and Promises for Caregivers: Part 7
-Roy and Char Lessin
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
May you have the power to understand…how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think (Ephesians 3:18-20 NLT).
#1: God cares for Caregivers.
#2: In weakness I find His strength.
#3: There is grace enough for today.
#4: Love never ends.
Story: Part 4
In spite of all the improvements I have experienced, I am left with limitations which are guidelines as to what I can and cannot do.
Each morning I am very aware of the Lords’ mercies which are new every morning—I receive daily of those mercies and live on them! Without them I would not be able to go through the day, but He is faithful to give me His daily bread.
Having gone through my own weaknesses I am able to feel what many others go through in their needs. I do not forget what total loss of strength is. It is real, but the strength of the Lord is also real! I know my strength comes from Him every day.
In going through such an experience as Parkinson’s, the thing I have come to appreciate the most is when people listen. For me, a listening heart is most comforting. I for one, have at times, been insensitive to peoples’ needs rather than being compassionate. I want to be a vessel of caring, because caring is healing to the one in need.
To be a caring person one needs to be emptied of selfishness and personal gain so we can be aware of what the Lord is doing in the lives of others. To give of oneself, wholly yielded to Him, gives the Holy Spirit freedom to flow.
The body of Christ has been such a blessing to me. My family and friends giving of themselves to my needs in such practical ways leaves me full of gratitude. They are servant-hearted people and this is their ministry. I can’t find the words to express what it means to be on the receiving end of a cup of water being handed to me, when I’ve been too weak to get it myself.
Each person knows the calling they’ve had in given moments to ‘minister to Char’! I have been on the receiving end, over and over, of someone’s beautiful hand reaching out to extend the hand of Jesus, and to hold me up in Jesus’ name.
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men (Colossians 3:23 NKJV).
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