Thanks Dad for Tina and Willem!
Miepie, I just want to thank you for this incredibly blog post of yours! I suffer from pain on a daily basis throughout my whole body but I am not confined to a bed because of it. I don't currently know what causes the pain but I see a Rheumatologist today to find out. Please know that you are in my prayers and I thank you again for this wonderful blog post. It is so great that you have kept your faith throughout your trials and tribulations. May God bless you richly.
The LORD has used you as an outstanding example of faith for the believer and unbeliever alike, Miepie.
Your willingness and effectiveness in ministering to others going through similar trials is a tribute to His grace.
Often aptly called: "Grace under fire."
Job well done
Hi miepie, I don't know you just discovered your blog but your faith seems so strong. God bless you!
Hi Mieke,I'm new here at BB for about 7/8 wks now.I've seen on different post about prayer for Meike but,not thinking,I didn't know any info or who this person was or if this person was still posting.I'm really clueless to the situation but,when I pray for those here at BB,I don't always know there name.I do want you to know your in my prayers.I don't need to know the situation unless you want me to know because God knows what you need in my prayers.I seen this last night but, I didn't read it.I came back and I had to read this one on challenges with your name.I'm really glad I did.
I'm glad you have a way to "be in church service now"
I've talked to long....May the God of Peace give you comfort with His abiding Love for you,in Jesus Precious name.Amen........Hugs,Darlene // cdo
Mieke, I'm not sure how but I missed this entry till now.
You are so amazing I know I've said this before but your Faith inspires me impresses me.
You are what it means to be a Christian.
Miepie, this post is inspiring me this morning. Thanks so much for that. I am reading the profiles and blogs of the old timers here today. Because of arthritis I am gradually becoming more and more housebound compared to my life as it once was.
God is good to connect us to his Son and one another.
Mieke, you are such an encouragement. I have been having problems lifting my right arm...and I think, but Mieke can't lift either arm! And your attitude about it is wonderful...and so I choose to have the same attitude! Life is to wonderful and precious to let our limitations keep us from seeing the treasures in each day! Love you Mieke!
Mieke, I haven't read your blog post yet as I didn't want to read what anyone else got from your dream..
As I was reading I first wondered why the second wasn't first and the first second. If it had been, I would have thought, "though you suffer now, something much better lies ahead." (which it does...)
But the first dream of having nothing physically wrong at all...the verse that came to me is:
Matthew 6:33-"But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
what things? all the things that we need to get through this life with...
Matthew 6:20-"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."
the good things in life aren't here..but they do await us..so just seek Him continually...as you do now..
Revelation 21:4-"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
The second dream:
James 1:2-"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,"
Your trial is your health...your thorn, in which the Lord says, 2 Corinthians 12:9-"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you,for my power is made perfect in weakness ." (to which you can say...):"Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
Even if you were to be in a nursing home:
Hebrews 13:5-"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
And I am certain even without the use of your arms, you would be ministering to those without hope, and Charles would be right there helping you to do so. Perhaps there would be Christian nurses that would bring those in need right to your room!
Mieke, when this life is over..you will have a lot to be able to say, "it was an honor to serve You Lord..." and He will say to you.."well done, my good and faithful servant.."
We cannot not think of pain Dana....... if you have chronic pain and it's bad the way I have it, the pain will control whatever you do..... you can want anything but the body doesn't always cooperate........ but we do experience Daddy's Presence almost all the time..... as He is giving us peace to deal with this....... and that makes it a good Christmas.....
I want you, and, Charles to have the Merriest of CHRISTmases. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I want you to not think about being in pain. I want you to think about having Daddy right next to you. AMEN!!!!!!!!
You are more than welcome! We really wanted to do that for you. We love you and wanted to do anything we could to help repay some of the kindness that you've shown us!
You know, your posts are so encouraging, and many times convicting. When I feel bad, or am having a pity party, I come across what you go through, and I see how blessed I am. So, thank you. I am praying for you!
Your post touched me.
Thanks for making me cry again, sister. The both times I cried to day, this being the second one, were both good cries.
I hope you make it to 20 more Christmases, and, are able to make them all specail in their own right. I hope, and, pray that you, and, Charles never part ways. I hope that you both get to spend Christmas forever. love ya, and, GOD bless you both.
I will have to get that Lonestar cd, and, I am going to dedicate it to you, Mieke. You sure know how to make things work when others just give up when nothing is found as a solution. Thank you soooooooo much for showing me yet another thing I need to do in life.
First it was the no worries thing, now, it's the finding solutions instead of problems.
You're very welcome!
I'm so glad you're happy. And you're still looking to do as much as you can for everyone else! I love that about you! You're so selfless!
Praise God for giving you strength to handle no matter what is thrown at you! There's a line from a Lonestar song that says, "the Good Lord gave us mountains, so we could learn how to climb." You are a climbing expert!
Yes that is indeed very awesome Jess..... we may have been praying at the same moment..... I can't explain why I felt the need to pray so hard for you and Jason, but it just felt good to do that....... in fact I liked it so much that I am going to continue doing that....... I love praying for you!