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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Yesterday in hour 2 of Chris Fabry Live, we talked about “grasping.” In verse 6 of Philippians 2, we see that Jesus did not “consider equality with God something to be grasped.” If you didn’t hear that program you can go to the website and click on Past Programs. There was a caller named Larry right at the bottom of the hour. His story was heart-wrenching—a modern day Job. But there was such hope in his voice.

Here’s the rest of the story. Larry emailed me last night. Here’s what he said:

This is Larry from Nashville Tn. I was able to share some of my personal testimony on your program Monday the 13th of September. You mentioned that God really wanted me to share that day and here is some of the background information that you may not know. I am working on relating to God as the “lover of my soul” and try to be “naked” before him in my quiet time. I say, “Here I am and right now, I feel this way,” or, “God, this is the way I’m thinking right now, would you show me your path?”

This morning I was telling the Lord that I felt the need to share my testimony but I didn’t know how or where I would do it. “Lord, if you have put this on my heart you will have to open a venue, maybe a small group or something.” So today between stops I heard you speak about holding on and letting go. THIS IS SOMETHING I KNOW ABOUT. I dialed the phone. Two rings and your screener was on the line. After I had shared with her, she asked for my phone number and I gave her what I thought was my number. After I hung up I checked what I had given her and found that I had inverted two numbers (I don’t call myself very often) so I called back and after two rings I got through. Now normally this would never happen, I have tried to call before and couldn’t get through.

When I hung up I was hoping that I presented myself well and articulated my thoughts, however, looking at how this came together it appears to be one of those ”God things” as one of my friends likes to refer to it. Thank you so much for allowing me to share some of my journey. We may never know this side of glory how our Father was able to use a small interaction between two brothers talking over the backyard fence to minister to his body across the US or to that one desperate soul.

Amen, Larry. Thanks for sharing your heart. Again, if you did not hear his thoughts about “grasping,” listen to that section of the broadcast.

As you read Philippians 2:1-11 again, pay particular attention to what Paul asks us to let go of, what NOT to hold onto in our interactions with others. Then look at the pattern that Jesus gave for us. If there was ever anyone who had reason to “grasp,” it was Jesus. Yet he chose a different path.

What are you “grasping” today? Is there something you need to let go of in your life? Is there a way you need to submit to God today that you don’t really want to do? Ask him to help you right now.

God bless you.