Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009: Grace

Sorry for the long break between updates. Kristi is doing amazing physically. She continues to struggle emotionally with everything going on. This is VERY typical for cancer patients. As I said before, the physical struggles are only half the battle. Depression is REAL. Please pray that she finds peace. Thank you so much!!

I leave you with this thought: As Paul was making his trek around Asia in the early days of Christianity, he was beaten, spat on, flogged, chained, and imprisoned. Yet he always remained faithful and he says "But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God" (2 Corinthians 1:9). Think about that. So often we try to control our own lives, our own destiny. "For it is by GRACE you have been SAVED, through FAITH - and this is NOT from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God" (Ephesians 2:8). Can I hear a BIG LOUD "AMEN"?!?!