Pastor Dave gave me permission to share with you that his daughter, Amie, has cancer and his granddaughter, Brooklyn Kaye, was recently born weighing only 2 pounds. So as a family we all at Casa are asking you to remember them in prayer.
Dr. Lou, nephrologist, came with his staff to meet with ours about the steps towards the ministry for children with kidney disease. Cindy in dialysis now has a brother with possible kidney disease. There 3 other siblings here so we will have them all tested. Also one of the youngest children will have open-heart surgery.
With Larry & Sue leaving we will need someone with his heart for maintenance. Pray about that as well as a couple as dorm parents for fifteen 7-8 year old boys.
Phillippians 3:13-14 “I count myself not to have apprehended but this one thing I do is forgetting the things behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”.
The third truth Lee shared was that focus sets us in a position where we want to go the second mile. When Peter asked Jesus if forgiving someone 7 times was sufficient Jesus told him 70 times 7. When asked about going one mile Jesus said, “Two”. When asked about giving your coat Jesus said, “Cloak also”.
When is enough really enough? The second mile is based upon passion. Just how much do I care? How much do I love? How much can I give? How far can I run? How high can I climb?
The scripture says we have to forget what is behind. What has been accomplished at Casa the last 27 years is behind me. There is still a race to be run. The End of Times mentioned in the Word of God is based on the salvation of the very LAST person who will come to Christ and then the end will come. It is the fulfilling of the Gentiles. Until that moment we who are alive must work as though the salvation of that last person depends on us.
My last breath taken on my last day on earth I pray will be with my arms around a child as they receive Jesus into their heart. I have been thinking how I want to spend the years I have left. I need a goal to keep me busy.