Grace, mercy, and peace to my brethren in the Lord Jesus Christ, whom He has bought with a precious price, whom He has loved deeply, and whom He has made partakers of a most precious and holy inheritance as new creations who have put off the old person, which grows more and more corrupt, and been born of His incorruptible Seed! Be always encouraged by these things in your spirit as you find fellowship with your Father in Heaven.
I know many of you have been praying for me and the things that have recently happened, and I am touched deeply by your prayers.
So, I wanted to provide an update for everyone to let you know how I am doing: although my vision in my left eye had fully disappeared for quite a period of time, it has begun to return and is now about 50% back (the middle portion is still black, so I can’t use the eye much yet, but the peripheral portion of my vision is coming in slowly). I also came down with the flu during all of this, which knocked me out of commission for a while, but it is beginning to lift and pray that it will finish running its course soon! On Monday I returned to work with thanksgiving in my heart to the LORD because I was worried they would let me go since all of this happened in the middle of my training. But they kept me on board and I’m finishing up my training today, and will start work at this end of this week. The doctors are running tests for the many things in my complicated family medical history, but they feel like it’s about a 75% chance that this is Multiple Sclerosis.
Through all of this the LORD has abounded in mercy towards me in pouring out the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ to me; He has revealed Himself in greater depth to me and showed Himself sweeter and greater in power than I could possibly know.
I have begun writing an article that I will later post in the essay section of this website entitled “BLESS THE LORD”. The LORD has given me an all-consuming desire for what is found in Psalm 103 regarding what it means to Bless the LORD. But I encourage you all to enter your quiet place to learn from the LORD what it means to Bless the LORD. Know what it means that God desires the pure and holy to come before Him and minister to Him!
I also have another health update to share, though this one is good news, and it’s not about me: my wife is pregnant! 😀 We just found out last week and had it confirmed this week. Again, the grace of the LORD abounds in wisdom! We are praying for this little baby to be full of the blessings of Christ, to abound in purity and walk in holiness with righteousness all the days of his/her life! Before, I was terrified at the prospect of bringing a little innocent life into this exceedingly corrupt world, but for this too, the LORD has given me great peace and I have greater confidence in the overwhelming victory of Christ that has been wrought in those who believe upon Him. He has anointed fathers and mothers with a ministry to their children and equipped them with the conquering powers to fulfill their minister because God desires Godly offspring (Malachi 2:15).
Again, I thank all of you for your prayers and encouragements. There is a lot happening here, and I thank God for His grace.
May our Father in Heaven abound in both grace and discipline towards us, His children, that we may be partakers of His holiness with pure hearts and minds, Amen!