Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How I appreciate my Christian sisters! You've encouraged me and given me words of wisdom that I will take to heart. I am feeling better today, breathing easier and for that I am very grateful. Not being able to breathe normally can be a frightening experience and I've learned to do my best to relax, pray and tell myself that this too shall pass. And once again, it did. I'm still not back to my 'new normal' but I'm getting there.

Things sure change as we age don't they? Energy levels wain and things that once seemed so important seem to have faded a bit. I am looking at most everything with new (older) eyes and that's not a bad thing. I need to stop and take stock more often. Being too busy hinders my doing that, but these past few days have forced me to look around once again and see what's really important.

I've decided I will soon make time to sit and talk with my friend and co-teacher at church. Let her know where I am and what changes need to be made, and as those who left comments clearly stated, when God closes one door, He opens another and perhaps it is indeed time for someone else to teach and grow! That was the thought that came last night ... perhaps my hanging on to this class is preventing someone from doing what they're supposed to be doing at our church.

I read just last night that we're to 'play the movie' ... in other words, focus on where our life is heading and ask ourselves what changes would we like to see happen ... and where do we want our lives to end up? I didn't fully understand until this morning .... I 'played the movie' and what I want, more than anything, is to stand before the Lord one day and hear Him say "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into your reward". What happens until then, only He knows for sure, but I want to live in such a way that He is glorified in all that I do, all I say and all I think.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could orchestrate all our tomorrows? Know the ending before the first scene even begins? Some folks seem to have the ability to do that. I'm not one of them. And that's okay. What I can do is be faithful to what God calls me to do and to be the person He desires me to be and trust that He is weaving my life's story like a fine tapestry and that one day I will understand the whys of His weaving in ways I didn't especially care for.

May all your needs be met in Him. May you grow closer to Him and as Psalm 119:133 says may He "Direct your steps according to His Word and may no iniquity have dominion over you".

Blessings and thanks my friends. I love you.

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