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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A Position of Victory
My brother, Tommy, has been battling with low
platelet counts for just over a year. In the beginning, his primary care doctor
wasn’t too concerned and decided the best course of action would be to watch it
and repeat the tests in a few months. At the repeat of the tests, Tommy’s
platelet count was even lower. His doctor made an appointment with an
oncologist/hematologist as a precaution.
oncologist ordered a few more tests and we found out Tommy’s spleen is enlarged
which could account for the low platelet count. She decided to watch his blood
levels for a year and release him then if his counts didn’t get any lower. They
fluctuated some over the course of the year but basically held level and Tommy
went for his last appointment with her, expecting to be released that day.
you’ve probably surmised, his tests weren’t good. Not only was his platelet
count lower than it had been all year, his hemoglobin and his white cell count
jumped on the bandwagon. Again, as a precaution, the oncologist ordered a bone
marrow biopsy. The test was done under anesthesia on May 7th and the
results would be explained at an appointment on May 21st.
news was huge. Many cancers were ruled out. Praising God began immediately,
only briefly interrupted by a teeny, tiny, little cloud trying to diminish the
good news as we learned there were some cells deemed abnormal that couldn’t be
identified. My brother’s response was, “I now have medical proof that I am
might ask how Tommy can have such a light-hearted outlook given the mixed bag
of news he received. The answer is easy. On Valentine’s Day, 1991, he accepted Jesus
into his life as his personal Savior. Every since then, Tommy has fought his
battles out of a position of victory. The victory over life, death and
everything in between was won for him by Christ when He died on the cross. That
makes me want to shout out loud!
about you? Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior or are you struggling along
with an “I don't need God. I can do it myself” attitude? There’s good news for
loves you regardless of what you’ve done or been or the attitudes you have
toward Him. He doesn’t have favorites among those He created so what He did for Tommy, He’ll do for you. I’ve heard God called The Hound of Heaven. He
won’t give up on you. He desires for you to live forever with Him, just so He
can love you longer. Salvation is free. Jesus paid your debt for you.
love to talk to you about accepting Christ as your Savior if you have never
taken that step. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll arrange a time to talk. The victory is yours for the claiming.
Going out with joy today-
The A B C's of Salvation
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent (turn away from) of your sin.
Romans 3 : 23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness."
Trust that Jesus is God's Son and that God sent Jesus to save people from their sins.
John 3 : 16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever
believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
Give your life to Jesus. Ask Him to be your Lord and Savior.
Romans 10 : 9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."