Faith/hope even as small as the mustard seed is heard by our God...click on the picture to enlarge it.
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your
hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed." 1 Peter :1:13
What is hope? ....TRUST,
EXPECTATION, DESIRE, HOPEFULNESS, VIRTUE, PROMISE, EXPECTATiONS, DESIRE.
How often do we use this word for many
reasons? It's not a negative thought, it's being filled with thoughts of a good outcome. It can apply to our job, our relationships, our daily lives, or for a happy future. Keeping a presence of mind in what you're doing
It is not a sign of weakness, rather a sign of self-control of any given situation. Being expectant, anticipating,
keeping in view a promise to oneself. We look forward with hope.
Our words are building blocks from which you construct
your life and future.
In my own story...my hope and faith has been and is in the healing of the joint pain I experience because of arthritis..I mention hope and faith in the same sentence because hope is faith in the things to come. I continue to have faith in God's healing of my joint pain, no matter how long it takes. I will speak words of healing and good health. When I'm asked how
are you, I have been using this answer, "Getting along !"..I decided to change my answer to. "I'm great.thank you."
I really am in VERY GOOD health, I've been blessed mightily and must speak it out loud!
People that have an image of themselves being in poor health will talk about poor health. Even though they may be in good health, they seem to live out the reality of the image they have of themselves
even unto death. This would confirm Proverbs 18:21, Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof..What you believe and speak not only affects your body but your immune system as well.
Your words become either a blessing or a curse.
Jesus put it this way: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth that which is eveil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh (Luke 6:45)
Medical science tells us there many incurable diseases.. but, God's word is supernatural. Mixing faith with God's Word by speaking it out of your mouth is a means of applying for God's medicine.
An article many years ago about a lady that had a fever continually for several months. Doctors couldn't find anything wrong physically.
They questioned her thoroughly and discovered that when she got upset about anything, she would always say "that just burns me up"..She used that phrase several times a day. They were not sure
if it had anything to do with her condition or not, but they asked her not to use that phrase anymore. Within weeks, her body temperature was normal.
How many times have you said, "Every time I eat that, it makes me sick, "My back is just killing me..etc? your own words are giving instruction to your body and your immune system will eventually respond to your instructions.
A wise and successful woman named Mary Kay Ash would advise her sales ladies, "You go in the direction of your most dominant thought". that is the
same principle ..'self talk' needs to be wholesome and positive. Her Cosmetic sales force are powerful believing women.
are sick, you don't deny that you are sick, on the other hand, you don't need to always be confessing your sickness, for that will establish your present circumstance to you. A
All this is said, not to go against doctors or medicine. But don't depend on doctors and medicine alone to keep you healthy. If you need a doctor, see a doctor. Many lives are saved every year through
medical help. There are medicines today that are beneficial in aiding the body's healing process...Mix faith with the medicine you take.
If you are in a life or death situation where the doctors say if you don't have an operation immediately you will die - in other words, the disease has a head start on your faith - have the operation and believe God for a quick recovery. Use some
common sense and don't do foolish things through spiritual pride and call it faith...
Building Blocks...a few scriptural reasons why I believe this so strongly:
A man's heart devises his way: but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. Proverbs 18:7
A gentle tongue (with its healing power) is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit. Proverbs 15:4
"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it". Psalm 118:24
**** I felt led to write this blog after a bible class today and receiving prayer for healing with the man leading the class. After reading a wonderful little booklet about God's medicine I decided to share these thoughts..I pray they are meaningful to you too.