“So Fast You’ll Freak”

I believe it’s the sub shop “Jimmie Johns” that has a jingle of “So fast you’ll freak”.  I always loved that.  It was brought to mind yesterday as I sat with my head spinning like a top and overwhelmed (this time in a good way) with the changes taking place.

I put out a hedging note on the Caring Bridge site I set up at the request of a couple friends ( http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/christicampbell ) and actually listed the huge concern Derek and I had about securing a new Queen bed in time for my recovery.  There was no way to recover in the 12 year old water bed we had.  While it is the waveless and baffled version – and quite firm – it was still a water bed and it was NEVER gonna work.  Once in, it woulda been for life!

So I (very uncomfortably) admitted we had a need.  I had been bombarded with requests of how people could help – but I still had no clue what to say.  I have no idea how this will all pan out for a couple more weeks, then it is still going to be a wait and see game.  Who knows what will really go down.  Everyone heals different.

This was friday late afternoon when it was posted.

Skip ahead to Monday early afternoon.  I got a message, then a call from a friend.  She said, ” The bed thing — done. Now what? Kids? Dinner? Shoulder to cry on? Chai latte? Whatever you need… we’re here for ya”  I sat there in shock.  What?  WHAT??  Had to be a misunderstanding.  Nothing moves that fast…

Nothing but GOD that is…

Networks were used, friends called, and strings got pulled.  Before I knew it, I was talking to a woman who not only was guaranteeing me a bed, she was making calls to make sure it was a new one due to my back issues.  A NEW ONE!  Then she went on to say she was setting me up with other things we needed, that we DIDNT ask for, nor even thought to need.  She knew we’d need them.  She’s been doing this sort of thing for a while, and knows what people tend to need at a time like this.

So as I sit here – I’ve decided that God needs his own theme or jingle for this walk of mine. Why should Jimmie Johns get the best lines?   No should a sub shop have all the fun.  I have decided it’s gonna be, “Blessings so BIG you’ll be blown away!”

God is moving… He’s doing what he does best – make good on His promises.

“You do not have because you do not ask God. “James 4:2b (NIV)

As I begin to wrap my mind around all that is to come, I need to remember this scripture, the promises he gives to us, and that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Sometimes when you look at the whole thing – the enormous picture of prep – surgery – and long recovery, it seems impossible. But NOTHING is impossible with God.  He’s got great plans – plans for hope – a future – and ways to bless us beyond our wildest dreams.  (Jer.29:11)

But God says He will finish what he starts.  Phil 1:6 says – “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,”
well that just gives me the boost I need to make it through not only another day, but another week and month and on and on.  He wont stop growing me and using me and doing works in and through me until it is finished.  I am positive I have much left to go – and I am FAR from completed!

So for now?  I will go clean another closet – and let him use my busy hands to clear away the clutter that is bogging down my physical sanity, and while doing that, let him clear away the cutter in my heart.  I am anxious to see what my uncluttered heart looks like in the end.  My closets are refreshing and so much easier to function with.  I can only imagine how using a de-cluttered heart must feel like  🙂

Blessings !


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