The Freeze Game

No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;  Isaiah 54:17 A couple of weeks ago at work, the kids were playing the Freeze Game. This is a game they made up and if I understand the rules correctly, if the “Freezer” pointed his his freeze machine (his hand) at you and made a slight hissing noise then you were frozen.  I don’t know for how long.  A five year old approached me with his freeze machine pointed at me and said he was going to freeze me.   I asked him if he knows what the Bible says. He said … Continue reading The Freeze Game

Build Your Faith

Every healing Jesus provided in the New Testament had one common piece. Even though the method changed this piece was present, either in the individual in need of healing or those around him.  And that element was faith!  Faith is simply believing the words of Jesus. If He said it, He meant it, if He meant it, it must be true. Our job is to settle the issue in our heart.   So the obvious next question would be – how do I build my faith?   Romans 10:17 tells us – So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word … Continue reading Build Your Faith

This is Jesus

At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. Luke 4:40 How to receive your healing Receiving your healing comes down to just one word – faith.  How did you receive salvation and forgiveness for your sins? Faith.  It’s the same principle.  Numerous people have produced books and videos that teach about healing. Simply reading them will not necessarily produce a healing. The truth presented needs to be received and believed and this becomes faith.  The best book for learning about divine healing is, of … Continue reading This is Jesus

It Is Finished

I sat in a doctor’s office the other day. Having switched insurance providers, this visit was merely an opportunity to meet each other. He had my health records from my other provider. He had seen on my record the diagnosis of fibromyalgia and mentioned that I would have that for the rest of my life. I told him that I had been healed of that some years ago. Divinely healed by God. He is a Christian and asked how did that healing happen. I told him mostly through prayer but I realized later that before the prayers, there had to … Continue reading It Is Finished

Blowing In The Wind

At the beginning I declare the outcome;    from of old, things not yet done.I say that my plan shall stand,    I accomplish my every desire. Isaiah 46:10 As a young teenager, some of my fondest memories are of my older sister teaching me to play guitar. We didn’t ordinarily spend a good deal of time together so when we did, it was special to me. One song she taught me and we sang together was Bob Dylan’s Blowing In The Wind. I love that song and it is probably just as relevant today as it was then. In case you aren’t familiar … Continue reading Blowing In The Wind

If…Then

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea’, and it will happen.  But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.  But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”   Mark 11:22 If I believe…then … Continue reading If…Then

God’s Lovingkindness

The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; and His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8 Sometimes it’s hard for me to comprehend the lovingkindness of God. Especially when I am in unrelenting pain. Ever felt that way? Maybe for you it’s not physical pain, maybe it’s a seemingly never ending pandemic that causes you to quesion the lovingkindness of God. Maybe it’s a relationship you have prayed for for healing and it simply hasn’t changed. Maybe you have prayed and believed for your prodigal child’s return … Continue reading God’s Lovingkindness

Give Me Life

I have been greatly humbled, Lord Jehovah; give me life according to your word. Psalm 119:107 Pain, lack, limitations, broken relationships, financial pressures are all humbling experiences. I tend to have emotions that run the gamut from fear to peace and back again.  When my emotions try to get the best of me, I turn to the Psalms. The writers of these psalms wrote of their emotions, our emotions. They, too, knew what it was like to be humbled by circumstances beyond their control. They understood the emotional upheaval this can cause. These are some of the emotions expressed in the … Continue reading Give Me Life

Communion

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying,  “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19 I had a conversation with a woman today who has had torn rotary cuffs for years. I should say, I attempted to have a conversation with her. All I actually did was listen. She went into her narrative and I wasn’t given an opportunity to say anything. All my efforts were ignored as she continued on with her story. This is an observation not a judgment, please do not hear me … Continue reading Communion

Ridiculousness

A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 Maybe you’ve seen it.  Ridiculousness. Maybe not. I wouldn’t have it if I didn’t have a son  that loves the show.  It’s a more grown-up version of America’s Funniest Videos and it makes us laugh. Good, deep, belly laughs. Utter ridiculousness and utterly hilarious.  Good medicine. Doctors have found that laughter helps blood flow, may raise the level of infection-fighting antibodies in the body and boost the levels of immune cells, may lower blood sugar levels and aids with relaxation and sleep according to … Continue reading Ridiculousness