Surgery Day……… GOD IS GREAT

It is 4:35 am and been up since 3… My enema was still kicking in! We are leaving here at 5:00 am and supposed to be there at 5:40 am. The actual surgery for me is at 7:40 am. I hope that everything goes well. It’s 100% GOD’s plan for me and I just have to have the FAITH that what he decides for me is best and that I am so thankful for him dying on the cross for my sins. And by his Grace, I am saved eternally. Amen!

I will be in the hospital today Friday and hopefully released on Saturday to come home. I will update with GOOD NEWS then.

Brian 🙂

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The Day before my surgery

Well, it’s Thursday morning. I got up around 4:55am and came downstairs for a cup of coffee and turned on the to find McEnroe vs Courier playing a match on the Pwr Shares Tour. I am at peace. Just got done watching a really good and comforting video about a man’s experience – it was really helpful to me. My biggest fear today is trying to figure out how to give myself that Fleet Enema. I actually have to do 2 of them, and drink this other crap. I watched a couple of Youtube videos on how to do it, but…I wish my wife was home today to help me! Oh well, it’s a small inconvenience to prepare for the surgery tomorrow.

My main goal is to continue to put my faith in Jesus Christ, that’s a given. To be a leader for others and not be afraid, but be STRONG and COURAGEOUS and know that “I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.”
It’s interesting that GODS PLAN for me is to strengthen my faith in him. I am really excited about this increased presence and fortitude that he’s given me.

Things to do today… Get my son’s car out of the body shop. He got rear ended recently and it had to be repaired. Then, mail a couple of rackets to an Ebay buyer. Lost money again on those darn things! Decided to try the new Prince Textreme Warrior 100, it’s John Isner racket. I need to mow the front and back lawns too! I bought a new bike helmet thinking I would ride my bike, but…. my left hip has really been bothering me. I tried to got for a ride and got about 1 minute away and had to come back! Ouch!!

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T-Minus 3 days till my surgery

We went to Fred Meyer and pick up some of the preparatory items needed for the pre-surgery and some post surgery items. My parents are bringing over one of their lazy boy chairs too

I am taking off Thursday as I am just going to wrap up a few things and can’t eat anything after noon. Then I have to do a couple of Fleet Enema’s and drink a Laxative drink – chilled that is! LOL!IMG_0313

Oh… forgot one thing to add to the picture – the scrub soap, the night before and day of showers are to be used with this special disinfectant solution. Yipee!!!

My main concern is the pain after the surgery, but after reading so many RP stories, I think (like I did with the TRUS Biopsy) making a big deal out of nothing. Sure… I am expecting some discomfort – that is par for any surgery.

I am praying for PEACE and knowing that I can do ALL things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me!

Question: “What is the peace that passes all understanding?”

Answer: In Philippians 4:7 we have a wonderful promise: “The peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” It is important to note the context of this promise, because that’s where we find the condition: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (verse 6). God’s peace is promised to guard those who pray—with thanksgiving—about everything. This peace will transcend our ability to understand it.

There are other gifts of God that are not fully comprehensible to us. The gift of salvation is “indescribable” (2 Corinthians 9:15). The complexity and wisdom of God’s plan is inscrutable (Isaiah 55:8–9). According to Ephesians 3:19, the love of Christ is something else so great we will never fully understand it. Likewise, human reasoning is incapable of fully comprehending the peace of God.

The believer who places his or her full confidence in a loving God and is thankful in every circumstance will possess a supernatural peace. An inner calm will dominate the heart. The faithful believer will know peace—his heart and mind are “guarded” by it—despite the tempest raging without. No one, especially those outside of Christ, will be able to fathom that peace. To most, it will remain a mystery how someone can be so serene in the midst of turmoil.

The peace that comes from being in a right relationship with God is not the peace of this world. The world’s peace depends on having favorable circumstances: if things are going well, then we feel peaceful; when things go awry, the peace quickly dissipates. Jesus made the distinction between His peace and the world’s vacillating peace: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives” (John 14:27).

God’s supernatural peace surpasses natural understanding. A cancer patient who experiences a remission of the disease may proclaim, “I am so thankful to God!” That is praise. A cancer patient who is dying and in pain may calmly say, “Everything is all right. I claim Romans 8:28, and I have peace in my heart.” That is “the peace that passes all understanding.”

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