Friday, June 10, 2011

AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE



A friend of mine had open heart surgery on May 24th. He is a very close friend. He was a co-worker. He retired first and I soon followed. After he retired he occcasionally came by work for a visit. He knew my habits and I knew his. We are very close friends. I would say BFF but that is a term used by young people. We are old. Since I retired I have had 3 bouts with surgery. All 3 were serious. He checked on me while I was recovering. Now it was his turn. Open heart surgery is very serious. When I heard about it I was worried. Like I said, we are both getting old. His daughter promised she would keep me informed. She called and said the doctor was happy with the outcome. I prayed serveral times a day for my dear friend. I asked God to watch over him. I praised God when I heard the good report. Everything seemed to be going well. Then he started having problems. His body started shutting down. I prayed. His kidneys failed. I prayed. The doctor put him on a venilator. A machine breathed for him. I prayed. His daughter called and said it did not look good. I asked for prayer in Church at our Wednesday night service. I asked for prayer Sunday in Sunday School. We all prayed for him. On Thursday June 9th his daughter called. He was better. Today I talked with him on the phone. He is no longer in Intensive Care. He has been moved to a regular room. He is on the way to recovery. Praise God!!!
We pray to God almost every day. We ask him for things. He always hears our prayers. It is important to thank God when He answers our prayers. It is also important to Praise Him. Praise and Love come from the heart. Our love for God should overflow from our heart. Praise can't be reserved for Sunday morning. It must be a part of our everday lives. Your praise for God says a lot about your love for him. Psalms 92:1 "It is good to praise the Lord, and make music to your name, O Most High." Do you tell others about how much God has done for you? Praise Him as a regular part of your Christian life. Praise God!!!
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17 comments:

Child of God said...

PRAISE GOD!! This is such good news to hear! Hahah!

Funny, I just finished a post on praising God and I went to see if there were any posts to read and I saw yours!

God is so good and I am so happy that you have your BFF back.

Thanks for sharing this great news.

Blessings,
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JT said...

Thanks for your comment Child of God.

Gerry said...

Hi JT, I am also very glad that your friend is recovering. I know that everything is ultimately under God's control. I hope you have a nice weekend!

Stephen Phillip Porter said...

Praise the Lord for the good report. He does answer prayer!

Ken said...

Amen! Praise God, He is good. I am glad your friend is recovering.

God bless,
Ken

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Gerry. Have a great weekend.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Stephen. Praise the Lord.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ken.

Sharing God's Love said...

Prayer is our greatest source in times of trouble and distress. When he answers our prayers, we really have reason to praise!
God bless

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Sharon. Praise God!

Deborah Ann said...

Our God is faithful! What a great report about your friend!

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Deborah Ann.

Starry Dawn said...

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, DEAR FRIEND JT!! I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY WITH ALL YOUR BELOVED ONES.
GOD BLESS YOU, JT!!
BLESSINGS,
POET STARRY DAWN.

Child of God said...

Hi JT,
Happy Father's Day !! I hope you had a wonderful day.

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JT said...

Thanks for your comment Starry Dawn.

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Child Of God.

Chris said...

Thanks for your comment Child of God.