So Many Blessings!

16 Sep

Today was such a blessed day.  Actually, the whole week.  I was blessed by so many that I work with this week.  They told me how happy they were that I was back to work.  It was so wonderful to hear.  I was scared they might realize they didn’t need me and I’d be out of a job.  lol!  I guess I really am needed!  Feeling needed is such a nice feeling.  Being back to work has made me feel like less of a cancer patient and like things are normal again.  I actually can forget for several hours now.  If I don’t walk into the bathroom and see my bald head or start getting tired it is easy to forget what has happened over the last few months.

Yesterday, I attended a Beth Moore conference with 5 friends from church.  We had a great time together.  Beth Moore was wonderful, as usual.  Her message really spoke to my heart and it was just great to be a part of it with the other ladies from church.  I’ve done several of Beth Moore’s studies (A Heart Like His (David), Jesus the One and Only, Breaking Free) and one day I want to do her Daniel study.  This was the first time seeing her live.  Well, she was actually live in Pennsylvania, but a local church an hour away from us was doing a web simulcast so we went and watched her live there.  It was great.  There were over 150,000 women in 50 states, 96 Canadian locations, 21 International locations, 5 military basis and 2 women’s prisons watching it.  That is just AMAZING!  I really did think that it was going to be weird because it was a simulcast, but it was great.  I can’t wait to go to another one!

Then, today….church was pretty awesome!  Kevan and I were asked to do a bible study discussion this morning since our normal teacher was out of town last week.  We picked our topic and since I had already done a similar study with the ladies group I updated my Power Point Presentation and Kevan led the actual discussion.  I have been stressed out ALL WEEK because we had to do it and I wasn’t sure if the content was “perfect enough”.  I prayed and walked through it with Kevan several times.  Kevan is never worried when he has to speak.  I don’t know how he is so calm.  I freak out if I have to speak in front of others and I wasn’t even the one that had to talk today.  lol!   It really has opened my eyes to the amount of work our normal teacher (Willie) goes through.  It takes a lot of time to pull it all together.  (Thank you Willie!)  Anyway, I should not have been worried.  Kevan did a great job with the help of the Lord, of course.  We had so many slides though that instead of rushing through it the class asked us to come back another week and finish.  They loved the content.  So, we were even blessed that they want us to come back and do more!  Then, worship was AWESOME today (I included one of our worship songs below because it really spoke to me today).  Church service was just great all around.  I’m so glad we’ve been blessed with such a great church and so many great people that share their testimonies.  There are no perfect people in this world.  Sometimes, when you are in a church you feel like you can’t get close to people because then they will know that you aren’t perfect, but the people at our church are so open and honest.  They have a past just like I do.  They still struggle with things, just like I do.  Being open and honest is what makes us such a great church family.  We can be there with them in their struggle, praise the Lord with them when God blesses them, help them if they need something, cry with them when they are hurting, etc.  But, it requires us all to open up and not be scared to put ourselves out there.  I love our church!  Okay….I’m done.  I just wanted y’all to know what a great day we had and how blessed I feel.  I also need to remember this day because some Sundays Kevan and I fight all the way to church, we are grumpy and tired through the service and we just don’t feel good.  I’m glad those days aren’t that often.

Below is the song that spoke to me this morning as well as yesterday at the conference.  I’ve also included the scripture that I think inspired the writer of the song.  The last two verses are my FAVORITE verses in the bible.  I’ve underlined them.

With the song…Kevan says that where it says “if our God is for us”….change it in your mind to “since our God is for us”.  Since God IS for us.  :o)  He loves us. 

Pretend you can hear me screaming (I mean singing) at the top of my lungs:  “Our God is Healer!  Awesome in Power!”

Romans 8:31:39 –

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

3 Responses to “So Many Blessings!”

  1. Anonymous September 17, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    Nice post, Jayde! I am so glad you had a blessed day – I know there will be many more. It does feel great to be and told that you are needed and missed I had no doubt your team was glad to get you back! Also, I loved the song – Thanks for sharing -Love, Judy

  2. Anonymous September 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Jayde, I was SO happy to hear you were able to fellowship with those special ladies from church. It's one thing to text, e-mail, or talk on the phone, but face-to-face fellowship is really wonderful. It seems as though you are feeling more and more refreshed–nice comeback from a very tiring experience.Believing you will have a really great week and experience ALL God has for you.Love, JOY

  3. willie September 27, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    I agree 100% with you about our church. It has some problems here and there but on the whole, it is a great place to be. I praise Him for sending me to a place I can grow and have friends like you all.

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