Kurt Steele is a Miracle in Progress

My Journey with End Stage Renal Failure

John Bunyon from Prison in Grace Abounding

john bunyon

CHILDREN, grace be with you, Amen. I being

taken from you in presence, and so tied up, that I

cannot perform that duty that from God doth lie

upon me to youward, for your further edifying and

building up in faith and holiness, <fec, yet that you

may see my soul hath fatherly care and desire after

your spiritual and everlasting welfare; I now once

again, as before, from the top of Shenir and Hermon,

so ‘now’ from the lions’ dens, from the

mountains of the leopards, Song iv. 8, do look yet

after you all, greatly longing to see your safe

arrival into the desired haven.*

I thank God upon every remembrance of you;

and rejoice, even while I stick between the teeth

of the lions in the wilderness, at the grace, and

mercy, and knowledge of Christ our Saviour, which

God hath bestowed upon you, with abundance of

faith and love. Your hungerings and thirstings

also after further acquaintance with the Father, in

his Son; your tenderness of heart, your trembling

at sin, your sober and holy deportment also, before

both God and men, is great refreshment to me;

” For ye are my glory and joy.” iTh.iL 20. –John Bunyon

CS Lewis on Miracles | Kurt Steele Miracle

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”
― C.S. Lewis

God is Faithful

God is faithful and loving.  His mercies are new every morning.  I love you Lord and listen to your voice for guidance and wisdom.

 

I found this awesome prayer this morning at http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scottysmith/2013/05/17/a-prayer-for-resting-and-rejoicing-in-gods-sovereignty/ :

A Prayer for Resting and Rejoicing in God’s Sovereignty

     When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and pleas before his God. Dan. 6:10-11

Dear heavenly Father, I am so drawn to the heart which beat in Daniel’s breast—a heart filled with praise for you, not a preoccupation with his life. He just learned of a decree that anybody praying to any other god or man but King Darius would become lions’ lunch. So what did he do? The same thing he’d been doing for decades inBabylon. The windows are open, his knees are bent, his gaze is set; and even before he asks you for help, he offers you thanks. He’s neither paranoid nor presumptuous, but he’s most definitely at peace.

What freedom, what beauty, what intimacy with you, this aging, beloved servant of yours enjoyed. But why am I surprised? Haven’t you promised, “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green”? (Ps. 92:12-14)

Father, you never demanded that Daniel get on his knees three times a day. You didn’t have to—it was his delight. No government decree could keep him from praying to you, loving you, seeking you, worshiping you. He was much more committed to your eternal glory than to his personal survival. Your grace radically reoriented his life.

Father, I long for much more of Daniel’s peace and praise mark my life—no matter how difficult my circumstances, intense the spiritual warfare, or out of control my world may feel. For even as “the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour”(1 Pet. 5:8), he’s already a defeated foe.

We live in the victorious day Daniel anticipated from afar. Indeed, your beloved Son, “the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed” (Rev. 5:5). Jesus is the Lion with whom I want to be thoroughly preoccupied—without any ultimate concern for any other kind of “lion’s den” into which I might be thrown.

Father, as I get older, please keep me fresh and green and fruitful through the gospel. Fill my heart with your glory and grace, freedom and hope; and use me however you choose, all the remaining days you give me in this, your world. So very Amen I pray, in Jesus’ magnificent and merciful name.

 

Kurt Steele Loves God

I love God with all my heart and as I meditate on Him every day, he becomes closer and closer to me even in trials.  God is my best friend, my sovereign king, my first love and my provider.  He provides just what I need.  He is my protector and my life.  He has given me life and life more abundantly.  His forgiveness and grace overwhelms me!!!

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.

Martin Luther

Kurt Steele Interviews and Meditations

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Download some of these past shows by Kurt Steele!

Kurt Steele Meditates on God’s Incomprehensibility | By Kurt Steele

Kurt Steele Meditates on God’s Incomprehensibility | By Kurt Steele.

Kurt Steele makes the Campbell Patch

Read about the homeless ministry that Kurt Steele started with his wife Pati Steele at http://campbell.patch.com/topics/Kurt+Steele

Amazing Insights on Meditation from Kurt Steele

Insights from the Book of Psalms in Hebrew

I want to write about stillness and silence.  Psalm 1:2 says to meditate on the Law of God.  Psalm 46:10 declares, “Be still and know that I am God…”  What is stillness?  The hebrew verb, רפה raphah, to be still means to slacken off, to leave alone, to become weak and even to fail. Interestingly, it comes from the same root as the Hebrew for “doctor” (rophe), which is rapha (רָפָא) – to cure, cause to heal, repair or to make whole.  I love this that it comes from the same root that is tied to healing.  Could the discipline of ceasing to strive be healing?

One benefit of silence is we can “know that He is God”, and this is not knowing in our intellect, but rather ידע yada` – knowing by intimate experience and informed acquaintance.  We clearly see in the Psalms that this is a huge benefit.

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Kurt Steele Receives the Greatest Gift of Life

An article in the Sunnyvale Sun, Cupertino Courier, and the San Jose Mercury cane out this weekend about Kurt Steele’s gift of donated kidney from Pati Steele, Kurt Steele’s wife. What a gift for Kurt! I want to reference the three articles:

Kurt Steele in Sunnyvale Sun: http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_22236055/match-made-sunnyvale-woman-donates-kidney-ailing-husband

Kurt Steele in Cupertino Courier: http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino/ci_22236055/match-made-sunnyvale-woman-donates-kidney-ailing-husband

Kurt Steele in San Jose Mercury: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_22236055/match-made-sunnyvale-woman-donates-kidney-ailing-husband?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com

 

Kurt Steele’s Road to Recovery

I am walking a little further now and am excited about my new life with my wife’s kidney. Every time I urinate, I praise God because I have evidence that my wife’s kidney is at work. It is a miracle and I feel so much better. The fog has lifted and I am clear about so many things. I do not know how I lived with my energy at such a low level. I am seeing so much of life that I have missed and I am so grateful for my wife’s love and sacrifice. Thank God for this provision. I love Pati so much and we will enjoy a long life together for many years.