‘TWEEN GOD AND ME – Sick Leave


Those who know me will confirm that I trusted God alone for my healing for almost all my life.  From the time my son was born in 1960 to November in 2012, I did not go to a doctor.  (I might have gone one time in Claremore for a spider bite, I think).  I had a doctor assigned to me on paper because of insurance, but I had never met her until that year, 2012.  In those years, God healed me many times.  I did not believe it was wrong to go to a doctor, but I did believe it pleased the Lord for me to trust him.  So I did.  And he did.

Knowing that, you will see the humor in the following story.

When I left the Oklahoma City School system to go to Claremore in 1982, I was angry about a lot of things.  I did not want to move.  One of the things I grumbled about was that I would lose some of my sick leave which I had greedily saved over my years of teaching, and all the while trusting God for my healing.  I had about 150 days if I remember right.  I could only transfer 90 of them to Claremore and I would only be paid $3.00 a day for the rest.  I had hoarded those sick days and I wanted them all.

One day I was mentally griping over the injustice of losing sixty days of sick leave for a miserly $180.  God spoke inaudible words to me.  He said, “Do you plan to use them?”  I responded, “Why no, Lord, I plan for you to keep me well.”  He didn’t respond.  He didn’t need to.  I got the point!

Funny, huh?  My lifetime with Jesus has not been boring!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to ‘TWEEN GOD AND ME – Sick Leave

  1. Faye says:

    Good post. I had had to work with the medical profession and God through some circumstances in my life (like cancer and caesars and throat op.) BUT……always God first. Thanks. He is the sustaining undergirder of all.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I thought I had it made with him as my healer until 2013 when he had to let me go down in order to raise me up again. Then one year later he healed me from a different issue instantly and miraculously; it was as if he said, “I’m still your healer.” Amazing, amazing.

  2. calensariel says:

    Sometimes God can be cheeky, eh?

  3. Salvageable says:

    I appreciate your blessing to be medical-professional free for so long. At the same time, I thank God for the skills of the medical professionals who are helping me to hold my body and soul together. J.

    • oneta hayes says:

      As I am also. I have been wonderfully blessed by both. But somehow I really don’t enjoy my “pill popping” now-a-days but I have accepted them as a way of life now. I am still a learner. But I do wonder sometimes about whether I believe the Lord is keeping me alive or is it the pills. I know the “head” answer is that the Lord is using the doctor to give me the pills that keep me alive. but … I still wonder. At least I know you and I both have determined that as long as we have breath we will give glory and thanks to him. I appreciate your input on all this series of posts.

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