In the end of December/Beginning of January, a blogger wrote a post about One Word that was on your heart, for the new year, not a resolution just a word. Every year end I pray for God to give me something that will help me into and thru the new year. Sometimes its been verses i needed to commit to memory, that at some point in the year, i ended up leaning on with all being. Yeah, HE does that when we ask.
But this year He gave me a word. SURRENDER. Ahhhhh the longer i thought on it, the more mixed my thoughts became. I know that my heart is surrendered to HIM as my King, my Creator, and LORD. But it seemed to mean something else…so casually i put it aside.
As every other year, the year moves on, and soon I am faced with exactly why I need that one thing God has given me.
I learned a long time ago that people fail me, and all my decisions/choices are mine. But God never fails me.
I have been going thru lots of ups and downs, with changes in my life that just had to change. Health issues with family. With each and every heart ache, disappointment, or discouragement, HE stood before me reminding me to SURRENDER these things to HIM. Its not about how well i can take care of me or the ones i love. We all belong to HIM, and HE is doing things we just don’t always understand.
SURRENDER…getting my hands off it, laying down at HIS feet, and leaving it there with HIM..SURRENDER…A lesson I am sure i will continue to learn. Things are going well in our lives, and some rough spots are still in front of us, but breathing easy is due to SURRENDER…
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She is my sunshine!
Even her cry lights up my heart.
Her name is Lia Kate.
Smiley, and active in a bouncy chair.
Squeals with delight when her mommy enters the room.
She needs your prayers.
Lia was born a little early, and was quickly diagnosed with a heart murmur. No big deal, lots of kids and adults have them and they live normally.
After being checked by a specialist, her little heart has a valve that is not completely developed, and after the second check, found an artery that is open in the heart, and causing more stress to her little heart.
Surgeons are watching her closely, and hoping for her to gain more weight by the 11t of May. Surgery like this is tricky when they are so small. The catheter surgery is 99% that all will be corrected, and she will be fine. But she doesn’t weigh enough. If her condition grows worse, then they will have to enter through her chest cavity. Much more dangerous, Much more lingering of sedatives in her little body, and they just don’t know if they can correct it through that method.
Needless to say, her mommy is on an emotional rollercoaster, and her Mimi as well!
God can do this! nothing is too hard for HIM! He hears the prayers of HIS children. I am asking for you to lift her and our family up as you think of us, or as God leads you.
Thanks in advance for joining the army of prayer warriors who are already in place, giving us support, and praying for my Sunshine.