In the nearly ten months since I was first diagnosed with incurable Stage IV metastatic colon cancer I have experienced blessings from God constantly. As a result, people are somewhat amazed at my walk through this cancer journey … they are amazed at my attitude … they are amazed at my endurance. Some have even told me, “You are such an inspiration” … “You are being so courageous.” And some have even offered, “I could never do what you are doing.”
What you might admire or be amazed at in the midst of my battle with cancer is NOT … let me repeat NOT … my works or my accomplishments – it is God working IN and THRU me by the power of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
While the world expects to see sorrow and despair in the midst of cancer, by faith IN Christ Jesus I constantly find God’s provision of hope, joy, peace, love and strength … God’s strength.
In the midst of this cancer battle, the Lord is TOTALLY and COMPLETELY sustaining me in my weakness … thank you Lord!!!
I encourage you to admire and be amazed by my journey thru cancer … BUT … ALL PRAISE AND GLORY for what you see belongs to God.
Between men there is a very fine line between encouragement and praise … admittedly, oftentimes the error is more in how the words are received … than in how the words are given. Believe me when I say I do need words of encouragement. Also believe me when I say all words of praise belong to God.
Lord, remind me, help me in the midst of this battle, to boldly and constantly remind people that You are the reason for my joy, peace and hope!