For the word of God is living and powerful! It is sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
About 3 weeks ago, a dear friend of mine, told me she has been diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer, and she wanted me to hear it from her and not from Facebook. At first I was a little worried as to what to say, or how to say something. I did not want to ask questions because it was so fresh and so new to her; was she really ready to answer questions? During that talk I let her tell me what she wanted and told her I would keep her in my prayers. A couple of days or so later, while I was at church, we were singing a song that really touched me. I was in tears and all I could think about was this young friend of mine. As soon as church was released, I went straight to my car to tell her what had happened and everything that was on my mind. I knew that I needed to talk to her and I am so glad that I did. In our conversation I learned that her being diagnosed with cancer, is a blessing. She knows about God, and is saved but has wavered from his path, but the cancer has brought her back to God. It has shown her how short life is and how important God is. She has no doubt in her mind that she will beat this cancer because she has found God again. (she did say it way better, but I deleted the text) She is not sensitive to her cancer, and said she will answer any question I have so I don’t have to be scared to ask questions.
To see this friend, want to grow in the Lord, want a better relationship with him, is awesomely fantastic!!
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 NIV
I think it is so easy in this very short life we have, to get thrown off the railroad tracks and not want to get back up. To say I QUIT and stay down. To let being told you have cancer, throw you into a depression and lose your will to live. I Thank God that my friend confidently knows, that her being diagnosed with cancer is a blessing BECAUSE SHE HAS FOUND GOD AGAIN! It really brings tears to my eyes, Tears of JOY, because I am just so happy for her and so happy that she has FOUND GOD AGAIN! It is so important for us to keep HIM FIRST, and for us to LONG AFTER GODS HEART! I also know how Easy it is to fall and let the world take over! Every day when we wake up we need to put on the armor of God, so we can FULLY be prepared to fight off any attack the enemy throws at us.
I will leave with one last little thing to think about. This is my Facebook status from this morning and I think it fits into this blog. Being that I put in on Facebook, I tried to make it so anyone could relate, even someone who does not know the Lord.
Our lives are so short and can be taken at any moment! If something was to happen at this very moment, would you have any regrets? Any man I should have talked that through instead of getting angry over something so small? Anything?
Something to really think about huh? I believe people have an i’ll deal with it tomorrow mentality (some not all people) but we don’t need to live our lives “knowing” there will be a tomorrow. we need to live like today is the last day! So today rethink all those angers u carry with you and release them!