Monthly Archives: September 2011

Memory Monday

Recently, I’ve been thinking about all the things I want to accomplish.  The list really isn’t that big, but there are big things on the list.

Some things have been on the list for weeks.  Some things have been on the list for years.  I seem to be making no headway at all.

I think I know why.

I’m trying to do everything on my own.

MY plans.  MY way.  MY path.

Lately, I’ve gotten everything backwards.  Which leads me to this week’s memory verse.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15:5 NIV

Why do I so often forget this?  I’m going to work on it!

Memory Monday

Hi Doctor Moms!  I hope you’re having a great start to the school year.

I’ve got a great verse for you today.

This is what I kept reciting over and over the night Matthew was diagnosed with diabetes.  God really used it to strengthen me that night.

I hope it helps you as well.

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 

Ephesians 6:10 NIV

Memory Monday…and a Challenge!

This week’s memory verse is about love.

“A new command I give you:  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”  John 13:34 NIV

Let’s be honest:  memorizing that verse is pretty easy.  Living it out is a lot harder.  But that’s the challenge.

Right now, think of that “unlovable” person in your life.  I know you have one–we all do!

Maybe your husband…doesn’t help enough with your child’s medical needs.

It could be that your child’s teacher doesn’t “get it.”

Or your friend thinks your child’s illness…isn’t a big deal.

Do you have a close family member who thinks you’re blowing things way out of portion?

Today, choose to love that person.  Pray for that person.  Determine that you’re going to obey God’s command, even if you think that person doesn’t deserve it.

Because at the end of the day, whether we like it or not, Jesus has commanded us to love.

 

Picking Myself Up…

I woke up this morning feeling nothing but defeat.

I didn’t want to get out of bed.  I didn’t want to make breakfast for my family, feed the dog or go to church.

I had it bad.

Overnight Friday was spent basal testing Matthew.  Trying to figure out how to keep his sugar steady overnight.  I learned that his insulin levels overnight are WAY off.

But I made a tenative plan to fix it.  Then…I decided to basal test one more night, just to confirm the first results.

Doctor Moms–this is where God’s hand was on me…because…

The second basal test overnight Saturday showed different results.  I was so mad!  I wanted a pattern and it wasn’t there!  I thought I had a plan!  Now what?

I got out of bed and fixed the boys breakfast.  (Though there were tears in my eyes.)

And I while I was in the shower getting ready for church, God showed me that I was focusing on the problem..not the blessing.

Yes, there is something going on overnight with his BG.  Truthfully, I don’t know what it is yet or how to fix it.

BUT…

God had me test again.  If I had jumped in and implemented my plan, Matthew’s sugar would have dropped BIG TIME.

God prevented that from happening.  His hand is on me and He’s guiding me.  When I ask God for wisdom each morning, He’s answering!  What a blessing!

And that is where my focus needs to be.

What are you focusing on today?  Look for the blessing and thank God for it.

There is a blessing somewhere.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13 NIV

 

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