Monday, November 7, 2011

Appreciating our need to go through trials....

Kitchen counter top cluttered with meds and supplements!
My thoughts for the day-
by sherry

 "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him" (James 1:12)

I don't know about you, but it is hard for me to appreciate our need to go through trials. In fact, trials in life are just plain  hard to tolerate!
This is especially true when we are in the middle of them.

But we have some key spiritual reasons to persevere under trials. One of the very best reasons to
hang in there when things are tough spiritually is God's promise to give us the crown of life that can't be taken away from us.

PRAYER:  Gracious God, thank you for promising the victor's crown of life to me. Empower me to persevere through the power of your Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

 Medical update-

We haven't really started our day yet, T still in bed- he woke up in some pain- so I gave him an extended release (only 15 mg) morphine and his prednisone which will help him get up and about.  Must've been all the dancing last night (Dance Central with the kids!)- it was worth it though. We had a lot of fun- we've almost mastered the hip hop version of "Brick House",  just  just need to work a little on the attitude! O' yeeah.

On a great note- Terence has made it 48 hours with NO nausea medication (Zofran) and NO nausea. That is really good!

This is our prayer (please join us in it):
"Terence's hope is in the Lord-
  and his strength will be renewed,
  He will soar on wings like eagles
(through chemotherapy),

He will run and not grow weary,
and he will walk and not be faint"
(Isa 40:31) 

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