Today, September 28 marks 4 months into this year long journey of mine. I purposed to write a devotion daily about divine healing, mainly because I am in need. Sometimes my faith needs bolstering and I thought this may be a way to keep me steady.
One third of the way to my goal! I had no expectations going in as to what this would do for me or anyone else for that matter. But I have learned some things that have proven very valuable in other areas of my life.
1. God’s word is not going to jump up off my shelf and force me to read it.
2. Waiting stinks.
3. Writing a daily devotional is hard work.
4. I have wanted to bag the whole thing more times than I can count.
5. My faith is stronger but my healing hasn’t come.
On the plus side:
1. I have grown closer to God as a result of this blog.
2. My blood pressure is down to a healthy range without medication for the first time in years.
3. I sleep more nights than I don’t, which is the reverse of what was going on in May when I started this.
4. Words of encouragement fall more easily from my lips.
5. Most days, my pain level is radically reduced from what it was (I still have bad days).
6. I have learned not to offer pat answers to someone who is going through a trial.
7. I laugh more, cry less, and feel more at peace than I have in years.
8. I have learned there is no better medicine than the word of God.
9. Prayers roll off my tongue more easily.
10. Praise rises freely in my heart more often.
There’s probably more that escapes my mind right now. It’s been worth it. If this blog has blessed you in any way, I sure would like to hear from you.
Thank You Lord, for the journey this blog has been. Thank You for the encouraging words I have received from others and the people You have allowed me to meet because of this blog. It’s only You, isn’t it? The measure of healing that has come into my life has only come because of You and Your word and Your faithfulness to Your word. I can’t wait to see what the next eight months bring; following You is a journey I would not want to miss. Thanks from the bottom of my heart, Amen.