But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” ~ Isaiah 53:5 NKJV
For some reason God continues to let me live and I am determined to find out why! Diagnosed with Stage 3 esophageal cancer last year, there was no evidence of it by the end of the year. I had been healed! I published two new books during that time, “Puzzle Pieces,” an important book to help pastors and leaders and “We Know,” a Bible study of 1 John one of my favorite epistles. Both can be found on Amazon.
But just three months ago the cancer returned with a vengeance, as is too often the case and after a biopsy, it was now labelled as Stage 4 Metastatic—bad stuff! Now again, praise God, just this week a PET and CT scan revealed it doesn’t show up, it’s gone! God has healed me again for a season. But there’s a reason and I am determined to find out why. What now, Lord?
For sure, given enough time I will finish my third book. It’s actually a Study Guide called “Learning Discipleship from The Words of Jesus,” based on “The Sermon on the Mount,” which I have taught many times as a pastor/teacher. It’s a valuable resource for a Discipleship Program for a church and/or individual study. If you’ll let me know and I’ll send you a copy of each chapter FREE.
But is there more—another reason? I’m nobody or a special saint. I am determined and excited to find out why. I believe Eric Metaxas in his new book Letter to the American Church may have said it best for all of us in this hour:
“God has chosen each of us to live now, at this very moment in history, for His eternal purposes. We are not here now by some mistake. God has ordained that we be born when we were born and that we live now, to do the works that He has prepared for us in advance, (all) for His glory. It is an unimaginable privilege. This is the hour of the American Church. We are charged with pointing the whole world to the God who has somehow allowed us the inexpressible great privilege of representing Him in these dark days.”
Let’s join together dear saints. This is the WHY! Let the revival begin . .
Let me hear from you and thank you for your prayers. “God is good all the time. All the time God is good!” — Maranatha!
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