Assurance of Salvation
God prepared me for this time in Texas when a wonderful Christian woman planted herself on my bedroom floor and refused to leave. She demanded that I read the Word of God aloud. I was very resistant, had never done that, and thought it was ridiculous. (After all, what good would that possibly do, I was praying, wasn't that enough!) So for a month before I made it out to Dr. Basil, I would try to use the word, but was still resistant to a point.
My time with Dr. Basil changed my walk with the Lord. God opened the door with the wonderful Christian woman, and then brought me to truth during my time in Texas. I finally learned that my salvation was not to be determined by how I saw God letting me suffer. I learned assurance of salvation and he walked me through scriptures some might use to say you could lose it and shed light on them to assure me of the truth. I learned that I HAVE to be in God's Word to have a fellowship with him and understand who he is so I could understand how He feels toward me. I learned numerous things and truth. And I must say that I feel there is no substitute for one on one discipleship that isn't hurried. I am grateful for the ministry the Lord has used Dr. Basil for. I can't fit all that I learned and gained from my time there, but the fact that everything I learned was based on scripture and supplied for me for my own growth has established a firm foundation for me. I am thankful for all that I have gained!
I still struggle with my health, but have a new way to manage, and some days all I can do is put on a garment of praise for a garment of heaviness or read the Psalms aloud. But God is faithful to minister to me. When we returned home from Texas I learned that I am pregnant, which seemed impossible to me, but the Lord gave me a strong sense that this was in his hands completely, and I will see His glory in the birth of this child.
Thanks again Basil, and bless you!!!