Friday, January 1, 2010

Passing Out

"I think I'm going to pass out."

Six words that totally changed our New Years Eve.

I've been missing from blog world this week and here is why.

Tuesday, Chad had shoulder surgery. Just a tune-up so to say to the big surgery he had two years ago. Surgery went great, Doctor was pleased and recovery had been uneventful. While he was very uncomfortable, he was doing well. Praise you Jesus.

Since Chad's sister is married to a die hard Virginia Tech Fan and our family is DEVOTED to UT, we had house guests who would be going to the Chik-Fil-A bowl on New Years Eve. They all arrived on Wednesday evening. Chad was tired, but glad to see his sister.

Thursday morning, he got up nice and slow, felt good and was standing next to me in the kitchen asking for something to eat. After a few minutes, he said "I think I need to sit down."

He did and went on to tell us he felt like he was going to pass out. And he did. He had some sort of seizure and like to scared us to death.

After a phone call to his Doctor we headed to the ER, where we stayed until that evening.

At one point I was sitting in the room waiting on Chad to return from a test when fear started to suffocate me. Until then, I had been nervous and concerned but not afraid. All that changed I was overcome with the "what if's". I had texts coming in from some Siesta's and as I was reading their prayers something nudged me to look down into my purse. When I did I saw my Siesta Scripture Memory Index Cards.

Somehow....(well I'm thinking it was God) my cards had been moved from the bottom of my purse to the top. On TOP of Chad's wallet, and all the "stuff" we girls carry in our purses. :) I put down the Blackberry and picked up the cards. They held exactly what I needed. God's word.

So I started with Jan. 1, 2009 and worked my way through the year. When I hit the third verse, Deut 33:12 (my life verse) I felt like God had taken out a big blanket and tucked me in. I was completely at ease. But I kept reading.

Isaiah 59:1 "Behold the Lord's hand is not shortened that it can not save or His ear dull that it cannnot hear."

Jeremiah 32:27 "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of ALL flesh. Is anything too hard for me?"

Psalm 9:10 "Those who know your name put their trusts in you, for you oh Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you."

Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but IN everything by prayer and supplication WITH thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

Isaiah 26:3 "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts you."

And one more that I love Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for HE who promised is faithful."

I say OFTEN to my girls that you can't pour out what you haven't poured in. New Years Eve 2009 is proof why that is true. If I had NOT poured God's truth into my soul all year, I would have been a heap of tears when Chad came back in that tiny room! But I wasn't.

I had been covered up and tucked in by the Words of the Most High God. I was safe and secure and as Deut. 33:12 says I was resting secure between the shoulders of my God.

Chad is home and resting. He was thrilled that his Doctor's orders were to "EAT more with your pain meds!". That boy has no problem having an extra snack. :)

I challenge you in 2010 to make the choice to hide God's word in your heart. Pour it in each and every day. It really is alive and active and holds EVERYTHING you need!



jenmom said...

So very glad Chad is recovering well!!!
Thanks for the extra motivation to be in God's word! I am looking forward to this next year learning at His feet and getting to know Him better!
Blessings on you and your sweet family!

brenna said...

Thank you for posting those verses. Some of them hit home with me tonight. I will definitely be putting them to memory in the coming weeks.

Alisa said...

This is truth Stephanie - I carry my cards in my purse too (as well as my bag of books: Bible, Bible study, and journal.) and was thinking today I need to start my 2010 verses. There are some things I plan to carry with me from 2009 but there are some things I am saying good bye to. God's Word is your blanket of comfort sweet one. He is our provider. So glad you shared this! Blessings sweet one!! Alisa

Cheryl said...

So glad everything is ok. I saw some tweets last night so I knew something was up. Been praying for y'all! Thanks also for the reminder about memorizing scripture!

Leah said...

Yes, yes, yes, hiding God's Word in our hearts is so important. I am so glad Chad is ok. Bless your heart, how frightening.

Please feel free to join me and invite any of your readers to join us over at The Point for Challenge 2010 - Scripture Memory Challenge. I'm doing it just like Beth did in 2009.


beckyjomama said...

Praying for ALL of you! Have a BLESSED 2010!

Heather C said...

"You can't pour out what you haven't poured in." I love this!

Glad Chad is going to be ok... what a way to ring in the New Year, eh? But God is faithful... hallelujah! Praying for Chad's recovery.