My Cry To You – Poem

I am counting every blessing

Especially while I am stressing

God has provided

Even while I was undecided

My world was falling

On Jesus I was calling

Save me Father from all this struggle

Too many things I am trying to juggle

My strength is failing

I turn to You for the unveiling

Of Your promises

Just like doubting Thomas

My faith longs to see Your nail scarred hands

My fears continue to add up like grains of sand

Yet I should cast my fears on You

Because You care for me & that is true

My thoughts fill my mind

They cause me to be blind

Father touch my head

Make it clear instead

Open my life to all that is true

Continue to pull me through

My eyes are full of tears

My pain no one shares

For only I can bear

This struggle has no compare

Others offer help

But all I can do is whelp

My words I do share

So others can see my prayers

I offer up all I have to You my King

Remove this fear & sting

Put up a shield of protection

Remove my sins like an injection

Cure me from all the pain

Set me free from every chain

I call upon Your name

Cleanse me from all blame

God I need You

You are the glue

The substance that holds me together

That calms the weather

Your words bound together by leather

Your voice soft like a feather

Let this Bible teach me

May it bring me to my knees

Teach me to wholly trust

Teach me to always discuss

Your words for all to hear

That soon You draw near❗️

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Hear My Cry Oh Lord – Poem

So now I sit and wait

Wondering if it is too late

Waiting for answers to my questions

Everyone giving me suggestions

Oh what a journey this has been

Asking God when when when

When will this be over

When will Your healing spillover

Day and night we pray

That she will reach her next birthday

Lord we need more time

We know You are working overtime

All of our needs we bring before You

We know there is still much to do

We call upon Your name

The name of Jesus we claim

We cry out with our souls

Please make Kristeen whole

Each day brings new circumstances

Yet You have provided for all of our finances

God you amaze

Our hearts set ablaze

We believe You raised

Jesus Christ as everyone gave praise

Do it again Lord

We pray in one accord

We call upon Thee

To set Kristeen free

Bind up that cancer

You are the only answer

May all the people see

In Jesus name cancer does flee

We place our faith in You

Please make Kristeen brand new

I have entered my cry

Now I wait for Your reply…

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Waiting For A Breakthrough – Poem

Who am I

A question we all ask but why

Looking for the meaning of life

Yet this life cuts like a knife

A wound deep beneath the skin

Almost like it was built-in

Why do I have this pain

Building up like a bad sprain

Everyone offers help to lift you up

But that is only a momentary pickup

So today who has reached out

Who has helped me with this doubt

I implore you to never give up

Stop trying to cover-up

All the pain that holds you down

All the pain that causes you to frown

All the pain that makes you feel let down

All the pain that makes you want to breakdown

There has to be more

Than what you can buy in the store

I want you to keep singing

Your voice always in my ear bringing

My spirit up

Even when I have a buildup

Of pain

All caught in my brain

But the easy answer

Is there is no cure for cancer

Who dealt me these cards

I have always been on guard

Trying to protect the ones I love

Keep them close to me like a glove

But no matter how hard I try

The end continues to draw nigh

I want to enjoy today

Please don’t push me away

I know you are scared

But that is why Jesus shared

His life on the cross

To remind satan that He was the boss

Today I plead with you

To let go of everything that is making you blue

It is time to restore all that is true

God’s word kicks evil like Kung Fu

I can’t pull you through

But if you have faith Jesus will come through

Can I ask you a question

Will you stop all the aggression

Will you begin with confession

This is just my suggestion

Faith removes the depression

And leaves a positive impression

We are made in the image of God

Except Adam & Eve allowed us to become flawed

Nonetheless by the grace of God

We can now applaud

For God has given us a way

So we will no longer betray

The Son of Man

This has been God’s plan

To sacrifice His only Son

He said “it is finished” & then it was done

God help me remain strong

All the day long

Even when life happens

Help me to continue laughing

I give my life to You

I am waiting for a breakthrough

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We Didn’t Plan This – Poem

How can you understand

Cancer was never planned

How did this happen

Where is your compassion

People complaining about nothing

Always talking about something

Yet this pain is not leaving

Here I am grieving

The world constantly deceiving

Yet the sheep are still unbelieving

How can I move forward

The questions sound like a broken recorder

How is she doing

Questions sound like they are interviewing

We are waiting on a miracle

Something that is biblical

Not searching for “a” healer

Yet constantly checking for a fever

Looking for “The Healer”

