God is so good. His mercy and loving kindness endures forever (Psalm 136), and when you believe in Him you find that He is still very much around us, pointing out to us people who we need to love on.
Yesterday was no exception. At the end of the 1pm service at church, the band, being obedient, carried on playing and leading in worship the remaining few that decided that it was more important to love on God than to do anything else.
At the end of the following hour or so, we were all about to leave, and the Holy Spirit with the most precise timing as always, allows myself, my Wife and a good friend, a lady who was obviously having lots of pain walking. She had a cain, and she was wobbling side to side. The expression on her face said it all.
Indeed she could have stayed near the doors to the main sanctuary, but she came down the slope to the front row near the altar, knowing full well she would have to make the return trek up the slope to leave the church.
We asked if we could pray for her, and she agreed. She had spinal and other back issues including implants, and her hips were not aligned. Out of 10, her pain was the full 10.
We all laid hands, and of course, God not being a respecter of persons, went immediately to begin healing her, just as it says in the Word. She closed her eyes as she was overcome by the Spirit of God touching her.
After about 10-15 minutes, she began to walk around. She said the cane would no longer be needed, the pain was gone, and when she walked, the hobble was beginning to disappear. As she walked, just like the lepers, she was healed further and strength increased in her body, her ankles also being level now too.
What did it cost us? About 30-45 minutes, laying hands, talking to her, loving on her. Our friend had a Word from God about her family which blessed her tremendously!
30-45 minutes for us, God did all the healing, and took away 8 years of pain for the lady. 8 years …. 45 minutes…. It’s so simple. We must invest time for these people, we must not relent. We must declare the goodness of God upon this earth without delay. Just believe…. Only believe….
Luke 13:11 (NASB)
11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13 And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God.