I’ve gotten a bit lazy lately. It’s been a while since my last blog.
Summer is going well—it’s definitely my favorite time of year for obvious reasons. The forth of July fireworks, the Giles/Huber brother golf event, lazy days sitting in the Sun, golfing til after 9:00 PM, walks around Coblestone Lake with the love of my life, morning coffee on the deck over looking the lake, frogs and crickets playing a symphony each evening, and on and on. It’s delightful.
I am reminded how blessed I am with family and nature all around me. Yet, health struggle continue to TRY and get me down. I said try because no matter what I believe God is healing me and I continue to trust His word everyday for healing and good health.
The latest little health incident has had me coughing for nearly 3 weeks now. Recently, I found out that I had both a secondary lung infection as well as Bronchitis. The results of a compromised immune system–the new normal it seems. This week I will be following up with my Internist to ensure I am overcoming the infection as well as bronchitis. It’s had a negative impact on my energy, but not my spirit!!
I have been thinking about how I can help others deal with their challenges in life be it health, personal, financial, emotional, etc. I am reading a book called Praying For Healing While Planning a Funeral—sounds a bit morbid heh? It’s actually very good. It’s about a family dealing with lung cancer. It happens to be the husband/father that has Stage 4 lung cancer (he’s an athlete and never smoked), their trials, tribulations, faith walk, and ultimately the appropriation of healing in this lifetime rather than in eternity. As I read this book it continues to occur to me that we live in a fallen, difficult world and people need hope and inspiration.
People need HOPE. All types of people—black, white, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, etc. Cancer and sickness is color blind! Many people try various things to try ad get well, but I believe there is just ONE TRUE author of HOPE in this world and it is Jesus Christ. Why do I say this? Because the oldest and greatest book of all time has many promises in scripture centered on HEALING in this world. Below are examples of these promises:
Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. (he took on all sin and eliminated it for us thru his death and resurrection)
1Peter2:24 Jesus bore our sins in His own body on the tree (cross), that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness–by whose stripes we are healed.
Exodus 15:26 I am the Lord who heals you.
Exodus 23:25 Serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
Mark 16:17 These signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues, they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.
There are many more, but these are some of my favorites. You should say these out loud and pray them out loud. It will be a sweet, sweet song to our Lord as you cry out to him regarding any of the issues I stated above.
As I continue to pray for healing that is appropriated in this life time so that I can continue to witness to others, enjoy my family and grandchildren I am filled with HOPE for better days to come. My prayer and wish for you is that you will step out and experience something that is REAL—-Jesus Christ. Many people have tried to dismiss Him but no one can because he is sovereign. There is none other like him, not Allah, not Muhamed, not Buddha, only the one true Savior that has stood the test of time without a doubt!
Jesus tells us that if we will come to him he will be drawn back to us. Then, we can be part of his family. The divine family of believers. As I think back to my benefit my signature piece of scripture is Proverb 3:4 Trust in the Lord with all your heart! Indeed I trust him implicitly with my life and I stand on his promises. Won’t you join me?
All my love and blessings,
Craig aka Papa G