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“More Purposeful”

Author: 
Bill Hayden, Pastor, Villages Chapel
Date Published: 
Friday, October 23, 2020

     Some of you are probably wondering what it’s like to have a vital organ replaced to sustain your life. For me, I’m still adjusting after a year. My stitches are still tender over the incision of my breast plate from the heart transplant. I’m reminded when I make certain movements that I need to pull back and ease off. My body continues to accept this foreign but necessary organ, to function, as if it came with the original package.

     I recently had my annual checkup and my heart transplant team is very pleased with my progress. My body is still accepting the new organ because of the medications and prayers. There are a few things that are different such as a lack of strength in my hands, my feet are not thin anymore and there’s a lack of flexibility. Maybe I can do something about that when the fitness center reopens but my wife says I’m just getting older.

     Each day is a gift that I have been given to be a better person than I was the previous day and I prayerfully thank God for each day’s task. Some people may think that if you receive the heart of a bad person that you could take on some of their characteristics. Well, let me just say this, I dedicated my life to the Lord for His good purpose a long time ago. God can always bring about good, out of any bad situation or character flaw. He can turn bad apples into apple sauce!

     Regardless of the challenge to maintain my body’s acceptance of the new heart, I am more than happy to take the appropriate medication as long as God allows. I look forward to sharing with others that; with God all things are possible.

     Psalms 37:3-4 NKJV “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

     You can trust that God will never make a promise that He doesn’t fulfill.

     GOOD NEWS!  Join us each week at 10 a.m., Pastor Bill will deliver his Sunday Morning Sermon Message on video. You can experience his sermon via our Villages Community Website: http://www.Villagescommunitychapel.org

     May God bless all of you with good health!