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Of random thoughts and musings

31 Aug

On several occasions, a random thought has popped into my mind, and I responded, “Where did that come from?” Sometimes it is simply an odd, purely random thought. On other occasions, it is just the answer, Scripture verse, reminder, etc., I needed at the right moment. I think that is part of the Holy Spirit’s ministry to us as Christ-followers, to remind us of the things we have learned previously (John 14:26). I experienced that ministry twice in the past four days.

Since my dizziness persists, my ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) doc has started running tests to either discover what’s wrong or at least, rule out what is not wrong. This past week, I found myself lying on my back for an hour while the technicians did an MRI of my head. This afternoon, I spent an hour and a half having my balance assessed.

In the midst of a medical test like an MRI, there’s not much to do besides think. I found my thoughts drifting to Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” That’s a very helpful prayer request, especially in light of my health issues. Contemplating that verse morphed into a time of prayer for our staff and elders while I lay in the tube. My MRI tube became a convenient prayer closet.

During my balance assessment this afternoon, the doctor gave me a breather while she stepped out of the room. While I was waiting, I was reminded of the lyrics to Andre Crouch’s version of “To God Be The Glory.”

How can I say thanks
for the things you have done for me
Things so undeserved
Yet you give to prove your love for me
The voices of a million angels
Cannot express my gratitude
All that I am or ever hope to be
I owe it all to Thee

(Chorus)
To God be the glory
To God be the glory
To God be the glory
For the things He has done
With His blood, He has saved me
By His power, He has raised me.
To God be the glory
For the things he has done

(Bridge)
Just let me live my life
And let it be pleasing, Lord to Thee
And should I gain any praise,
Let it go to Calvary.

With His blood, He has saved me
By His power, He has raised me.
To God be the glory
For the things he has done.

While I may have concerns and questions about my health at the moment, I am grateful for God’s promises and his ministry to me. Thank God for the Holy Spirit, who ministers to us in the right way at the right time.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2009 in Personal growth, Prayer, Scripture, Theology

 

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