Today we cancelled our doctor’s appointments and scans.
There is a sweet peace in my heart as we rest completely in the arms of our Loving Jesus. We have prayed much for God’s heart and have sensed His call to step out on this course of action for a season. We continue to stand on His promise that “by His stripes I am healed!”
Please join me in prayer that my body will soon realize the full manifestation of this healing that I believe is mine in Christ Jesus! It is risking nothing to trust God for everything! He is my all-in-all and it is only God who has miraculously sustained my body through the 53 months following my initial prognosis of 8–18 months. Even the doctors who profess no faith of their own have admitted that it is by prayer and faith that I continue to live. And I know that God has honored the prayers of the righteous to heal me supernaturally.
Each doctor who reviews my scans agrees that cancer has returned, but they also add that in 30 years of practice, they have never seen lung cancer progress so slowly. They say my body is fighting the disease; I know that it is God—and God alone—who heals and who gives life.
I am believing that this latest appearance of cancer will be completely removed as a further sign of my healing. The Word the Lord continues to resonate within my heart as His Spirit continually directs my mind to the example of the woman touching the hem of Jesus’ garment and the power of God surging into her body. She departed with His assurance: It is well.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on my medical treatment and we have done all that we have sensed the Lord was leading us to do. And we are grateful for all of our incredible doctors and medical teams and their ministry to me and my family. God has used their knowledge and expertise in my healing thus far. This journey has led us though brain surgery, lung surgery, gamma-knife therapy, proton radiation, oral chemo, traditional chemotherapy, even a special immune treatment from Germany. Our prayer now is that God will receive the glory and that His Kingdom will be expanded by our simple step of faith. Once again, we seek to be obedient to God’s voice, to simply reach out, touch Jesus’ garment, and believe!
We have already seen the Lord expand his kingdom greatly though these 53 months with the expansion of H.I.S. BridgeBuilders in Dallas, and the spread of this movement to new cities in the United States and abroad. Restoration Community Church Dallas was planted one year ago and then officially launched a few months ago. Souls are coming to Christ and disciples are now making more disciples. Chemo Church and a vibrant prayer ministry now prays for healing and hope in the name of Jesus. We are currently working on a book to share the many miracles of God in this season and to bring Him greater glory.
As I continue this journey in God’s grace, and I witness His favor on H.I.S. BridgeBuilders, I live each day as if it were a month, and each month as if it were a year!
Do today what the Lord is leading you to do. None of us is guaranteed tomorrow. My greatest prayer through this journey has been for the awakening of God’s church for the lost and the least. And God is answering that prayer! The Lord has revealed clearly that your fervent prayers sustain me, not merely for my own good, but to proclaim the Gospel and advance His Kingdom. For the past four-and-one-half years, the Lord has given me a personal anthem, and it has become my guiding principle:
Pray by faith the word of God
in the power of the Holy Spirit
and trust in the Sovereignty of God!
With that in mind, we have begun a monthly prayer meeting. On the first Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm, we will gather to pray. If there is a need deep within your heart—a wayward child, an illness, a great financial crisis, or a burden you simply need to bring to Jesus—please come.Restoration Community Church Dallas 2075 West Commerce Dallas, Texas 75208 (map)
We will be praying for all who are gathered together. We will, together, approach the Great Physician, touch the hem of His garment, and depart as restored disciples!
Thank you all for loving me. Thank you all for interceding for me, my family, and the ministry of H.I.S. BridgeBuilders and Restoration Community Church Dallas! Your believing prayers continue to be our lifeline to our Lord, our Healer, our King, Jesus.