Tuesday, September 22, 2009
We don't always get what we want, but we can still lean on the trustworthy One. Prayer is like the soil for growth, hope and healing as we look to Christ!
Science tries to prove cause and effect. In facing real sickness, faith directs us to call on the power of our loving God and boldly ask. His ways we can rarely understand but we can always trust. Thanks for the grace; it's sufficient! Don't know what it's for Lord, but Your will be done! Be glorified in me!
Know anyone seriously sick that you would like prayer for?
Obviously God never intended for sickness and disease to be a part of the human experience down here on earth, but due to our own choices and this sin-cursed situation, it kinda makes one think when he has a friend facing a serious health challenge ahead.
Contrary to popular belief in different denominational circles, we Christians are not exempt from all the pains of this life. Duh!
I personally think that when God allows an unregenerate person to get Cancer ..or say Lu Garrets disease ..it really breaks His heart and He really weeps with those who weep. We need to be there with em, genuinely care and weep with them too.
One gets cancer, and then God allows a Christian to get Cancer too. Not like: "There you go saint, it's even now."
But why? Dunno all the reasons, but He does allow it sometimes so that the watching world can clearly see the difference in how they suffer, and then hopefully turn to Him for the greatest kinds of healing (Receiving full forgiveness in a born again relationship with God is the greatest miracle Christ still works)! God has healed me before following believing prayer and it was because He wanted to bless His child, but also because He had others in mind--others who needed the ultimate healing (spiritual healing). What a joy it was just to lead some of my friends to Christ!
Yes, there is something worse than having cancer—it's needlessly having un-forgiven sin in your life when Jesus said He'd deal with that for free if you just ask Him too ..and He has basically already dealt with it on the cross. We just simply need to repent and believe, but you've already heard about that I'm sure.
"..Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all—that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him" (Acts 10:36-38, nkjv).
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Heb. 13:8).
"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (Jam. 5:16).
My prayer is a simple one, Lord: whatever is best for me, do;
In sickness, in health I desire what brings the most glory to You. —Fasick
"..to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit" (1 Cor. 12:9, nasb).
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Yeah, just musing on this stuff a bit.
You've really got to visit: Kurt von Schleicher at 11:51 AM