Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Lighthouse…



Many of you already know that I took a blogging break because things were piling up around here that needed to get done and I just didn’t have time to get them done. Well, apparently God had different plans for the break that He told me to take, because I promptly got sick and have had some very difficult times with illness for several months now. I won’t go into all of it, but I know I wouldn’t have made it without the thoughts and prayers of my friends reaching out to God on my behalf, and without the touch of His mighty, healing, loving hands.

Looking out through the darkness and holding on to the light… just knowing that He was there for me… reaching up and touching your fingers and seeing the “Light” of your love… you angels (messengers of God) that have helped me through with your blogs, emails, and the laughter in and from them (which the Bible says is like a medicine to the soul) all have helped me get to this point.

I am breathing better, my cracked tailbone is achy, but tolerable, the tendinitis in my shoulder is being worked on. Let me tell you, being ABLE to breathe without a total struggle, is wonderful!!! The last tests came back and the signs of cancer that were in the last two are totally gone and so is the pneumonia! Praise God!!!

Meanwhile, NOTHING got done around here, but I hope to be able to drop a post in here now and then, because GOD IS GOOD… and I wouldn’t be walking AT ALL without him (Title of this blog). Sometimes, you’ve got to just put one foot in front of the other and keep your eyes on the light of God’s love… and if you can’t “see” it out there, look for it in the Psalms or gospel passages in the Bible. Let the words of Psalms cry out FOR you, and let the life of Christ, and His love for us all, “relight” the pilot light in your soul. LISTEN to Praise Songs for they will help lift your spirit up to heavenly places.

I want to give you a gift… please take about three or four minutes and shut your eyes and just listen to the words (below) of this beautiful old song… It’s helped me so many times!







The Lighthouse
(Jesus is The Lighthouse)
Words and Music by Robbie Hinson
© 1971 - All rights reserved

There's a lighthouse on the hillside that overlooks life's sea.
When I'm tossed it sends out a light that I might see.
And the light that shines in darkness now will safely lead me home,
If it wasn't for the lighthouse, my ship would sail no more.

Chorus
And I thank God for The Lighthouse, I owe my life to Him.
Jesus is The Lighthouse and from the rocks of sin,
He has shown the light around me, so that I might clearly see.
If it wasn't for The Lighthouse, Where would this ship be?

Everyone that lives around us, says tear that old lighthouse down,
The big ships don't sail this way anymore, ain't no use in it standing round.
But then my mind goes back to that stormy night, when just in time I saw the light
With the light from that old lighthouse, that stands there on the hill.

Chorus
And I thank God for The Lighthouse, I owe my life to Him.
Jesus is The Lighthouse and from the rocks of sin,
He has shown the light around me, so that I might clearly see.
If it wasn't for The Lighthouse, Where would this ship be?

6 comments:

That corgi :) said...

I am glad that you are feeling a bit better,Linda!! It is so neat that the tests can back with great news too! so thankful to the Lord for his working in your life and your recognizing how to call out to him in prayer, praise, song, and scripture!! take care of yourself!

betty

achieve1dream said...

That's fantastic news about the cancer and pneumonia! I didn't know anything about it because I haven't been reading blogs for a while. I guess I had to take sort of a reading break. I'm so glad you're feeling better and that you're able to breath easy again. I'll add my prayers and healing thoughts to all of those pulling for you.

Buttercup said...

So glad to see you posting and so glad that you are feeling better. Know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers!

Chatty Crone said...

I am thrilled to hear all this Linda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gos is good all the time - all the time God is good.

And this song goes in my 'to keep' file.

LOVE, Sandie

Toyin O. said...

Glad to hear you are doing better, I am keeping you in my prayer. Thanks for sharing the song.

Nezzy said...

Praise God for answered prayer, I'm so happy to see His healin' power workin' in your life. Woohoo!!!!

Great song sweetie, it truly touched my heart.

God bless ya and have yourself a marvelous Monday!!! :o)