As we travel life’s path, there are times when things will come in and try to separate us from that precious love of our Lord Jesus Christ. I myself though I know and love the Lord can also be tested and through fear and anxiety. The enemy will even try to tell you there is no God. A very common tactic when someone becomes overwhelmed in a life experience. My Life experience is Fighting cancer as hard as I can with the Lords help, holding me here. I had a huge reality check when the doctor told me my battle was going down hill now. I felt like someone kicked me in my heart and soul. I went into a darkness I have never felt before. I couldn’t eat, smile, or do anything but cry. But I knew the Lord was near. I cried out for help, and he heard my cry and delivered me from that dark place. Nothing, no nothing can separate us from our Lord. I praise Him that he brought me back to being me. I am up and ready to fight on. Making plans for my next Tea For Women with Cancer. Part of me thinks that is why I went there when I heard the state of my cancer. So I know how to help these wonderful women that the Lord has brought into my life through the Tea.
It is never to late in life for a new beginning. Age or health problems out of my way! When the Lord calls you He will equip you no matter where you are in life. As many of you know, I have stage 4 advanced cancer. It began in my kidney, and caused a loss of that kidney. Then it metastasized to my lympnodes, and on to the lungs. The nodules in my lungs have progressed from three to seven and my last progression was to the bones. I have cancer in my right hip and left femur. Then add on the fact that I am 74 and guess what, The Lord will use you no matter what state you are in. I know this, I am alive and feel very blessed because the Lord is carrying me. He carrys us all and the least we can do is help Him carry the big load of getting His word out to His people.
I have felt a calling to people with Cancer since the beginning of my journey with this disease. I have, passed out my photos with scripture verses, to every one at the cancer center that I go to. Even the staff has become accustomed to my bookmarks as I laminate them. I also make something as a gift to every one with the scripture card. I am assured thru their enthusiasm that they love my little ministry. It helps me as well, to keep my mind on these good things and not the cancer that I fight. Recently I started feeling another tug on my heart and it was for the women that I see on a regular basis. They are my friends and in most cases on first name bases. With this tug I ask the Lord what can I do for Him because I just want to serve Him until he takes me home. He answered my question with, have a tea for those women with cancer. It has begun. Small beginnings should never be forsaken.
I had my first Tea on the second Wednesday of April. I wanted it to be special, not clinical. I went to a hospital and got a room to have the tea. My precious family came right to my side. My sweet husband said he would support this new ministry financially. My daughters, and granddaughters were at my side to help me carry what I needed to the hospital. I took all of my 25 teacups and saucers. Three teapots, I made little cupcakes with flowers on top. Two different tea sandwiches, My daughter inlaw made some yummy pinwheels. I had cookies and a big bowl of beautiful assorted grapes. Lace table cloths, fancy serving dishes, A huge floral from my again sweet husband. It looked beautiful there in the other wise bland conference room. No one came! The beautiful thing was there were my kids, and grandkids and they all caught the vision. I did the tea just like the room was full. We had tea and I gave my mini message. My family was touched. They said this was just a practice tea. You cant quit. They all committed to help me go forward. I had handed out 150 invitations with gift and had posters up at the cancer center. So it could have been devastating to me, but its not over. My second one will be in June. I say all of this to say with everything that is in you no matter where you are in life. Do something for Him.
I love all of you, and I am sorry that this is my first writing of 2018. I had some Chemo changes and not feeling too good I quit writing, but Im back up and going again here on WordPress.
Yesterday we looked at being born again from a butterflies perspective. Today we will look at being born again from the perspective of being born as man. It is so important to understand the full meaning of this statement in John. Marvel not that I said unto thee, you must be born again. John 3:7 This statement has been scoffed at by many who made fun of those Born Agains. Clearly they have no understanding of what this means. When a lot of the demeaning talk of Born Agains began is when Jimmy Carter while running for President said he was a Born Again Christian. It brought this term from the Bible to light. Jimmy might not go down as a great president, but he was not ashamed to say that He was Born Again. This is what it means, and how we become Born Again;
I say unto thee, except a man be Born of water and the spirit, He cannot enter the kingdom of God. John 3:5 Being born of water is when we are born from our mothers womb. We are encased in water in the womb, the water breaks and we are born. That is the first birth. We grow as a man and the time comes when we must be born of the spirit. It’s different for everyone but we all must be born of the spirit to be able to enter the kingdom of God. Entering the Kingdom of God is life changing. We do become a new creature, like the butterfly. We might look the same but on the inside we are brand new. Old things are passed away and we are new creations. We began a new journey, one that is walking with the Lord. We have given our life to Him, and will live eternally with Him. When we do come to the Lord and give our life to Him he forgives us of our sins those are all the old things. We are now born of the Spirit. We start out on our journey with the Lord brand new. Don’t miss it, being Born Again is very real, and important in every life. Lets all become butterflies and be set free from our old life.