Day 18 – Monday (9/10/18)

Health update:  Still feeling very good.  No pain.  Just waiting on results.  I didn’t hear anything from the doctors today.

Thought for the day:  Depending on where you live, you may or may not be following hurricane Florence.  Hearing the “panic” on the news has helped me develop my “thought for the day”.  The news tells everyone to buy water, stock up on food, fill up with gas, etc. etc.  This got me thinking about foundations, and a song I heard as a child.  Going from memory, it went like this:

“Don’t build your house on the sandy land, don’t build it too near the shore, though it might look kind of nice, you’ll have to build it twice, and you’ll have to build your house once more.  You need to build your house upon a rock.  Make a good foundation, on a solid rock.  So the storms may come and go, but the peace of God you will know.”  Insert catchy tune… which I don’t know how to convey through the blog, haha.

Where do you have your foundation built?  On the slippery slopes of sin and the devil’s lies?  Or on Christ Jesus, and the promises he has given us through His word of grace, mercy, and salvation?  I’m thankful that I have my foundation in the Lord.  It is a bonus that my house foundation is in the mountains as well.  I believe the scripture that goes along with that childhood song is Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.  But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.  And great was its fall.”

Dear heavenly Father, I do realize that there are a lot of people that are in the path of hurricane Florence.  I saw today where some coastal areas are already under evacuation.  I know that You are in complete control of this (and every) storm.  I pray that You would help people heed warnings and evacuate and that You would protect them.  I thank You for a good, productive day at work.  I thank You my wife and kids had good days at school as well.  I continue to pray that the pathologist is actively working on my biopsy samples, and that You are guiding them to the correct diagnosis.  I eagerly await the coming phone call from the doctor, but I know allowing it to happen in Your time is the best way.  I pray for a good night’s sleep for everyone.  Amen.