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!
II Timothy 1:7 states , “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Praying with this verse gives us authority to declare that God has given us “a sound mind”, perfect health and eternal life. This prayer gives us confidence to know that God is governing and supplying our every human need.
By knowing this, we can refute all negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. These thoughts can keep one healthy!
Today , being the Fourth of July, gives us all pause to reflect on our freedom and we should be so grateful. Even deeper in thought is the desire to have freedom from fear of lack or limitation of good. So many of us are fearful about health, finances or relationships and this certainly can feel like bondage!
In I John 4:18, it reads ” There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love.” Obviously, that is not talking about human love, which is so limiting, but God’s Love, which is all-encompassing. When engulfed in fear, the question we must always ask is “Where do I need to Love more?” Love is always the answer.
This morning I have been studying about Peter walking on the water. In Matthew 14: 28-32, it speaks of Jesus walking on the water and Peter asking to join Him. He was able to do this until he had doubts and the wind became boisterous, so he became fearful. This is just as applicable today as in Biblical times. It makes no difference how long Peter walked before he started sinking, the Christ was right there where he was. Today, it matters not how long we have been struggling with a relationship problem or a health issue, the Christ is right here to comfort, guide and heal. Matthew 14:31 states, “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” All we ever need to do is to mentally reach out to see the Truth and it will be revealed to us. Asking God for bread (understanding), we are never given a stone (confusion).