LESSONS FROM GRANNY’S HOSPITAL ROOM: “DON’T GET UP WITH OUT US”

IMG_7678by Tammy Phillips
August 14, 2020

A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, You [are] my God; Early will I seek You. – Psalm 63:1 NKJV
Because You have been my help…My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me. – Psalm 63:7-8 NKJV

When you are confined to four walls painted generic clinical dull in a tiny hospital room, the Holy Spirit can and will use anything to speak to you.  The room was made up of mostly doors windows and medical equipment.  However, tucked on a tiny wall was in front of Granny’s bed were two signs.  One consisted of a white piece of paper with a big yellow triangle pointing up.  It read, “Safety Alert:  DON’T GET UP WITHOUT US.  CALL, DON’T FALL.”

Granny beckoned my attention, “Look!  That is a good sign.”  She explained.  If you want to stay safe, you should not get up without us. “Us” is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

I agree.  Our feet should not hit the floor, until we say, “Good morning to our heavenly Father.”  My best days are always the days that I immediately surrender the day to the Lord. I say something like this, “Father, today is your day. I commit it to you.  What do you want me to do? Lead me and guide me.”  I am letting Him know that the first thing I turn to in the morning is Him and I am trusting Him to get me through the day.  Does this always happen? No, but it is great advice, and often does.

King David advised the same in our focus scripture, “O God, You [are] my God; Early will I seek You”. – Psalm 63:1 NKJV.

I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word. – Psalm 119:147 NKJV

Granny continued her lesson to me from the sign: “Call, don’t fall.”  We should always call on God.  He is our strength and He will help us and hold us up.   Scripture says to call on God always; “pray without ceasing” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV

The Word of God also says:

 “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” – Romans 10:13 NKJV

“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” – Psalm 91:15 NKJV

As for me, I will call upon God, And the LORD shall save me. – Psalm 55:16 NKJV

Last lesson from Granny and the sign:  The yellow arrow was pointing up and directing us heavenly. She said we should always be looking up to God because He is our help.

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct [it] to You, And I will look up. – Psalm 5:3 NKJV

I enCOURAGE you to heed Granny’s advice.  Stay safe by always looking up.  Don’t even get out of bed without God and call on Him so you don’t fall.  What a simple visual.

Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice. He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle [that was] against me. – Psalm 55:17-18 NKJV

 

 

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