Can a person that is sick be made well in an instant? Why do some people get healed right away while others do not? Last night we finished a Health & Healing class at our church. It was led by a friend of mine named Joe Nelson. You can listen to some of his thoughts by using the mp3's in the upper left hand corner on this blog. It was a five week look at how God designed us to live and eat and remain in the best physical condition possible.
What I have noticed about people today is that most do not approach God for healing with any enthusiasm or belief that they will actually be healed. Oh yes, we stand in the lines at healing seminars and we pray a prayer or two but our lifestyle never changes to reflect a person healed when we are done. Mr. Nelson pointed out to our class that when Jesus healed, he told those to go and sin no more...to change what they were doing. Doing the same things and expecting different result is one of the definitions of insanity. What is clear in every healing account in scripture is that there was a belief in the power of Christ. The people truly wanted to be healed. In fact Jesus asked one man who was sick for 38 years if he wanted to be well before he told him to rise, take up his bed and go. He was healed by his willingness to change and live life differently.
Maybe you have a physical ailment today or life has brought a disease into your body. The same powerful faith that Jesus required to those healed in scripture is yours today. It's not big, just the size of a little mustard seed. You already have it, you just have to use it. What do you believe? If you are ready to get better, Jesus is ready to help. Rise and be healed in the name of Jesus!