To bind up the cancer like a concealer

Not just hide it

But transform it

Remove the cells that are attacking

While the doctors are tracking

So they can see

That God can do anything

Meanwhile I get inspired

Even when I am tired

God keeps speaking to my mind

Wanting me to reach out to the blind

I am just a man looking to share God’s plan

I reached out to this particular man

Where is the man that wanted to be

More than what the world said he could achieve

A man chasing after God

Instead of trying to avoid the rod

Common man don’t give me this or that

It is time to get back on track

What more are you waiting for

God is standing, knocking, on your front door❗️🚪

I can’t save you

But I can remind you

Jesus died to save you

He won’t run from you

No matter how long it takes

He waits patiently even when we try to be fake

Our feelings may be hurt

Put back on your shirt

Nobody wants to see that

It is time to fall flat

On our faces

And get back in God’s good graces. 🙏

I praise God for my pain

Because He allows me to see through the rain

It is just a storm

The prayers continue to transform

All my pain into a testimony

No I am not trying to be phony

My story is not over

It is hard to find like a 4 leaf clover

Buried among many chapters

I am praying for the rapture

Jesus I don’t know how much more I can take

Take a hold of my soul and shake

Cause me to remain strong

Continue to show me where I belong

Your power is stronger

And keeps me fighting longer

Hold me up

Fill my cup

Cause me to overflow

Pour out so others may grow

Closer to You Lord

It is You alone that I adore❗️
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Do You Remember When…


Do you remember the first time you received bad news? Last week my wife was in the hospital with what everyone thought was pneumonia. The doctor did a bronchoscopy and didn’t find any tumors so we thought we were in the clear. The biopsy takes a couple of days to come back. I was the first one to get the phone call and the doctor said, “it is cancer.” I was immediately in shock, I didn’t know how to respond, well how could I other then scream internally and question God why why why?

Kristeen’s mom died from lung cancer that metastasized to her brain about 3.5 years ago, but her mom smoked and was much older. I couldn’t comprehend how this could be happening to such a young woman. My wife has been such a giving person of herself and her time to so many people. I immediately thought God I am not ready to give my wife to you, I need her here, my kids need her here.

Yesterday we met with the oncologist and he gave us what the treatment options are. Of course I wasn’t thrilled with our options or the fact that this cancer is not cureable according to modern day medicine, but I still hold on to the fact that I serve a miracle working God and just because the doctors say there is no way doesn’t mean that God can’t do it. My dad was told he would never walk again and he has been walking for many years still.

The prognosis was very scary, I won’t lie about that, but I had to ask what the doctors thought about how much more time I would have with my wife. Some of you may know and understand that Kristeen is at stage 4 and the cancer has spread from her lungs, to her bones, and even to her brain. I try not to focus on the time we have left, but instead leave time in God’s hand while I take in every moment I have left with my bride. I love my wife and wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world.

I will leave everyone with this, don’t take anything for granted and be thankful for everything that God has blessed you with because in an instant everything can change.
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Love Is Tricky – Poem


Love isn’t just an emotion

Or even a magic potion

God designed it with a purpose

He provides a surplus

When you are all alone

You can feel Him in your bones

Your eyes can not see

But in the Trinity there is three

Why do we not trust

Broken down with rust

Bent out of shape

Pieced together with tape

Lord we hurt so much

We long for Your touch

Shine your light upon us

Help me not to cuss

So many thoughts trapped inside

How come I can’t find a bride

I want to feel complete

I want someone sweet

To have and to hold

Before I get too old

Show me your plan

Teach me to be a fisherman

Not just for someone for me

But also to help others see

That Your plan is better

For You I write this letter

Help me to love

Help me to find truelove

I am willing to trust my life to You

Make my dark skies turn blue

With Christ I can overcome

Help me to become

The person you made me to be

Together let’s agree

That alone I will fail

But with You I can sail

No longer left all alone

Because you have shown

Me how to love and expect nothing

Your love is very touching

With You I am made whole

I have finally found my self-control

Bring me someone special

I promise to be careful

Love them like You have loved me

Together we will cross the sea

Whatever it takes

No matter how high the stakes

We will give you the glory

And that is my story…

Focus Focus Squirrel – Sermon Notes

Welcome to a wet and soggy week here in not so sunny Florida.  We are glad you have joined us again for Faith Matters.  Some parts of the country are burning from fires and yet other parts are drowning in water.  Nevertheless I put my faith in God and the fact that He knows what He is doing.  Today I am looking to discuss distractions in life, I feel like so many of us want to be closer to God, but there always seems to be something that pops up and distracts us from our goal of spending more time with God.

