Greater is He who lives in us. Greater is He above all else in our world. Greater is He who says we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. I am going to obey Him and testify right here at Psalm 119 Greater than Gold of how great and mighty our God is. As I learn more of Him and His ways I will share. I am going to testify and recount all the ways He works on our behalf.
How wonderful it is to be part of the family of God, to have people like you, who are upholding us in prayer when our minds are so jumbled up with information we can barely think straight.
How wonderful it is to be home after a week away attending to medical appointments. How wonderful it is to walk with a God who is real and allows us to sense His presence.
How wonderful it is to be His.
We belong to our Father in heaven. He is healer, provider, Great Shepherd, compassionate, gracious, merciful and kind. We are protected by the power of His word.
We have learned from Psalm 103:22 that because we are the works of His hands and have given Him dominion in our lives, our mandate is to bless the Lord.
Situations and circumstances do not change the fact that we have given Him dominion; they are no excuse to not obey.
In the midst of MRI’s, bone scans and specialist appointments we made our decision to bless God and entered into each doing just that. Was it easy? NO.
We have been disappointed, Bruce sorely so when he was told by the robotic surgeon that he was high risk for the surgery. The level of disappointment rose even higher when the Dr. pulled his chair up close and said ‘If you were my relative, I would recommend radiation’. Not what Bruce wanted to hear. This Dr. is top in his field and Bruce had to respect him as he too is top in his field and when people come to him to ask for advice, well he has seen that he is listened to.
Our next appointment after the MRI was with a radiologist/oncologist. The name alone was enough to strike fear in my heart. The clinic though is called the ‘Cross Cancer Institute’. So at the Cross we met with the ‘rad/onc’ who wrote the papers to set the standards for prostate cancer treatment in the province of Alberta. At the Cross we found that the MRI is clean. Thank you for your prayers!
In other words, God put before us a man who is highly revered and respected in the medical society. He exuded peace and comfort and helped us feel at ease. He answered every one of Bruce’s questions and asked if he could keep the list of questions in order to use them as a handout for the men who would follow after.
He was frank and honest and we sensed we were right where we were supposed to be. Except that everything in Bruce still screamed out that he wanted to beat cancer the natural way… my stepdaughter was with us in that appointment taking notes and keeping us on track. Once again she reminded us to trust in the Lord with all of our heart and not to lean back on our own understanding.
Later that night, when all was silent except for the pounding of my heart in my ears, HE spoke. I wasn’t expecting nor was I listening. And I actually didn’t hear anything at all except for the quiet dropping of a scripture in my heart. And I knew HE had shared a word from His heart.
In the morning, for the first time, I awoke to the birthing of a bubble of joy. I recalled HIS word from the night and knew without a doubt that HE was showing us the way we are to take.
Take a look at the scripture the Lord dropped into my heart!
2Kings 5: 10-14
Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean.”
But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’
“Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.
Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, “My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”
So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.