Friday, January 23, 2009

Morning before surgery.

we had a rough night. I don't know if it is the fact that lily has surgery again this morning and will be back at the hospital for a few days. (Praying no longer than that!) I think that she isn't feeling well. Her head is larger and her fontenal isn't as soft as it was. ken and I have noticed her holding her face/head a lot over night. I wonder if her head hurts. :( Sweet baby! Anyway, I am grateful that today is the day of her surgery. I pray that God gives Dr. Dilustro and staff all that is needed to do his work. I pray for a quick recovery for her and that this will be the last procedure needed to create her normal flow of CSF.

I have emailed my friend Sara with my login and password information so that if I am unable to get here to post, she can supply some updates.

Thank you for all of your prayers, they mean SO much to Lily and our family!
God Bless...

Also, I wanted to share another devotional this morning.........

Destiny or destination?

"We declare God's wisdom, a mystery that…God destined for our glory before time began." – 1 Corinthians 2:7

Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was sixty-five years old when he lost everything he owned. He had a tiny chicken shack on the side of the road. Then a major highway came through the area and completely bypassed his little restaurant. All he had left was a recipe for fried chicken.

He didn't plan to found a billion-dollar restaurant chain, but when Colonel Sanders was stripped of what little he had accumulated over the years, he considered his options, decided he had something of value, and used that to take his next step.

You don't decide your destiny. Things happen. Outcomes occur. All you decide is your next step. Then God uses that to craft the destiny he has in mind for you. When you live in the Spirit, God directs your steps in ways you cannot imagine!

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"You don't decide your destiny. Things happen. Outcomes occur. All you decide is your next step." Is that where you feel you are today? What are your options? What is something of value you still have? Given that much, what do you think your next step might be?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A devotional back at you and your family!

Look toward heaven, look beyond the clouds, and you will see that the sufferings that you are undergoing here are nothing compared to the glory that God has prepared for you (and your family) yonder.

"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
Romans 8:18

May your family continue to be truely blessed.

Cheryle Crabtree
Dollar Tree