Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Mail Drop

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.


Jess B. said...

It's encouraging that you can see the good in the midst of a trial. Romans 8:28 :). Happy Valentines day!

Deborah said...

I'm so glad Silas is ok, and look forward to hearing more of what the Lord has revealed to you!

Country Whispers said...

Glad to hear that he is home and doing better.
It sounds like you both should take it easy and catch up on needed rest.

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so glad Silas is okay. I know you are glad to have him home and to be able to get some rest. I look forward to hearing what the Lord's done in this and how He's worked in you both.
We'll be praying for healing for Silas and rest and strength for you my dear friend.
Hugs and prayers,

Child of God said...

I am happy to hear that Silas is on the mend! Praise God!
It is a wonderful thing when you hear the Lord's voice. I am excited to hear what He told you.
I too am not in the front scenes type of person but someone who is very quiet and stays in the back ground. But when God speaks and tells you things He also give you the courage, resources and strength to do what He asks. I am so sure He will provide what you need.

Praise His Holy, Mighty Name. Yeshua, King of Kings, Lamb of God.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I am happy to hear Silas is feeling better.
I am glad that through this trial God gave you some new direction~ sounds like you will be switching lanes again. I am there with you. God has been dealing with me more about witnessing too. Our time is getting shorter.
I pray you both have a peaceful and restful day and that God will give you strength as you switch lanes.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

I am so glad to hear Silas is on the mend and feeling better. Looking forward to hearing how the Lord is going to use you all.

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