Monday, March 10, 2008

INVITING OUTSIDERS TO COME INSIDE

Milton, here:

Kristy has been sharing God's peace and strength every place she goes. In a few moments of time, she tells how she was diagnosed with a brain tumor this past November, had surgery, 30 radiation treatments, and has been told by doctors that her live expectancy is short. (We are believing for a better prognosis.) Then, she mentions God's peace and strength that has helped her every step of the way and her trust in God's faithfulness.

Eyes get big and then misty when she talks.

Her faith has touched so many people. She has as always shared her faith, but now it has a new and powerful impact. Many have be touched and changed by her witness.

The Apostle Paul writes in Colossians 4:5 (NIV) that we are to be wise toward those outside--"outsiders." He is obviously noting that there are outsiders so we can conclude there must be "insiders."

There are two types of people in this world:

Insiders or Outsiders
Saved or Unsaved
Found or Lost
Redeemed or Unredeemed

The last part of Col. 4:2 reads "... make the most of every opportunity." (NIV) Paul is writing encouraging us to use every available situation to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must redeem the time.

Kristy is making the most of every opportunity to proclaim the "good news" of God's everlasting love. All believers have a testimony and should share it so that "outsiders" can be given an opportunity to come "inside."

How Is Kristy?

She is enjoying the girls and is doing great. I am posting at her request so she can spend her best time with the family. She will post again soon.

8 Comments:

At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Carrie Turansky said...

Hi Milton and Kristy,

I am so happy to hear Kristy is doing well and enjoying your daughters and grandkids. What a blessing to have these precious times together and feel well enough to enjoy them. I continue to ask the Lord to give grace, strength, peace, and courage for each day.

Thanks for the reminder to always be reaching out, sharing, and inviting others in. You are both such a big blessing to me and so many others. Thanks for your faithfulness and example of trusting God.


Love and a hug from NJ
Carrie

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This reminds me of our dear sweet Nana. Everywhere we went, gas station, grocery store, she shared Jesus. I can not remember one time that she didn't ask the cashier, bagger or gas station attendant, etc..., "Do you know Jesus?" She was always so excited to share. Kristy, I have often looked at you and thought how much you look like our Nana and I have seen her personality in you. It doesn't surprise me that you also don't miss an opportunity to share Jesus with who ever will hear. Keep on giving glory to God in your testimony as I have no doubt you always will. Each time you do reinforces the miracle God is working in your life. Everyday you wake up and give God praise gives the devil a black eye. We should all live everyday just like you are. Tell every person we meet the goodness of our God. I love you and am still praying for your complete recovery.

Cousin Jeri

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Kristy, you look so beautiful and refreshings.
Your daughters are lovely too. I love seeing the pictures. I continue to pray for healing. Love Ya!

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Some of us at the ACFW Spring Board meeting talked about Kristy's testimony and how she's touching lives. With the Internet, we'll probably never know the vast reach her journey has had until we all get Home.

But I imagine Kristy's crown will be so heavy, it'll take a few of the saints to help her cast it at Jesus' feet.

As always, I'm praying.

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristy,
You are so amazing. I wish i had half the faith that you have. i have been following your blog for awhile now. My husband and I may not have any illnessess, but we have finiacail struggles, sometimes my faith is weak, then i read a blog you or your husband wrote , and it insoires me to keep on and not give up.
God Bless You and your family.
Mimi
bartow, fla

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

Praying, praying. Sang with the choir, the most wonderful new song, "Something Happens." Our version was very tame, but beautiful.

Here's the songwriter's own version of it:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sCfInYK_9Vg

 
At 6:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I just listened to that youtube song that Margo mentioned. Wow Again. How powerful. When you mention Jesus Jesus Jesus something happens. Kristy you need to listen....

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Twinsisters4ever said...

Hey Kristi, I just wanted to tell you that me and my twin sister are praying for you. we're glad you're feeling better and know that the grandkids will be fun!

Thanks for your encouragement and we know that God is with you.

 

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