Saturday, March 28, 2009

Change is Inevitable

Luke 21:33 (King James Version)

33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Has the truth of this verse ever touched your heart?

Sometimes, I pride myself on loving change. I do love change when it involves me or my family trying something new, different, strange or exciting.

But I have to admit....

when change involves letting my friends try something new, different, strange or exciting....

when it means I have to let them go....

I don't like change.

Nothing stays the same. Everything changes.

Only the Word of the Lord remains completely constant. Someone might say that the stars stay constant, but only as long as the Lord tarries. When he returns everything here will change.

...heaven and earth shall pass away...

It's so easy to move on myself. Why is it so hard to allow others to move on?

I'm sure that there are many people out there who grew up in one spot, always attending the same church in the same place with the same people and are raising their children the same way.

I envy you sometimes. That has not been our lot.

Sure, we could have made some choices that might have caused those circumstances to happen in our lives, but I think that if I am truly honest I have to say that when you really want to follow Jesus, He has to be able to decide what is best for you.

If His best is to be settled in one spot, then rejoice in that!

If His best is to be flexible, then rejoice in that!

Pray for me to rejoice in that. Pray for me to rejoice in what the Lord is doing in my sweet friends' lives.

Philippians 4:11-12 (New King James Version)

11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Lord, help me to be content...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well, again, my apologies for not having posted sooner, but the Galvan family have been through many trials that I have not felt I could share on a public forum.

Carlos has come home (as of Wednesday) and physically is doing extremely well. For those of you would like to continue to pray for this beautiful and Godly household, there is a very specific prayer need that I would like to share.

Carlos has two forms of aphasia. To put it as simply as possible, this is a confusion of speech, spoken as well as in understanding. For example, he will speak a lengthy sentence in which he believes that he has communicated his need or want, but in reality, the sentence is completely garbled. This also happens when you speak to him. This causes much frustration an anxiety.

He will be covered for three weeks of intense speech therapy and then it will be their responsibility to seek private therapy.

The needs, of course, are obvious. Pray that the Lord will continue to do the mighty work that He has been doing, and pray for wisdom to discern the next step.

I will not post concerning these dear friends unless I have an update on Carlos' speech. There are many needs, but, as I said before, their privacy in family matters must be maintained. If you would like to send a message of hope to this family please leave your comments and I will forward them. If the Lord gives you the grace to continue to pray for them, it would be much appreciated by us all.

With much love and blessings,