Facing Mortality

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 23, 2018

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When you are faced with what's important in life, your outlook changes. When you see that the future is not guaranteed. The successful career, the big house, the expensive car, the best gadgets and toys mean absolutely nothing. "If we have not shown love we have nothing!" If we have not received love, then the path ahead is difficult. What is truly important in our lifes? God, Christ, our spouse, our children, extended family, friends, and our church family! These realationships mean more to me then any materialistic thing I may acquire. "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul" When you are faced with mortality you begin to take a look at your life. Things that were once important no longer mean anything."For what ever I may acquire in this life I can't take it with me" Even after sometime people will forget about me, the memory of me will pass away. My writings, the things I have said may be forgotten. The thing I hope that endures is the love I have shown. That people remember seeing Christ in me.

Daniel 3:17?-?18 ESV If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."

"But if not" Even if you don't deliver me, heal me, I will still serve You, I will still praise You!

What ever I may have to endure it is nothing compared to knowing Christ Jesus my Lord my Savior! I have endured heartache and loss in my life! 14x I have been delivered from certain death in my life! All these things pointing me to Christ!

As many of you know I have medical issues I have been dealing with.

A month ago I was told that I might have ALS "Lou Gehrig's disease"

After the test I had done, my Neurologist reaffirmed his diagnosis yesterday.  I will be going to OKC to see a neuromuscular specialist to get a second opinion and start treatment. There is no human known cure for this disease.

But our God is greater than any disease, treatment or doctor! I'm asking for prayers for healing, strength for my wife and family. Wisdom, discernment in the choices and direction we are to take. 

My God can and will deliver me! Even if He doesn't, I will still praise Him!


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