Thursday, October 9, 2008
There are so many things I am thankful for this week. Let’s face it, with the condition of the World Economy let alone the US Economy, this is making many people nervous and on edge. As Christians, if we believe the Word of God to be true, then we should not be surprised as to what is going on in the world. We know from God’s Word that the times before Christ’s return are going to be turbulent to say the least. What’s important now is for those of us who are Christians should be a comfort, examples, and witnesses to those with no hope. We know the final outcome – they do not; so of course there will be panic. Those of us who know Christ must live believing and knowing that God is in control – in the good times and the bad times.
Dear Lord, I desire to live my life believing and knowing that You are in control of what is going on in this world. May my life be a witness for You so that those who have no hope will come to know You as their personal Lord and Savior. May those of us who know You, be prepared for your glorious return. In Jesus Precious Name, Amen.
I Am Thankful For:
For the past several months I have been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis (along with many other chronic illnesses). It has been so painful that I could barely walk. Last Friday I went to the doctor’s office. I was not prepared for what he was about to do, although, it is probably best I didn’t know beforehand. He stuck a needle in and out of my foot about five times (felt like 50) injecting me with cortisone. Yes, it was painful… I have to admit I sounded like a woman giving birth. I was using the deep breathing techniques! My daughter was laughing, she’s such a comfort! Actually she was laughing to keep from passing out! Lol… The next day I couldn’t walk at all. The pain was excruciating! But since then I have been able to walk a little and today Jim will take me to a specialty shoe store to hopefully purchase a special shoe designed for such a problem! This shoe along with special therapy I can do at home is suppose to help the problem with my foot so I can start walking and get fit! So, I am thankful for the doctor, the painful shot, and hopefully the new shoes that will allow me to walk again.
A few Scripture reference regarding end time: Matthew 24:6-8; Mark 13:7-8; Luke 21:10-11; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:10; I Thessalonians 4:15-18; I Corinthians 15: 51-52; Matthew 24:42, 44; Matthew 25:13