Monday, March 7, 2011

What an awesome God we serve

My blog post this week is not going to be so much on my recovery, (which is going great) but instead, I wanted to share some things that were on my heart in hopes that it can encourage others.

We serve an AWESOME GOD! Each and everyday I am so thankful for the life he has given me. I am so blessed to be able to laugh and enjoy the love of all my friends and my family. So many times people think that because of my disability that it has in someway hindered my living. In the past it was true. I had a hard time adjusting to the changes in my life and admittedly sometimes I let them get the best of me. However, I know that my life is so much more.

God has granted me a second chance at this life. I feel that I should use that second chance to the best of my ability to bring honor and glory to God in all things. My recovery although it seems slow at times is actually progressing quit well. Each week I am getting more and more feeling and glimmers of movement I had not had before. Some night I wake up with my legs throbbing and I cant go back to sleep. I know God is working in my life and in my body. I am constantly reminded of the motto which my sister started while I spent all those critical days in the hospital. The motto although simple still rings true to me today. GOD NEVER PROMISED US THIS LIFE WOULD BE EASY, BUT HE DID PROMISE IT WOULD BE WORTH IT! Those words are so very true and I think of them often. Our only purpose on this life is to bring glory to God in all things and to prepare ourselves for the life after this one.

I feel more than ever that God has a calling for me. My calling on this earth is to encourage others and to show them the love of God. I do not believe my accident was caused by God. It was just that.....AN ACCIDENT, but I feel that God can use all situations in each of our lives to help us become better Christians and to glorify him. So many times I use to live for this world and the things in it. I was always so worried about my physical circumstances and stature. I know now that there is so much more to this world than just meaningless things. I want God to use me everyday! I want others to want to know God through meeting me and I want to so badly give him praise throughout everything.

People ask me all the time how my attitude has remained so upbeat throughout this entire ordeal. The answer is simple; I do not live for the things of this world anymore. I do not look at myself any different now as I did before, except for the fact that I now have a more focused view of my purpose!

I want to thank everyone who has continued to support me and follow my progress along this journey. So many people still read this blog on a regular basis and it gives me so much joy to know that it is touched so many people. If you would like to know when I post my updates, you can click to FOLLOW ME and it will send you an email notification on each of my posts. I always look forward to reading the comments from everyone, they lift me up so much. I will continue to post videos so everyone can see my progress. Just know, that each gain I make that I am doing so ONLY by the grace of God who has looked after me throughout it all!

THANK YOU ALL AND PLEASE PRAY FOR ME DAILY!!
SO MUCH IN HIM,
BRENT

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thanks for being an encouragement to us all! Your reliance on God has been an example of complete reliance on HIM. Love you friend!

Judy May said...

I appreciate how you always give God the glory! He is an awesome God and you are living proof of that.

David said...

Brent, I am so proud of your spiritual progress. You have become a spiritual lighthouse and I love looking at your beam! Keep up the "hard work" and God will do the rest. Be blessed!

Mike Pounders said...

I apologize if this seems random, but I am a member of Central Arkansas Woodcarvers and the president gave me some information that you might be interested in learning to carve. I live in Park Hill, so I am kinda close. The guy didn't give me an email address or phone for you but mine is m.pounders@comcast.net and my cell is 766-1229 if you are interested in talking about it. Glad that you are recovering. My website is http://mpounders1.blogspot.com if you want to see some of my carvings.

David said...

Brent, thanks for another blog entry and spiritual uplift for all of us that seek a spiritual boost from your blog! I am sitting here with Doctor Bradley reading your Blog and we are enjoying your great faith and winning attitude; “ duh winning”. We are both moved by your Great Spirit and faith. I am glad to hear you are continuing to have new feelings "and pain"!!! I hope to see a new video soon of you walking and maybe even a little jog in your step!! Each time I think of you I say a little prayer to God to keep adding more feeling to your legs. I hope to see you come and walk down the ramp to my dock very soon. Keep the faith, work hard, and you will be blessed!

Mary B said...

You are being a blessing each day as you continue to work hard doing all you and continuing to give God the glory. Every time I get on your blog I feel uplifted. God has also given you a personality that opens up doors that many of us could not even begin to go through. He has been using you to show His power and his glory. Your smile alone tells folks that no matter what you are going through you have joy and peace in your heart. Love you lots.