First, let us open up with prayer.  Lord we come before you today with a desire, a longing, an anguish to know You more.  Father please help us to see with spiritual eyes, help us to see the stumbling blocks before we fall for them, help us to examine our lives and the errors that stand before us.  Father, we know that we are not perfect, but yet we know that You gave us Jesus to cover our sins with grace.  Lord please give me the proper words to speak into the souls of those who hear, let it not just be condemning, but instead let the words spoken lift up the spirit and bring about a peace that exceeds our own understanding.  In Your name I pray, amen.

The definition of the word distraction is:
1) a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else
2) extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.

Wow, so can you think of “a thing” that prevents you from giving God your full attention?  I am sure that each one of us can come up with several examples of something that keeps popping up and preventing us from giving our time to God.

Lets just name a few:

1) Social Media
2) Internet
3) Girlfriend / Boyfriend
4) Favorite Television Show
5) Porn
6) Maybe for some it could be Food

There are plenty of things that we allow come between us and God.  Why is it that we can’t control our urges, we think in our brain, we tell ourselves that we don’t need it, yet our flesh pushes us to do it anyways.

Matthew 26:41  Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

We give in because the flesh is weak.  My dad constantly told me growing up that the best way to avoid falling into sin is to not put yourself in the situation.  Let me say that one more time.  The best way to avoid falling into sin is to not put yourself in the situation.  If you have the slightest doubt that something could go wrong then just say no from the beginning and then you don’t have to be tempted.  There is nothing wrong with saying no.  The peer pressure may come, but you have to rise above it all.

Galatians 5:17  For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

Isn’t that amazing that God designed us to have this internal conflict?  God created us to discern the difference between what is right and wrong.  So many times I hear people try to say there is no God, but if that is the case then where do your morals come from?  If there is no God then why isn’t everyone killing each other, all of the things that we consider evil we be fair game right?  You see, all things good come from God and it is the spirit that is within us that checks the flesh and reminds us that our desires are not what God would want.

I found this golden nugget of a verse and it stood out to me so I wanted to share it with you today.

Romans 6:16  Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Look at your life, who chooses for you who you will obey?  It isn’t me, it isn’t your friend next to you, it isn’t your parents because as teenagers we know we all rebelled against them; You are the only person who can choose for yourself who you will obey.  If you obey the sin that has creeped into your life then you have become a slave to it.  You willingly put your arms out and let the shackles be placed upon your arms each and every day.
Do you know why it is important to deny your flesh?  The Bible speaks directly to it.

Romans 8:8  Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Who here doesn’t want to be pleasing to God?  I am sure we all want to make God happy just like we want to make our parents proud of us.

So now we should talk about “The Great Escape”.  Did you know that God leaves you a back door getaway option?  Have you ever looked for it when you find yourself stuck in a pickle and you can’t remember how you got there in the first place?

1 Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Now if God will only give you what you can endure, why is it you keep falling for the same mistake?  Do you want to know why?  The answer is more simple than you can imagine.  When we enter into a situation that could compromise us as a Christian, one of the things we do is try to hide it and make sure no one is watching.  We will even go through the steps mentally of trying to leave God at the door while you slowly close the door behind you.  God didn’t say okay you got this I will just wait outside, nope, YOU left Him out there on purpose because the flesh wanted to have fun.  Sin looks so beautiful, sin looks like a bunch of fun, sin looks like a waterpark on a sunny hot day, but then once you decide to partake it grips you and you can’t get away on your own power.  Now, all of sudden you turn around looking for God to help you out of your situation, yet you left Him at the door.

Don’t close the door on God!

Don’t let your brain try to fool you into thinking it will be okay, nobody is going to know, nobody is watching…God is watching!
Now that second definition if you were not distracted was: extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.  Now that is very interesting, wouldn’t you say that satan attempts to attack your mind and emotions?  When you dream at night do you have nightmares?  When you are at work do you have fears of not being adequate?  When you are out with a group of friends do you have fears of not fitting in?  All of these things are not of God but of the enemy.  God works to build you up and the enemy works to tear you down.

