Wednesday, March 28, 2018

His Ways Are Not Our Ways - A Testimony

Not one day in our Lives works out the
way that we expected to do and to me today was one of those days, but
Jesus determines our footsteps and we just have to be sensitive to
the Holy Spirit to be able to do what He wants us to do.
This morning I went for radiation
treatment at the hospital as I've been doing for the last month and
as I arrived they informed me that the radiation machine was out of
order. They were fixing it and I would have to be waiting for a while
before I could have treatment. I sat down in the waiting room to wait
for my treatment. There was a lady that is scheduled to be treated
before me every day. We always see each other in passing, she leaves
and I come in. We started talking. We first talked about our cancer,
and the treatment and the effects of the treatment. She was quite
down, despondent, and we talked about recovery, and hope of the
future, and I say to her that I'm in God's hand. Whatever happens is
in His hand and He determines our lives.
I had the opportunity of sharing my
testimony with her, of how Jesus called me, of how I died of a heart
attack 20 years ago and I was on my way to hell, and Jesus let me
come back to be His witness, to witness to the world that Jesus
Christ is alive and hell is real. I could share with my testimony and
the hope that I have in Jesus. She asked me many questions and we had
a long and fruitful discussion, which would not have happened if that
radiation machine did not break down. Jesus directs our footsteps. If
I was not there for treatment, and if that machine did not break down
I would not have been able to share my testimony with that specific
person. If that person was not also in the same boat, afflicted by
the same fearful sickness, cancer, that everybody fears, if it was
not that we had the same infirmity then she would most probably not
have even listen to me, but Jesus prepares the way, and her heart
was prepared to receive the message of Jesus Christ. There was hope.
I could speak to her. She was receptive. I could share my testimony.
I was so glad that I had the opportunity to speak to her to share
Jesus Christ. They called her for her treatment and she said to
me:"To be continued...", meaning our discussion. Before she
left the facility she stopped by my wife who was sitting in the
waiting room in front, and she said to as she was so glad that she
could have the discussion with her husband.
Dear friends, we do not understand why
we have got to go through certain things in life. It is not nice to
be diagnosed with cancer. It is not nice to be hospitalized. I've
gone through a lot of things in the past few months. While I was
hospital, I died twice. I have been in much pain but I have had the
opportunity to witness to so many people that otherwise I would never
have met, people who would otherwise never even have listened to me,
because the circumstances brought us together. Jesus Christ brought
us together so that I could fulfill His purpose and witness to
specific people that He put in my way.
We have the choice, when we meet other
people, to either talk about things that are not important; we can
talk about ourselves, we can talk about the weather, and politics,
but to us as followers of Jesus, we must see every opportunity as
directed by Jesus for us to be able to witness for Him. We must be
sensitive and wait for the opportunity to share our testimony. What a
wonderful privilege to be a witness for Jesus. What a privilege to
live for Jesus. What a privilege to suffer for the kingdom of God,
even if we've got to go through difficult times, through pain,
through hospitalization, through cancer, through the shadow of death,
in order to fulfill God's will.
We must use every opportunity to
witness for Jesus. We must be sensitive and recognize the opportunity
when it comes, so that we can tell other people about Jesus, give
them hope, put their hand in His hand and build the kingdom of God.
His ways are not our ways, but if we walk in His ways we can bear
fruit for His kingdom. Jesus makes the way. Just follow Him. He will
guide you. He will give you the words and He will make you bear fruit
for His kingdom, if you stay focused on Him.
May Jesus bless you.

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