After being diagnosed with Cancer, my life changed and put me on a path that I never thought I would ever have to experience. So I began this blog to record my thoughts and inspirations about my Journey to Wholeness.
I knew that if I learned to embraced this challenge, I could, with the help of my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, become healed.....become whole.
I want to embrace every step of this journey...My Journey to Wholeness.
First of all, what does it mean to be healed or to become whole? Are we seeking a physical or a spiritual healing....or both?
My search began with the scriptures.
Matt. 9:20-22 “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment; for she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned Him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath make thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.”
I hope you don’t mind me assuming that you are also going on this journey with me. I have found that our challenges are easier to bear when we know that we are not suffering alone, that someone else is going through a difficult time as well.
Of course it will be your own path, but we can do it together; for we need each other.
So may I ask.....What has brought you to this refining walk: this Journey to Wholeness?
I think about Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in their fiery furnace, they were strong faithful men who were determined to do Father’s will, no matter what the world was demanding of them. They knew their God would deliver them from the fiery furnace and out of the Kings hand.
Sometimes our challenge is because of our own choices, and their consequences, that cast us into the fire, sometimes it’s brought upon us; as with these faithful men.
Either way it doesn’t matter, the solution is the same.
A few years ago, I learned this simple concept. “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it not against it. Make it your friend and ally....not your enemy...Include the Lord in your efforts and all things shall be added unto you.”
Since then, I have had many opportunities to apply it. Some small and silly, and some larger and consuming.
I feel that through learning to embrace whatever comes, my faith is strengthened and I am more open to father’s will. I can also see the Lord ‘s hand in orchestrating and preparing me for this challenge.
Through learning this concept, we place our faith in our Fathers plan....we reach out to Him.... just like the woman with an uncurable disease, in the scripture quoted at the beginning, and allow Him to be our significant other in walking this path; this path that is hard.
Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, we are placed in a fiery furnace to prove our willingness to allow God’s will to be done; whether the outcome is what we desired, or if it is something different, It will be for our best good and the good of those who share the experience with us. (Daniel 3)
I’m sure this journey looks extremely uncomfortable, even too hard from where you are standing. My chemo treatments have side effects that seem undaunting, and you are also facing something that is bringing you to your knees, but one faithful step opens the door for miracles to happen; divine assistance can be ours and the fire will have no power over us, we will be delivered and made whole.
Matt. 14:35, 36
“...and [they] brought unto him all that were diseased; and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.”
I love how our faith and trust in following the Lords will in all things, not only brings glory to God, but...we will have received our desires and MORE. Plus....those who have witnessed our miracle are also changed and brought to Holier ground.
We are placed on this earth to find our brokenness and exercise our faith and trust in God the Eternal Father and His plan of redemption to bring His light into our lives through those cracks. We need Him to heal and become whole.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced this first step of embracing a challenge and reaching out in faith, to healing and wholeness, please share with us in the comments section below. I feel we all grow through knowing that someone was strong in facing their challenges and brokenness. Thank You!
With this Blog post, I have shared my favorite watercolor piece. I painted this piece to depict my perception of a loving and caring Heavenly Father. He placed us on this earth to find our brokenness and exercise our faith and trust in Him and His plan of redemption that will bring us home to Him. He wants us to bring His light into our lives, through our brokenness....by putting our faith in Him. We need Him to heal and become whole.