The enemy will point to your weaknesses and God will point out how strong you are with Him.
The enemy will call you a coward, but God will call you a mighty soldier.
The enemy will call you dumb, but God will open your mind and teach you.
The enemy will point out your imperfections, but God will look at you and remind you that you were made in His image.
The enemy will look to divide you, but God will look to multiple what He has given you.
The enemy will try to try to push you down, but God is there to lift you up.
The enemy will try to trick you, but God will shower you with truth upon truth.
The enemy will try to hide in the dark, but God will shine bright in the light.
The enemy will attack you at your weakest moment, but God will come to defend you.
The enemy will call out your past sins but God will remind you that Jesus Christ died on a cross for your sins.

The enemy told me that I would never be a preacher and yet I stand before you proclaiming the word of God.

The enemy is a liar so stop listening to the lies and start hearing the word of God.  Cast out the lies, let the lies fall upon death ears.

God is mightier, God is stronger, God will not fail you, and God shall prevail!

We need a generation that is on fire for God,
We need a generation that is tired of listening to what they can’t do and starts fighting for what God has called them to do,
We need a generation that prays,
We need a generation that lays it all down before The Lord,
We need a generation that will not be moved,
We need a generation that will proclaim the name of Jesus!

Heavenly Father I thank you for allowing me yet again to proclaim the name of Jesus.  Lord I pray that someone was touched by this message today.  I pray that whatever distractions have come up in their lives Lord that they cast them out, remove the excuses, remove the pain, remove the sorrow, remove anything that stands in the way of us being able to come to Your throne room.  Father please forgive us for not fighting this battle, forgive us for not conquering these hurdles, forgive us for laying down all of the excuses.  Lord we call upon Your name, Jesus we need you, we need you to help us overcome the distractions of this world.  Lord be with us each and every day as the enemy throws his fiery darts, protects father, let us rise above the negativity in this world be the light that You have called us to be.  In Your name Jesus we pray, Amen.

I want to thank you for joining us again for an exciting yet challenging message.  If you would like to reach out to me, you can do so on Twitter @KNGMusic or visit us on our website http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com  We love to hear from our listeners, followers, and friends.  God continues to use us to reach more and more people around the world.  I get so excited every time someone in a different country reaches out to me, some in English and some in other languages.  Due to technology there is no longer a barrier.  Please keep us in your prayers, there are many new challenges yet to come in our lives and we know that when the work of The Lord is at hand the enemy is also attacking.  Thank you again for tuning in, God bless.

The YouTube version of this message that was preached live can be found here:

When Dreams Don’t Come True – Sermon Notes

Thank you for joining us here at Faith Matters.  This week has been a little nerve racking, not in a bad way, but just on pins and needles.  My wife and I are trying to buy a house and for anyone that has ever gone through that process it can be draining.  I don’t want to share all of the details just yet because I feel there is a sermon brewing with how all of this came about.  So in the coming weeks ahead I will have to explain how God told us no, and then not yet, and then yes.  Until everything with the house comes to pass please be in prayer with us that God will allow us to get this house so that our family can continue to grow and we are able to use it to minister with others.

Let us open up in prayer, Heavenly Father you are so good.  I love it when you challenge my own faith to go deeper, Lord I pray that you will continue to use me as a tool to direct people back to you.  Lord let my words be encouraging to those who hear, let my thoughts remain pure and pleasing unto you, I pray that today anyone listening will be uplifted and receive You, in Your name I pray, Amen.

Before we dig into this message too far, I want to give you a definition of the word dream.

  1. a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
  2. the sleeping state in which this occurs.
  3. an object seen in a dream.
  4. an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.
  5. a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie.
  6. an aspiration; goal; aim:
  7. a wild or vain fancy.

So when I say the word dream or dreams, what do you picture?  What will it take for you to achieve your dreams?  For some of us we probably haven’t thought about our future dreams, goals, or aspirations since we were much younger.  My parents always tell me that I am the dreamer in the family.  I see things differently than other people, I don’t just see what is before me, I also see the possibility of what is to come.

