Day 7 - Physical Health

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR PEOPLE’S HEALTH?

John 9:1-41: “His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, ‘Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?’ Some claimed he was.

Others said, ‘No, he only looks like him.’

But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”

‘How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.

A young man who had just begun coming to our congregation had an accident at work. He had somehow gotten his foot into an industrial chipper and it crushed his toes to pulp. After the doctors took x-rays and bandaged his foot, they told him to come back in 3-weeks when they expected to have to shave off part of his foot.

Prior to returning to that 3-week appointment, this young man came to our service and asked for prayer for his foot. I led the team in speaking to the foot and the injury and commanding healing in Jesus’ name.

Every week that the young man returned to our church and we prayed for him I noticed the shape of his toes begin to show through his sock. On the third Sunday he returned walking on his foot in a cowboy boot! He testified that the doctors were extremely confused and kept looking at the x-rays wondering if this was the same young man. They told him they had no explanation, but that the only injury to his foot was a slight hairline crack in his big toe bone and that he should go home and thank God – which he did immediately in their presence!

We have all had the experience of being healed from an ailment, whether miraculous or common, we know the joy of healing. When we make it a practice to thank God for our health, God will both care for our physical need and use your thankful attitude to witness to those who ask, “Aren’t you the person who used to be sick? How did you get better?” May God be glorified in and through the testimonies of our physical health!

REFLECTION:

  1. Pray for a spirit which gives thanks to God for your physical health.

  2. Is there a healing for which you have been unwilling to ask God? Consider praying now for the faith to believe in the Great Physician’s power to heal.

  3. What’s God’s heart for the Church in your city to be caring for those in need of physical health and healing?

George Guntermann Salem, OR.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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