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Monday, October 7, 2013

My faith, my help for the journey

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere (2 Cor. 2:14 NIV).
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:57 NIV).
What a blessing it is to be assured that we prevail in victory according to the word of God.  We can hold our heads up high, shoulders squared, marching forward in the promise that we were created to WIN bringing Glory to God.
No doubt we will face obstacles as we go through this life on earth, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33)” that’s a good time to rely on His promises.  Overcomers!
I will admit during this journey, (especially when my hands were too weak to hold my bible, or unable to reach, or push the buttons on my pc to hear the word) my attitude wasn’t what it should have been. Yeah, most Christians would have been able to walk through what I've been through with flying colors, but it hasn't been that way for me.   However at some point I did convinced myself to do something different.  I recalled scripture I’d learn from my childhood days, to the ones I’d say with my girls for our scripture for each week, and all other means I’d hid the word of God in my heart.  In fact I remember the second time around at Baptist Rehab I would pray scripture out loud, one nurse walked in on me late one night, she said another nurse passed my room and heard me, she thought I might be losing my mind. It was my routine every night, after the room grew dark, and quiet I fell asleep most nights after singing, and praying to our God, it was my routine and realize now it was faith that the positive activated attitude was restored (mindset which is essential) and continues to be my motivating force to face every day.
God has purposed a journey for each of us, we march forward relying on His promises that He goes before us, and will never leave us. I am studying the Sovereign God, and the struggle I am having is the same issue I’ve had from the beginning of this season in my life.  I’d like to say that my faith is hands down what has bought us this far, since I am taking an honest approach let me also say  I really don’t get it all… and I am learning through this study I don’t have to get it all I must just trust HIM!  I read end of the story we are victorious.
I am excited about learning, and sharing new ways to defeat the enemy (not to give him credit) but he is on his job, he came at me with fear, and doubt.  That fear, and doubt is no match to what the word says, and the enemy will flee when he is being body slammed with the word.  I meant business, praying God’s word back to Him, I couldn’t go to sleep otherwise no wonder they thought I was losing my mind. Many nights I couldn't wait for them to make rounds so that I could start because I knew God would meet me there.
I deliberately use my energy and strength thinking on the things of God, infusing His word throughout my mind. Exercising my faith putting it another way. Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Rom. 12:2).
I needed a change in my situation that came about when my attitude changed.  I am marching forward, in the midst of present circumstances. Every now and again I check my attitude, the thrust from His word is necessary to keep on this journey.


  1. I love your attitude and heart for the Lord. His Word cannot return void,, so keep on speaking it. He will bring you through in victory. I will be praying for you! (I found you through your comment at Kelly's Korner, and am so glad I did. You have encouraged me today).

    1. I am going to have to figure some thing out from who else but Kelly about my blog because she initially set it up for the fund raiser. at any rate I wanted to thank-you for responding. The scripture you quoted is one we used in our bible study last week. I have not doubt that God will bring me through, as I look back just a few months and see the many blessings, I can't help but be encouraged.
      My attitude, is deliberate, but it is something that I must guard everyday, because the enemy would like to see me bitter. I did make a decision that my attitude positive, or negative was not going to make any difference in the outcome of my diagnosis, but maybe it would encourage others to do what they can while they can, with the hope to collectively glorify God.
      I covet your prayers as we are working on specific muscle groups in my legs in order to release some of the tone that retards my walking. I am feeling better day by day, and look forward to the time the transplant team will be able to present the positive results to the FDA so that this transplant is a treatment after exhausting all other options. It would eliminate so much unnecessary pain and suffering others are enduring due to this dreaded disease and other Neurological Disorders.
      Before I sign off here is there anything that I can agree with you about. If not continue to allow God to use you to be a blessing to His people.

  2. Hi Timesia! Kelly is right, those are very encouraging words. I just found your blog and would like to ask you a quick question, but can't find an email address. If you have a moment, please email me at mtrucillo(at)recallcenter(dot)com.