I would like to ask you to please pray for my pastor, Austin Gardner. He wrote the following on his blog recently about his health, and I sure would appreciate it if you would pray for him. God has used Him in a great way in my life and in the lives of many others around the world. Pray that God would give him many more years of service, if it be His will. Thank you so much.
I have felt funny asking for this because it seems so selfish but the Scriptures say that we have not because we ask not. So I want to ask you to pray with me that God will heal my remaining kidney!
The doctor’s say that it is functioning at 60 to 70% of what it should. It is not that bad but will have to be closely monitored. It is a nagging doubt! Basically it may stay where it is, not really good but not so bad, or it may get worse.
I would like to ask God to heal my kidney so that I could continue to serve Him here if that is His will. I do love Him and I am ready to go to Heaven. I feel torn to even say something here. I know that I should be ready to leave right now but I hope that my life is counting for something here and now and would like to ask Him to extend my service to Him.
I do not want to just live my life like I want to but rather to please Him, to serve Him, and to serve His people. I want my life to be engaged in reaching the world with the gospel.
I promise not to make this a constant thing. I will not major on it or focus on it but I would like to ask you to pray that God would heal me. I believe that He hears and answers prayer. I am all for Him doing just that if it is His will.
I am ready for Heaven. I do long to see Him and serve Him. I, however, think that maybe I can still be useful at Vision Baptist Church, Vision Baptist Missions, and in my family!
So I ask you this once to pray that God would heal me! Thank you for listening to my selfishness!