Just to let you know that I have had to drop several things in God's mailbox since the last post.
Last Thursday Silas started having fever and our grandsons took him to the local doctor here in town.
He looked at Silas and said, "I know what's wrong with you. You have the flu and you are contagious!"
Gave him Tamiflu and Duroflu which was close to $80.00. Our insurance did not cover either. But that's not what I am writing about! The cost did not matter if it helped.
Friday around 2am his fever starting up. It went to 104. We got it down with tylenol but it would go right back up. At 10am it went up to 104.3. I was getting alarmed. It was going higher. I gave him more tylenol and we headed to the E.R. in Baton Rouge. They took him right in and started taking test and ~ you know all the things they do at hospitals! In about 30 minutes they found out he had pneumonia. Naturally they admitted him. He was on two different antibiotics IV. He was really sick. But got to come home this afternoon with a strong antibiotic for another week. We praise the Lord that he is so much better.
We don't always understand how the Lord works. I had to come home after he got better and get a little rest and bath. I had not slept in 3 nights and I just crawled in the bed. I thought I would go right to sleep. I felt such a warmth around me and I just starting talking to the Lord and thanking Him for His goodness. (God is good even in the bad times.)
Then I just listened! If we take time to listen the Lord will talk to us. Not audibly, of course, but in our spirit.
He spoke to me about quite a few things in my life.
It reminded me so much of when my Dad would talk to me as a child. ( You know I love you with all my heart. But listen, young lady, you had better stop and listen.) I knew what would come if I didn't listen. Correction that I would have not like.!
I feel like the Lord was telling me the same thing the other night. (Child of mine, I love you with all my heart, but I just want you to listen for awhile.) As I lay there He began to show me things in my life that I needed to change. One in particular was ~ what am I doing with my time! Time! We only have so much time on this earth and we can't go back and re-capture wasted time. What we do now is important. I will be working on that with the Lord's help.
I listened and heard other thing I won't go into tonight. I just know He has given me more courage to be able to witness for Him. I went back to the hospital and the Lord had been speaking to Silas, also.
We had a good time of reading the Word and praying and I felt like I wanted to share the Lord with everyone. If you know anything about me, you know I am a backward person. Just talking to strangers does not come easy with me. It was not because I was ashamed of the Lord ~ I just honestly would rather be behind the scene, so to speak.
I have more to tell later about how we got to talk to the doctor and we had good fellowship there with him.
"All things work together for the good to them that love the Lord."
We both feel this hospital trip happened for a purpose. I will tell you more later. We are excited.