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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trey Tuesday - March 27, 2012

Fool or Faith?

Palm Sunday falls on April 1st this year:  April Fool's Day.
Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Easter Celebration:  the Resurrection of Jesus as our Savior and Lord,
Redeemer of sin-filled man cleansing the Way to Holy God!

Outside of God, on the Easter Bunny Trail of Life, it may seem quite fitting, "Only a fool would have faith," the world seems to say.
Are you calling Trey a fool?
Our Young Warrior has wholehearted faith and trust in his father and mother
to provide for his needs, protect him, comfort him and plan for his future.
And guess what?
Trey's parents do, too!
As do many, many members of Team Mitlo One!
As believers, full of faith in Jesus Christ, we wholeheartedly trust our Heavenly Father to
provide for our needs, protect us, comfort us and plan for our future!
Don't be a fool - have faith!  :)

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
Romans 1:16

It is with great faith we pray for Trey this Trey Tuesday:
For Trey to have continued amazing health and strength and silliness and joy!
For the perfect treatment to become available through the next study!
For God to completely heal Trey of cancer!
For Jay and Rachel to follow Trey in child-like faith!
For Joe and Bella to be blessed with much comfort and peace!

"Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 6:23

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trey Tuesday - March 20, 2012


Who or what do you trust?

Specifically speaking, I mean...

Ipods and Facebook and Twitter are all pretty trustworthy!
Dr. Oz sure has some great health info - He is trustworthy!
Dave Ramsey has some awesome financial wisdom - He is trustworthy!
Pastors Doug and Tim correctly (and wonderfully!) handle the Truth - They are trustworthy!
National Enquirer and The Weather Channel....hmmmm.....I better stop here! :)

Let's look at trust a different way...

Fit bodies and slim waistlines look to trust a scale and a tape measure...
Fancy shoes and clothes all depend upon trusting a trendy whirlwind...
Indulgent foods and addictive substances are trustworthy at the moment, but leave devastating consequences...

And what happens when comfort and peace are missing?

Are our relationships trustworthy?
Is our economy trustworthy?
Are we guaranteed good health?

"But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
   whose confidence is in Him."
Jeremiah 17:7

Praise God for His unending, never changing, Rock solid promises - forever and ever trustworthy!

Jay challenged us in a recent post.  He writes: The best thing you can do to honor Trey and our struggles is continue to ask God what does He want from you?

So....what DOES God want from you?
As you pray for Trey this week, please pray that God continues his amazing health and strength!
Please continue to pray for Trey to be healed from his cancer!
Please also pray for Jay and Rachel to know how and what to choose for Trey's next treatment!
And please release whatever substitute you are trusting and genuinely ask God:
What do you want from me?

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart
   and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to Him,
   and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5,6

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trey Tuesday - March 13, 2012

What are you going to do about it?

In the Bible God uses the elements around His people to bring them closer to Him.
Today let's look at how a familiar passage unfolds:

"One day Jesus said to His disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, He fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger."

Doesn't sound good, does it?  God is brewing up a storm and the disciples cannot, dare not, deny it!

Do you have any storms brewing in your health?
Dark clouds forming in your finances?
Barometric pressures dropping in your relationships?
Plenty of precipitation with your children and coworkers?
What are you going to do about it?!?

"The disciples went and woke Jesus, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”  He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” He asked His disciples.  In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him.” Luke 8:22-25

God calls a storm a storm.  It's coming.  Face it.
Most importantly, face Him.
“Where is your faith?”

Trey's cancer has thrown all of us into a devastating storm.
What are we going to do about it?
Just like the disciples we need to go to Jesus and call on the Master!
And all will be calm!

“Where is your faith?”

This week Trey and Jay and Rachel are facing a new chapter in Trey's treatment plan.
Please pray that Dr. Shaw is preparing an excellent plan for Trey! 
Please pray that Jay and Rachel are able to discern their choices with Godly wisdom!
Please pray that Trey continues to dance, to sing, to play, to eat, to sleep, to laugh, and to love giving testimony to God's power!
And please pray that our Young Warrior and his journey bring many to faith in Christ!  :)
“Where is your faith?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Trey Tuesday - March 6, 2012

A wish or a prayer?

What do you wish for?

What do you pray for?
Are they one and the same?
Which one do you do more?
We all wish for Trey to be completely healed of his cancer!
Here is something to think about, though....When you wish, who/what is the object of your wish come true?
I don't want to upset you, but there is no special birthday fairy that makes all your wishes come true!
So....what's a wish going to get you?

"If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?"
James 2:16

Sort of sounds like a wish just isn't enough, doesn't it?
God has a bigger, better, higher, MUCH more powerful tool and gift for us!

"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father..."
Colossians 1:9-12

Now....we all pray for God to watch over Trey...He does!

We pray for God to heal day He will!
We pray for God to sustain Jay and Rachel...He does!
Thank you for your prayers!
And thank you for your week long prayers for a refreshing trip to Disney World!  God heard, answered and blessed the Mitlos!  :)
Please continue to lift up our Young Warrior - asking God to strengthen Trey with all His power according to His glorious might as Trey has a CT Scan tomorrow!
Please pray for Trey's kidney to withstand the prep and procedure and recovery!  And for results to show less cancer!  :)
Please pray for God to fill Jay and Rachel with the knowledge of His will in all matters - large and small and Trey and Joe and Bella and health and school and church, etc.
And please pray for yourselves, Team Mitlo One, that you may please the Lord, bear fruit in every good work, grow in the knowledge of God....joyfully giving thanks to the Father!

"Never stop praying."
I Thessalonians 5:17