Well the good news my thyroid has improved. However, the doctor wasn’t too thrilled with some other things and so I am scheduled for a cardiac stress test next week. I’m also now wearing elastic stockings – which have helped my legs feel a LOT better… months of swelling in the legs when I sit, yesterday was the first day I sat all day and did work and stuff, and my legs did not swell up. Elastic stockings are wonderful! And not nearly as ugly as they were in my grandmother’s day.
So now, I am trying to get my work commitments fulfilled and pack up my stuff. Lord willing, I plan on going to stay with friends, Layla and John, for a while, until all things are clear and I know what I’m doing and where I’ll be living. Am hoping to get there before the first major snow – I really don’t want to drive in the snow.
Through this all, God has been so good in meeting my needs and gently helping to point me in the right direction. I catch myself thinking, “I’m too old to start all over…” but I guess HE does not agree. Everyone here thinks I look quite young, so hopefully, starting over will keep me young! (At least in Spirit).
My devotionals had the same theme this morning:
I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea thy law is within my heart. Ps 40:8
Lo, I am come to do Thy will O God. Heb. 10:7
From A Lamp Unto My Feet by Elisabeth Elliot (1984)
…If you want to be a Christian, see that your mind is made up as His was: Be humble, be subject, be obedient, even to death. It will mean death. Be sure of that. Death to some of your desires and plans at least. Death to yourself. But never forget-Jesus’ death was what opened the way for His own exaltation and our everlasting life. Our death to selfishness is the shining gateway into the glories of the palace of the King. Is it so hard to be His subject? Is the price to high?
My answer to those last questions; is it so hard to be His subject? From my perspective, at times it is. But no, the price is not too high. Because He made me and knows me better than I know myself, and He died for me to save me from my sins (which are so many…).
I do not understand everything, but I remember so often the time that Jesus taught and people started to leave. They said that His teachings were too hard. Jesus turned to the disciples and said, “Will you too leave me?”
Peter spoke for them all (as usual). “Lord where else can we go? You alone have the Words of life.”
And so, I will continue to cling to my Lord and Savior, knowing that He does all things well.