Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Two approaches to life

This morning I was reading a message by David Jeremiah, and this was a simple yet profound statement he made: "There are two approaches to life. We can focus on Jesus and acknowledge the storm, or we can focus on the storm and acknowledge Jesus. By keeping our eyes on the Lord, we can live above the circumstances and have an attitude of joy..." As the weeks go by and surgery approaches, I know it would be easy to sink into fear and focus on the storm. I am grateful for family and friends who will help me to focus on Jesus instead, and this storm will pass, as all storms do. Sometimes they leave after effects that need to be overcome, but through Christ healing does come. I ask today that you pray that the appointments I need ahead of surgery will all fall into place, and that nothing will get in the way of the surgery date.


mb said...

Know that our hearts and prays are with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your blog! God has woven our lives together in ways that I never knew were possible. Your sister in Christ Jesus, mb.

tiffany said...

I just happened upon your blog while checking Erin's. I'm glad you have this so we can know how to pray for you specifically and your surgery coming up. So, keep the updates coming! My mom really likes David Jeremiah too. I'll have to listen to him sometime. Good stuff. :)

Anonymous said...


My church and I are praying for you as August 14 looms closer. I wish I could be there to hug you, but across the miles, know that you are loved. I have the photo of you, your family, and Grama on her porch steps in a frame that says FAMILY. You will have the loving support of your family as well as your church family, and your God.

Aunt Sandy