November 17, 2020 (Post #54)
(From Journal #7: September 18, 2006)
A few weeks ago I met with another surgeon about doing the hernia repair. He does it by laparoscopy which is much better. I was supposed to have it done a few days ago. But early in the morning on the day for pre-op lab work, I woke and felt Your Spirit telling me I was outside Your timing? So I called and canceled trusting You would give me peace on when to reschedule. I found out why when I had a follow-up appointment with my oncologist. He said everything was looking good, praise! He suggested I have another CT scan before the hernia repair. Thank You for having me wait. While I wait, I know You are more than able to supernaturally heal this…
We’ve been painting a lot and finished three things. It felt so good to complete the unfinished. It was symbolic to me that You leave nothing undone. It was a “breakthrough” in more than one realm. I’m tired of “staying stuck” in any area of my life. I am ready to move into a new level and want all that You have for me. I am sick of the wilderness.
Then on Sunday, Pastor Rob’s sermon was so good and confirming. I felt Your Holy Spirit so tangibly and had goosebumps all through the service. He taught how You are not constrained by our natural time. Case-in-point: I received the message from You that no matter how many years I’ve wasted or how many mistakes I’ve made, there is always plenty of time for You to accomplish Your will in my life. You have a way of making up that time. Lord, I received that even though I didn’t go to art school and I’m getting a late start, You can catapult me as an artist. If You desire for me to speak and give my testimony even though I have no platform, You can make it happen. If You want all these lessons and thoughts written into a book or column, whatever, You’ll show me and make it happen. I just sat there and felt Your love and received that it’s never too late with You.
I also felt You telling me to take the same faith I have about healing and use it in every area of my life. It’s the same faith. The enemy knows he can’t get me to waver where healing is concerned, so he’s attacking me in other areas, which creates stress that has a detrimental effect on my health. We’re on to him!
Today I was drawn to Joel 2:25: “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…” I appropriate that promise over my life, Lord.
Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.