Immediate Means Now.
During the month of March, my illustrious surgeon confirmed what the LORD had already said some time ago. The enemies that I saw when first diagnosed one year ago? Fear; doubt, worry; terror? I would see ‘no more forever.’ You can find that Scripture in Exodus 14:13, KJV. It was referring to the Egyptians that had vexed Moses and the children of Israel, but today, it applies to what I asked the Lord to give – an ALL CLEAR DECLARATION FROM BREAST CANCER, that name that’s Below the Name of Jesus! It was so good to hear those words, and at the same time, rather anti-climatic.
Long ago, probably immediately following the conclusion of my treatment last summer, I decided that it was over. Even though my side effects seemed to happen because of the meds [according to my primary] rather than because of the radiation, which is what I expected. It’s still all good; all of my parts are intact and functioning, so there’s nothing to complain about. Not even about those around me that seemed to escape from the barrel just after I got this good news. If you want to know what barrel, it’ll come to you. If we really paid attention to those Bible stories, we know that when God gives us a monumental blessing, someone is around the corner to distract you. The thing is whether you allow it to work or not. Moving right along…
One of my resolutions in January was this year, to make a conscientious effort to keep those kind of remarks under control and remember my Salvation. It’s not easy; pray for me. Bottom line – with an ALL CLEAR DECLARATION, and a letter confirming it in 2 days [fastest they’ve ever sent something by Snail Mail!], I have no complaints. PRAISE THE LORD.
Now, I can clearly finish what I wanted to start at the beginning of 2014 – a forum for other breast cancer conquerors / vanquishers / overcomers who want to know who, what, where, when and why following their treatments. Do you return to life as you knew it? Can you still eat the whole pint of ice cream at one sitting? Can you walk, bike, run, etc., or do you change your moves to mirror those of a pre-geriatric lady so you won’t pull anything loose? These are important questions that need to be answered. Many times, our primaries don’t necessarily answer them in the manner that we require. Remember, we are delicate ladies while simultaneously being a rock; for ourselves as well as for those who might depend on us. I happen to be free at this point in my life, but I know what it feels like, believe me, to have others depend on you.
And those are the questions I want to help you answer, if your life has encountered this dragon and you haven’t slayed it yet. This is such a great year. I even got the opportunity to learn coding in Java, to create apps for wireless phones, which will be discussed in the Deregulation blog soon. In Deuteronomy 8:18, Moses stated it clearly – God gives us power to get wealth. What we have to remember is that the ‘wealth’ isn’t always monetary, it covers all aspects of your life. More importantly, we must remember where it came from; definitely not from ourselves. What a wonderful place to be!
NOTE — Both Scriptures below are from The Bible Gateway website. If they’re copyrighted, this is not a theft, it’s a declaration!
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 KJV
7 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
1 Peter 2:6-10 and 2:20-25, AMP
6 For thus it stands in Scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen ([b]honored), precious chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] shall never be [c]disappointed or put to shame. To you then who believe (who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Him) is the preciousness; but for those who disbelieve [it is true], The [very] Stone which the builders rejected has become the main Cornerstone, And, A Stone that will cause stumbling and a Rock that will give [men] offense; they stumble because they disobey and disbelieve [God’s] Word, as those [who reject Him] were destined (appointed) to do. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [d]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God’s people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy. 20 [After all] what [f]kind of glory [is there in it] if, when you do wrong and are punished for it, you take it patiently? But if you bear patiently with suffering [which results] when you do right and that is undeserved, it is acceptable and pleasing to God. For even to this were you called [it is inseparable from your vocation]. For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps. He was guilty of no sin, neither was deceit (guile) ever found on His lips. When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; [when] He was abused and suffered, He made no threats [of vengeance]; but he trusted [Himself and everything] to Him Who judges fairly. He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [g][as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like [so many] sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Guardian ([h]the Bishop) of your souls.
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