Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day 79

In exactly 3 weeks, we hit the 100 day mark! We were nervous about going forward with this transplant, but also knew without a doubt that it was God's timing to proceed. All we could do was trust in Him, keep our eyes and mind on Him, and let Him do all that is perfect and pleasing to Him. People often ask themselves "why me"? A friend I met out here who has survived multiple cancers and is now caring for her 25 yr old daughter in the midst of cancer from her deadly immune disease who is preparing for her bone marrow transplant next week, said why not me? I was watching Karly's story on youtube again this week. She initially asked "why me", but later realized that God will use her story for His good and for His glory. Sure, you can ask God, why me, and He may answer you now or you may get your answer much later, or never in your lifetime, but rest assured, He will not leave you or forsake you in your journey here on earth. The problem with the "why me" is the self-pity that keeps your eyes on yourself or your circumstance. The devotional the last 2 days has been reflecting on staying close to Jesus, your friend, your Lord, your Savior. Our journey has been uphill, downhill and all over the place and at times I think we do feel drained of energy, but fortunately those moments have been fleeting. We have chosen to grab hold of Jesus' hand and not let go. We have learned to trust our Lord and let Him control this journey.  We have trained our mind which has been a process of learning. How do you do this? Renew your mind everyday with Bible reading and make Jesus your best friend. We have been shown what to do. All you need to do is seek Him and He will draw near. James 4:8, "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to  you...." It is an action with a consequence. May all you actions reflect Christ!

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