Friday, March 14, 2008

In Him all things hold together

My computer has been out of commission for a week, and I've just gotten it back, so I will give you an update. I had treatment #3 yesterday. Last week was the first week after my first treatment and I felt pretty bad all week. Ironically, I started feeling better on Friday, the day after my 2nd treatment. I do think the Decadron I get with my treatment on Thursday may be like a shot in the arm for a while. I do have the rash and dry skin again. I'm taking extra B6 this time per my doctor's advice, and it may be helping. I still start feeling bad about midday on Saturday till about midday on Monday.
My dear daughter told me that I needed to watch a video on youtube. It's divided into segments on youtube. They watched the whole thing in Sunday School last Sunday. She told me it was awesome. It is! I'm including a segment link in this blog. It totals about 8 minutes. The subject matter gets started off with something called Laminin which are protein molecules in our body. Please take a look:

Louie Giglio - Laminin
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17 NAS

God brings me what I need right when I need it. What hope and encouragement to know that even though I may be battling cancer, He has "millions and millions and millions of microscopic crosses holding me together and one giant, glorious cross of Jesus Christ holding me on to the heavenly Father...forever!" Amen and amen!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Power of the Most High

"For nothing will be impossible with God."..."be it done to me according to your word."
Luke 1:37-38 NASB

Faith that He will

I've just been lying around and taking Tylenol as needed all weekend. As I'm trying my best to understand this whole thing yesterday, this was my devotional last night from Beth Moore's book, March 1:

WHETHER OR NOT WE LIKE THE CONCEPT, CHRIST LOVES TO RESPOND TO US ACCORDING TO OUR FAITH. Lord Jesus, before You healed the blind men who cried out for Your mercy, You asked them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" After they replied to You by saying, "Yes, Lord," You touched their eyes and You said, "According to your faith will it be done to you " (Matt. 9:28-29). Clearly my faith impacts what You are willing to perform in my life. Please help me to believe that You are able. Lord, I want to be like the one to whom You said, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted" (Matt. 15:28). Flourish this kind of faith in me, God!

Oh, for Him to be able to say to me, "Woman, you have great faith to believe I will. Your request is granted." Faith not only to believe that He is able but, also, that He will. Flourish this kind of faith in me, O God!