So many things to write about today, but I will start with the fact that the Lord has made it clear that my social media is to be a place of encouragement.
With that said, as I was going to bed last night I was dealing with some hip pain. If you know me, you know I've had pain in my left hip, on & off since my twins were born. It doesn't always hurt, but certain foods, the weather & other things can bother it.
As I prayed before bed, I spoke to my hip as I do often. I know how to speak to my body & the authority God's Word says I have & I was thanking God that healing was mine. Then the inner dialog started, most of us deal with this too. God has shown me its root is in the spirit of religion.
It sounds like this, "You can't command God to do that.." "You can't make Him heal you or do something that YOU want."
Ever heard that?
And I laid there just thinking. I've had many wonderful conversations with many wonderful people about healing & whether or not it's God's will to heal today & whether or not it's for everyone. Clear as day the Holy Spirit said, "You're not commanding God, you're commanding something to come that's already yours. Keep speaking."
Needless to say my mind was racing after that. I started thinking about those who haven't received or those giving up on God in the process & I felt like God was comforting me & saying that it's not about them, but about me & God or you & God.
We often anchor our beliefs in our experiences or the lack thereof, or the experiences of others, but not the truth.
Religion tells us that God is sovereign & He is, but religion leaves it right there. A relationship with God who provided healing through His Son's death & resurrection tells us that it's in God's sovereignty that healing was provided for. God exercised his authority- His sovereignty for healing when His Son was beaten before the cross. That was for everyone & it was for all time. Period. (Read for yourself in Isaiah 53:4-5 AMPC)
The only question we must answer is, do we believe that? And if so, what are we doing about it? Are we speaking to the situation in the authority we've been given? (Luke 10:19 NKJV) Are we doing what Jesus told us to do in the Great Commission? (Mark 16:17-18 NKJV) Do we understand that it's a benefit of belonging to God that we have the forgiveness of sins & the healing of all our diseases? (Psalm 103:1-5 NKJV) Do we understand it's for today & not just in Heaven? (Psalm 27:13 NKJV) We won't need healing in Heaven.
You don't have to take my word for it, but I do want to be someone who is in your corner & willing to encourage you & to speak the truth of God on this particular topic. Don't think that God doesn't want to heal you, because He does. I hope this encouraged you.
(Wait until we talk about suffering (yay!) & what it produces & that suffering can coincide with the truth of healing as well.)