Tuesday, August 12, 2008

~Understanding God's Word~

Have you ever totally misunderstood God's Word?

When He said, "Love one another,"
did you think He meant for you to tolerate sin?

When He said, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged,"
did you think He meant for you not to take a stand against unrighteous behavior?

When He said, "In all things God works for the good,"
did you think He meant every story would have a happy ending?

When He said, "I will surely bless you,"
did you think He meant that He would make you healthy, wealthy, happy, and problem free?

Isn't it amazing how we can misinterpret what He says? Taken from "Why" by Anne Graham Lotz.

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

We all have the opportunity to 'One day' have a happy ending to our life. We will be PROBLEM FREE. But, for now, we may not always have a happy ending, we may have health problems, we may not be wealthy or always happy, and we are sure to encounter problems. In the end, it will all be worth it, if we choose Christ!

On a lighter note, we are thrilled with Jan's latest test results. Our hearts are lighter. I would ask you to continue to pray for Jan and our cousin, along with our family. We know God will provide for all our needs. He will help us in each and every circumstance. It is our hearts desire, that they both are healed on this earth of cancer.

I got a call late last night about Joyce. They are running an MRI today because they do not think the chemo is working, and in fact it may be spreading. This is very hard for the family to hear. We've been there and it is extremely difficult. Please pray for Joyce and her family. Pray that if this is not the treatment she needs to be on, they will find the correct treatment or dose of treatment. But, pray for her salvation. This has been a difficult journey for her so far, not only physically, but mentally.

Thanks for all your prayers.



Jan and Tom's Place said...

Good post, Cheryl!!

Thanks for your visit today and kind comment! We will pray for Joyce, too!


Erica said...

Thanks for the reminder. It is definitely something to ponder!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Thanks for the reminder to be careful how we read His Word. It can definitely be taken out of context and I know in my hopefully wishing I have done the same. I have and do believe He will work good out in my dire situation but whether at the end it will be the good I had thought, is yet to be known.

The first line makes me think of 'love the sinner, hate the sin'.

Darlene said...

Great post! Thanks for the encouragement and reminder.

I am still waiting on my job. I have been to the school last 2 days volunteering...hoping and praying it comes open and the funds will be there. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement. Keep praying for me. Andrea moves Friday to University of Alabama. My life is changing fast...I am excited for her but, I will miss her so much.

Krista said...

I will be happy to pray for Joyce's health and her treatment! Also, I love Jan's new do! She looks very happy and healthy. God can move mountains, so we'll just keep lifting our requests to God with thanksgiving in our hearts! Hang in there!


Melanie said...

Cheryl, I am so thrilled to read the below post about Jan's test results! I am just beaming... grinning from ear to ear! Thank you, Lord!

I will continue to pray for her and your family and also for Joyce.

Peggy said...

Bless you Cheryl...such wisdom in your words...I need to sharpen my understanding of God's Word! I will continue to pray as you ask!

Stop by and visit with me this week... there will be something special waiting for you. It is my turn to honor YOU though you have so many repeats, allow me to honor YOU! You are in my first numbered group besides Sharing the Love &

I was just reading devotionals
/articles by Anne Graham Lotz also.

Nancie said...

Thanks for sharing this encouraging post, Cheryl. Thank God that though we may encounter troubles and sufferings, in the end, it will all be worth it, if we choose Christ! How comforting! Remembering Jan, Joyce, you and family in prayers. May God's love strengthen all of you. Take care and God bless!