I’m sitting getting an IV hydration as I write…I know it’s been a while …sorry!
So…after taking 2 weeks off of chemo, I’ve now completed my 3rd cycle of chemo (each cycle is 3 weeks)….Scheduled to start my 4th cycle next Tuesday – please pray for wisdom regarding when I should stop Taxol. Then, I have an echo, a PET scan, and an ultrasound scheduled for the 2nd week of November. Whether or not I have surgery in December depends on the results. Again, need wisdom.
This week the group that gathers to pray every Wednesday over me gave me their favorite promises from God’s Word: Isaiah 41:10, Romans 8:28, 38-39 We are more than conquerors because He says “I am with you!” Thank YOU, Father. Along those same lines I just finished reading a book by Rankin Wilbourne titled UNION WITH CHRIST that has also encouraged me in a new way in this journey. The author is calling believers (back) to the heart of the gospel - living in the reality of our union with Christ….to be saved means to be united to our Savior. Union with Christ means you are IN Christ, and Christ is in you. “….the Spirit of truth….resides with you and will be in you.” John 14:17. Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and WE will come to him and take up residence with him.” John 14:24 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16. I am united with Christ. (Romans 6, 2 Cor. 13:5, Colossians 3:3, Ephesians 2:13-22, John 17:20-23) So – the reality is that just as He is mine, I am also His. My body (as well as soul and spirit) is as much His as it is mine. Just as I take care of my body, He will take care of it even more. One of my praying friends wrote it well this past week, “Jesus loves you so completely and intensely that He has binded Himself to your person – heart, soul, mind, and BODY – now and always. He promises, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
Thanks for walking with me in this journey.