In The Everyday
Is healing for today? Does God really want to use his people to
minister healing to others? Can anyone be healed? Do I have to go to church to
be prayed for so I can be healed?
These are all real questions asked by
hurting people on a regular basis. I have a story I would like to share. You be
I was in the car with my teenage daughter getting ready to go
to the store. I pulled partially out of the driveway and then noticed my neighbor
across the street. She was in her driveway taking the groceries out of her car.
I stopped the car and went across the street to speak to her for a moment. I did
not have any idea what God was getting ready to do through me. I just wanted to
ask her a question.
We talked for a moment or two and then as I turned
to leave she told me she wanted me to remember her in prayer. (Now to my knowledge,
she does not have a personal relationship with God.) However, she was hurting
and wanted help. She shared with me that the doctor had diagnosed her with macular
degeneration of the eyes. I thought to myself that this was one of those ugly
diseases for which there was little or no cure.
My heart was filled with
compassion for her. Without even thinking, I asked her if I could pray for her
right now. Surprisingly to me, she said yes. I grabbed her hands while we were
standing in the driveway and began to pray. I felt the power of God as I prayed
and I knew God was doing something great! She stood there with tears in her eyes
and thanked me for praying. We hugged and I left feeling really excited. My daughter
watched the whole thing and wanted to know what had happened. I told her and asked
her to also help me pray for this precious neighbor.
A few days later my
daughter came into the house and said she had been talking to our neighbor. The
neighbor told my daughter she would have to learn to see through what looked like
a black spot in the middle of her eye forever. Her eye had healed some but this
was the best it would get. My daughter told her that the doctor's report is not
necessarily true. She told her the spot in her eye can be healed and that God
could do it. The neighbor didn't seem to believe what she was hearing. She only
knew she had an eye disease that was making seeing a challenge.
long, only a few short weeks, and my neighbor was calling out to me while standing
in her yard. She said to tell the prayer group who had been praying for her that
it worked. I was ecstatic! The only prayer group was my daughter and myself. God
had used a short prayer in a driveway to change someone's life forever. She was
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has appointed
me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives
will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed
from their oppressors, and that the time of the Lord's favor has come (Luke 4:18,
19 New Living Translation).
I told her in the prayer for her
that God would get all the glory. This is why I am writing this article. It is
all HIS. Praise the Lord! I am so thankful I took the time to pray. I am glad
my daughter has learned that the report we listen to is not the doctor's report
but the report of the Lord.
If God speaks to you in your "Everyday" living,
go for it. He is the "God In The Everyday." He wants to use whoever is willing
to step out. The results will amaze you.
For more information on the subject
of Healing, please read the CBN teaching sheet Can
I Be Healed
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