Today’s blog post is about the man with the withered hand. If you know the story, Jesus instructs him to ‘stretch forth his hand’ and his healing followed.
We’ll consider 5 ways we can become ‘withered’ on our healing journeys and in life. Then we’ll look at how we can gradually ‘stretch’ ourselves in a tolerable way that invites healing.
Let’s dive in
You probably wish ‘if only I could reach out and touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, then I would be miraculously healed’!
Today we look at the significance of the hem of Jesus’ garment and the secret meaning that lies within it. (You’ll never read this passage of Scripture in the same way again.)
In this post I reveal 4 tips based on the meaning of the hem of Jesus’ garment that we can apply to our healing journey.
You see, metaphorically speaking, I believe the hem of Jesus’ garment is still healing today.
Today we’re going to look at how God’s thoughts are higher when it comes to healing.
I’m going to debunk 3 common myths Christians often believe when it comes to healing. By reading this post, you’ll find a greater freedom because lies always keep us limited and bound.
Have you ever thought ‘God won’t heal me now because I’ve made too many mistakes…..God is more likely to heal the super spiritual…..My illness is minor compared to others….’
Oftentimes we confuse human nature with God’s, or we try and second guess him, but the Bible tells us God’s thoughts are so much higher than ours.
To set your face like flint means to be sold out to your cause.
I remember thinking some time ago, If I want a miracle from God, this is the determination I need. In this post, I’ll suggest 3 ways of how to increase determination to invite breakthrough.
For those UK readers, if you’re as old as me you’ll remember the Hillsborough tragedy. 96 people killed during the FA Cup semi-final in 1998.
For 20 years following the incident, parents and families of the victims continued relentlessly in search for truth and justice.
The Bible asks us to NOT be conformed to the pattern of this world’s thinking.
Today we look at 4 areas that can keep us stuck in our thinking whilst on a healing journey. I believe the woman with the issue of blood needed to change her thinking in these areas in order to receive her healing.
- Not knowing God’s love
I pray this post will help you identify if any of these areas are keeping you stuck a little as you believe God for healing.
Today’s post is about how we can determine if our faith is in God or man?
We can have faith in man on 3 levels when believing God for healing.
- Faith in medicine
- Faith in the church
- Faith in self
There can be a very fine line because we need to have faith filled Christians around us and often God does use medicine. It’s also easy to have faith in our faith!
I hope by the end of this post, you’ll be more aware of the danger of trusting in the wrong thing and how easy it is to do.
The story of Naaman shows us that God’s approval is able to heal our shame.
Today we look at the relationship between God’s approval and shame. Then I’ll offer 5 steps to help you apply this learning to your own life.
So let’s look at shame:
In my last post I shared of how, as a young girl, I was ashamed of my freckles. They made me different from my friends. In fact on one occasion a girl in my class at school, called me ‘Heinze baked beans face’. I was crushed.
The feeling of disgust towards a part of me arose. I tried everything to hide them, get rid of them or cover them up.
God knows the healing you need because He looks at the heart.
Today we’re going to look at shame which I believe is often the root cause of our inauthenticity. I’m going to suggest 3 possible masks you might be wearing to cover up your shame.
Mind-Body doctor Gabor Mate says the inauthenticity causes disease. So I pray that as you read this, you’ll develop a greater understanding of how shame shows up in your life and how it hinders healing.
Does God heal unbelievers or is this a privilege for Christians?
Perhaps you’re believing for a friend’s healing but you have doubts because he’s not a Christian as yet. I hope this post will encourage you in your faith as you stand in the gap for your friend.
Yes I believe God does heal unbelievers!
Today we look at the example of Naaman, who worshipped a different God and so represents the world of unbelievers. God heals him from leprosy even though he isn’t an Israelite.
We’ll also look at how unbeliever’s receive healing so you’ll have a greater understanding the next time you pray for someone.
Does this mean that God will still heal unbelievers today?
Today I begin a new series on the lessons from the story of Naaman; the most well known healing in the Old Testament.
This post will help you recognise pride, how it enters our lives and and hinders healing. I’ll also suggest 2 antidotes to pride so you can start allowing God to work in this area.
In my eperience, pride is so unconscious, most people assume they don’t have it but, If you’re believing God for a healing, it’s worth considering if pride is hindering your healing journey.
Now back to Naaman:
Naaman knew he had leprosy but God saw his heart. He had a pride issue.