Monday, May 16, 2016

Affliction...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) on Saturday, you'll know I haven't felt well, for a while. 

If you didn't read that LwL entry entitled, Bones and Sinews,  you may want to.  Here's a link for you to check it out:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2016/05/bones-and-sinews.html.

I must admit that on Friday evening, I truly felt awful.  That's why I wrote what I did for LwL.

Plus, I thank each and every one of you friends, who read and prayed for me, as I requested.  Thank you... :)

On Saturday, I thought I felt improved when I awoke.  However, within a short time, I again had terrible pain.  And, found myself lying down in bed, or reclining in my livingroom chair.

At that time, my daughter, B had let me know that my granddaughter, A would be staying with one of her brothers, because she had plans for the evening.  Since I have only once been able to pick up A, at that brother's home, I let her know I won't be taking her to Sunday school.   

I must admit, saying that made me so upset.  I cried.

Afterwards, I realized that I truly wasn't feeling well.  I decided that I probably wouldn't be going to worship on Sunday, myself.  So, I must admit, I felt improved about A not going to Sunday school.

When I awoke Sunday morning, I was pleased to see that I had less pain.  So, I decided to go worship with my church family, after all.

Climbing the stairs to gain access to our sanctuary, wore me out.  Then, I became upset with myself.

Why?

I realized that I had left in my van, a bag of items that I had brought with me.  Those items were gifts I had bought, to be used for the Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) week in mid August.

In case you're not aware, when children attend DVBS, they are taught things, plus they play games.  There are many ways they accumulate points.  The points are used to 'purchase' items at the DVBS store.

Yes, children adore what they receive!  Even like my granddaughter, A did, last summer, when she attended for the first (1st) time, ever!

Thinking I shouldn't leave those items in my van, I went to get them. 

After all, I have no idea what I am suffering from.  And, thinking that if I end up in hospital and have a seventh (7th) surgery in three and a half (3 1/2) years, I might not be able to donate those gifts.

So, out I went.  Coming in again, and climbing those stairs, totally wore me out.

I felt extremely weak.  So weak, that I couldn't stand up for all the music worshipping we normally do.

When we prayed and/or read Bible verses, I tried to stand.  Again, I had to sit down through part of that time.  :'(

Did I pray? 

Yes, I prayed. 

I prayed like the rest of my church family did.  Plus, I prayed for me... that God would give me strength and heal me... from the affliction I was experiencing.

Thinking of this, brought to mind 2 Corinthians 4:17, "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"

Even though I've been suffering for a while now, I realize that this amount of time might seem long to us, here on earth.  But, reality is that in God's timing, it is truly but for a moment.  And, it will work for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

What a blessing that is!

We are truly blessed, by God.  That is, if we belong to Him.

I know I do.  I'm His child.  And, I realize that He will provide for my needs.  All of them... in the way He will do it.

However, if you don't belong to Him.  If you are not His child, He doesn't need to accept anything you ask of Him.  And, He doesn't need to fulfill your request.

Plus, when your life ends here on earth, because you haven't trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, to gain salvation... you'll spend eternity in Hell... separated from God, with NO CHANCE OF ESCAPE.

My friend, if you have not yet gained salvation, please... come to Christ, today. 

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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