8 Months To Live

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 ESV

 

One of my favorite life scriptures is Psalm 37:4. It has spoken so much to me over the years. When I first came to Christ, my life was a mess. Alcohol, drugs, women.. you get the picture, I needed a rescue!!

He delivered me and set me free from all of that and all the extras that would go with it. That is not what this short blog is about today.

It is about how that scripture spoke to me in a different way.

I sat in a room with my doctor after trying all kinds of treatments to defeat this cancer in my body (Melanoma).  Everything we tried wasn’t really working and the side affects were no fun either!

Without any treatment and just hoping for the best, with the understanding of the type of cancer I have, she said you could probably expect about 8 months.

Those were 2 words I needed to hear, but didn’t want to hear AT ALL!

Well, as you can see, that was about 11 months ago now and I’m still here!! A total miracle and proof that #GodsGotThis!!

“But Matt, you still have cancer” That’s true, but it doesn’t have me! My doctor never said you have 8 months to die… she said to LIVE!

I choose LIFE!

God said in this scripture today He would give us the desires of our heart. Since I already know he never promises tomorrow, my goal is not just to be cancer free and live, it is to live for impact.

Every moment counts. I delight in Him. He set me free and continues to set me free. He can do the same for you!!

We all have one life to live on this planet and that life is TODAY! How you live it is up to you.

I have and will continue to seek Him. I want to be a light for Him and hope that somehow, what I experience in life helps YOU.

You can do the same thing. Delight in him. Seek Him and He WILL give you the desires of your heart!!

I’ve am in overtime now and to say I love every minute of it wouldn’t be true, but to be grateful for it, to understand the gift in it is beyond any little blog can hold.

I want to encourage you today, that regardless of what you are going through, choose life. Choose to live and live it out loud. He wants to give you the desires of your heart! So, don’t you ever forget (me too)….

#GODSGOTTHIS

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16 Comments

  1. Rick Lewis

    What a living inspiration to all.
    I’m deeply honored to call you friend.
    In solidarity, my brother.

    Rick

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    • Matt Crump

      Thank you Rick! Grateful as well…Love you bro!

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  2. Marisa Owen

    Wise words. So many peopld never experience life because they are waiting for their lives to be perfect to truly live. Keep revealing God, my brother. I continue to pray for your healing. God ain’t through with you yet.

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    • Matt Crump

      Thank you! So appreciate you! #GodsGotThis

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  3. Tom Pardue

    Beautiful and poignant .
    Applies to my heart and I hope to live the way god wants me to. I’m a work in progress with pieces everywhere. Trying to be whole again. Life can be tough, but in its rugged way can be beautiful too. I have to understand that

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    • Matt Crump

      You are an inspiration to me as well bro! Your heart and art speak volumes of what the Father put there! #GodsGotThis

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  4. Lori

    Every Sunday, the Lord’s Day, you welcome the presence of the Lord to be with us. Who can deny the burning in their hearts as you sing Him praises? The Spirit does a mighty work through you. You truly let the Spirit work through you to inspire us to be better, more like Jesus.

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    • Matt Crump

      It is an honor… And you’re part of an incredible testimony that blows me away… Your faith is extremely powerful… An incredible example… I hope and pray I can live out my faith as strong as you!

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  5. Bernie

    Matt, you have touched my life more than you will ever know. From the first day I came to church you have been an inspiration. Even when I left you never gave up. God worked thru you and I’m so grateful. I love you brother! Your words will continue to be inspiration for many more!

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    • Matt Crump

      Brother… It’s an honor to serve with you and I’m so excited to see how God has touched your heart and life… I’m nothing but a part of the puzzle that God has been constructing just for you… Keep rocking for him!!

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  6. Barbara

    God has still got much more for you to do Matt.. Even with your circumstances you still minister to others.. And you know the two I am talking about in particular.. As you say "#GODSGOTTHIS" and HE is in control..You know I will continue to pray for you my brother.. Love ya!!

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    • Matt Crump

      Love you!!

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  7. Patty

    My 87 year old friend was on Hospice about three years ago. Only half her heart is working. They told her she didn’t have very long. She kicked them out of her house. She said she didn’t need them. She is on Hospice again and they told her she would not be here past last Christmas..I think she will outlive us all…lol…We were able to take her out to her favorite place for oysters. I have never seen anyone enjoy them more or slurp them down any faster. She is a beautiful positive funny lady. She figures that God knows where to find her when he’s ready for her. Until then, she chooses to live! Love you and your family Matt. Praying for you all!

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    • Matt Crump

      Awesome and thank you!!

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  8. Jaye White

    Bless you Matt! Keep being a miracle!

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    • Matt Crump

      Thank you and great to be able to do that together! You rock!

      Reply

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