Monday, March 17, 2014

Abundant JOY!

I'm spending lots of time with God while my body recovers from my accident the morning of Ash Wednesday.  God certainly has my attention!  I don't recommend falling down steep, wooden basement stairs and breaking one's left pinky finger, breaking two ribs on one's right side and sustaining multiple abrasions and bruises all over one's body, but I am so very thankful for God's protection, provision and faithfulness during and after the accident.  The ER doc indicated that I should be all healed up around Easter time.  Lent 2014 shall be quite memorable for me (and typing with one hand when on the computer).

While I don't like being a burden to others, I am in need of assistance in getting my meals, glasses of water or a cup of hot tea, taking a shower, getting dressed and lifting things.  Coco and I were walking hilly routes up to 3 miles per day and yesterday I was able to walk just over 3 blocks for the first time in 10 day. Slowed down to focus on Him who is most important in my life (have I had Him my focus?).  So thankful for the lessons our Lord is teaching me as I sit at His feet…

Days are spent resting, stretching and slowly moving my body to encourage healing and a hopefully slightly longer walk outdoors each day.  Lots of time for prayer and being in God's Word.  I've been resting/sleeping in a recliner since my accident and hope to progress to our bed (at night) some time this week.  

God is good.  All the time.

Yesterday, God laid Psalm 126 on my heart and all I can say is Joy, Joy, JOY!

A great encouragement to me and I hope for you too.

It seemed like a dream, too good to be true,
when God returned Zion's exiles.
We laughed, we sang,
we couldn't believe our good fortune.
We were the talk of the nations -
"God was wonderful to them!"
God was wonderful to us;
we are one happy people.

And now, God, do it again -
bring rains to our drought stricken lives
So those who planted their crops in despair
will shout hurrahs at the harvest,
So those who went off with heavy hearts
will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.
Psalm 126, The Message

During this season of Lent, resting in the Lord's care, please let me know how I may pray for you - or even just that you need prayer (God knows your details).  

Abundant blessings of great JOY!