Daily Devotional - April 11, 2021
💚 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Even The Impossible" by Mack Brock. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
💙 Daily Verse: The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing.
☆ 1 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
❤ Let's Talk About It: Do you believe the gift of healing still exists today? Some believers feel as though the gifts of the Spirit were only for the first century church. However, the Word is clear "the same Spirit gives."
The Bible doesn't say, "gives now" or "gives periodically". It says He gives, as in the present tense. This means it is something that is still happening with those who are coming to Christ today.
So why is it we do not experience these healing miracles at the same level the first century church did?
I believe it happens frequently, however I believe many pass it off as something else. For instance, when you are diagnosed with cancer and go get chemo and enter remission, you have been healed. Just because God chose to use modern medicine to heal doesn't negate the healing.
I also believe our profound knowledge of science has actually stopped many people from recognizing the work of God because we try to put Him in a box and expect that if it went a particular way for one person the response will be the same for us. This is not always the case, though.
Some argue that we don't experience healing because we lack faith. To that I must argue that if we have enough faith to believe Jesus Christ died, rose from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of the Father (we can believe for salvation), then surely we have enough faith to be healed!
Faith is what brings us to the Cross, and it doesn't leave us once we recognize Christ for who He is, the Messiah.
Do you think there is a lack of healing today or do you believe there to be a lack of credit given to God for the healing miracles He is working? How can the body be more open to healing miracles?
💛 Prayer: Dear God, I know You are a miracle working God. Lord, I don't care what anyone else wants to argue, I have seen Your healing power at work. I saw You save my husband from death not just when he was hit at 80 mph standing on the side of the highway, but when he had a blood infection too. Lord, I know You have saved my life on more than one occasion as well; from when I attempted suicide and You made sure I didn't die to when I've been so sick I could barely stand. You, dear Lord, have always been my strength, my Rock, my healer and I thank You for the times You've healed me and I haven't recognized it. Jesus, I thank You for Your stripes for by Your strioes we are healed. Father God, I pray that You would touch every man, woman, and child reading this with healing. Whatever their need is God, I pray You would meet it now in Jesus name. May Your will be done, Father. I give You all the glory, God and in Jesus name I pray, amen.