Saturday, September 3, 2016
She Needed a Hero, So She Became One!
Lately, I’ve noticed that I've been getting "surprise" bruises on my hands, legs and arms. Most of the time I don't even remember bumping into anything. I understand that it's incredibly common in the 60s+ to have thinner skin that's more susceptible to bruising. I'm taking matters into my own handsand amping up the Vitamin C which I understand is a good remedy and my nutritionist gave me a supplement that should help curb the bruising.
Since I fell a couple of times last year, which required many chiropractic appointments, I’m paying closer attention to my walking and running. During this time of year I go up into my attic to get my seasonal decor and bring it down. I’m being very wise with my maneuvers in getting there. In fact, I'm becoming even more wise in lifting those boxes that are up in the attic, because my back sure feels it after.
Not often, but when I could use help with lifting those heavy boxes or someone to give me advice on important decisions, someone to lean on, someone to repair something around the house, I start thinking I need a HERO to see after me! Honestly, there really are times I think about how awesome it would be to have a HERO again, like I once did, who I could go to for support and encouragement and who would give me that extra hug, soothe my troubled soul, boost me up with compliments and encouragement.
Of course I know I have my Father God Who is more than enough. He is so faithful to me. "Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation." Psalm 68:5. He lifts me up with His indescribable love. I may be alone but I’m not lonely. He is for me and encourages me with His Word on a daily basis.
BUT, still there are times when, it's up to ME to set ME free. It's up to me to apply the bandaids to my body and my spirit. It's up to me to change the channel of "woe is me" or "pitiful me" to POWERFUL ME! It's up to me to do what King David did in 1 Samuel 30:6 "When King David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him...David ENCOURAGED HIMSELF in the LORD his God."
There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother or mother or sister or FRIEND and it’s ME. I never leave me. I never forsake me. I don’t EVER let ME beat ME up and I don't let me pity me. I put on my armor and hold my sword high. I have come to realize I am my own HERO.
Yes…..there are times when we need a HERO......and that's when it's up to us to JUST BECOME ONE!
Excuse me, I need to get my 6' ladder and climb it to change the air filter in my 10' ceiling!!!
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.