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Life Interrupted

June 26, 2012

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Today we are back at the hospital for Danielle’s PET scan. This is the scan that will confirm the cancer has not spread anywhere else. As I sit here I was thinking about our “normal” schedule that we used to have. Understand we really haven’t seen what we define as “normal” in about two years since I was in Kentucky before I lost my job. Our normal schedule didn’t require much thought. We would get up every day and pretty much do the same things. Eat, work/school, play together as a family, go to sleep. With Danielle’s new cancer diagnosis it’s hard to plan anything anymore. We are at the doctor a few days a week for different things and never know how long we will be there. I know things will settle down some but it got me thinking and realizing this is how God wants us to live. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to make plans but we better insure our plans are the same as God’s.

Recently I spoke at church on Romans 12:1-2 and it addresses this exactly. I love how the Message translates this passage.

“1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

Our agenda is our spiritual act worship. We should daily lay it before Him to make certain that our plans align with His plans. I think Jesus is in the details. Maybe He wants you to take a different path to work so you can shine His light to someone different. Maybe He wants you to take someone different to lunch and share with them what He is doing in your life.

Whatever it is make sure your “normal” is following the path He has set for you that day.

What do you do daily to make sure you are laying your life before Him as an offering?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa roberts permalink
    June 26, 2012 10:52 am

    Love this and praying for negative scan!!

  2. Stephanie bodie permalink
    June 26, 2012 11:20 am

    So GOD just used you to put me back in my place. I just left the grocery store, battling India as I constantly do. My thought was GOD I have other plans that I want to be at church November 11th so I think I will stay home and catch India next year. Then I unload groceries sit down and read this.

    • June 26, 2012 6:21 pm

      Thanks for sharing Stephanie. I love watching God speak through a multitude of venues. I’ll be praying for you as you work through the logistics of this trip.

  3. Tish permalink
    June 26, 2012 12:12 pm

    Beautifully said! Amen!!!!

  4. Kellie permalink
    June 26, 2012 6:16 pm

    You sure do put a lot of things in perspective for me 🙂 Thanks! Keep it coming! Praying for you guys daily.

  5. Pat Peaden permalink
    June 27, 2012 9:51 am

    Thanks Brain for letting us be a part of your and Danielle day by day journey . For teaching us to stop our daily living , to embrace what God does in our own life. You, Danielle , Girls ,and family are in my daily prayers.

  6. marcusjlewis permalink
    June 27, 2012 8:34 pm

    Thanks for the reminder!

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