Flipping Blocks, A Miracle In The Making

YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE THIS!

OK, most of you know that Methodist Hospital diagnosed me with ALS five years ago. My breathing (which is the doctor’s biggest concern because ALS kills the muscles that allow you to breathe) has improved to the point that it’s as good as, and even better than, a normal person. They are blown away by this. However, my strength and control of my hands and arms has gone downhill every time they test me at my quarterly assessment. They test me as I flip as many 3 inch round blocks as I can, making sure they are secure in their recessed position. I’m given one minute for each hand. WELL…….YESTERDAY at clinic, that changed! The time before I had flipped 6 blocks with my right hand, BUT YESTERDAY I FLIPPED 10! My left hand flipped 19 last time, BUT YESTERDAY I FLIPPED 26! I know this may  seem trivial to you, but it’s HUGE FOR ME! Remember, it’s the first time in five years there has been improvement in my arms and hands.

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The best part is that last night I found out Margie and Stephanie had prayed for God to show improvement as a sign that He is still working. He definitely answered their prayer! I am telling you, “I am healed in Jesus’ name!” With that being said, please pray for another ALS patient from yesterday’s clinic, named Jimmy McCoy. (And his wife, Melissa.) He was hospitalized after clinic because of a blood-clot in his foot. I love Jimmy and Melissa and I believe what God does for one, He will do for everyone. Remember, “NOTHING is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)

Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for your continued prayers!

In Him,
Pastor Kevin

Do We REALLY Get It?

In the book of Acts, chapter 13, Paul was attending services on the Sabbath in Antioch. When the question arose if anyone had something to share to do so now, Paul stood up. He told of the history of God reaching out to the Israelites via the prophets, supernatural provision in the desert, the Promised land, the birth of Jesus Christ, etc. Towards the end of his message Paul says, “Dear brothers and sisters, children of Abraham, and friends of God, this message of salvation has been precisely targeted to you. The citizens and rulers in Jerusalem didn’t recognize who He (Jesus) was and condemned Him to death. They couldn’t find a good reason, but demanded that Pilate execute Him anyway. They did just what the prophets said they would do, but had no idea they were following to the letter the script of the prophets, even though those same prophets are read every Sabbath in their meeting places.” (Acts 13:26-28 MSG)

Paul’s point was, “You guys read the Scriptures about all this every single weekend yet don’t seem to get it! Your way to salvation, life, everything, is right before your eyes and you’re missing it!” I wonder if WE do the same thing. We read our Bibles but don’t “get it.” Maybe we read it in a hurry. Maybe we read it for knowledge instead of for KNOWING. Maybe we attend church every weekend but can’t tell someone what last week’s message was about. We’ve learned how to “do” church instead of how to “be” the church.

It’s time for change. Here’s how to get things on track……..“Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it.” 2 Corinthians 13:5 (MSG)

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Today, get honest with God. Ask Him for help. Allow Him to purify your heart, your motives, and your desires. Seek Him sincerely and then take or make time to listen. Be quiet, be still……and know; just know. Know that HE is God and HE is right there….WITH you, FOR you, and IN you. As you listen, He will speak. Then, simply acknowledge and obey. He does the rest. Amen? Amen!

Keep up with the status about Tassie, Margie’s cousin, on the blog, TassiesUpdate.com. Over 40,000 people have viewed it from 40 countries! That means many many people are praying and we are seeing a miracle right before our eyes. Glory to God! Thanks for praying!

In Him,

Pastor Kevin Kinchen