Persevering Forward By Faith
Been home since around 5pm today. Everything went great with me getting my steroid injection. Now, I’ve just been icing my back every hour per doctors orders. I will continue this regiment tomorrow. The past has proven the first 24-48 hours of rest and icing can get me on my feet much faster.
While I’ve still got a lot of soreness. My pain overall has been kept under control for two days straight without any narcotics. It’s still very painful to bend forward, but wearing my brace keeps that in check.
Overall, I’m just thrilled with how much I’ve improved. I couldn’t even rest comfortably before, but now sleep has come easy. I’m prayerfully optimistic that this shot can give me significant relief within the next 5-14 days. Unfortunately, I want get to have my Myelogram done until April 19th. Only that done with contrast will reveal what has changed in my back and spine.
In the meantime, my focus is on letting God use me this Easter weekend. If Christ can endure the cross, then I can endure this pain for His glory. I would appreciate your prayers as I seek to make final preparations for a really big funeral service and 3 Easter services this weekend. I truly believe both opportunities are giving me a huge platform to share the gospel.
I’m not hung up on how many people attend these services. I care most about how many souls are saved and lives are changed. For God to show up I’ve got to stay out of His way.
Pray God leads my heart and opens the hearts of those listening. This weekend will not be physically easy for me. But, I pray it will be eternally worth my efforts for God’s glory.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. (Hebrews 12:1-3)