Fifteen More Years

Hi everyone.  Just felt like writing today because I have so much to be thankful for, it would be wrong towards God to keep it to myself.  Hope this helps somebody.

October is special for me because 15 years ago I was challenged with a diagnosis of Kidney Cancer.  At that time I put my faith into ACTION and today I am even more rooted in my Savior. It was actually September 1999 when I got the news, and a month later before I had my pruning.  That’s what I’m calling my surgery because of that word that reminds me that He cuts off every branch that is not bearing fruit so that my other members can bear more fruit.

There is a story in the Bible about a King, Hezakiah, who after being robbed by someone who he had confided in, he got sick. (Communing with, and confiding in the wrong people can rob you of the spirit and make you sick.)  He made some kind of medicinal paste out of figs, he prayed, and he asked the Lord for 15 more years.  I don’t actually remember asking the Lord for 15 more years but here I am here by His grace and His mercy.

The Lord has given me this time and I am  grateful for this opportunity to share the fruitfulness of growing in His spirit with anyone who has eyes to see, and ears to hear.  I am closer to the Lord because of this experience and more confident of His love towards me because even though I did not ask, He kept me all these years despite my shortcomings and lack of faith.  I can go to Him in prayer or I can read His word.  Which ever way we communicate with our Lord, let us not forget to ask, knock, and seek him above all other, for only He knows the number of our years.

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