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WHAT’S SO HARD ABOUT THAT?

In 2008 I was diagnosed with 3rd stage Breast Cancer.  Cancer that had traveled to my lymph nodes, (the highway to the bloodstream) and I am not dead.  As a matter of fact, I am Cancer Free.  I didn’t say “I am in remission;”  the comment often made when I say “I am Cancer Free.”   I think that comment is meant to hurt, I also think some might not have meant it too.  Cancer doesn’t kill everybody; I am a Living Witness to that. 

I don’t care how careful we try to convey that message when some hear the word Cancer or the mere mention of any disorder that may be associated with them, it’s over, and some commit mental suicide.  They give up and give in.  Just what Satan wants us to do.   For the lover’s of Christ this is the perfect time to get up and step out on Faith; call on the Name of Jesus, our Lord, and Savior.

Doesn’t Savior mean a deliverer; someone or something who comes to the rescue and save us?  In my opinion, Jesus Christ is exactly what that savior word means.  Go to Him in prayer, but Praise Him first.  “What’s So Hard About That?”

But; there is always a but, if you find it hard to compose your own words, or just don’t like the way you say things, check out the bible, it tells us how to pray.  Matthew 6:7-8 say,

But when we pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your, Father knows what things you are in need of before you ask him. 

Verse 9 continues with, After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.   Read it,  “The Lord’s Prayer.”   And may I suggest you continue reading, especially taking note of verse 24; No man can serve two masters.  Drugs versus a healthy lifestyle, the Devil and Jesus Christ; in case you were wondering.

“Oh, Lord! I come boldly to the throne.”   What’s So Hard About That?

I am committed to the Will of God, and I feel he has willed me into the world of Motivational Speaking, Blogging and Authorship.  Praising and lifting him on high.  I celebrated with Jesus when no one believed me when I told them, “I am only going to have the 90-day cancer.”   Oh! Wanda did.  Christ already knew my cells had gone wild, but I had to personally give myself to him.

“Thank you, Lord, for all you have done, and if losing my life is you will then Let Thy Will Be Done.  I surrender all to you.”   I immediately understood Christ wanted to save my life, plus there would be a new purpose for my living; that of a Living Witness.  Telling all about the favor Jesus showed me, and his willingness to extend mercy to all that believe in him.

All I am saying is if you want to live and have a future in the physical world now, and “Everlasting Life”  in the Kingdom after death, Praise and obey Jesus Christ; look to Him who is the author of all our lives.   “What’s So Hard About That?

One of the greatest gifts we can have is to know Jesus and to know he’s got our back.  We labor hard when we worry and worrying is one of those situations that causes us to ask Christ for an intervention, but still, we worry.  Maybe we should ask  “Where is my Faith?”

In order to win any race we have to stay true to the course, and believe we can make it all the way to the end.  In perilous times or not, we must choose the best option for the action we have chosen; which is to follow Jesus Christ; in my opinion.  But as in any case, and whatever path we choose to follow, the directions are laid out in the Bible from Genesis to Revelations.

Study the New Testament with a passion.  “Jesus Christ was born and has Risen.”   And will never fail you if you believe he exists, praise his name, and “follow after him all the days of your life.”   “What’s So Hard About That?”

Giving up control concerning health, welfare, or any issue is tough.  Still, “we have to do what we have to do.”   When someone is helping us, you must help them help you; your prayers may have been answered.  When we give whatever it is in Christ, it’s time to step out on faith and let Jesus take it from there, whatever the outcome.

I remember a story about a certain man who fell off the side of a mountain.  Now this fellow was roped off, and his fall was caught before he hit rock bottom.  Immediately he started praising and thanking God he didn’t fall to his death.

After a short-lived celebration, he realized he was still in trouble, so he began praying a very stressful prayer.  Every time he asked Christ to help him get out of his present situation, the Lord told him to cut the rope.  He didn’t, so about a week later some hikers walking the base of the mountain found a man dead, swinging from a rope, 3 feet from the ground.

Why waste time asking for help if we cannot accept it?  Why continue on the destructive path of misguiding and disbelief?  Most of the time the evidence show our ways don’t work, or some decisions are just plain stupid.  (“If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it.”)   Why ask Jesus for help when there is no Faith in God.  In my opinion, something was there, or we wouldn’t have to ask

When we ask God, let God.   What’s So Hard About That?”

After coming out of any hardship and doing everything we can to help ourselves; relaxing a little, trying to take the tension off so we can get comfortable and heal.  Well, you know how soon we forget, so keep in mind those prayers we prayed in our prayer closet; the ones we used to beg the Holy Spirit.  The time will come for you to put those promises to use.  You know, the usual ones; “if you do this I will do that.”

