Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We Are More Than Conquerors

“Yet in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Jesus Christ our Lord.” - Romans 8:37

The tide has finally turned in the “chemo-storm #2.” This storm lasted longer than the last one. It took Johnny a week and a half to get his appetite back and to get over all the side effects that kept him in the bathroom day and night. He lost 12 pounds during that time but is now on the way back up. His appetite is better again and we are getting him ready for the next battle of “chemo#3” which comes this Friday.

We are gearing up especially, for the CAT scan he will have done Thursday. We will find out Friday, the results of the spiritual and medical warfare we have waged against that nasty enemy called cancer. We are believing for a miracle, and that Johnny is healed by the stripes of Jesus. But we also stand ready to praise the Lord no matter what the results, because we cleft in His everlasting arms and humbly bow to His will.

Meanwhile, we follow the instructions for battle in Ephesians 6.

We are remaining strong by plugging into the power of His might.
We are protecting ourselves by putting on the whole armor of God.
We have identified the enemy in the shadows of darkness.
We still simply stand and will not be moved.
We have girded our waists with truth and the authority it gives us to win.
We have put on the breastplates of righteousness for a heavenly cause.
We have shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace spreading love.
We have taken the shield of faith to quench those fiery darts from you know who.
We have put on the helmet of salvation to guard our thoughts.
We have taken up the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God and thrust it.
We pray always and supplicate in the Spirit with the language of love to all.
We watch with expectant hearts for miracles and to guard against attacks of the enemy.
We persevere and never give up no matter what things look like.
We open our mouths boldly and share the mystery of the gospel through our experience!

We know this is war and we are fighting the battle of our lives. We have a “take no prisoners” attitude. Failure is not an option so we are using every weapon we can lay our hands on to win. We will leave no stone unturned to rout the enemy out. We are wielding the “sword of the spirit” and blasting the cannonballs of faith non-stop!

We are so blessed to have so many standing with us in this battle. The numbers continue to grow daily as we hear from more and more, of those we know, and those we don’t know! How could it be possible to NOT have faith, when we know so many people are standing in
the gap for us! So many hearts joined in prayer really makes its clear that the true spirit of Christianity is alive and well today. It is a force to be reckoned with.

It is as if we all take turns being angels to one another and lifting each other on wings heading upward.

Johnny’s CAT scan test is this Thursday at 1:10p.m. EST. Please send out the word for prayer at that exact time to everyone you know, so as the machine scans the site of the cancer, please pray that they find NOTHING there. Anything is possible with God! So, as usual I’m going for “no guts – no glory!” If I’m going to wish I must wish big! You just never know what God can have up His sleeve. He is the miracle maker. We are more than conquerors. Here’s to a love that can never be separated!

Here's to each of you also conquering that which obstructs you from living fully in the power of the Lord and accomplishing here on earth that which He sent you here for. Arm yourselves for battle each morning and make yourself invincible through the power of Jesus Christ.

God will help you overcome anything and bring you that peace that surpasses understanding - no matter what. There is no greater treasure on earth. It is that abundance which is priceless that He intends for each of us. It is a power no man can buy. It has already been bought for us by Jesus on the cross. It is that simple unadulterated love that God has for us that no power on earth can separate us from. So be still today - and know HE is God.

Beautiful Blessings,



robin said...

I will be praying!!!!!!

Love your soul sister

jen harris said...

I will be praying for you guys!!!!

Shari Collins said...

Dear Rene, We have and will continue to pray daily and at night. I admire your spiritual strength. I wish I could have held on better after my ordeal with my son. I can't undo the past. It's not easy but I am working so hard to be the wife and mother that I should have never stopped being. You were right when you talked to me after Joshua. I wish I would have listen to you more. You are such a blessing to me. I hope I can be a blessing to your family.
Anita and I still hold hands and pray. To only be 8 years old she has such faith. Her unconditional love is beyond words. It makes me so ashamed yet proud at the same time, when she looks up at me and says, "Mommy I loved you when you drank but I don't mean to hurt your feelings but I love the new Mommy so much better." It's too bad that as we grow into adults we loose that child like innocents.
We are sending love and peace your way!
In Christ love,
Shari Collins

Anonymous said...


Cindy and Jim in Connecticut will be praying!

I, too, so admire your spiritual strength and hope that we can meet again after almost 40 (!) years!

Cindy Drury Clark said...

Hello, my name is Jeff (friend of Chip's) AND YOURS. I wanted to drop by and give my best regards and deepest sympathies. For with Christ ALL is possiable.

”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope”