04 Dec Two Years Since – Time to Reflect
Good morning friends,
I am lying in bed, and my lovely hubby of 31 years has just brought me in a piccolo latte, which is my daily indulgence. In a couple of days time, it will be two years since the day I went into the city to have my breast scan, only to find out that I indeed DID have breast cancer and my life was about to shift dramatically. There are so many thoughts that rush through my brain, and to be honest, if I wake up in pain due to meds I am now on, I have had to learn to take these thoughts captive and REPLACE them with the words of Jesus.
Constant words of LIFE are like my physical food, and the Bible says that HIS words are health to my bones. It’s a more intense discipline of my thought life which is new for me. And, even though I am a disciplined person, this is a deeper level of dependence, of feasting on HIS food for me, and a new level of CASTING all of my care onto God.
But through it all, it’s amazing to me how much JOY is available to us, even in the hardest of times. When we yield ourselves to the person and power of the Holy Spirit, there is unspeakable joy and glory. And as we are in the midst of my favourite time of the year, I’m treasuring every second. This heavenly JOY shines through us in strength AND freedom and is such a magnet for anyone in your world. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit; it is not circumstance dependant. It seems almost too good to be true.
So, if I seem a little reflective today, it’s because I am. I am a very thankful woman, one who treasures her family and friends, her church family both locally and globally, and one who is desperate to walk out ALL of the purposes God has for my life. I remain ever grateful. Grateful for fast acting surgeons, for kind hearted medical professionals who have walked with me every step of the journey, to my family and friends who keep cheering me on, and always to my heavenly Father whose love holds me, sustains me, heals me and inspires me to be more like Him.
Wherever you are at today, I encourage you to stop and breathe in the JOY available to you. It’s a joy that is far deeper than mere happiness.
Happy December peeps.. love you all xx