With all the fear and uncertainty in today’s world, I felt that today was both an opportune time to start blogging again and a crucial time as well, given that all of my devotional sites were created for the sole purpose of sharing Inspirational Glimpses of God’s Greatness in Everyday Life.
Many of you know that I started devotional blogging a decade ago, (Oh my, where has the time gone?) but I have barely put fingers to keyboard in the last few years for several reasons, none of which are all that important anymore. For the last several months, though, the Spirit of the Lord has been prompting me to start writing again. Yes I will, I promised Him several times, to no avail. Can anyone relate? It’s not that I purposed in my heart to be disobedient; I just don’t seem to jump into action as quickly as I used to, something that I am correcting even now, and what better way to do so than to share with everyone the wonderful news that GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE AND HE STILL PERFORMS MIRACLES!
My health has not been the best for some time. In fact, it was just a few months ago that I was ready to have two surgeries, one of which was to remove an orange-sized growth near my ovary. (More about the second situation in future posts). This not-so-small issue did not create much pain in the beginning, but it came to the point that I hurt a great deal and it was causing me other problems as well, such as daily vomiting and bowel obstruction. The latter is a bit personal, but I am just being honest so you can understand the gravity of the situation.
The Lord God has miraculously healed me several times in the past, but for some reason which I did not quite understand, I felt His direction in this instance was to have surgery. Reluctantly, I agreed. Then, due to a series of odd circumstances, I was thrust into a frustrating game of hurry-up-and-wait. So frustrating, in fact, that I just about resigned myself to forgo the surgery and continue to suffer if need be.
One evening, shortly thereafter, I told the Lord in prayer, I don’t want to ask you for anything -not for myself, not for anyone nor any thing- I just want to spend some time with you. As I began to thank Him for his goodness and for being the loving God that He is, I instantly felt a familiar healing warmth touch my body in the very area where the growth had invaded my body and I knew that God had ‘burned’ it out of my body. The pain stopped, the vomiting stopped, and I felt like I was back amongst the living.
At my next follow-up appointment, I told my would-be-surgeon that I had decided against the surgery. She didn’t argue the point, but insisted that I have another image taken to see what changes, if any, had taken place –though she was referring to growth size or changes in the edges of the growth. This sounded like a great idea to me. There were already two other images that clearly showed the growth. What a testimony it would be, I thought, if the next image validated my healing. IT DID! Two different imaging views and there was no trace of it left.
The Lord had indeed ‘burned’ that thing out of my body. Do you know why? Because He is a healing, loving God!!! And he still performs miracles today!
Why then had I felt directed to have surgery in the first place, I wondered. The Lord answered. My husband and I have been sharing the love of God with several young adults who choose to believe science over the supernatural, rather than putting their trust in the one who created this world and designed all of the scientific principles in the first place. Some may still choose to deny God, but they cannot deny the documented evidence.
And now I ask you dear reader, in light of the recent global pandemic, will you choose to believe that God is still on His throne and He still performs miracles? If so, please join me in believing what God spoke to us in His Word: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29: 11-13).