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What should I say? I hope by reading my blog you come to learn who I am. I always want Christ first in my life. I want to consistently show the fruit of the spirit in my life. I want others to be blessed by what I go through and learn from it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This Is My Story

"Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done." Psalm 105:1

Sounds like kind of a funny verse for me to write, huh? For someone who just lost a foot. Sorry, but I can't help it, I know that this will ultimately glorify God, and the great thing about that is I don't yet know how, but I am convinced that it will. On Sunday, my pastor preached about joy and he gave a great definition; Joy = Contentment + Confidence + Celebration. That doesn't mean we're always supposed to walk around with a mile on our face and always be happy even when things are rough. But it means we can always look to the promise in Romans 8:28..."And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Things haven't just been made easier for me, but I know this is God's plan for me and therefore it's for my good.

I also can't ignore the command given in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

All this to say the surgery went well, praise God! I came through it fine, God steered the doctor's hands and I've been in my hospital room since yesterday, sorry I didn't get an entry in yesterday, but I was pretty tired and groggy. Today, I stood using a walker and I was able to get out of bed and into a wheelchair fairly smoothly. I should be headed to inpatient rehab tomorrow or the next day.

My hymn for today is "Blessed Assurance"
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight!
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest!
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with his goodness, lost in His love

Let's all praise our savior, all the day long.


  1. Hi Nate, Your name was posted on Emmanuel's prayer chain by Lori Ellis. After reading your journal I want you to know that I am praying for you as you go through this difficult journey. I love your attitude and your courage. I am inspired by your faith. I am so thankful that you have the Lord as your guide and you understand in full depth the power of His promises.

    Six months ago I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer stage 4. I hung on to every promise. I prayed boldly and received the comfort that only trusting in God can give. I am through chemo and I am cancer free. I plan to return to work working with special needs children the first of November. God has been so good to me and my family. I learned so much about myself and my relationship with God during this time.

    May God bless you as you continue to hold on to His promises.

    Peace and Prayers - Vickie Grant

  2. Hi Nathan, We were sorry to hear about you losing your foot, but we do know that God is in control and He has a plan for you.

    Floyd knows how you feel right now. He broke his leg badly in August when he fell off a ladder. He has not been able to put any weight on it since. He wears a boot and the doctor says that sometime in November he will be able to start putting weight on his leg.

    We will continue to pray that God will use you where you are and in the future, too.

    Floyd & Fannie-Lynn Winship