Friday, March 22, 2013

Word of the Day... March 22, 2013

But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” John 11:4

Yesterday I had my six month screening for lung cancer.  The blood work up and the CT scan came back negative for lung cancer!!!  I give all praise to Jesus Christ for my healing.  Without Him I would be dead today.  I love how the Lord confounds doctors.  I will never forget the look on my surgeons face when he told me that my cancer had not spread. He looked like he wanted to shake me or something so I would realize how amazing it was.  He then looked at me and pointed up and said “Somebody up there likes you.” Like I was too stupid to understand the magnitude of what happened in the operating room.  I just smiled and told him that it was Jesus. I should have had a scar of about 6 to 10 inches, my scar is barely noticeable.  It is about two inches. What normally should have taken seven to ten days for me to recover, took me three.  I went home three days after my surgery.

This is the scripture that the Lord Jesus gave to me when I came home from the hospital after lung cancer surgery. It has become my life verse.  I know that the Lord could have taken me home and I would be with Him and that would be fine with me.  But He had something that He wanted me to do.  He wanted me to share His love with others.  I thank God for my lung cancer because it has brought me into a very intimate walk with Him that I don’t think I would have ever experienced otherwise.

 Did He pick me because I am a super Christian?  No, I am just a plain ordinary Grandma, who is so grateful for His grace!! I believe with all my heart that all things are possible when we put our trust in Jesus! I realized that my Savior was more than just someone I read about in the Bible.  He is alive and He will be with us through everything in our lives if we allow Him. 

Cancer is one of the scariest things I have ever gone through. I don’t know how unbelievers do it.  I cannot imagine going through this disease without Jesus. When the doctor told me that I had lung cancer, the bottom fell out of my life. I will never forget the first thing I did was to fall to my knees and cry out to Jesus. He met me right there in the midst of my cancer and He has never left me.  Having cancer has also helped me in sharing the love of Jesus.  When people find out that you had a killer cancer, they seem more open to listening. Witnessing before I had cancer always seemed like something I was too shy or scared to do.  After staring death in the face not much scares me anymore. Cancer is scary, but when Jesus meets cancer it doesn’t stand a chance!!  I hope you all have a Simply Heavenly day!!! 


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