Faith

We have a brother in our church that everytime you ask him how he is doing, he answers “Thank God, I’m doing well”. What a faith statement because this brother is battling cancer and it is obvious that the chemo has taken a toll on his body. Wednesday night we found him walking home from church and gave him a ride. The only thing he will ever ask for is prayer. That night we had to convince him to let us buy him a couple boxes of grape juice. We dropped him off at his one room house that he rents, with one lightbulb and his hammock that he sleeps in, the place is not welcoming to a healthy person much less to a sick one. Tears filled my eyes not so much because of his lack but because of his faith. He has every reason to complain, be sad and even mad but instead he has chosen to place his Faith in Christ… and his circumstances do not move him from that. Even though he has to walk a mile to our church, he does not miss a single service. What an amazing brother and what and amazing Faith.

“Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”
-Hebrews 11:1

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of our Faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”
-Heb. 12:2

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About Ivonne

Ivonne is a fiesty little latin fireball. Her energy and wit are a wonderful asset to the ministry and our marriage. She received her MS in Counseling in 2005 and is currenly a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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  1. Thank you for sharing his testimony with us Ivonne, for me its “finally I learned what was truly important in life”.

    It’s true, whether we live in plenty or completely without, nothing matters more than our faith, because its our faith—our convictions that set us on a course/road in life. Our beliefs form our decisions and if our beliefs are skewed, then our decisions will be lacking good judgement as well.

    Thank you for not keeping the truth locked up in your heart but holding it up high instead. The lamp. Love you in Christ!!!

  2. Thank you for sharing his testimony with us Ivonne, for me its “finally I learned what was truly important in life”.

    It’s true, whether we live in plenty or completely without, nothing matters more than our faith, because its our faith—our convictions that set us on a course/road in life. Our beliefs form our decisions and if our beliefs are skewed, then our decisions will be lacking good judgement as well.

    Thank you for not keeping the truth locked up in your heart but holding up it up high instead. The lamp. Love you in Christ!!!