Friday, April 25, 2008

A Heart Transplant...

Well... what a huge difference 24 hours can make. BUT... actually the change took less than 24 hours... it was in a matter of minutes. Yesterday... I allowed the enemy to use my situation to take me down a road that I didn't want to be on. After pouring out my heart to the Lord, and then to your poor ears... then to my husband when he came home... I allowed God to take control of my heart and mind. And therein lies the transplant or transformation. Did my situation change?? No, the phone service is still turned off... but hey... that keeps the people from calling. Is there more money in my bank account?? No, but the balance of my heart is different. Did we win the lottery?? No, we don't even buy tickets. So... what made the difference?? God. He longs to change us... not necessarily our situation... but US. We just have to be yielded.

This dramatic change reminded me of the story of Peter's mother-in-law in Mark 1:30-31. She was sick in the bed with a fever (I was heart-sick). Someone told Jesus about her situation ( I told him about my heart... and many others lifted me up in prayer to Him), So he came to her, took her hand and helped her up. Now... that is exactly what happened to me. He came to me and took my heart in His hands and made it better. I tell you the truth. I know the few minutes span that He healed my heart of its ailment. My husband's arms were around me too. He didn't change the facts of my situation.... just made a change in my heart. Thank you to all of you that prayed for me. I felt the your intercession.

Now... in the Bible, in the story of Peter's mother-in-law... when her fever left her, she got up and began to serve them. So.... Here I am.

I want to tell you how much God cares about our heartaches.... how much God cares about our pain.... how much God cares about what happens to His children. He changed me... not my situation. Oh... how much I love Him. He cares more about me than my situation. And in turn... this makes me care more about Him than I do about my situation. Do I still care about my situation?? Oh yea!! BUT... today it is not clouding my heart like it did yesterday. Now... does God care about my situation?? Oh yea, but not as much as He cares about me. You see... I remember that my situation is for my deliverance. In allowing this situation... God is changing me. God's desire for me is to be like His Son.... not happy and trial-free. So "I will be content with such things as I have, for HE himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you". (Hebrews 13:5) So I have a lot of serving to do today... I must get started.

Have a God Day.... He loves you and me like no one else can

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jcdisciple said...

You will be in my prayers. We, too, started our own business about 4 years ago. I recently quit working to take care of Jacob and the business is doing well, but there are always months when we get a little nervous and I am there trying to wake Jesus up and ask Him why he is letting us perish. He ALWAYS has to say, "Ye of little faith" it seems. Anyway, glad for the transplant...I'll be praying for a speedy recovery from the operation.

HIS Daughter said...

I thought of you last night - your post and prayed for you again!

GOD will be with you and keep holding you. I don't know what HIS purpose is, but I can tell you that when you belong to HIM, it will be done.

Love and Prayers,

My cup runneth over... said...

I missed your blog yesterday and thus the opportunity to encourage and pray for you. Glad to hear your heart is more at peace today. My husband and I had our own business for 7 years...many times, just baaaaarely squeaking by financially. I too had moments like your yesterday when sometimes it just would get the better of me. So glad you poured out your heart to the Lord, and then to us. I appreciate your being real and vulnerable and I'm privileged to pray for you and your family.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I was so irritated by the time I got to church this morning...

I was in desperate need of a heart transplant! Funny how the littlest things can move me from a place of worship to a place of discontent. Funny how the big things (things that you are dealing with) can also do the same, and though we don't struggle in exactly the same way...

our hearts still need the blood of Calvary to make us pure and clean and right in our thinking!

Hope your Sabbath has been restful. Be blessed.


Amanda said...

Great post. Praying for the situation... grateful He has you in His rest!