Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Give every day a chance!

July 17, 2012
by terence

I am continuing to press in and trust in the Lord for my healing & restoration.  I've been re-reading the book of Joshua & have been encouraged- Joshua is a man who fulfilled all the tasks set before him by his mentor Moses, obtained the promises of God for all of Israel.

Even after 40 years God still remembered his promises and fulfilled them.  How does that relate to me?  I stand on a promise of God waiting for the day of my personal healing and am persistent in his call on my life.

Our son in-law Mike prays over Terence regularly.
Every day I wake up I say, "this would be a good day to be healed, Lord!"  If the day ends and I'm not healed; it doesn't alter my faith because I know that God is still good.  I may be physically weak but my spirit is strong. 

 I look forward with expectancy to what tomorrow may bring.

Let me tell you- this is not an easy thing to do- every day is like being on a roller coaster- experiencing the ups and downs of extreme pain in parts of my body I've never felt before.
 Sometimes I can feel pain in almost every cell of my body.  For the most part I am immobile, weak and has confined me to the house.  I have to remain in constant in meditation on the good things of the Lord otherwise I could so easily focus on the devastation of cancer and be blinded to the blessings that have surrounded me.

I like what Max Lucado wrote: "Something to complain about"
If you look hard enough and long enough, you’ll find something to complain about! Adam and Eve did. Surrounded by all they needed, they set their eyes on the one thing they couldn’t have.
The followers of Moses did. They could’ve focused on the miracles, but instead they focused on their problems.
What are you looking at? The one fruit you can’t eat? Or the million you can? The manna or the misery?
The apostle Paul reminds us:

Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8 NIV).

Isn't it funny that even the garden of Eden looks gray to some??  But it needn’t to us. Jesus who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6)! 

Give every day a chance!

1 comment:

  1. Terence,

    Thank you for being an inspiration to others with metastatic prostate cancer and a strong witness of the Lord's power to comfort and heal, even in the midst of your own struggles. We can truly see God through you.