Psalm 16:8 I am always aware of the Lord’s presence;He is near, and nothing can shake me GNT
Near To Me In Healing:
How powerful is healing? A friend described his last three weeks of healing journey. He had a violent condition that resulted in waking several times a night choking and gasping for air. The doctors had prescribed major medicines, inhalers, etc… As he said, “I have quarts of medicine.”
Then we prayed in his home one evening.
That night he slept. Every night since then he has slept. All the symptoms are gone. The doctor is puzzled. His friends are puzzled. They are so puzzled they are opening up and talking to him about issues in their life that need prayer.
That is God being close to us. He is so near, others want to touch Him through us.
Near to Me in Healing:
How powerful is healing? M came to CAREVI in Matamoros years ago. It was before Raul and I began working with Dr. Carillo and the team. M is on the leadership team. There are many stories to tell. He and his family are a blessing to watch. They are busy expanding the kingdom. M ministers the gospel from the point and testimony of his new life, healed and whole. Once he was addicted and trapped. Through scripture and prayer and counsel and love, that is past and he is healed. When visiting this summer, he showed me an outline he made of Los Siete Secretos de Los Padres (the Seven Secrets of Effective Fathers). He is teaching 17 men. 10 are in the congregation and 7 in the community. I gave him the book three years ago. He has devoured and put the truths to work for his family and others. That is healing.
When Are You Unshakeable?
Another friend and I talked over lunch. The press of painful events in my life is enormous these days. Six family deaths, job change, deep betrayals by trusted friends, near death accidents, and more than I want to mention all occurred in an eight week period. Wow. My wife and I should be rattled and locked up under drugs somewhere. Yet, we pursue peace and continue to live and reach others. How so? Why are we not shaken beyond the calm?
Easy. Prior to the onslaught and while it was happening, I was in a period of reading from Genesis to the Revelation. In the same eight weeks, in prayer, I felt strongly impressed to make that prayer and reading journey. That was before the onslaught. That was during the onslaught. The effect is still flowing. The words of God can create unshakeable health in us.
These friends to whom I point are living in strong circumstances. One lives in a war zone city in Mexico. The other works in law enforcement. They are bright lights of Jesus in dark circumstances. They have chosen to allow God’s healing in them to reach others. They chose to be near to God when others run away.
When Are You Unshakeable?
When you are near to God, you build the unshakeable force of health and healing.
In the scripture
When you allow Him room to show through you to others in all your experiences, you build the unshakeable force of health and healing.
For Tomorrow, Be Healed
Another friend called to cancel an appointment. It happens often. He plans to be sick tomorrow morning. Yes, he plans to be sick. He is sick now and plans for it to continue for a while. Hmmm
Yesterday, I worked helping some friends move. They are new friends and coworkers. We started at 8:30am and I finished at 7pm. Many finished along the way and the friends were still going when I left. It was a long day of carting and carrying boxes and chairs and desks. Sleep was sweet. This is being written in the early morning hours. I am up and ready for a new day. No time to plan for sickness. I went to bed early and planned for a good healthy day.
He is near for healing.
He is near for peace.
He is near for strength.
He is near, now and here.
Father, I’d like my time to be with you now and here.