Thursday, September 1, 2011

"...if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us..."

Our lesson Wednesday night at church was about "If I should die before I wake" and it dealt with the loss of children, especially David and Bathsheba. A profound statement was concerning our response to God's answering "No" when we pray for a specific answer. "Can man, a fallen and sinful human judge the legitimacy and divine rationale/judgement of a divine God?" We only see the "Now" and God sees the forever. I can see the wonderful blessings of our Johny and how his death was not the end of good things that came from his life and death. It was not a depressing lesson but emphasized the forever that only God know and we only imagine.

John and I, and friends and family, pray for my life and I think most days, how God is allowing our prayers to be answered "yes" but some day, He will say "no" and I will still, I hope, be thankful for all these days He has given me. Every day is a blessing, even a day like today when my stomach never felt ok and I could not feel really good. Everyone asks if I just "push myself" to keep going. To a large extent, I do, but life is such fun, and there is so much to do, and I really hate to miss any of it. I know some day, when God wills, I will say enough is enough...but not yet I hope. I still need to see those new greats!

My main problems this week are my eating/non eating. Food is just not good. My throat is still yucky feeling.

I John 5:14 says "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." And if it is not His will, then?......can man a fallen and sinful........? Thank you God for this day!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkSeptember 1, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    You just keep on pushin' girl. You've got more spunk than any friend I've ever had. You inspire me daily.
    Love you and praying daily for the chemo to be the "ONE"!
    Barbara and Alan