Dec 20th 2020 · Intro
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A few years ago, my wife Bekah was diagnosed with Pernicious Anaemia. Now some of you don’t know her but she is a passionate woman of God with a calling to see things established and grown. Bekah is not someone who can easily sit back and watch things happen, she’s a born leader with passion, faith and drive, but over the course of our marriage, the sickness had crept up on her and for a few years she was chronically ill without answers.
The diagnosis followed what was a rollercoaster journey of her not knowing what was wrong with her, appointment after appointment, leading to disappointment after disappointment. Days for which she was bed-ridden, losing the feeling in parts of her body and feeling so weak she could barely raise a cup to her mouth to drink. The doctor that delivered news of her diagnosis said that had it gone on two or three months longer she would have lost her eyesight. Prior to that, she was feeling so weak she struggled to keep up with medical appointments. So discouraged, she said to me ‘Clyde, I can’t take seeing another doctor and receiving another failed diagnosis’. The fear that she would never get better was strangling us and we were beginning to question God's plan in it all.
Hope for the future was being stolen from her by an unknown sickness. Living together in ministry during those years was incredibly difficult, I myself struggled to know what to do and how to support her. Rebekah wanted to do more than her body physically could, which often left her comatose for days. We didn’t know where to turn, we prayed, we wept, we almost quit.
But then out of the blue, a few years ago, a doctor found the problem and gave her a course of b12 injections and she amazingly improved within days! As long as she regularly injects the b12 she is her old self, but if she forgets or lets it slip or doesn’t inject more when needed, she declines again. Who would have thought that a seemingly simple vitamin deficiency could lead to such a deadly place?
We’ve called this b21, because without the truth, your Christian life will rot and die. Like Bekah’s condition physically, your life spiritually will become something it was never intended to be if you don’t feed on God's spiritual vitamins: His truth. It is knowing the truth that sets you free.
Some of you reading this want to give up and quit, you feel like the problems are too big and you are fed up of trying things that don’t work. Can I ask you to commit a year of your life to journeying through the truth of Scripture with us so that you can regain perspective and see your life through the lens of the one who created you.
It's time for b21.
"Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."Colossians 2:7
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Every blessing! Clyde
Clyde is a passionate follower of Jesus who serves as the lead pastor of Victory Church and the UK director for Hope Center Ministries. He is married to Rebekah and together they are sold out for the cause of Christ in their generation. He started Bible in a Year to help people grow in their devotional lives. Follow him on Twitter: @MrClydeT
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