I have been learning, as I walk this unexpected journey of cancer, that what looked too large to handle earlier on is becoming a (super) natural part of me.
Trust, faith, hope and love are anchors that are holding my emotions in place. I am experiencing the kindness of God as He enlarges my heart to hold His love gifts as I make the decision to trust, to use my faith and speak words of hope and love.
I shall run in the way of your commandments, for you will enlarge my heart. Psalm 119:32
It is as I run the race before me that He enlarges my heart. Today I am practising obedience to the word of God by not looking at tomorrow and borrowing trouble.
Today I seek God for the strength to make it through victoriously. This moment I will celebrate life, this moment I will love in and this moment I will speak life. All we are promised is today and now.
I have determined that the current circumstances of life will not determine and shape my emotional state. I choose to remain stable, believing God’s Word in Psalm 91, that we are fixed and rooted underneath the shadow of the Almighty.
We have been learning we cannot put any confidence or dependence on what we are in the natural or on outward privileges and physical advantages and external appearances. (Philippians 3:3) From what I have seen in the hospital I know that cancer is no regarder of persons. Rich or poor it can hit us all.
Life is a journey of learning and understanding that our lives are found and known in Christ. As we run our race, we experience the treasure of this knowledge. Recognition for every single one of us is by faith, grace and the blood of Jesus, they are all freely available, and under the Blood, at the Cross-we are equal. Jesus is no regarder of persons either; He loves us all with a love that is beyond compare.
We have received grace, truth and blessing by no merit of our own save the fact we are the ones the Lord God loves; we are His Beloved.
Our merit comes from the heart of God rich in love for us. God loves us with an everlasting love and today He is drawing us with loving kindness into His embrace of love.
Will you choose to find joy in Him and gladly surrender to His will? It is as we enter into that state of promised rest we begin to learn the art of running gracefully in the way of His commands.
Will you run the race with me?
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