As I study about the many healings of Jesus this morning, I began to think about them. There was no place that Jesus asked people how long they had had a condition, or if either of their parents were sick of the same disease, or what they had been thinking and on and on! He just simply saw through God’s/Love’s eyes which is the perfection and harmony of their true being. Never was it mentioned that they were being punished for some evil. He always started with God! Matthew 9:35 reads “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” Today, I ask to see what God is seeing; Life and Harmony and Health everywhere!
This morning while at my desk, I received two separate phone calls for prayer for another family member. Each wasn’t aware of the other call. This request was for someone that I had had seeming occasion over the years to not like.
As I began to pray, I had to replace personal feelings with God’s Love and know I couldn’t do this without His help. Soon, the past history just vanished into its native nothingness as I recognized this individual as God’s child. My heart filled with Love and I opened my Bible to Revelation 19:1 which states “After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.'”
Love quickly replaced bitterness and I knew only healing was going on!
Recently, in my prayer work, I have asked God to reveal to me my secret faults including every error and every sin. Casting my net on the right side and deeper, He has answered me by pointing out “sensitivity” that needs to be healed. Never had I thought I had been overly-sensitive but in a different light I have seen how others’ differing opinions have sometime irritated me. Soon, I became grateful that God was lovingly pointing out traits to me that need to be dropped since they have never been part of my true identity.
When I feel that gratitude, the healing follows. I John 1:5 states “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” With these revelations, the darkness flees.
Many times one may try to rate a disease or error. Is it the worse or maybe, not so bad? This labeling can be a deterrent in the healing process. When reading of Jesus’ healings and demonstrations, one will never read where He thought turning the water into wine was less than restoring the withered hand. All challenges should be met by the understanding there is nothing impossible to God and that is where our prayers should begin.
The false beliefs of “am I good enough” or “do I know enough” are dispelled with the knowing of God’s omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence leaving no space for error. Philippians 4:19 states “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” This doesn’t say “some of your needs” or a “few of your needs” but “all your needs”.
As I reread the story of the Prodigal Son, then ponder all of the healings in the Bible, I am so reassured that there is absolutely nothing that God cannot do. We could not dream up anything that is too difficult or too evil that God, Love cannot dispel. Psalm 16:11 reads, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
One of my favorite stories in the Bible is from John 9 about the healing of the blind man. Sometimes when I am praying about a difficulty in my life, the first thing I want to do is to consider what I have done wrong. By studying this story, I soon realize this is not punishment but is revealing more about God and my relationship to Him. John 9:3 states, “Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”
Today, I will listen even more closely to what God is telling me and I can rest assured it is Good.
The brutal, senseless act in Orlando recently has once again brought hatred to world thought. As I first watched the news with disbelief, then sadness and anger, I turned off the television to pray. More Love is what is needed, not more anger and hatred. Then I began to think, “What can I do?”
It suddenly became clear as I thought of a neighbor who had put up a fence I didn’t like. Then, I had attended a meeting where someone disagreed with my opinion. Now, I’m not saying I hate these people, but I saw unkindness in my thought, rather than unconditional Love, which I need to practice more and more.
In Isaiah 41:10, it states, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” With God, all things are possible; alone I can do nothing.