I consider it a privilege to finally have a GP surgery I can go to, and actually have care offered. I treasure those people, because they act as their job titles describe. (This has also happened in the pharmacy across the street from the surgery). In the surgery, doctors are doctors; nurses are nurses, and you see it in their faces, as well as the things they do for their patients. I’m honoured that God allowed me to see such people.
Back in the old days, things were so bad, I truly believed I’d been blacklisted. You never say that lightly, or as a general complaint. When things happen constantly, and you’re constantly blocked from getting the help you’ve asked for, there’s something extremely wrong. And it is not government cuts that are doing it, it’s people’s attitudes. You do one thing, or the other when you take a job – you either want the job because you thoroughly enjoy, and are interested to work in a specialised field, or, you go with ulterior motives: “What can I get out of it?”
The second attitude does not work, because those who interact with you in your specialised field are constantly overlooked. That’s not the way things ought to be done!
When I opened this page just now, my intention was to draw your attention to something the Lord said: about storing your treasures in heaven, rather than on earth. Matthew 6:19-21
I’ve been diagnosed as having high blood pressure, and am taking medicine to help reduce it. Here’s the thing: Those wonderful folk in the surgery are trying to encourage me to take up a procedure that will hopefully ‘save my life’. It’s not funny, though, when none of them who work for the furtherance of “the body” have no faith in the God Who made it. I need to tell them all that when I die, it’ll only ever be to this world. My life goes on, as: The body is returned to the dust, and the spirit goes back to God, Who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7).
I’ve just had a fascinating, exciting read through 1 Corinthians. The most exciting bit was when Paul talks about the body after death. There’s quite a bit about that. It was also extremely encouraging to read about spiritual gifts. I’m one of those who believe the gifts are still alive, and should be used. Yes. All of them. If they were for the church then, we need them even more these days, as we need the same encouragement to stand firm in all circumstances, and we still need to encourage each other in the Lord, Who gave us these things.
Christianity, in its true form is living with a God Who is supernatural. If He is supernatural, then we also should act like, and have faith in, One Who encourages us to believe in what He’s taught us, shown us, and commanded us to do. We still need to earnestly desire the gifts as reported in 1 Corinthians. I’m all for that!
Anyway, to end: I thank my Father and my Saviour for such a gift as healthcare. I ask that You help me to overcome any of my own fears, and for me to speak, to plant a seed in the surgery which could encourage those who work there to seek the God Who gives eternal life. May there be others also who will water what I may sow. May this prayer, as many other prayers I’ve prayed recently, be answered in full.
Thank You, O God, my Father. It’s Your honour and Your glory which I seek. Amen.
By the way, I’ve seem miracles happen amongst my congregation in the past week. I won’t give names, but there’s a precious story covering three households. Each family sought the Lord in our troubles, and He heard and answered us. More in the next update! God bless and protect you all.