Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Early Detection Saves Lives..more ways than one!


Early Detection Saves Lives(a Gospel Tract...compiled by HOPE)

As a CANCER SURVIVOR it is my desire to not only be a BREAST CANCER ADVOCATE...

but also to tell others the great PEACE that comes by knowing the LORD JESUS CHRIST as one's personal SAVIOUR. Therefore...I am also A SALVATION IN CHRIST...ADVOCATE!

ADVOCATE definition: To speak or write in favor of or urge by recommendation publicly. A person who speaks or writes in defence of a cause. A champion or counselor.

My cause: EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES

I want to urge, warn and tell others that EARLY DETECTION is vital.

Early detection is vital with a yearly mammogram...
Early detection is vital of sin in our lives...

Both lead to the SAVING of life..one in this earthy life...the other life ETERNAL.

When I was first DIAGNOSED with breast cancer..I knew I wanted to give others HOPE.

I missed my first chance to catch breast cancer...by not scheduling my YEARLY MAMMOGRAM. Two years later; by God's providence...I went in and found I already had INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCINOMA..stage one. Caught EARLY enough to save my life!

EARLY DETECTION!

And thus it is with SIN in our lives. If caught early...

OH HOW much sorrow and pain you miss!

A mammogram at that time, was the last thing on my mind. I was busy with life in general...though on my mind from time to time...I just put it off.

Sin is the same way in our lives. God in HIS faithfulness...presents not only HIS WORD but brings people into our lives to WARN...to URGE...us to heed what can SAVE our lives from ruin.

Our own conscience...warns...in our mind and heart from time to time..yet we..YES, just put it off.

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:19-20


For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves.

Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.
Romans 2:15.



After being in a near fatal car accident at age 19, I realized then; after having someone read to me SCRIPTURE... the WORD OF GOD...these very passages. I understood the importance of having my sins forgiven. I had no excuse to put it off. I could have died IN my sins ..that very day. I trusted Christ as my Saviour at that moment. I detected...the SINs of my life still present with me...like a cancer that would grow.

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with out Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1



The Word of God is as vital to your life as a mammogram. It reveals your condition (relationship) with GOD. It reveals a matter of life and death. SALVATION is the most important decision of your life. I know...it changed my life and brought peace like no other can.

A mammogram...reveals your condition of health. It can be a matter of life and death. Detection...saves lives...EARLY detection can determine a cure!

The cure to sin has been found...in the LORD JESUS CHRIST. HE paid it all!

By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:10

And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after had offered one sacrifice for sins forever,
sat down on the right hand of God...
Hebrews 10:11-12



And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 10:17

He loves you so much that he gave his SON for your life...HE paid the penalty of sin and promised not only Eternal life to those who put their trust in HIM...but also ALL his promises.

What RELIEF...I found at the cross. What relief I found when ...early detection of my sin brought me peace by making a decision in time!

What RELIEF...I found when getting my mammogram! Though the cancer, like sin was present. I made an important decision in time!

Will you dear friend make both these important decisions in time! Don't put it off!!

Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
St. John 5:24

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
I John 5:13


God also promised in the trials of life...

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2



Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed: for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:10



Though wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

As an Advocate! Please get your yearly mammogram...and Trust Chirst as your Saviour!

Hope

All Bible verses from the King James 1611 Bible

6 comments:

Mrs.C said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and sharing yours.

What an inspiration your story is. Praise to God alone, that He has brought you safely through such an ordeal. You are a survivor!!! YEAH!!!

May God bless you dear one, as you continue to encourage others and share your story along the way!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

What a beautiful story of how God works in our lives if we would just remove "ourselves". Thank you for sharing this powerful post. Remember keep up the good fight of faith and WRITE for HIM.
Blessings,
Bren

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

What a wonderful post/devotion.
You are such a blessing to us all!
Happy Lord's Day~
Carrie

Kelly Johnson said...

Excellent! What a blessing.

Abounding Treasures said...

This is wonderful Hope -- thanks for sharing your heart :o)

Kelly Johnson said...

Excellent tract! I am finally working on my book now that I have glasses that work and I am gaining a measure of concentration back! I sure do love and appreciate you more than you will ever know!