Wednesday, March 12, 2008


When I was diagnosed with GBM brain cancer in November, 2007, God dropped what felt like a cloud above me and then slid a chair beneath me. The cloud, to me represents the Holy Spirit, who brings comfort. The chair is Jesus, only I envision it as a large, solid chair, not the slipper chair, pictured. Jesus has the strength to carry you and sustain you.
Where did the chair image come from?
Missionary John Peyton was translating the Bible into a foreign language. He was stumped when he came upon the word believe. One day a man came into his house tired and weary. He plopped down in a chair and uttered a word.

"Say that word again!" the missionary said. "What does it mean?"

"It means, 'I'm putting all my weight on this chair!'"

The missionary was ecstatic. That was the word he needed to help the people understand believing on Christ.
I'm putting all my weight on Jesus. Can I trust him? Yes, I can.


At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so awesome, my friend and I know you trust him. I know because even in your weakest hours you have trusted him. In the hospital, during your surgery stay, when you were deprived of sleep due to "everything" (surgery, medication,GBM), I asked you the question, do you trust Him. And, always, you would immediately say yes and supernatural peace would envelop you. This was a miracle in itself. We believe in miracles, don't we?

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus and put all your weight on Him.

Love you!
Sandra Barfield

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Robin Bayne said...

Still praying!!! Keep trusting!!

At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word.
Just to stand upon His promise, just to know’ thus saith the Lord'"

And one of His promises, given with the commandment to honor your father and mother, was a long life on the land that the Lord our God gave us. Ex.20:12. Truly, without question, you obeyed that commandment!!

I once read a quote that spoke of one's faith being so strong that if he commanded a mountain to be removed, the only surprise would be if the mountain didn't move. That's the kind of faith in divine healing that our family was raised to accept. "By His stripes we were healed" has been our family mantra.

I truly believe that my Mother’s eyes would have been healed if God had left her here on this earth any longer. But Mother, from the time your Mother went to heaven, prayed that if her work for Him was complete, God would take her in her sleep. She even left me notes telling me not to be sad if one morning I found she had gone to be with the Lord.

“Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him, how I proved Him o’er and o’er.
Jesus, Jesus precious Jesus , Oh for Grace to trust Him more.”

I love you so much and we are forever trusting in His promise.

Cousin, Anita

At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought of you today as I was shopping--I've been working hard at losing weight and wanted a new blouse to go with the one size smaller pants I just bought when there it was. The most beautiful aqua blue shirt I'd ever seen!

That's when you came to mind--my beautiful friend with a heart for Jesus. Of course, I bought it--and everytime I wear it, it will remind me of you.

Patty Hall

At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristy, I have a friend who is getting close to stepping into heaven. Today as I thought of the Scripture that describes the Lord as the "God of all comfort," He nudged me to Google those very words--God of all comfort.

Look what came up first. It will bless your socks off:

His timing ever-amazes me!

At 8:18 AM, Blogger B. J. Brooks said...

Kristy, a beautiful post. I love the cloud with the heart showing. So many times God gives us a sign and we ignore them.

My friend Nikki saw a cross in the sky formed by clouds. She said she had to pull her car over and cherish the moment. Other drivers were upset with her, but her thinking was when it's "A God thing" you have to pay attention.

And Kristy you have not only paid attention to God's words but to the wonderful signs of his prescence.

You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Keep posting for God shines on us through you.

Many Blessings
B.J. Brooks


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