I have a bad habit of not stopping what I am doing and thanking God for what He has done for me lately. So today, I want to brag a little bit about my Jesus. About a week ago, I woke up with a great deal of pain in my lower back. The way that it felt, I knew it was not a muscle cramp or spasm. I was sure I had a herniated disc just like the one I had three years ago in my neck. I could barely stand up straight. No matter what I did, I could not get any relief. I called my doctor and he agreed to see me right away. After examining me, he too thought it might be a problem with a disc. He sent me for an MRI. The MRI showed two bulging discs in my lower back. He told me that I would not need surgery however, and that he could treat me with just meds and maybe a little therapy. I want you to know that within 24 hours, those meds helped to take away the inflammation around the discs. The pain was gone and I was able to walk around without any trouble. It truly felt like a miracle!
I want to take about 5 or 10 minutes each day to thank God for all that He does for me. I almost take it for granted. But that is wrong, and I want to correct that right away. God works behind the scenes everyday to make things better in our lives. Most of the time, we don't really give it a second thought. But if we are truly honest with ourselves, we know that He does a tremendous amount for us every day. Have you thanked Him today for His many blessings? I bet He would really appreciate it.
Dear Father. Thank you for helping me with my back pain. I am sorry I don't thank you more than I do. I promise to work on that. Help me to remember to take just a few minutes each day to thank you for the many blessings you have given me. In Jesus name, Amen.