Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mission Field




God's creation is so wonderful. I look at this stunning photo and the reflection that emphasizes the majesty of God's creation...and the serene peace. Each time I see a mountain, I am reminded of HIS greatness.

Psalm 36:6a Thy righteousness is like the great mountains...

God created us...and when I trusted Christ as my personal Saviour at the young age of 19...I realized then, truly; my life is not my own. He created me for a purpose in life and as I've yielded to HIM in my Christian walk; I have found those purposes fulfilled over and over again.

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13

And so now...as 2010 approaches the NEW YEAR brings with it a new journey for me. A "mission field" of sorts..or so as I view it to be and with all prayer that it will bring forth fruit that we all desire in our walks of life serving the LORD. Some are called to special fields of service and some for a particular time.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer yesterday. This is the pathology report from my ultra-sound core needle biopsy. I have IDCa ..Invasive Ductal Carcinoma A or I'm assuming stage 1. I have a 8 mm tumor that has invaded the surrounding tissue though I do not know yet to what extent. I will have to have a lymph node test to see if it has advanced into my lymph system. I know that there are many more test to come. I see a Breast Cancer Specialist this coming Monday to discuss my condition and treatments to follow.

If you would pray with me in this regard...that I will be able to fulfill this "mission field's" service as God desires. That with every open door to speak of HIS grace that listeners will take to heart the truth being shared. That I would have courage when faced with difficulties and wisdom to understand certain situations and how to show my God's true presence in my life.

God also chose at this time in my life to bring a dear Christian woman into my path, my friend whom I've shared with you..Kelly Johnson in Okinawa. Isn't it a work already that GOD chose this time for both of us to have Cancer. Miles apart, yet close in spirit and heart...we are walking together in this journey and we both...

............believe to see the goodness of the LORD...............................

I will post off and on about my journey in the midst of other devotional thoughts as I have done here on THIS IS THE DAY...

May God bless you in the New Year!

HOPE

7 comments:

~~Deby said...

This is near and dear to my heart..dear friend, Hope...
it has been in my family..my MOM...so with that said.....our days are numbered by the Lord...and I know whom, I have believed..and you have...and also that the trumpet could sound anytime..before I click the send on this comment..so to stay real...
I will pray..knowing the God of all peace and comfort will keep you through all of this...
love,
Deby

Pam--in Estonia said...

You will remain close in my heart and in my prayers. I KNOW the Lord will use this trial in your life to bring great glory to his name!
I love you, MOM!

Deborah said...

I know you will be a wonderful testimony to all who the Lord brings across your path as you travel this journey. You have been such an encouragement to me, and I thank the Lord for allowing us to meet. I will be praying for you, and watching for updates.

Kelly Johnson said...

Hope, I love you and am praying for you!! Wasn't the Lord wonderful to give us each other for this journey??? Praying for Monday and the next couple of weeks especially. Your "B" friend, Kelly

Under Southern Skies said...

I will pray for you!! I will pray that God will heal you miraculously and give you His peace!

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:7

He can heal!

Abounding Treasures said...

I will pray for you Hope when the Lord brings you and your situation across my heart and mind ... from what you've shown through your blog, I know that you will lean on the Lord for your strength and allow Him to work through you as He brings various dear souls across your path as you and Him make this journey together!!

Blessings always, dear blog friend :o)

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

I will continue to pray....