(Journal #1: January 23, 2005) Post #9
Waited all day Wednesday to hear the results of the PET scan. There was a 2nd mass found behind my left kidney. Praise you Lord for revealing another “sneak attack” of the enemy. No other suspicious places were found! Praise! I am so grateful for Dr. Duncan’s wise counsel.
Thursday, January 20th was my 49th birthday. I spent the whole day waiting by the phone for Dr. Duncan to call me with a recommendation for an oncologist. He’d been in meetings but called as promised and gave me the name of a great doctor at Baylor. He’s going to call him on my behalf. Thank You for sending this precious man into my life to help me.
My Christmas present from John was a gift certificate to a local spa….the works. I had put the certificate in the drawer of a kitchen desk. Forgot about it actually with all that’s been going on. So, the day after my birthday I decided to use it; I certainly needed the relaxation. As I was lying on the massage table, I was silently praying to You and thanking You for this opportunity to be pampered and to help ease the tension. And I heard in my spirit, “Your husband bought this gift certificate and paid for it in full. All you had to do was take it and receive it. But you put it in a drawer. This is just like with the Cross. I bore your sin and your sickness so you don’t have to. But so many of you don’t take it and receive it. It’s there waiting for you, bought and paid for. But you have to receive it.”
Isn’t that the truth? Jesus, You did ALL on the Cross and yet we hold back and refuse to receive. We blame You for what is missing in our lives and yet You have already done it. We just haven’t done our part. We have to take the “Cross Gift Certificate” out of the drawer and receive what You have already paid for!
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”