Back To Normal?

It felt a bit anti-climatic when the cardiologist told me I am golden now and the heart flutter is cleared up. It started last fall and was diagnosed after a visit to the ER for something else. A focal point of my life is gone now. No more visits to the cardiologist except one more follow up in June. As I walked out of the clinic, my thought was, “back to normal, well normal for me.”

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Back to normal for me means continuing to live with chronic pain and fatigue due to living with autoimmune. Back to normal for me means asking Jesus each morning to give me strength to be a blessing to my students and others. Back to normal for me means seeing God at work not only in my life but in the life of others. Back to normal for me also means hanging out at the coffee shop.

If I really think about, normal is not a word I would use to describe life with Jesus. The same Jesus who did things like walking on water in the midst of a storm is the same Jesus who says follow me. He is the same Jesus who is always with us, at work around us, and at work in our lives.

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Life with Jesus can bring many amazing surprises if we seek to follow him and stay open to him working in our lives and working around us. We can see amazing things happen.

Maybe I should say back to the adventure. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. Also thank you for all the prayers. God Bless.

26 thoughts on “Back To Normal?

  1. Good deal. You must admit Matt, that adventure is normal for you. A Matt adventure looks different than a Gary adventure as I suspect is that way for all the adventurous.

    1. A Gary adventure is one that when I watch movies I think I could do it but then reality sets in. lol
      David of davidsdailydose has adventures I know would be beyond my ability. He hands out kazoos to a room full of Kindergarteners πŸ™‚

  2. Amen to that, Matt. I only pray my back will stop hurting. I had my first of a series of numbing injections this morning. Dr. said I can be numb for 1-24 hours. Well, within an hour I was hurting again. I thought he could do the ablation today but, in order for insurance to cover the ablation I have to have this series of injections first. I also found out, the ablation only lasts 1-12 months.

  3. Thank you Matt. There is so much discussion in today’s world about “normal” and what it looks like. For me, staying grounded with Christ fits like a well-worn pair of jeans.

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