I woke up this morning feeling well. I had a slight sinus pressure headache, but overall, once I got up and started moving about, the pain and pressure subsided on its own. I've been busy at the computer, spending time on social media as well posting final grades for one of my courses at Grantham. I also put our casserole in the oven along with the sweet potatoes, and now I am munching on some Chex Mix while blogging.
Overall, it has been a good morning. I am rested and thank the Lord, I feel better today than I have in recent days. More so, I feel better than I have in several months, and I attribute that wellness to the fact that I have had six days off in a row. In truth, I am seeing the blessing of resting physically, and despite my heavy grading load, I have been able to rest during the day and evening simply because I am not running back and forth to campus.
I blogged about my rejection from GCU a couple days ago, and prior to that, I said that the longer I had to wait to know "yea or nay," the more time I would have to consider my own needs and whether or not I even wanted the position. Today is a good day because I realized that while I was partly disappointed, I really wasn't that disappointed. In fact, I am not disappointed at all. Instead, I am thankful to the Lord for His sweet mercy. So while I don't know what will be for spring 2018, one thing I do know is that I will have plenty of time to rest -- like really rest! He is good to me, so very good to me! Selah!
Plans, Plans, and Plans
So today is November 23, and it is Thanksgiving. Tomorrow marks the start of the "holiday season," and with the holiday season hitting full swing, I am starting to think about my next steps. I mean, technically, there are 38 more days until 2018 rings in, and well, that means I need to get my "house in order," so to speak. I need to map out my year, make plans for what to do in case of emergency or unforeseen events -- you know -- contingency planning I mean, so that I am well prepared.
First off, I am going to get in shape. Yes, I know. I say that all the time, but once school is over and I know that I will be free during the day to workout in the spring, I am going to join the local fitness center near my home and begin to really work out. I need to drop this extra weight I've been carrying around since 2013, and with some concerted effort, I should be back to my normal 145 pounds in just a couple months.
Second, I feel convinced that the Lord does intend to move me, and with His movement in mind, I want to be prepared to go when He opens the door. I need to downsize, pare down my things, and then be ready to pack and go.
Third, I need to take care of my parents better. I know they are responsible for their own care, but just today, my Mom said her mind was "blank" when it came to how to make the sweet potatoes. My Mom has been making dinner for 75 years, and today, she couldn't remember how to work the can opener. Her CLL has spiked again, but the doctor doesn't want to do anything more than what he is doing now, which is to watch it. Mom does take a pill to help her red blood count, but no chemo at this point in time or in the near future.
Last, my son is planning to attend Berklee School of Music next fall, and I need to help him figure this graduate school plan out. He needs to do the work, of course, but I have been absent and not able to really sit with him to help him know what to do. I want to be his supporter in this venture, and hopefully, Lord willing, he will be accepted to this very prestigious school for fall 2018.
As I think about all of this planning, I am reminded that while I make the plans, it is the Lord who etablishes them. I do nothing without His blessing and provision, and I wait until He tells me what to do, what steps to take, and then I watch as He provides the light to see what I am going. He is good in that way, and I love Him so deeply, so completely. He is good to me, so very good to me! Praise God! He is so very good to me!
In closing, I give the Lord thanks this good, good day. I rest in His comfort and care, and I trust and rely on Him for His provision of grace and mercy. I can do nothing to please Him, and I can do nothing outside His will. I am all in as they say and that means that I wait on Him, I watch for Him, and when He says, "Go," I go!