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Monday, April 29, 2013

"My Eyes Remain On Jesus"

I had a dear friend call me the other day after reading my blog, with the concern I had about my cancer markers going up.  God always puts people in our paths at the right time when we need them, whether we choose to recognize it is Him or do not even consider where the encouragement comes from.  She reminded me of the story of Peter walking on the water and he was doing fine until he took his eyes off Jesus, then he began to sink.  How many times have I taken my eyes off Jesus and started sinking?  Recently there have been 3 people that I have been praying for that have passed away.  My human side feels some panic and wonder what is God's timing for me?  I want nothing more than to hang on to this life and enjoy more time with family and friends.  I wonder what it would be like to talk to those 3 that recently have gone to Heaven what they would say to me?  This is where my faith and my eyes must remain on Jesus and His perfect plan for me.  I don't want to be a "sinking" Christian, I want to be able to keep my eyes on the One that already knew the number of my days here on this earth before I was ever created.   Psalms 39:4-5 "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!  Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you."   I pray my life here on earth counts for His glory.  Everyday He chooses to bless me with, is one more day than I deserve.  I know without a doubt when my time comes to an end and I'm in Heaven with my Savior, nothing this world has to offer can compare to eternal glory with Him.  Thank you Susan for your words of encouragement and the reminder of where our eyes should always be.   

Since Thursday night, I've had some pain in my lower leg and was concerned it might be a blood clot.  I called Highlands today and I knew they would want me to go in for an ultrasound.  Only a few people knew there was an issue going on.  I had a dear friend text me today to see if she could take me to my appointment.  It ended up being two dear friends, Shonda and Lyn both taking me.  When we arrived at Highlands, while sitting in the car, they prayed over me. 

Shonda, Me & Lyn

I am so thankful to say there were no blood clot found in my leg.  I'm not sure what is causing the pain but I can rest knowing that my eyes will remain on Jesus and He will continue to take care of me.  Thank you Lyn and Shonda for hanging out with me this afternoon and for your prayers and friendship. 

I am not scheduled for chemo this week.  My doctor is trying to keep me on schedule and this is an off week for me.  So thankful to have an appetite and to be feeling good.  I continue to be blessed by so much encouragement and I can say:

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."


  1. Janet, I came across your blog via Kelly's Korner and I'm so glad I did. You are such an inspiration in your words, actions, everything I admire about you and how you handle your cancer. I recently had a miscarriage at 13 weeks and have had a very difficult time accepting that it was in God's plan. But I daily come to your blog for inspiration from you on how to be a strong child of God.

  2. Oh, how we all need to keep our eyes on Jesus. Another inspiring post that I needed to read. You are so inspiring and I pray often for you and this difficult journey that you are on. May He hold you tightly as you "keep on keeping on."

  3. Lovely article..:)
    My prayers are there with you
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