When we pray, as Jesus taught us, we are to come to God, “Our Father,” as a little child. Through Jesus’ redemption on the cross, He bought us back from the paradise of intimacy with Him lost by Adam, restored our communication with God, and made us co-inheritors of the Kingdom of God! Therefore, we can access the Father in the Name of Jesus and ask “our” Daddy anything we want, and He will give it to us! (John 15) Our Daddy is full of promises for all of us to live an abundant, healthy life. He cares for you as He cares for me.
One thought that comes to mind: if He loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you, then how much should we love one another? He IS Love! He wants you to walk and talk with Him as you would with your best friend. He is a jealous God. He loves it when you come to Him with all your problems and issues. After all, He is the only one who can!
Three Promises to take to heart are:
“…attend to my words; incline your ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. ..They are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.” Proverbs 4: 18-22),
“faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17), and
” prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2).
Read, Listen, and Do
Health does not just come by wishing or hoping for it. The Bible is truth. Isn’t it wonderful to know we have someone we can rely on! The First Commandment tells us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might! I still vividly recall the day I first learned that in Grade 6. I remember thinking how impossible it would be to love someone you do not know and cannot see! But He “read’ those thoughts I had so long ago and quietly, gradually brought me to the point where I not only found Him and learned about Him, but came to know and love Him intimately. And, that was by first inviting Jesus Christ to be Lord over my life. He teaches that when you know Him, you also know the Father (Mat. 14:7,9).
It is important to read the Bible, meditate on it, and honor God by doing what it tells you to do. This is not an overnight quick-fix. Learning the Word, listening to anointed teachings, and asking the Holy Spirit to guide and instruct you in all things is the way to come to know and love God. When the words are allowed to sink deeply into your heart daily then, according to Proverbs 4:23: “the issues of life” will literally flow out of you. In other words, the Word will become such an integral part of you that when you are confronted with disaster of any kind, the Holy Spirit will bring to your memory Healing Scriptures to speak into that situation. Verses pertaining to peace, healing, or whatever that situation requires will burst out of you and healing will follow – according to your faith.
The wonderful thing about faith is that it grows! One day you may have a sore throat and see it healed miraculously before your eyes! Guess what. The next time you have a bigger problem, or someone asks you to pray for their sore throat, you will find your faith is there to meet the challenge!
Ann Stewart is the author of “With Wings As Eagles,” An autobiographical account, it motivates, inspires and encourages others to stand victoriously in their trials.