I shared this song as an expression of hope and reminder that no matter what difficult time in your life that you might be experiencing, it is my prayer that you know that God is indeed on the move. The expression of His love that He demonstrated on the cross, by giving up His life freely so that you could acquire freedom from bondage and eternal damnation was certainly an indication to show that He was on the move to save us all.
Yes, it’s a direct way to start off this post, but if you are reading this and don’t know Christ, then I pray that this outpour of truth and my fear of you dying a part from Christ is what gives me the courage to share with you God’s unrelenting love for you.
I am experiencing an illness that could shorten my mortality but thankfully provides me with instant eternity❣️
Come with me as I take you on my journey and experience of cycle 2, and how I witnessed God being on the move.
Imagine this: What Would Be Your Move?
Living Waters interviewed several college students about their battle with depression and suicide and if they have been born again. It was sad to see that everyone of those college students that he spoke to, were lost, found themselves in a pit of destruction, yet not knowing that Jesus Christ was their escape route.
In his sermon, “You Are Not Alone: Hope for Your Depression,” he shared the following:
“So what’s the difference between a Christian and a non Christian when it comes to death? You are standing at the edge of a plane 10,000 feet up. You are going to jump without a parachute. Are you scared? Yeah…terrified! But if I gave you a parachute would that change things? You say, ah yes! I’m saved! I’m saved! And you grip that parachute with your very life.
So you have the Non Christian person without faith, facing death. That fear would be without control. But when the Christian passes from death, when I have my day the biggest day of my life, my fear will be in direct relation to how much faith I have in the Savior.
A Choice Move!
He gave them the choice to make a move of salvation and one girl expressed her desire to accept Christ immediately, yet with his profound analogy of the parachute, many others were just not ready. They were willing to risk it all and not make a move for Christ. Scary right?
The truth is, whether you are ready to make that move for salvation or not, Jesus has already made the move for you. He took all your sins to the cross so that you didn’t have to carry your crosses.
The choice become yours, but what will you do if you still haven’t made that move for Jesus yet, like He has for you?
God Moves In Mighty Ways!
Laying in the infusion room I started to think about what my nurse practitioner said regarding my white blood cells still being a little low, but that I’m still within the range to do infusion. She said right now my CA 125 is 106 and we will see what happens when the lab results come back. I said, “I hope it makes a dive and she was like, “Yeah, me too!”
I thought…Lord, It’s Your Move!
So, as I was lying in the infusion suite texting, the Holy Spirit interceded and I felt the sudden urge to stop what I was doing and pray. Even more specifically, it was to pray Psalm 116, a scripture reading my friend Lupi sent to share with my DiVine Women Small Group. Her text read:
So as I read, I paused to pray. Lord, save me from this cancer. Give me a long healthy life to be with my hubby and to see my children get married and have a family. Father, heal me from this cancer once more. Please raise my white blood count and significantly drop the CA125 levels that the doctors will be shocked about the sudden decline and Your name will be lifted high. Then I continued my reading of Psalm 116...
Position Yourself For When He Moves!
Fast forward, it’s now 30 minutes later. It’s about that time for the IV line to be connected to my port when suddenly I remembered that I forgot to numb the area and by this time it’s too late to do it except to just sit there and feel the needle as it pierced my skin.
In that moment, I was alert and observant of everything that was going on around me and thinking about the needle piercing my skin to connect to my port, paled in comparison to the piercing Jesus endured as described in Isaiah 53:5, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
When Does God Choose to Move During Our Trials?
Well, there’s certainly no definitive answer to that because our time is not on His time, however, we can be assured that He is indeed an On-Time God and when He allows us to wait, it’s for His plan, purpose, and praise!
Wilmert, one of my nurses, connected the IV line to my port. Then Ely, my other nurse tells him that my Potassium level is high so they were going to test my blood again. He says to me, “Patrice Moolah, you been eating a lot of bananas?” With the evidence in hand, the bag of Maduritos (Sweet Plantain Chips) slowly dropping the evidence to my lap, I looked up at him with an “I’m busted” expression, saying, “Wilmert. Aim… these are banana chips, as I held the bag up to show him.” We couldn’t help but bust out laughing.
Eli came back not long after to let me know that eventhough the Potassium level is high, they can still proceed with the infusion but they will have to keep me back for a little longer.
He’s an On-Time God: Watch Him Move!
The Potassium decline occurred within such a short time period. My lab was initially taken 9:30 a.m. and my Potassium level was 5.8 and then it was retaken again 10:45 a.m. by Wilmert.
Explainably, it was God and God alone acting speedily on my behalf after reading Psalm 116 and trusting Him to move on my behalf that Ely told me my Potassium level had dropped drastically to 3.7 within normal range. Hallelujah 🙌🏽
I couldn’t hold back to share with Pete and Ely about my prayer and the scripture reading I did. “You see why we gotta trust that God is in charge,” I said to her.
As I laid there watching my nurse fill the syringe up with the drugs, I started to become more aware of everything that was occurring. The beeping of the IV machine, the medicine as it made its way through the clear tube and into my body, the weird taste of the drugs as it hit my throat, and as I looked up at the red bag of chemo drug, I thought, “Jesus, Your my healing”❣️ I envisioned it as the blood of Jesus running through my veins. Then I was reminded of Psalm 116:8, that He has delivered me from death and verse 9, I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
The Comforter Is On The Move, Giving Comfort!
On my previous post, God Your The Healing Running Through My Veins, I received this text from one of my VDC Reunion Group Victorious Sisters that God is not only using my words to share the love of Christ with cancer victims but with anyone who is hurting.
