Recently in this new season of my life I have become more burdened than ever before for the souls of men and women. I realize that there are many who are praying for my healing and daily sustenance and for that I am humbled beyond words. My heart though, aches deeply for those who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Recently, while reading Romans I came across Romans 1:21 “for although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and their foolish hearts were darkened.” It is clear the wisdom of this world would declare that we are more educated, enlightened and enjoying the best time in history, but the word is clear that if we do not honor, praise and prize God as Preeminent Lord of our lives, that we are truly living as lost men and women, with a knowledge of God but not a relationship with Him as Sovereign Lord. So much of Europe with all their castles speak to the age of kings and castles. There is no question that in those days the king’s word was law and his seal was the authority of his word. There can be no in between or half in and half out, either Jesus is King and Lord or He is not. As I was praying for a dear friend the other day the Lord put a man on my heart who is at our gym, who knows God but has not honored Him as Lord. He is not his Savior and Lord. The Spirit of God led me to pray these words, “Lord, before my healing please save this man at the gym.” Immediately, it became clear that we needed to invite him to lunch to share God’s goodness and grace with him. He has accepted our invitation and we are looking forward to the opportunity of sharing the gospel with him. We are each surrounded daily by people who are lost and will one day be separated from God forever. My prayer is that everyone who reads this blog and prays for me will put as their first priority, to be used by God to pray for and share the good news with those who do not know Jesus as Lord. What the enemy intended for evil, God can use for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Please send me messages of witnessing opportunities the Lord is giving you because of your asking Him to put in your path those who need Him as Lord. In addition I would be honored to pray for people on your heart who need Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. If you will send me their names, our BridgeBuilders prayer ministry will join me in praying for their salvation. It is my joy to know that this cancer can be used to advance the gospel and the gift of eternal life.
Medically, we went to Dr. Konduri today to get the results of our latest C.T. scan. Our last scan was done in October. The scan shows that the bottom tumor in my right lung is basically nondescript or no longer a tumor. The upper tumor has reduced in size another 20%. This means that from the beginning of our treatment this tumor has shrunk 90%. We give God all the praise for this recent report. The Tarceva will typically work like this for 12-16 months and then the cancer comes back stronger. We praise God for our treatment in Germany that is boosting my immune system through my own blood and additives that we will be taking for the next 6 months. It is our prayer that God will use the blood to bring complete healing. We believe God is able and we commit more than ever to share His good news of His love and healing to anyone who will listen. We are humbled by the gift of your love and prayers. Remember – Salvation first. When you are led to pray for me, ask the Holy Spirit to put someone on your heart who needs the Lord and let us, together, see a harvest of souls that will join us in the work of God and experience the gift of eternal life. You are a blessing.