Facing our Mortality Fuels Passion to Live Fully for Christ

There’s nothing like sudden health concerns to put your life in perspective, which began for me last fall. And no doubt, we will all deal with health issues at some point- this post is not about me, but how God is always working in them…

Today I am praising Him for a really unexpected outcome after a procedure I finally had after 3 attempts. The results today contradicted a genetic blood test I had months ago- and I do NOT have the chronic disease that I was diagnosed with, or cancer for that matter, AND the symptoms have gone away.

If you know me, you know I dread hospitals, needles, etc- and when I woke up from my procedure, God put Psalm 16:11 in my mind, one I haven’t read recently, and it along with Psalm 16 was exactly what I needed to hear today, it refuted lies and affirmed my prayer,

Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”

God’s Spirit in us will bring to mind His Word like He promises to, and these old words are living and active, God’s promises to you and me.

As Mother’s Day approaches, I do not take lightly the gift of life and health, and it certainly has given me a renewed passion to live everyday fully for Christ. I no longer take a clean bill of health for granted.

I hope we all can pause and thank God for the many blessings He’s placed in our lives- even as they may stand in contrast to unanswered prayers and brokenness in this already here/not yet Kingdom of God that we live to glorify Him in.

Whether I am sick or feeling healthy like today, no matter the circumstance-

“I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8