Let’s keep Jesus in our hearts, at home, and take him into the world with us.  If we allow Christ into our lives, we may be able to accomplish some of those things we promised when we feared for ourselves.  It’s dangerous out here, and we need Our Father more than ever.  Just believe with all your heart, Jesus Christ is your Lord, your Savior, and friend.   “What’s So Hard About That?”

FYI: even in your own illness be ready to help your support team.  Some of them may be stuck in the ways of death.  Some of those involved in the Home Health Care, part of our lives, mean will; but one or two in that bunch may claim to know what is best for our well-being but sadly are not taking care of themselves.

Personally, I find it hard to take advice from a person who has never experienced the problem, but that’s me.

There was no need to worry about me?  I understand worry is a human emotion, but I had come home, and I was grinning thru and thru.  Trust me, I know how I felt, and I thought the others should too.  After all, I told it to all who would listen.  What I got back was?  Oh!  Never Mind.  My attitude at that time is what was important, and that step was behind me.  I was very grateful for that, so I Told Jesus all about my joy.

There will be times when we must be brave.  Brave enough to stand up for ourselves in order to heal.  Most of us know certain people and will, at all cost, try to avoid them.  Just remember, “everyone is not out to get you.  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.   What’s So Hard About That?”

Jesus spared my life and put me to the task of being a Living Witness.  I am alive and have a treasure chest of positive energy and true life stories.  And some of those experiences tried to drag me to the grave.  But with Christ, he enabled me to use those sometimes pleasurable and sometimes not, adventures to motivate others.  I know what Jesus Christ will and can do; I was there when he did it for me.  So it’s my job to do all I can, by letting you know He will do it for you too.

I understand there are some things men are not in control of; Cancer and God’s Will are just a few.  Christ did not set me or you up to fail.  For to be carnally minded is Death; to be Spiritually minded is life and peace.  I believe it to be so, and everything has a purpose and reason, we just have to find it.

I had cancer for a reason, and it was not to die a slow painful death.  I believe it was an experience designed to enable me to give testimony to the fact that miracles do happen and Christ do exist.  I also believe it was a test to prove the Devil had no power over me if God willed it, and I remain Faithful.  A battle I could win thru faith.

I believe we all have choices, and to find the correct decision we must look into our hearts, where the Holy Spirit resides.  Take the knowledge we have gained from our own existence, thru experiences, in a positive manner so they can work for the good of all.  I did and found myself useful once I gave my heart and soul to Jesus. 

What’s So Hard About That?”

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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

KNOW YOUR IMPORTANCE!

If you put your priorities in order, have a purpose for the path chosen, and favor from Christ, you should find your place.  Hallelujah!  But no one said it would be easy.

Everyone is Important. Having an Importance, is what make a difference. Only the best of people, those looking, will find their importance and put it to good use. Having or finding our purpose is the key that will help us fight against all evils in order to achieve success, coupled with happiness.

To be important is to have a position or standing; status, personal or social. Valuable in content.

To have importance is to have priorities; goals. You haft to feel it.

To have favor some may say “your blessings just fall from the sky.” 

When we are children we tend to not have fear or shame. When we grow, physically and mentally we must face all the world has in store for us. The lies, deceit, even the good can be a struggle.

In order to survive the physical world, we must remember the house that built us; our parents. And for those who also cared for us, and in their own way tried to nurture us by taking extra steps to help ensure our success. Creating in us the foundation that our life is important.

I am passionate enough to know that all do not receive the same amenities or blessings; good parents, a descent lively hood, and that “silver spoon” stuff.  But when we know there is no silver spoon or linings, we can increase our self-worth because we are under “no illusions.”

Having a priority is the perfect start to getting things done, because a reason is involved. Still in each situation, how we choose to handle life is something else. These things can go either way, and it all depends on how you see yourself.  Not the world.  How you see yourself!

Fathers, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”   Ephesians 6:4

Mothers, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”   Proverbs 22:6

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou may live long on the earth.”   Ephesians 6:1-3

For the rest of us;  “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what communion has light with darkness?”   2nd Corinthians 6:14

It all has to start somewhere; so if you claim not to have an Importance, consider one or all of the ones above.

Knowing right from wrong is what’s important, and with that knowledge, “the life you save may be your own.”  So we must know our importance. Our specialty should be; want a hint?  Maintaining how to, “Dwell in The House of the Lord forever and ever.”

