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  Anthony Fairlie
Anthony Fairlie
  Anthony Fairlie

Staying focused.

I know it has been awhile and I said I would write more frequently. I actually had a column done and was editing it when it disappeared and I couldn't find it, that was on Saturday. So between the frustration and my work schedule, I put this on the back burner.

Well I have a week to go before round 3 of chemo. The good and bad is my hands have a little tingly feeling in them and they are very sensitive to cold things. It is also hard to drink cold drinks, both are side affects of the chemo. Fortunately that has faded and I can drink cold drinks again. So far that fades away a few days after the chemo. Hopefully that won't change.

I had titled the post, Staying Focused. Because I have been struggling with sliding back into old habits. Becoming quiet, withdrawn, losing interest in reading the Bible or praying. You would think a person who is facing cancer and has been told they have stage 4 cancer, and 2 years would be successful. Would be focused on what is really matters. But the sin nature is still very present. And even in the face of death rebels against God. Which when you think about it, it really speaks to the depth of depravity that is in me, and you. Furthermore my struggle is not unique to me. Every one who calls themselves a Christian has the same struggle. As Galatians 5 say " For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh , for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do." So I would ask you to pray that I would not give in to my fleshly desires and patterns, but to remind myself of the truth of the gospel. That Christ has defeated the flesh nailing it to His cross, so that I can rest in Him. As Romans 8 says. "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin an death." Please pray for both Elizabeth and me as we go through this together. God Bless you all for your support.

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