Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blessed Assurance

This morning I woke up with the tune of Blessed Assurance running through my head.  Now for those of you who don't know me well....I am NOT musically inclined in any way!!!  I might hear a well loved tune and be able to name it but I would be lucky to tell you the words to any part of a verse.   So  I googled that song.  The words are really interesting given all that is happening in my life right now!

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine;
Oh what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song.
Praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

After looking at the words I know why it is playing!  God has me in a very unusual place today.  2.5 weeks ago I was told I had cancer.  This had not been a disease that runs in either side of my families.  A little over 2 months ago I was told one of my paternal aunts has cancer....ironically it was the same day that my doctor discovered an oddity at a regular visit!  A week ago I was told that the prognosis is they caught it EXTREMELY preliminary test reveal that it is a Stage 2 at the most and lymph nodes appear normal.  In fact they are shocked at how early it was detected because generally this cancer is not detected until it's reached a Stage 4.

Looking back over some of my old blogs I can see why He was showing me so much about the Old Testament believers!  I was about to embark into some trials that I needed much preparation for!!!!!!!   During my mother's heart issues and recovery He taught me volumes.  It is because of the past two years that I now face my own upcoming surgery with Blessed Assurance running through my mind....and being belted out around the house!  I should apologize to my neighbors for the noise infractions!  Luckily they are all my family!!!