I'm squeezing in a brief moment between time in the Word and packing my tired suitcase to send you a word of encouragement from the Lord.
This year, I decided to start the year off right by reading through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. I've done this several times before, and God always seems to show up and breathe life into His stories of old when I take the time to meditate on Him. My focus on this journey is to hone in on God's promises and character. I want to really take the time to SEE Him through His word.
Anyway, enough about me. This morning, I was reading through the story of Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 12-17). One thing that struck me as I read was that Abraham followed God's lead, even though He didn't know where He was leading Him. God just said, "Go to the land I will show you" (Genesis 12:12). And, not only that, but he worshipped God before he received His blessings (12:8 and 13:4). How often do we do that? I know that I'm very quick to praise God and say, "Thank you! Thank you!" after I receive a blessing or a promise is fulfilled. But, do I stand in faith and praise Him for His blessing BEFORE it's fulfilled?
God promised Abraham that he would become a great nation, that he would become famous, that he would be a blessing to others, that He would bless those who blessed Abraham and curse those that cursed him, and that all the families on earth would be blessed through him. (Genesis 12:2-3)
Those are some big promises! And, Abraham, through faith, just worshipped God because he BELIEVED that God would make good on them.
This convicted me, and challenged me to say, "God, I worship you because you ARE healing me! I praise you for your power over Satan's attack on my physical body. I TRUST you to bring about supernatural health."
Skeptics would think, "Lindsey, that's ridiculous. Facts are facts. Science is science."
But, I say, "With God all things are possible. Just like he protected Noah from death and allowed Abraham and Sarah to conceive against all odds, I believe the same victorious God is healing me, day by day!"
Now, I want to challenge you. What do you need to be worshipping God for today? Do you have an impossible situation that is only possible with God's intervention? Praise Him for His perfect care.
The nitty gritty-
1. Please pray for safe travel for Dad and me as we go back to Houston today. Due to insurance approval, my MRI was rescheduled for tomorrow, so we came home last night. We are headed back this afternoon. We'll be traveling back home tomorrow evening.
2. Pray that God would keep me in perfect peace, worshipping Him, and resting in His healing power in me as I go through an MRI and PET scan tomorrow. I usually experience the greatest spiritual warfare as I'm undergoing these tests. Pray that my mind would be set on Him and His victory over my cancer.
3. Pray for Dr. Alvarez as he works through the test results and devises a treatment plan. Ask God to enlighten and inform him, that the plan would be truly the Lord's and not man's.
4. Stand in faith with me that God IS bringing about healing in my physical body. Would you pray this passage over me?
I will not die; instead, I will live
to tell what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has punished me severely,
but he did not let me die.
19 Open for me the gates where the righteous enter,
and I will go in and thank the Lord.
20 These gates lead to the presence of the Lord,
and the godly enter there.
21 I thank you for answering my prayer
and giving me victory!
To God be the GLORY!