This Wednesday September 16th Kate will have an MRI to determine if the treatment plan she is on is working or not. Needless to say, this is a HUGE day for us and the anticipation of this test weighs heavy on our hearts and minds. A multitude of questions occupy our thoughts, questions like …
Is the chemo working? Is the tumor shrinking? Are we putting out daughter through all this pain for nothing?
Throughout the Bible there are certain circumstances in life that cause for extra steps of faith, like the old adage that says ‘desperate times call for desperate measures’. Times like when Jesus says, “except by prayer and fasting”. SOOOO, here is the response that God is calling us to and we are inviting anyone who can and will to join us. Holly and I are going to seek God through fasting on behalf of Kate. We are inviting family, friends, strangers, basically anyone who trusts in Christ our Lord and believes in the power of prayer to join us.
Fasting can be skipping a meal or a day of food, in order to devote extra time and focus to prayer! However, food is not the only thing we can fast from. You could go without TV or internet, go on less sleep, give up exercise any of these activities that occupy our lives. The point is not, NOT doing something, the essence of fasting is DOING something else, namely seeking God with greater effort and intensity.
So, would you consider joining us at some point in the next few days in fasting for Kate. We are praying for things like this…
-that the MRI will reveal that the tumor is shrinking or even gone completely
-that Kate’s stomach pains will go away
-that there will be no harmful effects from any of this treatment on Kate
-that God would be glorified and many come to know Christ through this
I will post more details on fasting over the course of the next few days. If you are willing and able to join us in this then please let us know by posting a comment/prayer here or on http://www.prayforkate.com. Thanks to all of you who are standing with us through this…