A New Look At Life
After getting out of ICU and the hospital I have a new look at life. I see differenly than before I had GBS.
I take time to tell my wife how much I love and appreciate her and for all that she has done for me and our boys. Every morning, when the boys wake me up, the first thing I do is kiss my wife and then my boys and tell how much I love them.
As I enjoy a cup of coffee, I pray to God, thanking Him for the day, life and ask for his help to get me though another day. I cherish the one on one time with the Father. I spend time feasting on His word, eating it up, it's taste is that taste of breakfast for my soul.
On the second cup of coffee, I ask my wife her plans for the day; I kiss her and if I free time, I spend meditating in the Spirit asking the Holy Spirit to help me and guide me in my sermon preperation. The Holy Spirit guides me and works with me as I plan topics, passages, and life application. I have come to really apprecaite the Holy Spirit more.
I enjoy visiting widows and listening to their life stories and them sharing their faith it is so encouraging to my faith.
On my 3rd cup of coffee I start reading and blogging, posting on blogs (that explains a lot of things :-) ). I am striving to slow down and not take things so personal when it come to my children, and other things in life. I am just trying to enjoy the life that God has given me.
I work at a small congregation of about 35 members so I have come to apprecaite the men who are ready and willing to serve at a moments notice if I am not feeling well or will say prayers, wait on the table, read scripture, teach class, and preach when I'm gone.
I look at night and take in the beautiful creation that God has made and give Him glory as I see all the countless stars in the sky. At night, I tuck my boys in and ask them the question, "You know how much I love you?" They say, "More than the whole wide world."