Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PET Scan Result and A "Word".

Just received the call from my doctors office....PET Scan is CLEAR..."No evidence of recurrent or metastatic disease." Yeah!!! God is so good to me!!!!
Also, in a previous post I wrote of my sister's idea of praying and choosing a word to hold onto for the year, instead of making the typical new years resolutions. The word the Lord has laid on my heart, that I am going to try to hold fast to in my life this coming year is "Trust". Sometimes, as in the last twenty fours hours, instead of having "trust" that the Lord's will will be done and above all, His will will be the best for me, I have found myself letting my mind wonder and dwelling on my own imaginings. I have found myself, in hindsight, wasting so much time thinking of all the possible outcomes to my tests and even thinking of my possible reactions, emotions and dealings to those, at that point, fictional outcomes!!! When I know I should turn it over to the Lord and have the trust needed to know He is in control. I say and I do trust God. But when I stop and think of how many times instead of immediately trusting in Him, I worry, wonder, and ponder my own versions of things, I realize my trust may not always be up to par and on the level it should be. So trust is my word for this year. A friend, Helen Edwards, has written on her blog, www.completely7.blogspot.com, that she has chosen to choose a word also. Her word is "willing". I received a blessing reading her post and then thinking on that little word "willing". As in Trust, "Willing" is also a small word with big implications and meaning. We say we trust and we say we are willing, but I am not so sure, after giving it much thought, that I am immediately as trusting or as willing as I like to think I am.
Anyway I guess my "words" are a lot of rambling today!!!LOL!!! Time to get busy. Once again THANK-You for the prayers on my behalf. Once again God's grace and mercy has been incredible in my life!!!!


Peggy said...

Rejoicing with you on the good report!!!

Karen Crabtree said...

Just wonderful to hear your Pet Scan was clear!!
We can't help to worry even though we know we shouldn't.
Take care!!

Roger said...

Dear Debbie, I am Wendell's cousin (Charlene Ruppe Haugen) husband. I have faithfully read your blog & have continuously prayed for your recovery. You have been a source of helpful influence to me & great encouragement. I am sure Wendell has told you about me & the fall I had 6 1/2 years ago. I continue to struggle with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). I was very moved by your recent blog about a "word" to focus on for the next year instead of a new years resolution. The word I have chosen is "participate". The desire to participate in His kingdom here on earth since He has granted me continued life on 8-16-04, the date of my fall. My new quest started back in the second year after the fall. I felt His urging by His Spirit to give back something to those who also have TBI, or stroke, heart attack (with lack of oxygen to the brain) or brain surgery. Those with any of these conditions suffer from many of the same symptoms. I am currently in school studying to earn a Bachelor of Psychology so that I can counsel with others who suffer also. In a study of Matt. 5 & 6 (the Sermon on the Mount), I came across these familiar words in Matt. 6:13. Jesus states at the end of the "Lord's Prayer" that we are to pray with an awareness of the temptations around us. That the Father would lead away from those things. The question then is WHY??? Especially for those left in this world! What follows is extremely important to us!! And many ignore these words, He says "For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen." Here is the key, if we allow our selves to be overtaken by temptation & sin, then we will not be able to PARTICIPATE in HIS kingdom, or experience HIS power in our lives, or see HIS glory now in this world or the worlds to come HE has prepared for us in heaven. So my prayer is to walk with Him & keep the temptations of life before me where I can see them & move towards God & away from sin. This will then allow me to "participate", so that I may be a part of HIS kingdom work now, in this world, where I live and with those He puts in my path to encourage, strengthen, help, or those who do not know Jesus the Christ as we have experienced Him in our lives through His marvelous healing. We are BLESSED far above many because through our difficulties we have had a first hand encounter with Jesus and His power displayed though our lives as a testimony to the world about a Father who loves us, so much he not only gave us life but also our soul's life and that without ending because of what Jesus did for us on the cross!! Thank You for sharing your journey with us. It is amazing what HE does & how He continues to use us!! Your Brother in Christ, Roger

Scott and Kristan said...

Hey Ms. Debbie, so wonderful to hear the good report. I had asked Stephanie about you a couple weeks ago. Hope all are well. Love you all and miss you~Kristan