Ezekiel 36: 11, 36

(The below is written by Stacy in the link above)
“I will do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am the LORD…..I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places, and planted what was desolate. I, the Lord, have spoken it and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:11, 36
“While at church Sunday morning, a lady came up to me to see how I was doing. We began talking and she asked me a pointed question. A question that was unexpected. A fully loaded question, at that. One that gave me a moments pause as a smile crept across my face. 
“Stacy,” she asked, “I am always intrigued when someone goes through a trial such as yours.  Tell me, what did God teach you?” 
I laughed inside thinking this lady probably didn’t want to pull up a chair and hear the long version. So I thought for a moment on my big take home message of this faith journey. There was so much He taught me and continues to. What was God hammering into this vessel of His?  How was I being shaped and transformed? What was being rooted out only to be replaced with more of Him? What beauty was He bringing from the pieces? 
I gently responded from where my faith had been exercised…..”Live in the today. Trust God today. Gaze into His eyes today. Respond to Him today. Worrying about tomorrow wastes what God has to offer us today. Savor today, as you savor Him. He will take care of each of your tomorrows.  Believe Him today and walk from that believing.”
A simple message. But a truth He needed to plant more deeply in the soil of my heart, thus this season of testing…..this breast cancer journey. It had purpose and continues to.”
This music was an encouragement to me this morning:
Song: “If You Want Me To” with lyrics
Song: “In You Alone” By Kim Hill

Lord, every good gift comes from You.

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/

235. I praise Him, that by His strength “I WILL live in the today. I will Trust God today. I will gaze into His eyes today. I will respond to Him today. Me worrying about tomorrow wastes what God has to offer me today. I will savor today, and as I savor Him. He will take care of each of my tomorrows.  I will believe Him today and walk from that believing.” (Stacy)
236. I serve the One who can rebuild the ruined places, and plant what was desolate.  Ezekiel 36:11,36
237. Chemo #5 is tomorrow, then just one left after that for the rest of my life, God willing.  By faith I say, “Thank You Lord for how you are using chemo in my life.  I praise You and thank You for the cancer and the treatment of cancer.  I praise You that You are 100% trustworthy, that You are good and loving and kind and never make a single mistake.  Are you using these treatments to heal me completely of the cancer, Father?  I do not know.  I hope so.  I pray so.  Please, heal me Lord.  Please?  I ask in the Name of Jesus for Your healing. I know You can do it, God!   I am confident that YOU will answer my prayer in the very best way.  Your will be done, Lord.
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3 Responses to Ezekiel 36: 11, 36

  1. Deb McCrary says:

    God is doing a mighty work in you Paula, making you more and more like his Son each day. The sweetness of your spirit, the way you are learning to praise Him inspite of the pain, the inspiration you are to each of us to trust him more…these are all fragrant offerings to our God.

  2. Verona says:

    Thank you for the pilot’s testimony. We are praying for you tomorrow . Glad the necklace was meaningful, your devotional one day gave me the idea, you know. I love that God can rebuild the waste places. TX seems to have become one on them, but we are thanking him for some beautiful days right now, even if there is no rain.
    Blessings, Verona

  3. Terry says:

    Praying for YOU today!!! YOU are not forgotten one bit! Love YOU, Terry

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