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My Unexpected Journey (Day 8)


My son-in-law sent me a beautiful text this morning giving me praise for how I look at life and how I treat people around me. Truth is, without God in my life I probably wouldn’t be the person that I am. If I am anything worth looking up to it is because of what I have learned from God.

Your life here is a school designed to teach you how to live your life and to prepare you for eternity in the kingdom of God. God is your teacher and the Bible is your textbook. Trying to live your life here without that is kind of like trying to put together a complicated piece of equipment without the manual. You will struggle through the process and most likely will fail miserably. I know because I have been there. Got the t-shirt to prove it. On the front it says “Billy screwed up cause he didn’t read the instructions.”

If you are honest with yourself, you have to admit that the harder man tries to solve his problems by himself the worse things seem to get. Let’s face it the world is a big mess and the more we remove God from our lives the worse it gets. I am old enough now to look back over the years and see the damage that has been done by turning our backs on our creator.

My point in all of this is facing cancer without God is like fighting a knight without a sword or some armor. Why in the world would you do that? When Jesus was dying on the cross He said something that a lot of people don’t even think about. He said ‘It is finished.’ Strange words coming from a man who was dying. What did he mean by that? God can not allow sin in His kingdom because it destroys us. That is why he said the wages of sin is death. He is not talking about a physical death He is talking about a spiritual death. Eternal separation from God.

The problem is ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. When Jesus, who lived a sinless life, died on that cross He took my place and paid the price for my sin so that I could be reconciled to God. It was the work he came to do.

In Luke 9:22 Jesus said, ‘The son of man must suffer many things. He must be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.’ This was the plan all along. For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Because I know this to be true, I can stand on the promises of God in my battle against cancer. Either way it goes, I win! I know that there are those in this group that may not have my faith but this post was meant for those who needed to hear it, including me.

I love all of you and so does God,

Billy

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