Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, The Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wondered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen
Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

In Sickness and in Health

I was so tired last night that I forgot to include an explanation for yesterday's title, "Did You Sign up for This?"

Tim was asking many questions yesterday after his surgery.  And one of them was the question above, which he asked of me.  Without hesitation I answered, "YES!  I signed up for ALL of this!"  And, I mean it!  I'm in it for the looooong haul!  All the way to, "till death do us part!"  I take those vows very seriously!  And I know that Tim does, too, and always has.  We took those vows before God and man!  Our faithfulness in marriage is a testimony, just like our faithfulness to the Lord is a testimony!

One of my favorite oldies songs when Tim and I were teenagers was by The Turtles, So Happy Together.  Some of the lyrics I love are:

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you (Tim) for all my life!
When you're with me, baby, the skies will be blue for all my life!
Me and you, and you and me, no matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be.
The only one for me is you, and you for me.  So happy together!

I still feel this way!  However, God is the One Who controlled the tossing of the dice!  I know that for sure!  I broke up with Tim for a little while, not for anything he did, only because I was going through a stupid teen phase, I guess!  But, the Lord got us back together, thankfully!  Tim showed his patience with me even back then!

I'm so glad for this verse, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."  Jeremiah 29:11  That "expected end" is God's predestined plan for me!  Thank You, Lord!

And, speaking of thanking the Lord........................

Look at what this man was doing today!  He walked, with assistance, to the bathroom, not once but several times!
The Lord has answered so many prayers for Tim.  And I feel certain that He is going to keep answering our prayers for Tim's health.  My stomach was a mess the day before Tim went into surgery.  However, I felt at peace the day of his surgery.  I give God the credit for that peace!  Does that mean that God revealed to me that Tim is going to completely recover from all of the problems that the tumor was causing him?  No.  I didn't and still don't have any idea about that.  I have to wait and, patiently and by faith, see just like you do.  But, I have no worry about it.  I am at peace with whatever might become of Tim's health condition.  But, I don't believe that the Lord is finished with him!

But whatever happens, I absolutely AM in this marriage for the long haul!

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