Even at birth, we and our parents came with instructions.  “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”   Deuteronomy 6:5

Mothers who realize their importance when raising children, in accordance with the Will of God, surely will be blessed; Finding favor with the Lord.  “Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.”   1st Timothy 2:15

For the males who understand their importance Titus 1:9 gives them instructions;  “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and to rebuke those who contradict it.”

Experiences; some good and some bad rely on Favor from Christ. Something to brag about. Tell everyone about God’s Goodness, and Great Mercy; “it could have been worst.”   In my case, my ears were shielded when the doctor said, “I normally don’t take a patient in your condition.” 

Christ spared me. I know this because at that same point in time, the doctor was talking about my condition in a negative manner. The Holy Spirit in my heart was busy telling me to tell those from 2 to 200, “Jesus is Lord.”  Can’t be dead and do that. So if you ever wondered what this blog is all bout, now you know.  Praise God!    

My power to live was based on God’s favor. He placed an importance in me when I was in the belly. When I was at the crossroads I knew I would be tested; tested because I had a choice, coupled with a free will.   I could do me or do Christ?  I choose what was preordained, then I waited on and trusted in Jesus to guide me.

I don’t know if I deserved another chance to obey the Will of God.  Jesus knows.  And he will solve our problems if we believe in him, and that “all things are possible.”   I was willing to believe those words all the way to the grave; so I hung in there until he snatched me from it. I am not pretending it was a cakewalk; cancer is never easy.  I needed Faith to persevere; something I was full of it. I had faith bigger than that of a muster seed, even when that was all Christ required.

It take hard work to earn some things; making sacrifices for others is one of them, but to find or be given favor we must have Faith.  “And without faith it is impossible to please him; for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”   Hebrews 11:6

Some of us will witness many things, and go places never thought of, all because we asked Christ to come into our lives, granting us grace, and possibly some amazing adventures; as in my case. It may be different for you readers, but I would never want to change anything about me, for another life. This one was designed “just for me,” so I’ll have to figure it out.

It is important for our souls to be in the good graces of the Lord Jesus Christ, but some of us don’t have to work hard for grace, we are granted great rewards, just because. I don’t know why, but you can take that issue up with Christ. I really have no questions about why he do what he does. I already know, don’t you?

“For by him all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”   Colossians 1:16-17

“HIS Will Be Done!”  Believe it or not, “it is what it is.”

We can get things done too, but as you all know, we need a reason; “the new norm.”  We also want incentives. Listen; those who study the bible and believe in Christ may have a better perspective on how to accomplish a better life. One that is important, coupled with an importance, and their “ducks are all in a row.” (priorities)

“But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his own doing.”   James 1:25

There are some of us who ask very little for ourselves, often laying our lives on the line for some other. (Soldiers, accident victims, daring rescues.)  A true testament of the love they have for their fellow-man. These and other acts of love can bring about the favor of God.  A favor that may be directed towards our families.

What good we do in our lives, can affect others in a positive manner. This is what Jesus did before and after the Roman’s laid him on the cross. Fortunately, we were not one of the two bound on the crosses next to him, we are saved, same as the one he showed favor; the one on the right…

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”   Acts 16:3

 Jesus tells us; if any hear his voice and open the door, he will come in. I don’t know if we all know but, with Christ comes grace, and tribulations. I am not trying to sugarcoat or hide any truths. “The Devil is Alive, and a lair.”  He could be the one standing on the inside of that precious door, keeping it closed. 
Keep your mind and heart on Jesus and remember it’s your door, answer it.

To gain favor from Christ, we must become a blessing to others. In order to do that, we cannot sit on our assets and do nothing. If anything we should be waiting and listening, and praying for The Holy Spirit to guide us in the right direction; being good to others should have been taught at home and in church, long ago.  But!

I found my importance, earned or not. The important thing is I am willing to share it with all. It’s not only the Testimonies I declare to be truths; it’s if I don’t stay focused, keeping my mind stayed on Christ, I could lose my life. Plus, I want to go to Heaven and have a few friends there or on their way.

I believe by sharing my experiences with passion and trying to motivate others, is my Importance. And I believe it is Important to continue “Spreading the Word.”  It seems to me, as if, the Spirit in the “Words of the Bible,”  and in my Heart and Testimonies, are having a direct conversation with me; a warning and a blessing taken from the text in 1st Timothy 3:16   Something I understand, clearly.

“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”  

Thank you,Lord for the mind to understand, and for all the other blessings you have showered on us, now and in the future.  In Jesus name, we pray.   Amen!

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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Something To Think About

 
 
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