  But, instead, it seemed they were upset.

While I thought I was helping them, it seemed to me that they thought I was not.  This is okay.  God will work it out, once they realize I was not causing any problem; but instead, was providing information that may help keep S, well.  Also, I forgive them.

As I'm sure you're aware, I had been praying about this problem S was experiencing.  I am grateful that God answered my prayer.  Thank You, Lord!

Thinking about how He seemed to be providing an answer to pass along to my family, made me think about how I feel about Him. 

I love Him.  And, will always call upon Him, with regards to every aspect of life, I need to pray about.

This reminded me of Psalm 116:1-2, " I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live."

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my Lord.  And, always will.

He has inclined His ear unto me, for He has heard my prayers and responds, generally speaking.

I will rely on Him and call upon Him, for as long as I live.

Unfortunately, not everyone can say this. 

Belonging to Christ, I can.  But, there are people in this world, who do not belong to Him.  So, God doesn't necessarily always hear their prayers.

Then, they quite often think that God doesn't love them.

This is not the truth.  If they read God's Word, the Bible, they would understand that God loves them.  And, He loved them before their lives even existed.

He loves them and others so very much that He sent His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, to earth to provide a way of redemption for us.  To provide a way for anyone who will trust in/believe upon Him to gain salvation, and experience eternal life, in Heaven, with Him.

For this, I know I will always be grateful.  And, will continue praying for not just friends and family's needs.  But, will also continue to pray for the unsaved.  And, plant those seeds for Christ, that He commanded us to do.

By being obedient to His calling, I will look forward to hearing Him say to me... well done, my good and faithful servant.

Until next time...

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