Wednesday, July 01, 2009

works for me: Bible Prozac

yesterday could have been, should have been, a stressful day for me. i could have shut down, gone into crisis mode, suffered a tummyache or headache. knots and tension everywhere. i should have been a big mess.

my mom, my strong, young, otherwise healthy mom, MY BEST FRIEND, had surgery yesterday to remove part of her colon. a 2-hour surgery beginning at 8am yesterday. in Houston - 5 hours away from me.

but you know what? i took my Bible "Prozac" and i was fine.

the first thing i did in the morning was pray. i prayed for my mom, i prayed for the doctors and nurses, and i thanked God in advance for a successful complication-free surgery. Matthew 21:22, "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
and i felt peace.

i decided to let God do all the worrying for me. 1 John 3:19 says, "We know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him... And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight."
and i felt peace.

then, i asked my friends to pray in agreement with me. Matthew 18:19, "Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree about anything, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. For wherever two or three are gathered in My name, there I am in the midst of them."
and i felt peace.

and all day long i told myself "My mom is going to be just fine!" Proverbs 18:21, "Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit — you choose." duh, i choose to speak LIFE into my mom!

and i imagined her to be 110 years old, healthy, happy, and strong as ever. 2 Cor 10:5, "...We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
and i felt peace.

why would i worry or be anxious about anything when our Holy Father tells us straight up NOT to!? Phil 4:6, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
and i feel peace.

finally, i held on to that peace and i praised Him for it.

i call these scriptures my Bible "Prozac" because when i read the promises, all my anxiety is gone and i am at peace. Bible "Prozac" works for me!

PR: my mom is doing great! surgery went well and she is recovering like a champ. God is good!

now go on over to We Are THAT Family where people are sharing Summer Recipes on Works For Me Wednesday.