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Faith, Five-minute friday, Thoughts and musingsRachel

Joining Lisa-Jo {who I enjoyed meeting last Saturday!} again for Five-Minute Friday, where we enjoy writing for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

Today’s Writing Prompt: REAL

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When I read today’s writing prompt my mind was already on a dear person—a true man of God—who entered the presence of the Lord early yesterday morning after a two year battle with cancer.

I couldn’t help but think of him again when I read the word.

Real.

Given only six months to live at the time of his cancer diagnosis, he accepted the prognosis so humbly and amazingly well—as if to embrace it. Often, he would refer to his disease as the “gift of cancer”, his calling from God.

It was evident God’s grace was upon him and his wife and the Lord was so good in allowing him to live over two years from his diagnosis. During that time he was a strong witness; he glorified God through his words, his actions, and his life.

He was full of wisdom which was undoubtedly a result from how well he knew God's Word. He shared what the Lord had taught him so practically with others, not only through his teaching but in day to day conversation. He was genuinely concerned for others and he continued to glorify God through his trial of cancer. His godly testimony and example blessed so many lives, including mine.

As so many people shared their thoughts and memories of him, along with offering condolences to the family, all the posts reflected one thing:

General Henderson’s testimony was genuine. His faith was real.

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"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you."  1 Peter 1:3, 4


I am rejoicing in the fact that because Brother Ron Henderson had placed his faith and trust in Jesus Christ, he is no longer suffering but now worshipping the Lord in Heaven!

I love how one person worded it in Facebook, “Anyone who knew General Henderson can say with  certainty the Lord met him with the words, ‘Well done, though good and faithful servant...’ as he went on to his Heavenly home early yesterday morning.

Another great post, “Ron has already heard ‘well done thou good and faithful servant’ and no doubt has happily placed his many crowns at Jesus feet.”

Please take a moment to read this article  General Henderson wrote shortly after receiving his cancer diagnosis. You will be challenged and blessed.

Also, please keep his dear wife in your prayers in the days ahead, along with his children and grandchildren.

What about you?Has your life been impacted by a person you knew and loved? If so, who? Also, do you possess this life-changing faith? I would love to hear your testimony! {If you are unsure of this true, real faith contact me and I’d love to chat with you about it!}

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