Thursday 5.19.11

Today marks a day in my heart that I would like to share with those of you that read our WOD with God.  I give God the glory for all that He has done in my life.  There has been good and bad and one of the hardest things is to rejoice in both.  That comes with the more we grow spiritually in understanding our Heavenly Father.  Which there is still a lot more for me to learn.  

Twenty-three years ago on this day, my father went home to be with the Lord.  He lost his battle to lung cancer that he fought hard for seven months.  Despite losing his hair, weight and having constant treatments of radiation and chemotherapy he was at the most peace in his life.  He gave his life to the Lord not long before he was diagnosed with cancer.  He died at age 42.  

Today is bitter sweet because I miss him terribly but I know he is heaven.  His testimony was so powerful to everyone who knew him.  He was so humbled that God would forgive him of His sins.  He had many accomplishments in life.  One of the things he said when he gave his testimony,  was he had so many trophys over the years from all the different sporting events he competed in.  But nothing would compare to the gift of salvation.  He wanted to share the truth with everyone because the word of God was alive to Him.  He wasn’t scared to die because he would say, “I am a winner either way!  If I live iI get to stay home and be with my babies and my wife or if I die, I get to go to heaven and be with the Lord.”  Today I rejoice because I know my Redeemer lives and my daddy lives with him!  As Christians we should live as if today were our last day on this earth.  What would you want people to remember about you?  

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Romans 5:8-9

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