Today, I am so excited to be giving away a new book, Worth of a Miracle, by Linda Kuhar.
Linda survived Stage 3 cancer and a coma resulting from a compromised immune system during
cancer treatment in 2009. Although doctors predicted she would never walk or breathe again on
her own, she proved them wrong. One year after awakening from her coma, she ran her very first
half marathon with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Here is Linda:
Six years ago at this time I was in a coma on life support, given less than 5% chance of survival. Five months prior, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and throughout my cancer treatment I became very ill and ended up in a coma.
Doctors told my family if they believed in divine intervention, now was the time to ask for it because there was nothing else they could do for me. Family and friends prayed for a miracle and that’s exactly what God gave us, a MIRACLE!
After such a miraculous physically healing in my life, I began to share my story with churches and bible study groups. I even became a Christian Life Coach and life appeared great.
A few years later I became aware that I was looking to others for validation that I was worthy to be alive … Worthy of a Miracle! Every time I would share my story, secretly I’d hope that I could believe I was worthy. It led me to a point in my life where I went head to head with God and basically had a faith crisis. Honestly, I didn’t know anymore what I believed. I wrestled with not feeling “good enough” my entire life and now I had this bright spot light shining on me. The brighter the light shinned, the more I questioned: how in the world was I worthy of a miracle?
In my book Worthy of a Miracle: 5 Simple Truths for Believing and Receiving God’s Love, I wrote an acronym that the Lord placed on my heart in the middle of the night several years ago. I put it in my cell phone and it stayed there for about a year before I ever did anything with it. Then one day when I was really struggling, I pulledthe acronym out and started journaling about how it applied to my relationship with God.
The 5 Simple Truths acronym is JESUS:
* Just Live Today
* Expect Miracles
* Speak Truth
* Use Your Gifts
* Start Now
I want to focus on the J in Just Live Today. Being a mom, it is so important that we live today and live in the present. Because of our hectic schedules and long To-Do-List, we tend to stay focused on the future and not live in the present moment.
Here’s an excerpt from my Just Live Today chapter:
“When I was diagnosed with cancer and was afraid I was going to die, I wanted my time back. I wanted to undo the days I’d let slip through my hands . . . the slow and sweet moments with my husband, and the simple and silly moments with my
daughter. I would sit on my front porch swing with the sinking feeling (the new reality!) that I only had that very hour, that very day. I could not go backward, and I was not guaranteed a future. I just had “today”. Looking back, I am finally aware of what a tremendous gift it was to recognize that all I had was that single moment.” Pg. 177
If we take time to really think about living in the present moment, we are able to stay connected to God. Whenever our brains are scattered and running all over the place, we cannot live in the presence of God. This is one truth that has helped me stay grounded in my worth. When I’m in the presence of God, I am able to hear Him and receive His truth. I am His daughter. I am loved. I am worthy.
I have 5 Just Live Today habits that help me live in the present moment:
1. Deep breathing—taking time to simply breathe.
2. Thanking, praising, and worshiping God continually throughout the day.
3. Slowing down. Not rushing through my day.
4. Being aware of how I’m feeling physically. Is there tension throughout my body?
5. Listening—to myself, to my surroundings, to God.
I pray this post gives you some encouragement to live in the presence of God. It is so challenging being a mom. We adore our children and we give so much of ourselves to everyone. I want to stretch you just a little and encourage you to live in the present moment and in the presence with God and hear his truth. Simply Just Live Today!
I would love to hear from you today. If anything spoke to your heart from this post, please leave a comment below. (Only comments on the website will be entered). Everyone who comments will be entered to win a copy of my book Worthy of a Miracle. Lynn will announce the winner next Wednesday on her Wednesday Wisdom Tip.
About the Author:
LINDA KUHAR is a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing & Education,
Certified Christian Life Coach with Christian Coach Institute and has led women worldwide
through online Bible studies. Linda speaks to organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society, churches, and women’s ministries throughout the United States. A wife and mother,
Learn more about Linda at http://www.lindakuhar.com
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The winner of Hoodwinked from Wednesday’s post is J. Taylor who posted on 11/11 at 11:32 a.m. Taylor, please send me your full name and address to Lynn@LynnCowell.com and we’ll get it sent right out to you!