January 11, 2020
TODAY’S ORIGINAL BLOG
In the original version of this blog I would have told you my chest pain is so bad I wanted to scream. I would have told you I want to fall asleep and wake up and see this cancer was just a bad dream. .
MY PREVIOUS BLOG
Before I started to write this blog, I read the comments from my previous blog. That blog had scripture in it. That blog encouraged and inspired people. That blog was a good one. Today, I am going to look at the Serenity Prayer.
THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE
I cannot change, my past failures, my daughters’ rejections of me, my inability to see my grandchildren, and my cancer diagnosis.
THE THINGS I CAN CHANGE
I can change my thoughts, attitudes and responses to the challenges in my life. I can look for the positive things in every situation. I can change how I spend my time. I spend my mornings in the Word of God and in prayer instead of spending the entire morning on FaceBook. I can also reduce my spending and help my husband pay these medical bills.
THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
The Bible says if we lack wisdom, we should ask God for wisdom. God generously gives wisdom to His children, when we ask for it.
LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME, ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME
I need to sit and taste that cup of coffee, relax and listen to the sounds around me, light a candle, add cinnamon to a pan of water and let it simmer, or go outside, feel the cool air on my face and see the beauty all around me.
ACCEPTING HARDSHIP AS AS A PATHWAY TO PEACE
It is not the hardship that leads to peace. It is the acceptance. I need to realize that we all face hardships in our lives and when there is nothing we can do about it, we need to accept it. Acceptance does not mean I like the circumstances; it means I stop obsessing over things I cannot change.
TAKING AS JESUS DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD AS IT IS AND NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT.
I need to love people, forgive people, and accept people just the way we are. If I truly look at myself through the mirror of God’s Word I see my own sinfulness. How can I refuse to forgive and accept others when God has accepted and forgiven me?
TRUSTING THAT YOU WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
If I surrender to your will. When I surrender to the will of God, He can make great things happen even during the worst of times. I have had so much love poured out over me since my cancer diagnosis. My diagnosis strengthens my faith, teaches me to rely on God and helps me to be grateful for each day of life.
SO I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
I am actually much happier since my diagnosis. God is teaching me to trust Him, to enjoy the moments of my day, and to look for positive things in life.
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH YOU
Forever in the next. I am born again. I confessed my sin to Jesus, asked Him to forgive me, trusted in his virgin birth, death, burial, resurrection and His seat on the throne of God. I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. He has given me eternal life and a home in heaven. He has forgiven all of my sin: past, present and future. He has made me a child of God.
“ FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON SO THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN Him (Jesus) SHALL NOT PERSH BUT HAVE EYERNAL LIFE.” John 3:16