I was diagnosed with a fast growing breast cancer. Overnight there appeared a lump which was the size of a duck egg. There were 4 different times that the doctors said I would not make it. Of course, they can only talk from the natural. The Great Physician, my Lord Jesus, had other plans.
In September of 1998, the doctors told me that I had 10 days to live. I didn't mind going on to Heaven, but I felt that God has more for me to do here before my journey home. My body was shutting down and I was in a wheelchair. The clock was ticking. But my Lord Jesus delivered me from the snare of the fowler. Three days before I was scheduled to die (according to the doctors), I walked out of that wheelchair and went shopping with my sister for 3 hours. Praise the Lord!
Throughout 1998 the Lord showered me with His love and strength. Jesse, I am so grateful to you, and my home of Believers here in Hutchinson, and my friends of Believers throughout the United States. The prayers gave me support, but it was your faithful teachings that helped to set the Word deep in my heart. Through these most difficult times, I found myself drawing from the reservoir of Truth that had been deeply planted in my heart. Had I not had that reservoir to draw from, I would not have made it.
For me, 1998 was a year of standing faithful to His Word, and His Word does not return to Him void. It goes forth and produces that which it was sent to accomplish.