Prior to the advances of technology, if I wanted to participate in a daily devotional, I would probably go to the local Christian book store and browse my options, purchase the book and then bring it home and begin reading it daily. Today, I participate in several daily devotional plans via my handy dandy free Bible phone app by youversion.
|My dashboard for today's devotionals on my Bible app.|
Mark 5: 21-43:
Although I knew the story and had read it in the past, it was the exact passage that I needed to read at that point in time. God's timing is perfect in every way. He continues to provide me with clear examples of how he is orchestrating my life for His Glory.
Today was my 4th attempt this week at receiving chemotherapy treatment. I attempted on Monday (ANC too low at .3), on Tuesday (ANC too low at .7) and on Wednesday (ANC too low at 1). I received a Neupogen shot on each day to give my immune system a boost. Today, I was expecting to see my ANC (neutrophil count) to be in normal range (1.5-8). Mine was not in normal range today. But, surprising, it was off the charts in the opposite direction it has been. My ANC was 18!!!! I had to ask the nurse several times what she said---she said 18!!! Well, I guess the neupogen kicked in. It would be great if these neutrophils could hang around for a little while and help protect me from all of the illnesses going around. I know God has a perfect plan for delaying my treatment by a few days, moving me to this new day of Thursday and for allowing my ANC to be so high today. I don't know yet why, but I know he is Sovereign, and is the author of my life.
|ANC of 18--what? :-)|