Oct 24, 2016

Migraine update...Sort of


This post came about after a person posted in one of my migraine facebook groups that all we need to do is pray harder and have more faith and we will be healed.

I have no doubt that God still heals in a miraculous way.  But not everyone who prays for healing will receive and it is not biblical to say that they will.

 Here is my facebook post...

I've prayed for healing for years. So have my family. So have my friends. It is not always God's will or plan for us to be healed. To say that "you will be healed" is wrong on so many levels.

I have a friend's who have lost children this year, hund
reds prayed for healing. They were not healed on earth. They were healed in heaven. To tell a person they don't pray hard enough is just wrong. 

Christ prayed so hard he sweated blood. He was not relieved of his mission. If the holy, perfect, sinless son of God had to suffer to fulfill the fathers will how can I, a sinner, expect to be healed no questions asked?

That doesn't mean I will stop praying and lose my faith. But I will choose to accept that at least for now it is not God's will to heal me. Then I pray for strength to get through the next day, for wisdom, for meds that help...

Oct 20, 2016

Prayer for the Nation this Election Season

In the final countdown to the 2016 election I urge all my fellow followers of Christ to pray.
 For the current leaders.
 For the candidates.
 For the election officials and volunteers and
 for our Nation.

2 Chronicles 7:14 "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Oct 6, 2016

Honoring Your Parents

Bible reading for tonight is Proverbs 15:19-33.
Proverbs 15:19-33English Standard Version (ESV)
The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns,
but the path of the upright is a level highway.
A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,
but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.
Without counsel plans fail,
but with many advisers they succeed.
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and a word in season, how good it is!
The path of life leads upward for the prudent,
that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.
The Lord tears down the house of the proud
but maintains the widow's boundaries.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
but gracious words are pure.
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household,
but he who hates bribes will live.
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
The Lord is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
and good news refreshes[a] the bones.
The ear that listens to life-giving reproof
will dwell among the wise.
Whoever ignores instruction despises himself,
but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and humility comes before honor. 

It is talking about honoring your parents.

 Pastor Roy Mack from Grace Fellowship Church, Warren , OH has this to say:

"Think about how you are going to give an answer before you speak. Don't let your mouth pour forth hateful and hurtful words. Decide to give honor. Verse 33 says, "humility comes before honor." When there have been harsh words spoken, decide with humility to demonstrate honor and respect. This leads to healing. "