"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him." -Daniel 2:22
"Do not fear, for I am with you..." -Isaiah 43:5
"...we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion." -Daniel 9:18

Friday, September 26, 2008

Dog Days

These are the dog days of cancer treatment. Waiting. Enduring. Today Al will get his 8th radiation treatment. He has done really well. Some side effects, but he is managing them pretty well. The nurse says that the doc only wrote up 12 treatments, so maybe we misunderstood the 20 we thought he was going to get. So he just has to get through next Thursday, for now.
We go on Tuesday back to the onocologist for bloodwork, Aredia, consult with doc and more radiation. We don't know if the doc is going to go ahead and start him on some maintenance chemo or wait until the radiologist is through with him.
Not sure why, but his back has been feeling very good since he started the radiation. He is not having to take any pain medication. The radiologist says it is not due to those treatments, but he will take credit for it anyway.
God is just laying his hands upon Al's pain for now. His real struggle now is his attitude. It is very difficult to find a reason to your life, when the doctors have said, "This is as good as it gets for the rest of your life, but it will get worse." I would ask that you pray for Al's heart and mind to be renewed in Christ.
God continues to bless me through His Word. I have begun a new bible study about the life of David. It is, once again, right on target. In I Samuel 14:6 Jonathan says, "Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf". He knew that God could save him & bring victory through him, he just didn't know if that was part God's plan. The same with Daniel & his 3 friends in the furnace. They knew God COULD save them, but would He CHOSE to do so?
I have learned that obedience is more important than sacrifice.
Our struggles are personal. Not that we should not seek help and guidance from each other, but we have to have that one on one relationship with God. We have to have our own understanding of who God is, what our own salvation means, what our own faith is built on and we have to take responsiblity for own own actions and obedience.
We need to be following Christ. We do not choose the battles, He does. We just follow behind him, be obedient and BE PREPARED.
I have learned we need to always wear our Sunday best. Not clothes. God doesn't care about our clothes. He cares about our best heart! Our best worship...our best skills....our best friendship....our best love
I learned we need to take God's Word over the opinion of others
Measure the size of what we are up against, next to the size of our God
I hope you have a blessed and anointed weekend.
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