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(I wrote this several years ago and needed to see it and pray it again…It’s one of those I can remember exactly where I was sitting on the couch when I penned it in Port Charlotte, FL…just thought I’d share.)
Good morning, Lord, how are you today? Are you pleased with me? Are you happy to see me waking up? Before I forget, thank you for leading me concerning my health.
Lord, what do you have planned for this day? What would you like for me to do? I know that whatever it is you will equip me to do it.
Jesus, help me today to have a better understanding of that great and awful day over 2000 years ago when you went to the cross for me. Help my heart to feel the magnitude of what it meant that day to you and what more it can mean to me today. I want to be even more grateful than I already am.
Father God, I ask for the wisdom that you said in your Word that you would give freely to those who do ask. When I open my Bible today I pray that every word will have more meaning than it did before. Show me the scriptures that I will need to share with someone else today.
What new praises would you like me to sing today both in my heart and out loud? What new prayers would you like to hear me pray this day? Who needs an intercessor right now, Lord? I don’t want to forget or overlook anyone who needs a special prayer–please bring them to my mind.
Speaking of my mind, God, I ask that you guard it from any evil thoughts that the Enemy might try to entertain me with. Help me to take captive every one of them and make them obedient to you through Christ Jesus. Give me the strength that I will need to resist the devil so that he will flee from me. I want him always behind me and under my feet where he rightfully belongs.
I do know, Lord, that all things are possible through you. So anything that happens or does not happen today that would cause doubt in my mind, help me to remember how awesome you are. You care so much about my earthly matters, both great and small. I can depend on you to be my provider.
Thank you for every door that only you will open for me today, and thank you for closing all the wrong doors that I might try to open in my foolishness.
I know that all good things come from you and I am greatly blessed. I am so grateful for my family. Please bless each one today and keep them all safe and healthy. I speak the words that all of our children will come to know you and serve you as their Lord and Savior.
Well, are we ready to start the day? Have I forgotten anything? I know you’ll remind me as we go along. Thank you again for who you are. I’m not really signing off cause I know we’ll be speaking to each other again in a few minutes if not before. (I enjoy that casual conversation throughout the day.)
Oh, yeah, I love you, Lord. Amen.
~ kim newsome
(written circa 2003)
Each moment of every day living with AI (autoimmune) is like a box of chocolates. You know the rest. It’s those pieces you stick your finger into the bottom, but then neatly put it back into the wrapper because you’d rather have the caramel. Except with AI we don’t have the choices to return what we get.
Funny (though not haha) how symptoms come and go in different areas of the body at variant levels of intensity/pain at any time of the day or night when living with autoimmunity. Your body just decides at some point that you are the enemy and all war breaks out. Being on the front line is very dangerous yet that’s exactly where we also need to be…to fight back against this monster invasion.
While it’s actually been a really good couple of months…seeing pain go down in many areas, I made some very bad choices Halloween night and paid a huge price. I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I gambled – eating and drinking things that were not in the AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet. And I paid a high price. Dang. When will I learn?
So for two days I’ve been taking extra anti-inflamms, black cumin seed oil and other good things to detox, undoing the self-inflicted damage. Oh, I’m not taking ALL the credit though. Another change in weather this week helped/didn’t help my nose-dive.
Three days ago I had a long phone consult with my new Dr (an MD who uses alternative methods) in Orlando. She looked at my blood work, decreased my Synthroid dose (yayyy) and started me on NP Thyroid (yayyy again). She was pleased with my therapies, LDN (low dose naltrexone) and supplement regimen and made a few suggestions. I feel real good being under her care now! And I’m still extremely happy with my results with NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) chiro treatments. Recently some of the symptoms of Dysautonomia were creeping on me again, so I went back to Ortho-Bionomy last week. The cool thing is while I had been having O-B weekly, it will be 2-3 weeks between treatments now, maybe even monthly! I still use the Hummingbird almost daily and I’m able to go for 30 minute mountainside walks! Also, I saw a pedorthist last week who gave me recommendations on new boots (had to say bye-bye to my current cute pair of Vibrams) and put some custom inserts in my shoes. By the way, he recommended Drew brand boots. I better get shopping – winter is here!
So it’s all good! Thanks for reading and being a part of my life for a minute.
Habakkuk 3:19 says:
‘The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.’