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Be Careful What You Listen To! | A Tuesday @ Ten Post


Tuesday @ Ten

Tuesday @ Ten

Good evening my friends and Welcome to the second Tuesday at Ten!

I am joining Karen over on her blog, Finding the Grace Within, for her new Tuesday night blog link up where you have all day {10am – midnight} to use the prompt word to your liking! It’s not about writing perfectly, or even writing … it’s about connecting with one another creatively!

Whether it be just writing a story behind the prompt word, or being as creative as you wish using photos, poems, art, or graphics – whichever creative way you choose.

So go and write and link up your blog at the bottom her page {the link is above} so that others can link up with you. Be sure to visit your “link up” neighbor and spread the joy of connection!

Karen will choose writers and their writings to be posted on the blog and the Tuesday at Ten Facebook page each week, so join us in this gathering and give us your best take on …

 

Listen … Go!

Today was a bit rough, and this post will probably be short … a little like FMF posts. =)

24 Years

Then while we live, in love let’s so persever

The Hubs had his check up appointment with the oncologist today. Things are good … the lungs are great, far from where we are a year ago when diagnosed! And the spot(s) that moved to the liver are diminishing in size; all the glory and honor to God! These are fabulous reports.

The CAT scan from last week showed what the techs felt was a “new” lymph node (meaning they felt it had enlarged) that they felt was of concern. The doc did not feel that its was “new” nor that it was of concern.

All that said he is scheduled for two more rounds of chemo – that’s 6 weeks time spent on chemo and not feeling great and waiting.

So I asked, is this going to help the spot(s) on the liver be gone. And as I listened to the answer I was not happy with what I heard, but I listened. Apparently because the cancer cells traveled to the liver [though it’s still lung cancer, go figure.] , they can NEVER tell us that the cancer is gone!

WHAT! REALLY! Am I really hearing the word never???

I cannot express what listening to that word did to me at that moment.

But God …

His word says we’re healed. That we were healed by Jesus’ stripes 2000 + years ago. And I HAVE to listen to the word and not what I hear from the world!

Proverbs 30:5-6

5“Every word of God is flawless;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Do not add to his words,
    or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

God’s Word says we are healed … that no illness can take hold of us! Any other report is unacceptable! Never say never, because God is in control! His Word is flawless and our shield.

I must admit that as I write this … and it’s turning out not to be so short! =) I am once again numb of body and mind. The Hubs has said from day one … just short of a year ago … that he is not living this way for the rest of his life, and today I didn’t fight him when he repeated what was in his heart. I was silent and numb. I cannot beg him to keep going on being poisoned and ill and irritable … I cannot demand that he continue to live what the doctors feel is a quality life while he feels that his life is being governed by an illness that we refuse to give in to every day. And I cannot think about the alternative …

I must listen to what Father God says.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 – 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.

God has spent the last year showing His glory through my husband and this trial we are in. His left lung, completely closed a year ago is open and functioning normally. He does not get nauseous and ill between therapies. He lives his life as best he can with very little side effects! And the docs react to his life with surprise and a touch of awe. OH how I wish they knew our God … if they did they would never say the word never in relation to healing!

So to wrap this up I remain ambivalent tonight. It’s been a long day, a long year actually! But I have to remember this … The Hubs was, I thought, talking to himself all the way home, while I prayed quietly and thankfully for God’s Word. When we got home I asked what he was talking to himself about, hoping he was praying too. And to my surprise he said he was singing =) … I asked him what he was singing and he told me “Time is on my side.”  Isnt’ that great!

I think singing is a form of prayer, most times, and I know this was and I know God listened and heard both of us! He is always faithful to keep His promises and His Word!

Psalm 18:6 – In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.

Andrea

Andrea

Now it’s your turn … We’re all ready to listen to you!