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God In the Everyday

By Martha Noebel

My teenage daughter and I were heading to the store. I partially pulled out of the driveway and then noticed my neighbor across the street. She was in her driveway taking groceries out of her car. I put my car in park and walked across the street to ask her a quick question. I had no idea what God was getting ready to do through me.

We talked for a moment or two; then as I turned to leave she asked me to remember her in prayer. 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 and I asked her if I could pray for her right then. She said yes. I grabbed her hands while we stood 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. She had 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.

It wasn't 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 healed!

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.

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. For more information on the subject of Healing, please read the CBN teaching sheet Can I Be Healed

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