I have no pictures or graphics for this blog. This is a letter of praise to my God. Tonight I bow at the feet of my Savior to say, "Thank you." Thank you for a loving family, praying friends, and for hearing & answering prayers.
Martin Luther described worship as "one leper returning." Read this scripture and you will see where he derived this definition:
11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" 14 So when He saw them, He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. 17 So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 "Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?" 19 And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well."
Luke 17:11-19 (NKJV)
Today Chris and I heard some great news and we have felt God's Spirit in answered prayers. Today we were told that all tests so far have proven negative for myloma. My cancer will be treated as a solitary plasmacytoma. Statistics (not that I trust them) say that this cancer is only found 5-10% of the time before it has progressed into myloma. I still have some more tests ahead and treatment will now begin January 5th, but they can find no other lesions. The treatment plan is for radiation and no chemotherapy. Isn't it amazing that we pray for healing, receive it, and then can have the tendency to just go on with our lives. Praise to our God! I will be a thankful child.
In the book of Romans there are scriptures that have always bothered me a little bit. In Romans chapter 1, there are three verses that say 'God gave them up" or "God gave up on them," (verses 24, 26, & 28) What would cause this type of reaction from God. In the same chapter, you see the reason in an earlier verse:
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful,
Romans 1:21 (NKJV)
Please celebrate with us! A milemarker has been passed!
There is still a race to run, but our Father continues to meet our needs and show his power and love for us.