Wednesday, October 8, 2014

His grace can overcome the storms

We all go through storms in this life which will test our faith to see what we really believe. I encounter many people who are facing storms of sickness in their own lives and need a miracle. If it happens in an instant, glory to God! However, if it does not, keep your faith in God’s Word, which is the power to heal you. Remember, His grace can overcome anything arrayed against you. He will never fail you! 

(My Journey to Healing, p. 95)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Loving me right where I was...

So many of my friends and members of my church family showed kindness in various ways by bringing meals, baking cookies, continuing to pray for me, and assisting in any way they could. One cherished friend and co-worker, Bobbye McNish, was there for me spiritually, always believing and confirming to me that I was healed of the Lord. I knew I could count on her for anything, including loving me right where I was. (p. 39)

I could always depend on my husband Mark to be steady and sure, which was not easy for me to do on those trips to the hospital. He always made me feel safe, secure, and comfortable, and was Jesus in the flesh to me in those moments. Taking care of me was not easy, but Mark was always compliant with my pleas for help. (p. 70)

Who are some of the people that have been there for you during your journey? Share in the comments!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We are the redeemed of the Lord!

Satan is forever bringing falsehoods to our minds, but we have authority over him through Jesus. We need to stop listening to him and boldly declare Psalm 107:2. It tells us, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” We are the redeemed of the Lord and need to be saying, “I am redeemed!” 

(My Journey to Healing, p. 66)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thankful in my circumstance.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says,
 “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 

I did not need to be thankful for my circumstance, but did need to be thankful in it
Because people get weary, this is not always easy. However, if we are consistently thankful for what is good in our lives, we will walk in the light, the pain will eventually have to leave, and the body will heal. As Kenneth Copeland’s wife Gloria says, “In consistency lies the power.” We must be consistent in our confessions. 

(My Journey to Healing, p. 67)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Angela's Prayer

One of my daughters, Angela, had an amazing experience in prayer the day I was in surgery. Here it is in her words:

On the day of my mother’s surgery, I was praying fervently for her. At one point, I felt I was done praying, in the sense that I had asked my Father for something, and I believed that He had ALREADY done it, so, instead of continuing in prayer, I was praising my Father for the victory. I knew my mother would live – He had told me she would! However, in the middle of rejoicing, the Holy Spirit suddenly stopped me and said, “Pray in the Spirit for your mother.”

I answered, wondering if it was a test, “Nope! I already prayed, and I know (smiling the whole time) that by Jesus’ stripes my mother is completely whole!” Again, the Spirit spoke, this time with urgency, and even though I didn’t understand why He would have me asking for something that I knew He had already given me, I obeyed.

I got on my knees, and after a half hour or so, I saw, in the Spirit, thick beams of light emanating from me, from the south, and from the northeast; there were smaller beams coming from many directions as well, but they all joined into one as they moved just north of me. I knew the beam of light was headed to Iowa City where my mom was in surgery, and I also knew immediately that it was the power o the Holy Spirit honoring the prayer of the righteous.

As the vision faded, joy filled my soul, and I began singing and dancing. I laughed and cried because I knew that my Father was trustworthy of taking total care of my mother. I had such peace.

It would be two to three weeks before I found out that she had almost died on that operating table. She had lost what I understood to be a vast amount of blood, yet she lived! I know for a fact that it was the Lord honoring the prayer of His people that kept my mother alive during that surgery. He is so faithful! 

– Angela Wise

Monday, September 1, 2014

Believe His Word. Live. Prevail.

One particular day when I was not feeling my best, and happened to be traveling alone to my radiation treatment, I was just bombarded with defeating thoughts. The Holy Spirit jogged my memory and reminded me that I had recently received one of Keith Moore’s free quarterly CDs called, “Trusting Him.” I swiftly slipped it into my truck’s CD player and listened. 

Keith was saying “Go into trust mode.” He spoke of Psalm 91:16 that says, “With long life I (God) will satisfy him and show him My salvation.” As Keith expounded on this scripture, I began to confess aloud what he was saying: “No matter what is coming against me, I cannot perish. I have not run my race; I have not finished my course. So, I cannot die with this stupid disease.” He went on to say that if people keep it just that simple, just believing God’s Word, they will live and prevail. Miracles will happen to them, and they will come out! 

(My Journey to Healing, p. 48-49)