Monday, July 29, 2013

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

My body is committing treason!

Those things it should do, sometimes it does not.  Those things it shouldn't do, sometimes it does.  It is shirking its duties.  Chemo and cancer likes to play tricks like that.  

My heart is still beating and I am grateful.

My tumor-riddled lungs are still breathing at full capacity, which is a miracle.

Then there are other parts of me that seem to be on a long lunch break.  Those are the parts that frustrate me.  Those are the parts that keep me from operating at maximum capacity.

All parts of our body are in important, with a job to do.  Just like the church (the people, not the steeple) is all a part of the body of Christ.  Each with a specific purpose to advance the Kingdom of God.  If you're not living out a purpose for Christ it is not because you don't have a purpose.  You have a purpose, you're just not doing it.  Whoa!  How was that for being direct?  I have had to face the reality that I was taking a long lunch break and not serving my Lord.  

You see, I wanted to travel to remote places, feed the hungry, give them clean water and tell them about Jesus.  My disease has made that impossible.  I was frustrated.  I was spiritually sitting before God with my lip stuck out and my arms crossed.  I wasn't getting to do what I wanted to do for Jesus.  I prayed for those I know that have been on mission trips, but I also envied them. Envy is not of God.  I was so disappointed that I was allowing Satan to enter into my heart regarding God's will for my life. 

"Have Thine Own Way Lord, Have Thine Own Way.  You are the Potter, I am the clay."

I have asked God to forgive me and have set my heart and mind on the things I CAN do.  My heart aches for those in desperation.  Those desperate for a chance, desperate for another chance, desperate for a way out.  That encompasses a large segment of the Earth's population.  

Several opportunities to serve have landed in my lap...which is where my Ipad sits and where I get most of my information.  My hope is to share with you what I'm involved in.  Please know this is not an attempt to "show off" or brag.  My desire is that it may help you think of ways to serve your Heavenly Father or move you to help me. 

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend and two attacked by one would be safe, and three cords twisted together are not quickly broken" Ecclesiastes 4:12

To be continued...Lord willing....