Category: Inspiration Point


Ammini Samuel. A woman of faith.

Today (March 30th)… my mother-in-love came & told me some of the best news I’ve heard in a long time – she is in remission from cancer! Prayers have been answered with healing being in His will for her- thankyou Lord God Almighty – praise you Jesus for what you have done in her body & her life!

According to the latest CT scan done following her 5th chemo treatment two weeks ago there are no crazy cells to be found within her body, particularly her lymphatic system through which it had spread.

Since hearing the news everyone dreads to hear last October- we, as a family, have all been through different emotions but one thing has stood tall & proud & solid – and that is mom’s faith in Jesus her beloved Saviour & Friend.

She is an inspiration to me… for what she has endured surely.. but more so… HOW she endured it… not in a way that was bitter & complaining… or seeking attention & self-pity…just with simple child-like faith & an unshakeable trust that embraces the reality & severity of what is going on but accepts fully that God can do as He pleases & it will always be GOOD..even that which most of us fear the most…death.

“God is good. He’s good to me” is always flowing from her lips… simple but powerful praise – despite circumstances and times in the past or the present or the future that look so difficult for one woman to endure. Through her faith… God is glorified.

The first thing I did when she told me was to hug her (I’m just a huggy person) and thanks to God… but as she started to thank me for my prayers for her (and she has continued to thank everyone for their prayers who have stood by her & supported her — I suddenly felt the need to say something specific to her.

I saw in my mind the picture of a woman who reached out

and touched the hem tassles of the garment of a Jewish carpenter

and was healed… to which Jesus turned his full attention and said

“Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”.

(Mark 5:34)

And that is exactly what I told her. Although I substituted ‘mom’ for ‘daughter’ 🙂

If you.. or anyone close to you.. has had to battle with the evil that is… cancer… then this Psalm & my prayers are with you – for I have known what it is to have someone restored back & win against this battle (mom-in-love) and also to lose someone (my beloved aunt).

I hope & pray that this Psalm 23 (which I was inspired to read to her & pray over mom during her treatments by the dvd film called “Reflections on Psalm 23 for people with Cancer – a personal journey with Ken Curtis- ASIN code:B000MR8SJ6 ) will help you & to encourage you to trust God from this day in your present condition of life until the day we leave this life behind… and forward into the amazing beyond that awaits us…

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness

and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

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Finding Friendship

Finding Friendship. – by Laura Meers (iHeart.org)

 

 

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“After finishing work for the day, I made my way back to the train station. Upon arriving, I brought my ticket, checked the timetables and went through the gates to find a seat. The next train was not due for another 20mins so I sat back and allowed my mind to wander for a while, taking in all that was around me.

After a couple of minutes, a young girl with a pram came and sat on the seat beside me. We sat silent for another minute or two before she turned to me quite abruptly and asked if she could ask me a question. Expecting her to ask the time or when the next train would come, I agreed without hesitation, completely unprepared for the next words that were to come from her mouth… “If you were in the same position as me, and you had the opportunity to get back together with the father of your child, would you?”

The question sparked a conversation that continued on for the next hour. As we talked, I found out this girl had come from both an abusive relationship and family life. When she could not find love at home, she went searching for it elsewhere. In time she found herself pregnant to a man who had been cheating on her continuously. The day we met was the first time she had allowed the father to see his daughter, at 6months old.

She was now living alone with her daughter, trying to make things work for them both. She had no support and few friends after all that had happened, yet still remained strong, always presenting hope in her plans for the future. She wanted to go back to uni, get her license and find a good job to support her daughter. I offered to help in whatever way I could and we decided to stay in touch.

Within a couple of weeks, she had come to church and accepted God into her life. In the weeks to come we have continued to meet up, to chat about life and simply develop friendship. We are on a journey, but I could not be more thankful for the opportunity we have had to grow together. While many might look at the situation “thinking” I have given, I have found myself receive much more. Every time we allow others into our lives we never walk away empty-handed. Choosing to open ourselves up to others, choosing to love with no strings attached can sometimes be the greatest good we can do for one another.

Maybe to truly love others does not take much as we sometimes make it out to, maybe it is simply an open heart, open eyes and open hands to whatever the day may present us with.

Administering justice is not just about coming alongside those that are poor financially, although this is important, it is so much more. It is coming alongside the poor in spirit, those that are struggling, hurting and alone. It is about loving each and every person no matter who they are and where they come from. As you go about your day today, make the decision to show love wherever you can and to whomever you can. Allow your life to show Jesus, you never know what might happen!”

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