Post by frienduff on Nov 15, 2019 10:30:30 GMT -5
Its time for one big praise fest and a wonderful testimony .
As many of you all know about eight weeks ago I had a nasty flare up .
BUT GOD took this that came against me to bring me to greater peace in HIM and increased more trust and hope in Him .
IN the earliest days of this sickness , I remember I had some worry and even fear . TURTEL can attest to this .
GOD then used this to bring me greater knowledge of what I already knew .
About two weeks into it I tried to go to two different hospitals to get a psa scan . And both wanted money down
which I did not have . I was not overworried about it , but yes a some fear and worry was there .
As the last hospital told me , you need to pay down first , I left
but as I walked out the door a still small voice , a reminder of what I knew came to me .
And said , Have no fear , I AM in CONTROL . I was reminded that What man cannot do , GOD CAN.
I was reminded that let the will of the LORD be done . That if my time was up , THEN to depart was greater gain anyway
and if my time is not up, THEN GOD WILL HEAL ME . At that reminder the greatest peace I did receive. I have had all peace
in HIM since . HE used this to bring me to greater trust and hope IN HIM . Even though I thought I had this , HE brought me to greater understanding
and what peace ensued . SINCE then , this last six weeks I have had the most peace in HIM than ever before .
I do not want any to worry for me , I have also felt physically wonderful and even more spiritually filled .
The LORD uses all things and will work all things together for the good of those who love HIM .
Look how JOB suffered , YET look at the end of that trial . And it was allowed for a purpose .
My peace has abounded , my hope in HIM has abounded and what great joy and rest I have in HIM.
He took the knowledge HE had given me , and let me experience through this trial the experience of what seemed at first a bit fearful ,
BUT quickly LED ME TO ONLY GREATER PEACE by simply reminding me of what HE had shown me in scriptures .
SINCE that day nearly six weeks ago , my peace has only abounded , my hope in HIM has only abounded .
And as I said I feel both physically and spiritually FAR BETTER than ever .
Turtel can attest to this too . She was with me since day one of the event . And she knows I have all joy in HIM and great peace
One thing I have found in our reading the bible together and bible game and conversations is only more peace and joy in the LORD TOO .
Our focus has been ON CHRIST and not men and our joy is abouding and more so as HE works in us that which we need so much .
Let an all out return be unto bibles . And while my peace has abounded , My dire warnings have only increased as well .
I warn , not out of fear , but out of great love which is increasing more and more , FOR the people and FOR CHRIST ABOVE ALL .
SO worry not for me . If there are any grudges against me for exposing a dangerous man , I FORGIVE any who might hold one .
I DID it for love for this person and for all and I would gladly do it again . WE must be on guard more than ever .
And our love for GOD and for the brethren , the grace of GOD compels me to ease not up on dire warnings and to continuously praise HIM only more so .
OH there is a peace that the carnal mind can never know nor give , IT COMES FROM ABOVE and puts the focus ON GOD ABOVE .
SO be encouraged and let us be on guard .