Saturday, March 6, 2010

More Surgery

This morning I bent down to pick up this piece of paper lying on the floor in front of the refrigerator. I wondered how it ended up there as it used to be attached to a paper Gene received from his surgeon's office back in October.

This is what it reads:

Please find enclosed a disclosure letter regarding the instrumentation your surgeon may select to use in your back. Please sign the letter and return it in the enclosed envelope. If you have any questions regarding the letter, you may present these to your surgeon at the time of your pre-surgical conference or call the office and request to speak with your surgeon.

So as I was getting ready to have some eggs and bacon, my mind started thinking about this little piece of paper I was about to throw in the garbage and so I re-read it instead of tossing it.

When God makes changes with us in our lives sometimes we don't like the way He goes about doing it. Who He uses or what He uses may not be the way WE would have done things.
But with God, He doesn't do things the way the Nebraska Spine surgeons do.
He doesn't ask our permission to do what He thinks is best in our lives.
He already knows what He wants to do with us and who or what He wants to use to get our attention.

Our pre-conferences with Him is when we choose to kneel down before Him and pray. A time of reaching out in confidence to Him. A time of talking, being quiet and shutting our mouths so we can hear Him.
But if we received a letter from the Almighty One I wonder if it would say something like this....

Please find enclosed a letter, or better known as the Bible, regarding the instrumentation that I, your Surgeon may select to use in your life.
If you have any questions regarding My letter, you may present these to Me at the time of your pre-surgical conference when you humble yourself and call upon My Name.
Request to speak to your Surgeon, child.

We need to trust God and what He wants to do in our lives. He knows us better than anyone on this earth will ever be able to and He knows the perfect instruments He needs to use in order for us to experience some real change. Let's believe in Him and allow our Holy Surgeon to open us up and perform some heart surgery on us, shall we? I bet the recovery room post op will be an amazing time of praise and worship!

Have a blessed weekend!


Yolanda said...


Absolutely beautiful and a great visual. You have such eyes to see and recognize Jesus. Love YOU!


PS: Hello Miss Alivia

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Just what I needed to hear. It's been a tough week and I needed to be reminded that God is in control and no matter how difficult the situation, he's still working behind the scenes on all the details.

Laura said...

Amen, Lelia! I love how you hear God speak in the little things that happen each day. Missing you, my friend. You picture of the girls in the previous post is darlin'.

luv to you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lelia! I second all the above comments. Thank you! It is important to see God in everything, no matter how hard things get... thank you for the prompting... Blessings! Naomi xxxxx

Jennifer said...

AMEN!!!! Love this word!!

Rose Ann Mitchell said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Lisa has encouraged me just as much as I have encouraged her. I am so proud of her. I know our Lord has a great plan for her. I love your blog and will visit again. May your daughter be an encourager to you.

AnooCre8ion said...

Wonderful Lelia. Thank God for the ability to have seeing eyes and a listening heart.

bless you
have a wonderful Son-day

Susan said...

Praise God for our great all knowing Father.

Who is in control at all times, even when we don't see or understand.

Loved this Leila, Love you!

Melanie said...

This is really good.It touched me.

covnitkepr1 said...

Remarkable post. His will is always what's best for us, but then His will is always perfect. Well written. I'm now a follower.