Here is something that I found on the urban dictionary with the word D.R.E.A.M. broken down:

D – Dedication/Desire

R – Responsibilty

E – Education

A – Atitude

M – Motivation

You Need DESIRE, Will Power To Achieve Act Grown Up Take On RESPONSIBILTY Go To School You Need EDUCATION Keep A Positive ATITUDE With You Set A Goal To MOTIVATE Yourself

By now I am sure you would like to know why I keep talking about dreams in such a manner.  Just recently my son mentioned to me again about baseball and that I should have never stopped playing.  My dream about playing baseball in Major League Baseball was crushed many years ago, but sometimes I do like to ask myself what if?

As a child I grew up in San Diego, California and I loved to watch and play baseball.  You would think my favorite team would be the San Diego Padres, but my favorite team was actually the Atlanta Braves.  The reason is actually quite simple, due to the time zone on the East Coast the Braves games always started 3 hours earlier so I could actually watch them before it was bed time.  I would have the TV on almost every day enjoying the baseball game and yes I was doing my homework at the same time.  The commercial breaks gave me plenty of time in between to finish all of my homework before my parents got home.

My friend Joey and I loved baseball so much that we would play it in the street outside the front of the house.  Don’t worry we didn’t use a real baseball because we would have broken a bunch of windows so we replaced it with a tennis ball.  I can remember many countless evenings that we would be outside playing until the sun went down.  So growing up I played baseball every year on the local league until one day came the big day when I was finally able to try out for my high school baseball team in 9th grade.  I was really excited but really nervous at the same time.

Here was my big chance.  Now my whole life I always played first base but when I was going to try out I realized that they already had that guy picked and so I if I wanted to make the team then I would need to try a different position.  I tried out for Right Field instead, I knew every position like the back of my hand, I knew every rule in the book, I knew when to throw to which base, so I was pretty confident that I could handle this.  I did well in my tryouts, did everything they asked me to do in the field.  We went from one drill to the next, I caught the ball, I threw the ball, and I was excited for the next part.  Now came time to show if I could hit the ball.

Now I was one of the few people that could bat left handed and right handed.  I did very well from both sides of the plate, but right handed was my strongest side.  The coach pitched one ball after another and I was able to show them I could connect with no problem.  Now came the last pitch, he threw it right down the plate and I gave it my best swing, I made contact, not just a normal hit, but this ball kept soaring up and up, and landed over the fence into the tennis courts.  I was excited, I was able to show them my home run skills in tryouts.

The next day is when they announced who made the team.  We were all there at the beginning of practice waiting to hear our names called.  One by one the coach called out the names.  He said those dreadful words “last but not least…” my heart was racing with anticipation, but the last name called was not me.  It hurt, I won’t sugar coat that, I was the only person that hit a home run, I did all my drills, I didn’t blame God, but I couldn’t understand it.  As I walked home I had plenty of time to cool off on my two mile hike with my back pack from school and all my baseball gear.

Sometimes when we feel defeat, it isn’t really defeat, it just appears that way.  We must remember what the word of God says:

1 Peter 5:7  Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

I went to school the next day, asking my friends who made the team because in the heat of the moment I couldn’t remember everyone that made it and I found out that one of my friends Ryan made the team.  I was excited for him but yet upset at the same time.  You see, he wasn’t very good, frankly he was big, slow, and not good at all.  I couldn’t understand why coach picked him over me.  But I did find out why in the end and then it hurt me even more for doubting.  I found out that my friend Ryan was diagnosed with Cancer and this could be his last year alive.

This whole time I was so caught up in me me me that I was blinded by the reality that was at hand.  Do you ever get that way when you think it is all about you?  It is like a snowball effect, it starts out small and innocent, but then we get wrapped up in it and nothing else matters but self.  I let my anger blind me.

James 1:19-20  Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

So that was my 9th grade tryouts for baseball and then my parents received orders to move to Charleston.  So for my 10th grade tryouts I had to convince people that have never seen me play baseball that I could play.  I did make the team and played on our junior varsity team for Summerville High School.  I didn’t get to start but I did make my impression on the team.

Let’s fast forward to my 11th grade tryout, you would think since I played on the JV team that I would make the varsity team right?  Well not so, sometimes politics come into play and there is nothing you can do.  I just shook my head and said well God, if you don’t want me to play baseball then I guess I am done.  Once the season was over a coach reached out to me and asked if I wanted to play on the American Legion team, which if I understood correctly is where the all-stars from the high schools play during the summer.  In my mind I was like okay, thank you Lord, a second chance.  I played, I had fun, and I would definitely do it all over again.

