Day 14 – Thursday (9/06/18)
I saw this on a Church Sign on my way home today. “If God is your copilot, get out of the cockpit.” I found this very clever and very true.
Today, similar to yesterday, was a fairly ordinary day. I’ll stick to a thought for the day and a prayer. A real quick note first… my surgical biopsy is late afternoon tomorrow. I suspect I won’t get out of the hospital until late evening, and I’ll probably be too groggy from the anesthesia to focus on typing about my experience. With that said, I’ll try to do Fridays post early Saturday morning.
Now… my thought for the day… what does patience look like? To a child, it may be calling for mommy, and being told “I’ll be there in a minute!” They wait one minute, mommy shows up, and viola! They were patient. For me, it may be having to wait one week, then two weeks for final results and a treatment plan to evict blobby. For a praying parent/grandparent, it could a lifetime of waiting and praying for a child or grandchild to accept Jesus as their personal savior. Wisdom Hunters today talked about the patience across many, many generations as the Israelites waited for the fulfillment of the promise that a Savior would come. We as Christians have been waiting close to 2000 years since Jesus’ death on the cross for the promise of His return. While it may be hard for us to be patient sometimes, rest assured, God will keep his promises. II Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance”
Praise God that He is patient with us, and has allowed us soooo much time and so many chances, in hopes that we would accept Him (however, do not take advantage of his patience. If you do not know Jesus as your personal savior, make sure to settle that today! For we do not know what tomorrow brings). Also, praise God that He is full of patience, mercy, forgiveness, and grace when we commit the same sins over and over and over again.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your patience with us. Thank You for Your forgiveness, mercy, and grace. Thank You for always keeping Your promises. I pray for the surgical doctor tonight that he would get a restful night’s sleep. I pray that tomorrow You would guide his hands, and help him to get a good sample of Blobby; one that will tell us all the data we need. I selfishly pray that you will help my hunger pains tomorrow, as I cannot eat after midnight, and the surgery is not until late afternoon. I say “selfishly”, as I realize there are many people and children in this world who miss multiple meals every day due to various circumstances. I pray for them Lord, that You would provide for them in Your way, and utilize Your Church to help as You see fit. Thank You for all that You do, amen.