Celebrating The Good Stuff
Yesterday was a good day for me considering my condition. Despite it being Memorial Day Weekend many came out for worship. God was once again at work in many lives. I got to share the vision God gave me years ago for Refuge Church. Even greater I get to see God doing great things I can’t deny or take credit for on a daily basis.
The pool once again gave me a huge lift after preaching all Sunday morning wore me out. Later, my wife and I actually enjoyed a dinner date. To my great surprise we were able to have quality conversation together. The fact my pain did not ruin our time was a rare miracle. I always hate she has to do all the driving. But, we’re both getting as used to that reality as possible.
When I got home I got straight in the bed. I would’ve certainly spent the rest of the evening in tub as my body was quickly rolling down hill. However, my skin was breaking out again due to water overload. Fortunately nighttime meds and laying on heating pads calmed my body enough to eventually fall asleep with no problem.
While my body presently is very sore I thank God for the progress. I can’t not praise Him for these moments when I used to never have a good moment. On top of it all I get to help countless others. So many are walking through similar pain. And I feel their pain and understand the struggle is constant. What is definitely a thorn is also a gift from God above to encourage others to trust God.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8