Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:33 PM, CDT
First off I just want to say thank you for all the love and support that I have gotten. I am constantly overwhelmed by the number of people lifting my name and my girls up to the throne room. As I opened the various cards today that I received in the mail, I reflected on how much God loves me. He spared no expense when He chose to redeem me. He who gave us His son why would he also not freely give us all things. I have thought often of John 6 since I found out about my situation. Jesus had given a number of "hard sayings" and from that point a number of his "disciples" stopped following him from that point on. Jesus then turns to his disciples and asks them if they too are going to abandon him when times get tough. Peter, never lacking a quick response replied with with the right answer. Lord, to whom would we go?
As I encounter each day and am tempted to complain and be defeated, and give up, I think of what Peter said. Lord, where else could we go. You have the words of eternal life. Never in my life have i relied so much on the promises of God and His love for me. People tell me often how they are thinking and praying for me. I then think of the Father and how his thoughts towards me are innumerable. They are more than the sands of the sea. Ephesians tells us that we are God's masterpiece, his poema, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. No matter what happens I know that God is working this for His glory. That has been the prayer on my heart and Katelyn's heart from the beginning.
I trust that as you visit this site you will be encouraged and your love for the Father will continue to grow. There is no other name under Heaven, whereby we must be saved. He is the way, the truth, and the life. One of Katelyn and I's favorite verses about the Father is Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. I will cling to these exceeding great and precious promises as I seek to glorify his name. Who else could we turn to? I trust that I will be healed and that God will touch lives along the way. Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. I pray that each one of you will seek for that abundant life and that your joy may be full in Jesus.