I saw all of this to tell you this, just because one door closes doesn’t mean that you should give up or toss in the towel.  God has a unique way of directing our paths.  I can clearly tell you today that the main reason I wanted to play professional baseball wasn’t just because I loved the game, it was also because of the money.  I am pretty certain that God knew that and was steering me away from my own self destruction.

Now my oldest every now and then asks me why didn’t you keep playing?  I have to remind him that if I did he wouldn’t be here today.  I love the game, but that wasn’t where God wanted me to be.

If you have a dream I am not saying to stop trying to chase it, but I am saying does your dream line up with what God has in store for your life?  Are you chasing your dream because of your own desires or what God has placed in your heart?  You see, when you are a little kid and everyone asks you “what do you want to be when you grow up”, nobody ever tells you that what you want may not be what God wants.  I think they left that out of the textbooks in school.

I am not bitter about my baseball experience, I do wonder sometimes if the Altanta Braves would have drafted me, a left handed first basemen, I would have played well alongside Chipper Jones.  But that was then and this is now.

Today God has given me a burning desire to reach the lost.  I cherish every moment, every thought; every tweet that I feel led to post on social media.  I feel like God has given me my own niche in this world and as it develops even further I thank Him every day for His grace.

I want to thank everyone for taking the time to listen to my own personal testimony.  My life goals and dreams may be different than yours, but I pray that you have found out what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  In Him we are found, In Him we are made whole, in Him the weak are made strong.  I pray that the words spoken today have touched your heart, don’t let the flesh take over what you are trying to accomplish, when you lose control cry out to The Lord, and let Him bring you back to the playing field.

If you would like to contact me you can do so on Twitter @KNGMusic or on our website at http://www.KNGMusicMinistry.com Thank you for stopping to listen, we greatly appreciate your time and we pray that you have been blessed.  Have an awesome day in The Lord.

God’s Healing Hand

On my way to church, we swung by McDonald’s to grab a quick meal.  I texted my co-worker to find out if she had eaten dinner yet.  I didn’t get back a response so I bought her something to eat just in case.  Her mom was in the ICU for 3+ weeks, the doctors got to the point where they handed her a DNR form.  None of us ever want to be in the position where we have to make the ultimate decision about the life of another.  I went to visit her and her mom when she was in the ICU, her mom was highly medicated, on a respirator, and had something that was pumping her heart for her.  At this stage, if you don’t have God you might throw in the towel.  We talked together about God’s healing power and not to sign the DNR because then that is us not trusting in God to work a miracle.  I have been in constant contact with her via text messages and believing in a healing for her mother.

Fast forward back to tonight, her mom was relocated out of the ICU and into a rehab center; the doctors said that her trust in God was inspiring.  Not all doctors are Christian so when they witness a work of God before their eyes it becomes difficult for them to accept.  I went into the rehab center and up to the second floor.  After knocking on the door I was invited into the room.  Her mom was excited to see the McDonald’s and said “give me that before the nurses take it away”, I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself because anyone that has had hospital food for a few days would feel the exact same way.  Her mom looked at me after I handed off the McDonald’s and asked me “are you a preacher?”  This has been one of the hardest questions to answer for me lately.  God has been working so much in my own life that I am daily declaring His goodness and mercy.  I had to stop and think…am I a preacher?

I explained to her mom that I have been praying for her recovery daily and that I came to her bedside when she was in the ICU.  Having faith is believing in something that can’t be seen or touched by hand and we have been exercising our faith that our God would touch the life of this woman and bring back her strength.  I told her that I wanted to share a song that Kristeen and I wrote together.  I played the song that was on YouTube for both of them.  It was unanimous that they loved it, they said that “Kristeen’s voice is so beautiful and you are both very talented to write such a pretty song”.  I was touched by such a compliment, but I turned it back to the One that deserves all the credit, it was a song that was written and inspired by God.

It was getting late and I advised them that I needed to go so that we could make it to church tonight.  I asked to say a prayer for them; I reached out to hold momma’s hand and my co-workers hand.  I felt the Holy Spirit come over us and thanked God for each and every moment that He has given to us to share our lives together.  God isn’t done yet with this woman who is a God fearing child of the Father or He would have taken her up to Him already.  In our daily lives, we must have childlike faith that God is with us and through our prayers He listens and answers those that call upon His name.