To follow is an excerpt of the Introduction to the second “Little Book, Big Prayers” 4-book series scheduled for release October 27th.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.–Malachi 4:2
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.–Jeremiah 17:14
God wants you well and whole. When you are suffering emotionally, mentally and physically, it is difficult to live a fruitful life. One of the names of God is Jehovah-Raphe, the Lord our Healer. He wants you to know and believe that He is loving, present, compassionate and powerful. His power is available and is given to us through the Holy Spirit. You must be willing to receive His virtues like, love, grace, and strength. And you must be willing to use the word of God as access to all of His other virtues.
Each of us have daily needs. God has already instructed us to ask and believe to receive. Your faith in Him and His scriptures moves God. He wants to meet your needs but you must learn and know how to trust Him. He wants you to be His son or daughter, meaning you accept Jesus Christ as your personal saviour and are filled with His Holy Spirit. Once you do so, you are counted as one of His children.
When the children of Israel were in the wilderness, God gave them a promise of protection, provision, healing, deliverance and well-being. The requirements to receive these blessings was to reverence and honor Him, love Him with all their heart, mind and strength, obey His law, walk in His ways and serve Him with joy and gladness. Those promises with those stipulations are still in effect for those of us who claim our membership to the household of faith.
But now we have an even greater benefit. We have 24 hours/7 days a week access to God through the Holy Spirit for communion and fellowship in prayer. He is a ready audience to our sacrifice of thanksgiving, praise and worship. When you enter into His presence through prayer and times of meditating on Him and the scriptures, you receive His life-changing benefits.
If you are struggling, then how do you value yourself? In other words, what are you saying, thinking/believing, and doing? Your words, thoughts/beliefs and actions dictate to your future. The scriptures say:
“You will eat the fruit of your lips.” — Your words.
“So as a man man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” — Your thoughts/beliefs
“You shall reap what you sow.” — Your actions.
God wants you to learn and know His word. He wants you to know and believe what He says about you and your inheritance. He wants you to feel good about yourself and accepting of yourself. He wants you to be able to have healthy relationships with other people. God completes you. In His sight you are perfect, entire and lacking nothing. He does not want you to be unhealthy mentally or physically. He doesn’t want you to be discouraged or have low self-esteem because He has declared in His word that you are chosen and you are royalty.
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Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
“He That Healeth Thee”
“Little Book, Big Prayers” 4-book series
Mental and Physical Wholeness
Little Book, Big Prayers: Career & Finances
Little Book, Big Prayers: Intercession for the Body of Christ
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