Originally Posted by noland123
This video is definitely worth watching.
I can second that. Very moving. As you watch, realize that she is an otherwise very normal wife and mother who, like millions of others, faced the same fight, but who, unlike most, used her illness to bring a message of hope in Jesus to all who would hear. What I learned from watching it is that the more you are attached to this world and the worldly blessings God has seen fit to bestow on you, the harder it will be to face death if and when all of it is abruptly snatched away from you. The rules then are simple:
1. Obedience. Obedience. Obedience. "He who obeys My Words, it is he that loves Me".
2. Do NOT become attached to the blessings God has given you, whether a loving spouse, beautiful children, great parents and siblings, successful career, material blessings. Give thanks for them; appreciate them beyond words, but realize they can become distractions and can be taken from you in an instant if they start interfering with your #1 priority: your relationship with God and making HIM #1 in your life.
3. Come to understand that those Christians who have not been blessed with these distractions just might be the real ones who have been "blessed".