(Just a little bit of Texas for you!)
One thing I have learned in the last week is the name of the game is “Hurry Up and Wait.”
I tried to explain this to my girls while we were going through tests while at home. I am not sure if I even understood what this t-shirt looked like… I am now wearing it.
Friday, we went back to the GU Clinic to have the one time a week treatment. It was the same story, “Hurry Up and Wait.” We certainly didn’t have anywhere else to be the rest of the day.
It’s a change in mindset. We are learning so much about this.
We were able to see the Oncologist that first met us when we arrived last Saturday here at MD Anderson. He told Kevin he looked to be doing good. His blood results came back good. Praise the Lord!
They said to expect fatigue, and loss of appetite. So far the nausea meds are working great. They should – we have 3 of them! A little lethargy has been apart of our day, which is to be expected. I told Kevin tonight – I will continue to pray that his energy returns but for now – I am praising God that is all we have!
Friday afternoon and Saturday we spent looking at a couple of apartment options. My prayer has been that God would show us with total clarity where He wants us to be. I think He has done just that. I feel good tonight about our decision.
God is constantly revealing Himself to us. This morning as we slept in, which was needed, we started our day together reading scripture. I needed this and I know Kevin did too.
This was our devotional from “Jesus Calling” that we read.
“When you approach me in stillness and in trust, you are strengthened. You need a buffer zone of silence around you in order to focus on things that are unseen. Since I am invisible, you must not let your senses dominate your thinking. The curse of this age is overstimulation of the senses, which blocks out awareness of the unseen world.
The tangible world still reflects My Glory, to those who have eyes that see and ears that hear. Spending time alone with Me is the best way to develop seeing eyes and hearing ears. The goal is to be aware of the unseen things even as you live out your life in the visible world.
2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Psalm 130:5 “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.”
I love the line…”The goal is to be aware of the unseen things even as you live out your life in the visible world.”
I want to see the unseen. I want seeing eyes and hearing ears of the Holy Spirit’s movement all around us. These are the things that I depend on.
While looking up some blogs that I try to follow I ran into this song. I have never heard it. But BOY did I feel it was God’s gift today to us! It ministered to my heart in every way today. On the link to YouTube you can see the words to the song. It was perfect for today!
Don’t look to the right or to the left, keep your eyes on me
You will not be shaken, you will not be moved
I am the hand to hold, I am the truth, I am the way
Just come to me, come to me
Cause I’m all that you need
Thankyou for this post, with my recent injury of a fractured spine I needed to hear this!
I wanted to share something i read last night, something that i pray will help you and my friend, Kevin. Although the timing may seem strange, God revealed that as you are in the waiting room, build your faith in His purpose, rather than the anticipation of the next step. Hope it blesses Kevin and you… From Chip Ingrim’s Holy Ambition
A Prayer for our Journey Together
Holy Father, teach us to burn white hot with ambition and great dreams that are God-given and grace-induced. Make us ambitious for Your agenda and Your glory. Use us to bring hope and life and relief from suffering in ways beyond our wildest dreams. And yet, throughout this journey, do an even deeper work within our hearts. Sanctify us. Grant us pure motives. And help us, every step of the journey, to long to please You more than impress people.
O Holy Father, give us holy ambition!
Lord, we want to change our worlda and honor You, but we fear we will do it in our own strength, in our own flesh, and do it to meet our personal needs.
O Holy Father, give us holy ambition!
Even as we long to make an impact, we also long for comfort and peace. We’re tempted to stay where it seems safe even though we know that our only real security comes from You. We long for significance, but we fear stepping out to make a difference.
O Holy Father, give us holy ambition.
So know as you are in the waiting room, this is the stage that God grows us the most. He has His purpose in all of this, and although the suffering is great, God is sufficient. We love you guys and pray that we are with you soon.
Thanks for the beautiful song…..Praying that today is a Great Day for the 2 of you…God Bless
Praying for you this morning! We can hardly wait until the day comes that you will be able to share all the miracles you are experiencing with us in person. You are not alone in this journey, we are believing God with you!
Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow ot the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, My God in Him I will trust.
Isaiah 41: 9b-10 I have chosen you and not regected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Amy, Kevin and your three Princesses,
I am praying for all of you every day! I once read that Jesus said this and would like to share it with you: “All the remedies needed for the whole humanity are in My Life and Passion.”
Jesus to S.G. Luisa Piccarreta
Vol. 13, October 21, 1921
I posted something about the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ in my blog that you might want to check.
God Bless you all in His Divine Will!
This is Jerry Varnado, a life long friend of your Mom and Dad. Just wanted you to know that prayers are going up from Athens GA for you, Kevin and family My wife, Beverly, and I are both cancer survivors so we understand something of what your going through.