testing day…confirming the diagnosis


July 14, 2008

Wow…this morning the doctor confirmed his initial diagnosis of THE disease. Now, I go to see another doc for my second opinion. The doctor said it could be 9 months to 2 years. It all depends on if it goes into my diaphragm which is a muscle. Then it’s very short after that.
I am going to live everyday like it is my last because it really could be.
I went golfing today and shot a 40 for 9 holes. Justin shot a 38. I would have beat him, probably, but on the first hole I shot a triple bogie. I played good and I had a great time being with Justin. He is such a great man. He has grown into a godly, on fire, preacher.
Got to share with the man who did my testing today. His name is Jim. Gave the the gospel…not fully, but for 40 minutes we talked about Christ, the church, etc..
Last night I asked the Lord for even five more years and if He would give me that I would change the world. I felt like He said back to me, “Cliff, I have given you 51 years…:)”. I think it meant we need to be changing the world now and not waiting. I know the Lord has used me and I am so grateful for the opportunity to make a difference.
It really has gone so fast. My only regret is that I would have wanted to do more. But, I will use the rest of the time I have for His glory.
Lord, we want to see your glory. Let it rain down and open the flood gates of heaven. Let it rain. Open the flood gates of heaven. Let revival happen, Lord. Use whatever you are going to do to me. Create revival. Let the young men sing and the old men dance.
Open up the skies of mercy and hear our cries, Lord. I know there are many prayers of the saints who have been praying for me. Lord, rain down your cleansing flood. It’s your kindness that leads us to repentance. Your favor, Lord, is our desire.
It is my hope to get the family to Israel before I won’t be able to move much. Lord, please help provide for this trip.

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