It was around midnight when I walked into the living room and laid face down on the floor in the dark of night. Earlier that day, I had been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. My wife, Joy, and two young children, Hannah and Caleb, were asleep down the hall.
I was jolted, yet numb.
I slowed my breathing and bridled my emotions. A normal question entered my mind: “Why me? I’m only 37 years old.”
The answer came quickly and in the form of another question: “Why not me? I’m no different and certainly no better than anyone else. In this world, there will be sickness and pain.”
Another minute passed; another thought came to mind...
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble, or hardship, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?”
“. . .or cancer?” I whispered, “Thank you, God. Nothing will separate me from Your love. Not even cancer.”
For the next year, I battled the disease and eventually recovered. The struggle was long and exhausting, but I knew that God loved me and that cancer could not separate me from His presence.
Have you ever faced personal crisis? Are you battling through one right now?
If yes, how can I pray for you today? Comment below or Write me with your prayer request and remember, nothing can separate you from the love of God.
Dare to ask God to meet you at the point of your physical needs,
This week marks the anniversary of when I completed chemotherapy, and I want to celebrate the medical community who are God’s healing instruments.
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?