Thursday, July 14, 2005
The Praise Cure !
Learn this from "Healing Treasury" by Dr. Lilian B. Healing can be as easy as praising the Lord, holding His promises by faith, be it how bad the situation is, Praise God! Since the Devil is only good with lies, confuse Him by his own deception. In pain, you thank God for shaping you, in sorrow, you thank God for learning the truth about happiness and not to take it for granted...GOD DOES NOT put you in a position to be at His mercy, it's all about Devil's lies...
My younger brother maturity can be clearly seen with his transformation, thought just 18, the Lord bless him with patience and wisdom. We are 10 years apart, we hardly talk and my usual pathetic ways to draw him closer is to the movies. That 120 minutes we focus on the movie and next 15 minutes after the show, I use scenes in the movie hoping to spark conversation. At times, I do not even know if he enjoyed it or being with me for convenience. His recent death of a friend, a 18 year old who collapsed during a run serving the army seems to impact him.
Imagine my brother was having a weekend BBQ with his friends and dew days later, the 'impossible' happen...Gone! That's how unpredictable our life is, "Now you see, Now you don't" may be a cliche, but it's true..I do not know if this is a davastating time for him, taking care of my younger sister and making sure my Dad takes his medication, while a friend just left him.
I know Satan has such a way of making us feel absolutely hopeless. I used to give in to the Devil, now I just praise the Lord as, if such are ways to transform my life, preparing me for eternity, it's Good! "When we feel like our life is falling apart, when we are going through a crisis and when it looks like defeat and failure are inevitable, the first, most important thing is to realize that God cares, God knows what we are going through, and God loves us" - Jerry Savelle.
We praise God as he loves us. God is willing to do whatever it takes to turn your situation around. You have to believes that God loves you heaps! The breakthrough will forcefully illustrate the lies and the truth. We often call it the 'turning point' of our life. The love of God is unconditional Love. If anything else is ever going to be turned around in your life, then we have to first of all believe that God cares about us more than any we can imagine. He is willing to turn what appears to be a curse into a victory or a test into a testimony. Amen?!
When one is ill, we often let symptons and feeling, leading us to doubt, we are healed by the stripes of Lord Jesus. He bore all all kinds of illness for you and I, every stripes for every illness. Hold on and believe, [No if, what if, maybe...] Christ hath reedemed us from the curse of Law, what remains for us but praise? Remember, Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy.
The Bible teaches that sin, sickness and suffering actually exist, are real and not illusions, yet it teaches us that they are completely removed by God, who Himself bore the full penalty of our sins in His body on the Cross. "Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head and gave up the spirit." John 19:30
"and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by his wounds you were healed." 1 Peter: 2:34
"He sent His words and healed them, And delivered them from their destruction." Psalm 107:20
"Submit therefore to God. Resist the Devil and he will flee from you." James 4:7