It’s so good to talk to you, just like two friends at McDonald’s. I can’t say enough about your prayers and encouragement. God used them to save Fulton’s life and they’ve also has had a major impact on mine. Yet, here I am finding myself seeking your prayer about something Fulton is facing.
Because of his pneumonia, he needs lung and breathing treatments every day. But he’s fighting them. The very therapy that can save his life, he’s rejecting. These treatments are critical and help keep his lungs strong and clear. Sometimes it takes the staff an extra 15 minutes to talk him into doing the treatments. Other times, he’ll kick or be a bit combative. I seldom call him out about this, in that he’s been through so much already. I gently but firmly say, “If you want to stay healthy and live, you have to do the treatments.” That usually works for a while but then he falls back into his pattern again.
Fulton’s situation reminds me of us. How is it we reject the very one who can change our lives? May Fulton get victory over this and be patient when the treatments come.
“For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13