To my good friends here at Christian Blog;
After much thought and prayer, I have decided to share with you what I know about my current situation for the sake of prayer. It is not easy for me share about my own needs, but in this case I feel it is the right thing to do.
Without getting into a bunch of medical stuff let me just say that the battle I am facing, and have been for many months, is far more trying than the heart problems I had in 2009. Back then I knew what I was dealing with, but no one really knows what is afflicting me at the current time. There has been talk of everything from rare disorders that only afflict a handful of people on earth all the way to Multiple Sclerosis and worse.
I cannot begin to express the intensity of pain that I face on a daily basis. This, in and of itself, is no big deal for I have been dealing with pain for many years; but something has changed and the intensity and frequency of the pain attacks is rapidly increasing. Yesterday the pain was so intense I could barely move and I certainly looked and felt like Methuselah.
I have been walking with and serving God for nearly 43 years and never have I experienced anything quite like what I have gone through the past few weeks and months. Whatever is afflicting me I put in the category of being my “thorn in the flesh”, sent by Satan to buffet me and get me to doubt or question my God. This will never happen, for I am fully committed to God no matter what happens to this body of mine.
I fully understand that it is only by the grace of God I live. As God said to Paul, I believe He has said to me; “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Just as Paul said that he would therefore take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, needs, persecutions and distresses for Christ’s sake; so do I. For, when I am weak, it is THEN that I am strong.
I do not need to feel good to glorify and praise God. In fact, I find myself praising Him MORE when I feel badly than when I feel great. The issue is not that of feeling good in order to be a better witness or to sing God’s praises more; the issue is one of having the ability to serve. When so much time is spent disabled or impaired by medication, it is difficult to serve God as I desire.
I am making this request to you, my dearest friends in this life, that you might take a few moments and lift up my physical situation to the Father and pray that I know what to do, have the strength and wherewithal to do it and no matter what, not allow this time of affliction to distract me from what God has called me to do in this life, which is to love and serve His people.
Thank you for your prayers and also for your patience with me and my blog writing and other communication. You truly are my family and as my brothers and sisters, I come to you first with this humble request for prayer. Thank you and Blessings 2 You.
Hey there b2y,
I'm Praying mate! U know the cool thing, when we fall, we don't fall to the ground... We fall into the palm of His hand. :)
Please know that I'm praying for yourself and that beautiful wife of yours!
Sometimes our arms get a bit tired, don't they. We need people to come along beside us to help keep our arms lifted up to God.
Please know that my husband and I are coming up along side you in prayer.
Blessings, my friend!
I am praying for God's healing touch for your body, but also for His Spirit to sustain your heart with His joy and strength.
After all, He made these old bodies, I'm confident that he can do what's necessary to keep them functioning, so that we can serve Him effectively.
May you know His presence today and always!
Lifting you up in prayer my brother . . . believing our loving Father is touching you even now . . . meeting all your need for His glory. Glory to God, surely nothing will ever be impossible for Him.
For you and Blest I and will continue to do so .
I am praying for you and Blest B2Y and will keep you in my prayers.
As for the enemy that is attacking you -keep this verse in mind and say it often.
Psalms 118:17 -"I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord"
It's shot -sweet and to the point. The enemy would love to silence you in spirit and body.
You are God's child and even this will not silence you.
I will be praying for you b2y. Thank you so much for trusting us enough to lift you up to our Lord and Saviour. Know that I will be lifting you up before him morning and night, when it seems to be to much I pray that you read these comments and know how many are praying for you and love you. You have inspired many with your words, let us now return the favor and pray healing rain come down from Heaven.
I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for your loving and uplifting words of encouragement. Nothing I could say would begin to communicate how deeply touched I was by so many of you taking the time to write what you did.
I do not know what the future holds and what the medical diagnosis will end up being for what ails me, but I humbled and blessed beyond words to know that so many wonderful friends are lifting me up in faithful prayer.
Thank you and I will keep you informed of what happens starting today and extending into next week as I see various doctors and have various tests done to try and track down what is going on.
Blessings 2 You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finger cross and praying along with you.