Sunday’s Breakfast

Woke up not feeling great. Tongue feels too big for my mouth and thrush seems to be coming back. Several lesions starting and I feel slightly congested. I don’t feel THAT bad, and will probably function as normal today, but all these things make me worry for where I may be headed in the next few days, and I had lots of plans this week.

My morning devotional (through Joyce Meyer) was very helpful in adjusting my attitude. So I want to share it.

“Through Christ Who Strengthens You

Philippians 4:13 is a very popular scripture that is often quoted out of context. It says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” That doesn’t mean you can just do anything you decide to do because you want to do it. Paul was talking specifically about how he was able, through the power of Christ, to be content no matter what his circumstances were.

I do believe that, by God’s grace, we can do whatever we need to do in life. I think that’s a mindset we need to have. There’s nothing that’s too much for you if you’re trusting God. You can handle whatever comes your way because God promises that He’ll never put more on us than we can bear and deal with.

So keep a positive attitude no matter where you are right now, no matter what’s going on in your life. Cheer up, God is on your side. Stop being upset about things you can’t do anything about.

God wants you to know that He has an individual plan for your life, and He wants you to accept His unique plan for you and not compare your plan with anybody else’s. You have to trust God knows more about what you need and what you can handle than you do. After all, He knows you better than you know yourself!

Prayer Starter: Lord, like Paul, I want my contentment to come from You, not my circumstances. Show me every day that Your plan for me is perfect and that I don’t need to worry.”

That’s it. Good stuff. I feel like I’m ready to tackle the day, now. Gonna try to clear my sinuses with the neti pot, do some dry brushing, take a shower, and break out the Nystatin. Then fuel myself with a good breakfast.

Gluten free muesli with unsweetened almond milk. Was pretty painful, but I ate every last bite.


4 thoughts on “Sunday’s Breakfast”

  1. Awesome!! Our pastor was sick this a.m. and Bro. Dave was invited to give the sermon. He said that when he came into the church that it hit him what the Lord wanted him to preach: Phillippians 4:13—“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” God shows us in so, so many ways that he is with us and always taking care of us! Thank you for sharing. This is tremendous.

    1. Love that! I am continually referring back to that verse and Joyce Meyer’s interpretation of it to adjust my mindset. I’m so annoyed that I’m sick again, and bummed that what I’m doing doesn’t seem to be working yet. I’m saying a lot of prayers for patience. I just want to be WELL already! But that’s not God’s plan. And when I think about it, I could be much sick-er right now. If I’d caught O’s fever/sniffles, I’d probably be completely incapacitated for 2 weeks. So far, it seems like I dodged the bullet on that one. So I just need to ride out the wave of this flare, start taking the anti-fungals again, keep learning, and move forward with gratitude.

  2. And I want you well already, too. And patience is not our biggest most wonderful asset! But you fight and you go on from one day to the next, knowing that God really does have his plan for your life and I believe that there will be a time when all this will be behind you! I love that you are digging and learning in God’s word. Keep your faith!

    1. I believe that, too. And I know this will be a long process. Thanks for your encouragement. Some days I feel calm and patient and confident in what I’m doing, some days I get restless and impatient and wonder if it’s making any difference. Prayer usually reels me back in, and God has sent encouragement just when I needed it in so many ways.

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