You will make known to me the path of life; In Your Presence is Fullness of Joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11
Is it me or does it seem like life is going by so quickly that I can barely keep up with it? I have to say one of my favorite times of day is when I can sit down and get into the Word of God. I don’t think it matters how much you read but that you read. Today I came across this Scripture and it really blessed my heart.
Being a Grandmother I am always busy. I am still working and I love to spend time with my family. Between my husband, work, children and grandchildren there is barely a moment to spare. Sometimes I feel as if I am on a treadmill that is going faster and faster and I cannot keep up. There is cooking, cleaning, spending time with my hubby, playing with my beautiful grandchildren and then finding the time to be alone with Jesus. It is when I spend time with Him that I breathe a sigh of relief. With Him, I can breathe. I can be myself and I can feel the fullness of His joy within me.
I don’t if you all know but I had lung cancer and the Lord never left my side. I watched as everyone worried about me and prayed for me to have a full and complete healing. However, the Lord never promises us that this will happen. What He does promise us is that He will never leave us. When I was walking through the fire of chemotherapy, He was there. He filled me with His joy and it was unlike anything I have ever felt. It was so intense that I wept. He was just giving me a small taste of what it is going to be like when we go home. The really great thing was I wasn’t afraid to die anymore. I can remember when I was younger, I used to be very afraid of death, but Jesus taught me differently when I was blessed with lung cancer. The Lord has been consistent in my life and I can look back now at 63 years old and see His hand in my life for many years.
The Lord has been consistent in my life and I can look back now at 63 years old and see His hand in my life for many years. My life has not been peaches and cream or sunshine and lollipops. I live a real life. I am a Christian but that did not make me immune to the pain in this world. Like any other married couple, we have our ups and downs but we never went to bed angry. We raised a daughter and a son together and they gave us challenges that I never thought I would go through. I will write about that on a different day. But my time with Jesus has helped me to grow into a woman of God. I still have a long way to go but in His hands, there are pleasures forever. God bless you all! Maranatha!!!