Spiritual Spinal Surgery (MY Doctor, MY Consultation , My Commanding Officer)

Song by Phil Keaggy, “Call The Doctor”

Although i work for The Salvation Army and i have a Capable Commanding Officer and although i attend Church (gather with other believers) there at The Salvation Army of St. Augustine, FL and have a “Pastor”; God is my Shepherd. God is truly my Commanding Officer and more.

As i “step” forward into what “seems like” a step back (needing to go onto a medical leave of absence) I am accepting those things i can not change and God is giving me serenity while I am to weak physically to change the things i can. I am gaining spiritual courage to change some things. Those things are in the Spiritual realm more than in the physical realm anyway. i am also gaining the wisdom to know the difference and although outwardly i am wasting away, inwardly i am renewed day by day (2nd Co. 4:16).

God alone is giving me the serenity, acceptance, strength, courage, wisdom and more to continue the fight, and this fight is not against flesh and blood, it is a Spiritual WAR i am willing to die for!

So, i am killing my old man (2nd Co. 5:17; Ro. 8:1-17; Ro. 12:2). and transforming into what God wants and something HE can use. I am listening to my commanding officer who is also a head surgeon and doing my best to follow His commands. HE is doing surgery on my Spiritual Spine. This surgery is not waiting on pre-op. clearance, it is happening right now as i type this and as someone is reading it. It is being done by The Chief Physician (<-Story in rough draft form).

HE is giving me a better back bone for HIM.

To do this, as i go thru this ‘process and procedure’:

Although no one may see me, or a few might see me, there is a cloud of witnesses surrounding me and i am running the race and fighting the good fight even while laying flat on my back or curled up in a ball of physical pain. (Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-13).

Outwardly i am falling apart, wasting away but inwardly i am renewed day by day by day (2nd Co. 4:16).

Pressing on,

Tom “Bettle” Bailey

THE END, but don’t stop the music…

:::::::::for those still in the theater::::::::::

Accept that All The World’s A Stage

2nd Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart, but though * our outer man is decaying,yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.

I was formerly just a drummer now i am just an Instrument, sometime a donkey, always a child of God.

If you’d like listen to this while you read the last few lines:


For post where i used songs from the band RUSH as a mode of transportation go to: Moving Pictures.
And here are some other modes of transportation to consider:
Seeing and remembering the real enemy,
Thank you Family (physical blood line and through the blood of Jesus Christ my Lord, Savior, surgeon, shepherd and Commander).
Please pray for me and this ministry.
Comment below.
Opinions welcome.
Facts encouraged.

3 thoughts on “Spiritual Spinal Surgery (MY Doctor, MY Consultation , My Commanding Officer)

  1. Karen Dawson

    Thank you Tom. I am excited for what God has ahead of you. You really do your homework. I really bear witness to the Scriptures your referring to and to there context. I think the way you use parables, and analogies is a great way to teach. It gets people thinking.

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    1. So glad God can use an ordinary, dyslexic, sometimes offensive, fairly uneducated, geek like me. Seriously praise God, i am a miracle. All the time reading my Bible as a teen ager has helped me when i need to recall a verse that says what God says in different situations and if i don’t know i ask Him and then dig, dig, dig in HIS word until i come to an understanding. Even a truck hitting me did not take that way.

      THANK YOU KAREN for the feedback, sometimes we need that kind of Christian hug.


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