So as I reflect back on the sermon from Living Waters, He gave 3 school of thoughts for anyone feeling heavy-laden and crippled by the thought of depression, sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, mental issues, anger, the grip of death knocking on their front door as a result of an incurable disease, the unknown feelings of defeat questioning their worth, should know that:
- YOU HAVE WORTH. As a child of God, you need to know that the Spirit of Christ took residence in you. Therefore, your self worth should never be in question once you have made the best decision of all to invite the Most High to live in you, because greater is He Who is in you. So, there should never be a question of your self worth when God tells us we are worth everything and He has created us in His image. “Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.” (Isaiah 43:4) He goes on to say, “Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:7)
- THERE IS HOPE! There is a song that tells us that ALL, not some, but ALL our hope is in Jesus. You choose to be a prisoner of your struggles. Why? Jesus provides freedom for whatever struggles we face. When we choose to hang on to the things of this world that causes us to live in bondage, we are living for self and denying the importance and priority Christ should have in our lives. We can’t serve two masters. We have to either choose to live for Christ, dying to flesh or choose to live for the world and endure the struggles of this world apart from Christ, denying that He should be preeminent in our lives.
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. ~Romans 5:13
3. HELP IS AVAILABLE. Instead of picking up a self-help book, open the sacred Book, the Bible. It provides divine inspiration for every area of your life in order to develop a closer relationship with Your Heavenly Father as a Friend. Instead of paying for advice, why not turn to the One who already knows the thoughts of those professionals before they even share them with you. There is no one better to turn to than Jesus. He is a Friend in deed, whether you are in need or just want to share with someone all the things you may feel. He listens without judgement and forgives us even when we fail Him. He empathizes better than anyone and extends His grace beyond what we deserve.
God Moves Through Us!
Where He leads me I will follow. We are called to be the Hands and Feet of Christ. We can follow in His footsteps by doing what’s pleasing to Him. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it (1 Cor.12:27) And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Rom.10:15) Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.(1 Tim. 4:14)
It can become very intimidating to tell someone something as simple as “Jesus loves you.” I get it! No one wants to hear, “I’m not into that Jesus thing. I don’t believe in God. Or even worse, yeah, I believe in God but I don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God. I believe there is some higher power, but I just don’t know.”
When you choose to take on the name of Christ to call yourself a Christian, you have to be ready to not only claim Him as your Savior, but also proclaim the Gospel of the Good News to the lost. When you get past what others think of you and strive to surpass the way Christ sees you, then you will choose to take a bold stance for Him.
Demonstration of Being God’s Hands and Feet On the Move!
Our DiVine Women Small Group visited a terminal cancer patient in the hospital. Our primary goal was to encourage her of Christ’s love, uplift her broken spirit, let the Presence of The Holy Spirit permeate the room, remind her of the hope she has in Jesus, confirm her faith in Jesus, be a demonstration of God’s Hands and Feet by going where He led us and laying hands on her to bless her through prayer. It was such a God inspiring moment because she was so receptive to us being there, and she acknowledged that she accepted Jesus Christ in her heart as her Lord and Savior. 🙏🏽
Talking about being God’s Hands and Feet! I want to extend a huge Shout Out to CF Homestead (Palmetto Bay and Redland) for demonstrating that act of kindness through the Meal Train by providing meals to my family. These people have blessed us with a meal throughout the month of February as an expression of God’s love. Pete and I are truly grateful. Warm thanks extended to the following:
🧡Blanca & Miguel Espinal. 💝Kim Schirra ❤️Rubina & Brian Mejias. 💙Steven & Kimberly Hahn. 💖Norma & Giovany Garcia. 💜Ana Torres. 💚Cameron & Patricia Wells. 💛Gisela Padro 🤍Sergio Astete
Are You Ready To Be Moved?
It is my utmost prayer that the presence of Jesus Christ will be stirred up in you to be moved by His love. If you are still in that waiting season of your life for that God defining moment when you feel that your life is finally right to accept Him as your Lord, I say don’t hold out. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.
My friend, you might miss the opportunity and your life could be cut short prematurely. Why wait much longer? Take that move of faith. Recognize that you are a sinner, you are lost without Christ, in need of a Savior, and the only way is through the acceptance of Jesus Christ.
Once you are in a relationship Him, your burden is not for you to struggle over. He wants you to surrender it all to Him because He loves and cares for you. He doesn’t ask for perfection my friend. Just trust Him enough to perfect in you the areas of your life that only He can forgive you of, by removing that defiant will of the flesh that keeps you in bondage and robs you of your spiritual freedom.
God doesn’t need your perfection because His power is made perfect in your weaknesses. He is perfection at best, yet He knew no sin and became sin for us, so that while we were sinners, He died for us. Why don’t you just stop holding back, make that move of faith, and come to Him as you are, with all your imperfections, brokenness, stuff, hurts, hang ups, struggles, weaknesses, and sicknesses. He’s waiting with open arms and will never turn you away. So like the song says:
*Anytime a heart turns from darkness to light = God is on the move❣️
*Anytime temptation comes and someone stands to fight = God is on the move❣️
*Anytime in weakness someone falls upon their knees = God is on the move❣️
*Anytime the choice is made to stand upon the Word = God is on the move❣️
*Anytime the gospel stirs a searching soul = God is on the move❣️
God is on the move and He’s unstoppable, so position yourself accordingly to be on the MOVE with Him. 🙏🏽
~With ❤️ Patrice