Who’s Your Guide?

faith, love and hope Our hope is in Christ and not of this world.  If we believe this, then what should our lives look like?  After battling Cancer and living in remission, these questions resonate in my soul.  Through some very challenging times and what seemed to be overwhelming circumstances Christ redeemed and overcame.  Romans 8:28 says “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” He never promises no trials, death, cancer, challenges or heartache.  Christ does promise that he has overcome death through resurrection, grace beyond our comprehension, and a love that will never fail us.

If we live in and of this world, we create in our minds unrealistic expectations of who God should be and that would be worshiping our own ideologies and not Gods calling.  If we live with our hope in Christ, we trust Him and allow Him to lead our lives.  As the Holy Spirit leads and prompts you to live the life Christ has called you to live, I pray that you may be blessed with wisdom to hear, courage to take action, and may carry God’s grace to embrace each situation.  I’m humbly thankful to say that I’m a cancer survivor and living in remission, but I’m so much more thankful to say that my Hope is in Christ and we should give him the glory in all things.  Paul leaves us with these words.

“God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine.  He does everything by his power that is working in us.  Give him glory in the church and in Christ Jesus.  Give him glory through all time and for ever and ever. Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21

How will you show Him glory today?

Caleb Brand

Caleb Brand is a resident of Saltillo, MS.  He is married to Hollie Brand and has two kids, Ivey Kate age 6 and Brody age 5.  His church home is at the Orchard in Tupelo, MS. He is a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) at North Mississippi Medical Center.  He was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in April of 2011.  He is currently in full remission and will be finished with his maintenance chemotherapy in February of 2015.  His hobbies include fishing, duck hunting, and running.  He recently just finished his first half-marathon in New Orleans while on maintenance chemotherapy.