Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
I am so guilty of doing this. It is sometimes hard to say, "If it is the Lord's will," but we should.
By the way, my mother had her baby! Esther Joy. :) Here are the details:
On Monday, my mother had to go into the hospital because her amniotic fluid was low. She was almost two weeks overdue and wanted to have a natural birth. The very next day, (my dad's birthday!) the baby was born by emergency c-section. Apparently Esther had been deprived from oxygen for about twenty minutes before birth, so then she had to go through a cooling treatment for three days, which lowered her body temperature so she could use less oxygen. My mother lost a lot of blood, and had to be given 3 units of blood to make up for it. It was a very hard birth for her. There was great concern for her and the baby, so during this time it was very hard to say, "if it is the Lord's will."
Today, Esther went through the warming process, which took about six hours. They hope to get her eating soon. My mother is a lot better today, and she is able to go down and visit the baby. She will probably come home tomorrow. :) Could you also pray that they continue to get better? Thanks. Sorry if that was a bit confusing, it is rather hard to get the facts straight.
Grace be with you,