lance.dunlop

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  1. Good. Packing for the job now. I start on the 4th. A little anxious with my mom's health going into this, but at the same time, quite excited.
  2. They had an appointment yesterday to fit her with a radiation mask. The doctor said that considering how rare the cancer is, they really don't know much about it. The people in the trials that didn't respond to the first recipe of chemo responded to the second recipe. But if that fails to work, there's nothing else. And because of how aggressive it is, by all medical knowledge, she'll die. So now, God is my refuge in this, because if medicine fails, it won't be long.
  3. My mom has a tumor removed early last year from her brain, the size of a brat. It turned out to be a very rare cancer. She wasn't feeling well this last week and she was brought to the hospital, and her tumor has already returned. They are cancelling her remaining chemo appointments, and started a more aggressive radiation then originally planned. I have no idea what is going on, but I know she needs prayer. Also this is coming when I'm starting a traveling job next month, so I need some serious prayer for strength as well.
  4. That He did. In fact, concerning the Law, He gave it so that sin may increase.
  5. I'm not speaking in every regard, but in regard to how people try to bring a refutation to what is considered to be "Calvinism". They say "God is not the author of evil" in that God does not cause a person to sin. I was just reviewing my statement and realized that I used evil rather than sin. That is my bad. I knew what I meant, but it isn't what I said.
  6. Predestination/Election is greatly misunderstood. But there are some very clear passages concerning them. Concerning election, Romans 8:28-30 "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified." But concerning what God predetermines, in regard to our actions, we must understand that our God knows the end from the beginning. And if we truly believe that He is a God who knows all things, and there are books written with our works before the foundations of the world, that this same God has allowed all things to pass as they will be at judgment day. This means that He allows all the evil to happen, but is not Himself the author of the evil. He chooses to sovereignly intervene, according to His perfect purposes, as is pleasing to His will. Is a person not saved, or a hurricane destroys a city? He could have changed the outcome, but He did not. It is not for us to know the beginning from the end, but to glorify Him in our election. For who are we to talk back to God? Who are we to say to the Potter that He has no right over the clay, and no right over the earth?
  7. No problem NGO is a "Non-Governmental Organization" or a non profit
  8. Thanks everyone for praying. I was offered the position with the NGO, which is the position I really wanted, as they work with a children's choir from Uganda, which is where I do missions work. It's a 9 month job offer for this wing of the tour. I just wanted to say thank you, and thank the Lord for His goodness. Be blessed, all of our.
  9. A little over a week ago I posted a prayer request about looking for work, and I had received 3 prospective jobs land in my lap just a few days after. The job that I wanted was working for a non profit, which works for fundraising for children overseas for life expenses (clothing, medicine, food, education, etc) in the country I do missionary work (Uganda). So naturally I was very excited. I was offered the job today, and it would be on this tour, a 9 month position that would start early April. I should be filling out the paperwork this week. I just wanted to take the time to thank firstly, God, who was provides before we even offer p our prayers. And secondly, to those of you who prayed for me.
  10. I have a friend that has been struggling with three big issues for many years. He's been having issues with depression since high school (11+ years ago), and it comes on and off, though mostly on. He doesn't take pills because he aid he's rather feel something than nothing. Since college, he's had huge issues with lust, and going to the clubs, which he does quite a bit these days with his disposable income. Usually we can get around it by having friends hang out with him so he doesn't have to deal with the temptation while being alone, but that's not always feasible. And third is suicide, which he's dealt with over the last few years especially. He's never tried it, thankfully, but he's been struggling. He says he's a Christian, and I've seen some evidence of that, but I wonder at times. I was blunt with him when he sent me a message today, and I told him that he needs to get right with God, and get serious again. I told him if he doesn't repent and get a new filling of the Holy Spirit, that nothing is going to permanently change. I pray that he'll listen, but I/he could really use some air support from you as well.
  11. Luke 12:28-33 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his[e]kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  12. Yes. And it's such a freeing revelation of God's goodness towards us. The fact that He places His goodness/righteousness on us to fulfill His standard in justification, doesn't just makes it possible for us to get into His Kingdom, but also gives us the only opportunity we have to truly be free, and to really have a peace with God. I know so many people that don't experience that, and I feel so bad for them.
  13. I like to this of it thusly... We do no rest from our works, but rather rest in them.