Jane has to have scans every three months. So, naturally, we were living our lives three months at a time. We were consumed with waiting for scans results and praying for God’s healing while putting our lives on hold. We had dropped out of ministry, pull the kids out of sports and made no commitments. Because, there was an air of uncertainty. You can’t blame us, Jane has breast cancer.
The Abundant Life
John 10:10 tells us, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy ; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
We were living as if the enemy had killed and destroyed our lives. We were living three months at a time paralyzed by circumstances that we could not control. We had given control over to the enemy.
The Power of God’s Promise
After the scans and treatment in September, Jane and I felt that we needed to live the abundant life that God has promised us in John 10, we gave the control to the Lord and we began making the most of God given opportunities. Jane and I are now oversee the Marriage Ministry at our church, Gabriel is back in Soccer, Samuel is playing Tennis and Jane has been working out. The true abundance in our lives comes from living and serving in the “Body of Christ.” This is what the enemy so desperately wants to kill and destroy! NO MORE!
More Abundant Life
Jane still gets tire, is still taking chemo medication and still has to have scans every three months. We have to spend time taking care of Jane and the family since the medication still make Jane tired, the treatments have had an affect on her memory and brain function (we joke about it, but it is serious). It takes a little more effort on our part, but it is worth it. We don’t do as much as before, but we take advantage of what God has given us. The fruit is undeniable.
Eye Problem Not I problem
As I was writing this post, Jane told me that she has a blind spot in her left eye, it is not real big but it is noticeable. She described it like this: “It is like someone taking a flash picture and after the flash the spot is there for a few more seconds.” The problem is no one took a flash picture and her spot was there all day yesterday. Dr. M told Jane if the spot was still there today that she would move the MRI of her brain up. Jane’s MRI was scheduled for April 27th.
First, let me say thanks to those of you who have continued to keep Jane and our family in your prayers. We need them so much and through them you have empowered us to live life abundantly, not life paralyzed three months at a time. I believe that your prayers have gotten us through tough times and have given us strength to push into the Lord and the abundant life.
Now, the prayer requests. Please pray for Jane’s eyes, for MRI to reveal God’s healing. Pray that Jane’s memory and brain function are restored. Pray for Dr. M, that God will bless her and the work that she is doing. Gabriel has been struggling in school, please lift him up.
Also, please remember my friend Kirk and his family in prayer. Their daughter Sarah is due to have a liver transplant, see his blog for info: http://livingwithbiliaryatresia.blogspot.com/
Again, we thank you for your prayers and support. I will try to update the blog later today with a short post to let you know if the MRI date changes.