Proverbs 4:20 –23 – My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
Have you ever wondered that if God is as good and all-powerful as we have always been told, then why are there so many sick people in the world? If your answer is ‘yes’ then this is for you. I will start by saying whoever coined the phrase, ‘God is good and all-powerful’ is right but the problem is that this information alone is insufficient to bring healing to anybody.
It’s like telling someone Coca Cola is a good and profitable company to invest in. That’s good information but insufficient to create wealth for anyone. The next step will be to know how to gain access to this goldmine; will it be by getting a job with the company or buying some shares in it? If I choose to buy shares then what are the requirements or processes necessary to become a shareholder in order to partake in the goodness of Coca Cola?
The same applies to God and His healing power. God is good but gaining access to His goodness, which includes healing, requires steps; it is not automatic. That may not impress you but it’s the truth. How badly you want a thing will determine how much you are willing to pursue it. Remember the proof of desire is pursuit.
Firstly, you need to have the right image of God in your mind. God wants you well and healthy more than you can ever wish, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health (3rd John 1:2). Furthermore, you need to create a clear cut inner image of yourself healed and restored from any sickness, disease or ailment that is afflicting you.
Secondly, you need to believe and receive His provision to heal you. Whatsoever thing you desire when you pray believe that you receive it and you shall have them” (Mark 11:24). The way to receive from God is by making His promises of healing in the Bible yours and personal. I mean you literally put your name in the promise and personalise it.
Thirdly, meditate on it continually until you can imagine yourself healed and well by God’s promise to you from His word. Please never forget that what you look at longest becomes strongest in your heart.
Lastly, verbalise it by confessing the promises even in the face of opposition. Speak the promise over and over again because confession brings possession. These steps have worked for me over the years and I have not spent a single day or night in hospital on health grounds in over fifteen years. They are tried and tested; apply these steps and you will access the goodness of God in the area of your health.
Mark 11:22-24; 3John 1:2
Personal declaration for the day
Jesus has carried my (say your name) sicknesses and bore my diseases, the chastisement of my peace was upon Him and by His stripes I am healed. I hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord my God and I act according to His commandments, therefore He shall put none of the diseases which were upon the Egyptians on me because He is the Lord that heals me. The Bible says it is God’s utmost will that I be in health therefore I believe that I receive good health from now on in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
Questions for you to reflect on
When do you want your healing?
Do you know you determine when you receive your healing by your faith in God’s word?