Monday, January 27, 2014

PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE AT DEATH'S DOOR--by June Foster

My guest is my dear friend and writing peer, June Foster. Today June will encourage you. In addition to that, I've been waiting with bated breath for the release of June's novel Ryan's Father. This is a book for our age. (See below) Thank you, dear June, for being my guest today. 



God has blessed us with a wonderful church since we moved to Alabama. The cohesive manner in which people work together and serve God is impressive. The minute we set foot into the church, we were right at home.

We recently signed up to be on the prayer chain. I have to admit, I've struggled with this. There are a lot of godly saints at this church who are nearing the end of their lives. Since the church is large and we receive the prayer list Monday through Friday, I see many, many prayer request concerning serious medical problems.

Let's be honest. All of us are living in dying bodies. Whether we're sixteen or sixty. God will call us from this life one day. We have no choice in the matter. Another reason to make sure we're ready for eternity.

But how do I pray for these precious saints who are nearer death than they were before? Lately I came across some scriptures that helped. I'd like to share the hope they provide with readers.

1John 5:4 "For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith."

John 16: 33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

1Corinthians 15: 55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
1Timothy 1:10 "But if has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel."

Hebrews 2: 14 "Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil."

When we don't know how to pray, these scriptures will help.

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And now, June's latest release, Ryan's Father.



A young man at war with himself

The rippling influence of Ryan Reid's less than moral mother and absent father left a mark on his soul. Yet everything changed when the young teacher gave his life to the Lord...almost everything. 

An earthquake hurls the beautiful Sandy Arrington into his life, tossing his world upside down. But when God calls him to build an annex for needy teens at his church, he finds himself battling an attraction toward his male partner in the project. His own struggles and Sandy's growing feelings for him force Ryan to face the issue he's long buried. 

Can he dig his way out from under his secret to find Sandy's love?

Amazon purchase link for Ryan's Father 



About the Author, June Foster

June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in Education and an MA in counseling. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day, As We Forgive, and Hometown Fourth of July. 

June's book Ryan's Father will be available from WhiteFire Publishing January 2014. For All Eternity, Red and the Wolf, and Misty Hollow, God-willing, will be published in the near future. 

June loves to write stories about characters who overcome the issues in their lives by the power of God and His word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives.



1 comment:

June Foster said...

Christine, thank you for hosting me today on your blog. I've had to put my advice to use lately. Two dear people passed away last week and we attended their funerals. My husband's brother and a friend from church. My husband had opportunity to share the gospel with his brother 3 days before his death. Both of us have received confirmations about his salvation. PTL. Then my precious friend Becky Hazelrigg went to be with her Savior Friday and I've just returned from the funeral. Death seems to be in season now, but praise to our living God, He has overcome death and dying.