Sunday, November 29, 2009

Abundant Life

Word of the Week: Abundant - more than enough

Bible Verse: Give and it shall be given to you a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 NKJV

It's amazing how the abundance God gives us is unseen until we need it. He plants the seeds to meet our needs always just at the right time -

The day I was admitted to the hospital my head was spinning. It wasn't what I expected to happen, yet the pain in my chest and arms had taken my breath away and I knew something was wrong.

My husband and I didn't know what this all would lead to and of course our thoughts were swirling like dust devils. Apparently my 50th birthday opened the door and ushered us into a new era. Oxygen in my nose, heart monitor beeping and the stabbing pain in my left wrist coming from the I.V. site were all signs of change. We silently exchanged serious looks as we waited; time crawling at snail-speed.

After the results of the heart cath (50% narrowing of the main artery) we became aware of the fact that we had been blessed with a "warning". With medication, change in diet and increased exercise hopefully the problem with my heart will not get any worse. With a sigh of relief and thankful hearts we hugged each other and thanked God for the blessing.

Once I was home, other blessings seemed to rain down on us - food was prepared and brought to us for a week. Finacially we were unexpectedly blessed with money from vacation time I had accured, as well as being paid for the time I was off work. God's abundance began to appear; we were surrounded by His provisions which were more than enough to get us through the crisis.

What an awesome experience!

Abundant life comes from above

in spite of what happens

I have found

God provides what we need

love, comfort and encouragement

all heavenly seed

To enjoy and give thanks

letting it multiply in

our hearts

Bearing spiritual fruit to share

with others God sends

for care.

Copyright - November 2009 - S. Hunt

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