Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Update on the Hearing

Well, today was the day. Mike had his hearing this morning at 9:00 a.m. When he came home he said the lawyer told him that it went great and that he was 100% sure that Mike won the case.
We will not know for sure until the letter comes in the mail stating that fact, but this lawyer does these cases all the time and his assistant told us that he will be able to tell which way it went after the trial is over.
Most people when they file for disability they have an issue (singular) In Mike's case he has had work on both shoulders, both knees, both hands, lower back and upper back. The judge asked him just a few questions about his daily pain and said "That is all I need to hear." Mike lives everyday of his life in constant pain. After looking over Mike's medical history, I think the judge had already made up his mind before he got there. Praise the Lord!
I am so thankful for all the prayers of God's saints. I am thankful we can see light at the end of this trial. Please continue to pray for us as we live each day, the lawyer did say it could take up to another 2 months before we had any income coming in. God has not failed us over this past 18 months, no doubt he will not start now.

God Bless and Thank you once again for all your prayers.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tomorrow is the Big DAY! Mike hearing is finally here!

We have been waiting for quite sometime now. Feb. 17th is the day my husband has his hearing for his disability case. He will go before a judge with all of his medical records and with his history of being disabled and his fate will be in their hands, well that is what the world thinks, We know that ultimately our fate is in the Lords hands.
Proverbs 21:1
The king's heart is in the HAND OF THE LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

I am so thankful that I have my trust in the Lord and not in the world. I am thankful that he has carried us through this last year and a half and has proved himself and taken care of us through everything. I have to say that I have not always been the good example of how a Christian should act through all of this, but I am so thankful that God loves me inspite of my wicked self and because of his Only begotten Son Jesus. Not by works of righteousness that we have done but according to his mercy he saved us. Thank you Lord.

Please pray over the next couple of days for God's perfect will in this whole matter. One way or another this trial will soon be over. The unknown is the worst part. I would like to say I am ready to accept whatever God's will is for our lives, but I have found through out this last year that what I thought was in my heart was not really there (It is easy preaching to say I trust the Lord with all my heart but not easy living at times) and he has allowed some yucky stuff to come to the surface. When Jeremiah said
Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and DESPERATELY WICKED: who can know it?
He knew what he was talking about (OF COURSE HE DID). The minute you think you are above acting or responding a certain way, HOLD ON, cause that is when it will be brought to the surface to show you what you are made up of.
Without Christ we are nothing, with Christ's help we can do all things.
With Christ's help, I will except his will for our lives. Just pray that all things work together for his good and that he will have his perfect will in our lives.

I will try to keep everyone updated on how things went. We are not sure we will know anything tomorrow or not.
Thank you in advance for your prayers.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Have you ever Doubted whether you will go to Heaven when you die?

If any of you have read my testimony, you know that I was raised in a Christian home and I struggled with whether I was really saved or not until the age of 25. I really believe that this is a huge struggle in many peoples lives. My husband and I both went through that and even our own children have made several professions but hopefully have it settled now.
Today I listened to a message that makes salvation so clear, I really appreciate the time Bro Travis Burke took in making the plan of Salvation so clear and understandable. It is a terrible thing to doubt and to worry about your eternal soul but there is nothing more satisfying than to be at total peace with the Lord knowing that your eternal home is in Heaven.
It seems so appropriate to always use my favorite verse in Titus 1:2 ....God cannot lie.
If he says it, he means it and he cannot waver from his truth. We just have to trust it and believe it. We just have to place ourselves in his hands and trust his ability to keep us and seal us and take us all the way to heaven.

I am so thankful that on May 7th 1992 I did just that and I have not doubted since. It is as sure as I am sitting here in this chair and typing on my laptop that I know that I know that I know I am saved and sealed until the day of redemption.
Praise the Lord that when he does save you, there is no doubt that he has done so. If you doubt than this would be a good time to examine and take a few minutes and listen to Bro. Travis preach this awesome message explaining the simple plan of Salvation.

Listen here to his message on SALVATION
Pastor Travis Burke
Cozaddale Baptist Temple

Pastor Travis has several messages on Sermons Audio
Stop by and listen to his other messages.