Oridinary and Flawed

Jesus shared His authority with the disciples:  “Summoning his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness.” Matthew 10:1 CSB Then He commissioned them: “As you go, proclaim, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you received, freely give.” Matthew 10:7-8 CSB The disciples did what...

Lay Hands

Last night, I met a woman in excruciating pain. We prayed for her, but could not get the pain to budge. She left in the same physical pain in which she had come. My heart broke for her. I was disappointed. After our prayer sessions there were so many temptations… Tempted to doubt God. Tempted to doubt who I am in Christ. Tempted to doubt if God still heals. Tempted...

Preemptive Strike – Day 8

I’m getting older. It’s the preferred option to dying. I know God has so much left for me to do. I want to walk in health as I finish my race. I want the strength and stamina to run after grandchildren, travel the world speaking, and help others in need. I want to leave a legacy. This requires health. My prayer for 2020 and beyond is for divine health. Pray...

Testimony

Check out this testimony from a reader of my new book, Redefined. (I am quoting her from memory.) “As I was reading the chapter about the woman with the issue of blood in Redefined, the Lord told me to heal my husband. I told the Lord, “Wait until I finish this chapter.” The Lord said, “Do it now.” I put the book down and called my husband over. He had...

The Temple of God

Old Testament: Solomon built a trillion dollar, extravagant, luxurious temple to house the presence of God. When the nation was in trouble, they were to turn toward the temple and pray. The Lord eyes were open and attentive toward the temple day and night. ““But will God really dwell on earth with humans? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!”...

It’s Complete

What was the first scripture you memorized? For most it was probably John 3:16. But for me, it was Isaiah 53:5. (I know, I was deep even as a child.) Isaiah 53 prophetically describes the atoning work of Jesus. There are some deep theological truths about the completeness of our salvation found in Isiah 53. Meditate on these truths: He willingly accepted, took upon himself our griefs, our sorrows, and...

I Am Salt

In the OT there is a story of a town with a bad water supply. The bible says the town was “beautifully situated” but the water made the town uninhabitable. As I read that story this morning I thought about our country. No matter what political side you are on, I think we can all agree America is beautiful – from the colors in the Fall of the Appalachian mountains,...

Full Access

Yesterday we visited St. Joseph’s Oratory, the largest church in Canada. The church is stunning. The statutes, the architectural structure, the stained glass windows all are breathtaking. It is believed Brother Bessette had healing power through his dedication to St. Joseph and many people were healed. There is a display of abandoned crutches as people left healed. B But as I walked through the halls of this beautiful church with...

Everyone Gets an A

OWhat if you were taking a math class and the teacher announced on the first day, “everyone will get an A if you show up and try.” I bet if the fear of failing was removed, you would find that math really isn’t as scary as you thought. I bet you will find you have math skills that have lain dormant for years. Well, Jesus’ finished work on the cross...

It Is Finished!

I was commenting on the humility of a former student, R. Another student said, “Well M is also humble. Even though she makes an A on most tests, she still worries about her grade and thinks she didn’t do well.” I looked at M (she is a former student and we have a great relationship) and said, “That’s not being humble. That’s being neurotic.” Then I thought about us as...