Pushing Forward

My daughter Wendy came to me last evening to tell me that God had put a verse on her heart for me. I always pay attention when someone comes to me with something–it’s how the Body of Christ works.

Mark 3:10 He had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.

The verses prior to verse 10 tell that Jesus was speaking to the crowds and so many had been healed and wanted to be healed that He had to sit off the shore in a boat so that people couldn’t crowd him as he spoke.

People believed. They saw Jesus working and ministering and healing and they wanted it for themselves. I am one of those people.

I haven’t felt the call to pray for miraculous healing in my situation. I do pray for that often in other situations, and I believe completely in God’s ability and desire to heal miraculously. Rather, I am deeply convinced that God’s work in my life and potentially the lives of others will come through my walking of this dark road–willingly.

And so I see from the verse Wendy gave me that I must push forward to touch Him. I must keep my eyes ahead and upward, trusting Him to complete His work in me and through me. I will need those nearby to remind me of this. I haven’t even started treatment yet and I am so very tired. My body is fighting this cancer with all it has. . . literally. Add to that the emotional and mental components, and going into the journey I’m tired. I’m weary. I’m fighting discouragement and I haven’t even begun to run the race.

So pray for me, my friends. When God brings me to your mind, ask Him to keep me focused on the prize, not distracted by the rough terrain.