Tis me again, bless your hearts and thank you for praying for me ... I am feeling better this morning, thank the good Lord. His mercies endure forever....what a blessed, tremendous truth that is ... His mercies endure forever!
Each episode of asthma is a reminder that I am going to leave this earth one day ... the Bible tells us in 2 Cor. 4:16 "Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day." Who I really am is being renewed, regardless of what goes on outside. And one day, this body will be made new and it will better fit the inward 'me' ... for eternity. I will one day be able to not only walk, but run! I've so wanted to be able to run. There won't be any more breathing problems ... that's almost hard to grasp because I've dealt with asthma for 49 years. There will be no such thing as Bronchiectasis, or Essential Thrombocythemia, or Fibromyalgia, or Silent Migraines or Depression, or Neuralgia or arthritic changes in my spine.
In light of eternity, our time here is like one drop of water taken out of a vast ocean. It helps to look at things this way, it puts into perspective what I go through here. The health problems will not last forever, but I will!
I so enjoyed reading "The Journey of Desire" by John Eldridge... I recommend it to all who haven't read it. It reinforced the truth that we're made for something higher than ourselves, for Someone who loves us and desires us to desire Him. And it shed needed light on the fact this isn't all there is. There is SO much awaiting us!
It is my hope to do a study this next week and I'll post it as I go along. I want to research what the Bible says about who we are in Christ, and I'm excited to find out just how much Scripture has to say about that.
May you have a God-filled day and may needs be met. You are precious to me and I thank God for each of you.
Till later ... bye!