If you need a Belief-Boost today, this one’s for you. There’s a great story that’s been told and it’s still one of the best showing how you can achieve and receive more than you ever thought possible if you will just do this one thing…

Boost your belief.

Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister was the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. Why is that such a big deal you say? Because back then, no one had ever made it happen. Back then, no one would dare believe it was possible. Back then, people were in the dark about what the human body was capable of.  No one believed it was doable.

But as soon as Roger did it, tons of others accomplished the same thing. Today, it’s no big deal. And it’s done by even high-school kids.

So, let me ask you…did the human body evolve making this possible?

Nope.

But belief’s did!

Let me give you something that can change your life. Write this down. Tape it to your forehead. (Kidding! But you could tape it to your mirror or computer screen.) Here ya go:

The size of your prayers are determined by the size of your belief. -Dr. Linda Travelute

Want proof? Try this on: “Anything is possible for those who believe.” Hey, a guy named Jesus came up with that one! Good stuff. That’s one to reprogram your brain with.

Here’s two questions for you to consider:

  1. Have you been receiving small answers to your prayers?
  2. If so, could it be because you’ve been praying small prayers?

Stop and think about it. What did you pray about yesterday? What was on your prayer list this past week?

Write it down.

Seriously, WRITE IT down.

I’m waiting…

Now take your pen and scribble a prayer that’s 10x’s bigger. Yeah, come on, go for it. God loves it when you stretch your prayers! He’s big enough to come through! Give it a whirl.

Ok, now think like Roger Bannister. It doesn’t matter if you know anyone who’s ever received the kind of thing you just wrote down. It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever seen God answer a prayer that big for you before.

Think like Roger did when he was about to tear down that track. He believed. He saw it in his mind. And because he boosted his belief, he boosted his results.

You can too!

Roger Bannister Crossing the Finish Line

Roger Bannister Crossing the Finish Line

It’s time to stretch your belief. Give it a boost. Your God is able to abundantly more than you can ask or imagine. With that in mind, boost your belief. And let’s just see what God can do.

If you’re no longer limiting him with your tiny belief system, he’s going to do more than you could ever dream. Just wait and see. And let me know how it goes!

If you liked this post and it was helpful, you’re going to love something I’m releasing in February! Stay tuned for more info. It’s gonna rock your prayer life!

 

I’ve got an amazingly thoughtful assistant. Every year, Tanya sends me flowers on Bosses Day. Last year, I hung onto those flowers after they died. They were still beautiful even after they began to whither and decay.

My best friend, Kathy, is married to a guy who loves taking professional photos of flowers. Bob has hundreds and hundreds of the most striking flowers I’ve ever seen captured on film. I have some of his photographs of the stunning flowers God created on the walls of my home and office. (See the picture in this post, that’s his!)

Flowers are breathtaking! More so, than the model on the runway or the clothes on the hottest gal in Hollywood.

The reason flowers mean so much to me is because they remind me of how God takes care of me. Every day. Without fail.

Matthew 6:28-34 says, And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.

Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek first the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Why This Scripture Can Be Frustrating Rather Than Reassuring

I love this scripture because it brings me peace – on most days. But on some days it makes me a little uneasy. Why? Notice that it says God promises to meet our DAILY needs? That means we may not have what we need for the end of the month until the end of the month. That can cause some anxiety, are you with me?! Yet, if we settle ourselves down and drink in His peace we can be confident of this…

God gives us our daily bread. That means each day’s needs will be met. They may not always be met in advance but, don’t fret. Don’t flip out. Try to relax. And remember the flowers.

Why Does God Have Us Experience the “Sweat Factor?”

If you’re like me, we want our needs met in advance so we don’t experience the “sweat factor”. We want to avoid discomfort and the unknown.

Sometimes God has us sweat it out, going without things in advance so we learn to rely on him rather than what’s in the bank, pocket, pantry, or gas tank.

My husband and I have been through difficult and draining seasons. When I say draining, I’m talking, draining all the money out of our bank account kind of seasons. Been there too? And yes, there’ve been times we didn’t have the money to buy our kids groceries.

There were times I had to ration my make up and only “put on my face” when I knew I was going out that day. Days I didn’t have a few measly bucks to buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Times I couldn’t do lunch with a friend because I had no cash. Some of you can relate, I know.

Yet, I can honestly say, I have never gone without what I needed. Somehow, God made the food stretch or sent help from a friend, or hey, maybe when we went to bed, he multiplied the cereal in the box sitting under the counter! I wouldn’t put it past him. He’s done similar things for the prophet Elijah and the widow (I Kings 17:13).

God Doesn’t Promise Daily Needs Will Be Met in Advance

When my husband and I would get in a tough spot and it didn’t look like we’d even have gas for the week, I’d look at Ted and say , “Daily. God will meet our needs daily.” God didn’t say we’d always have it 2 or 3 days in advance, a week, or even sweeter – a month in advance. He said, he promised to meet our needs daily.

There were days when the cell phone bill was due. No money in the bank. Yet, God…

There were days when the electric bill was due. No money in the bank. Yet, God..

There were days a doctor visit was needed. No money in the bank. Yet, God…

What’s your story? I’m sure you can complete some of those sentences and add some of your own.

So if you’re in a spot like that, know this, it’s just a season and it will pass. Abundance is coming your way because God said it would. He said he came to give life and life abundantly. He said we would see his goodness in the land of the living. Right now though, he might just be providing for you daily. If so, hang in there. Daily provision is better than none. And you can know, it’s a sure thing; God will come through, even if it’s at midnight!

Next time you see a flower in the field, along the roadside, or in a bouquet on your desk, remember the flowers God dresses every morning. They look magnificent. They have everything they need and you do too. Even if it is just enough for today. It’s enough.

Remember the flowers!

And watch God remember you.

Here’s a free PRAYER ROCK-IT BOOSTER that will help you pray for you needs “From Day to Day”:

Picture This:

Your supplier is meeting your daily needs miraculously. God has resources you know nothing about, solutions outside your reality, and provisions outside your possibility. He hands you a worry-bazooka, you pull the trigger and walk away relieved.

Scripture This:

Psalm 31:19 NCV

…how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You.

Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Psalm 138:3 NCV

In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.

Pray This:

God, you are great. Help me not to lose sight of your goodness. You’ve laid it up for me because I fear you. You’ve prepared your goodness for me because I trust in you. I am refreshed every day when I think about your mercies, which have no end. Your faithfulness overwhelms me. You are better to me than I am to myself. When I cry out, you answer me. Make me bold with strength in my soul so I can trust you to provide for each day’s needs. I will not be concerned because you said you’d provide. So, God, thank you.

Say This:

Anxiety fades as the memory of God’s goodness takes center stage. My anxiety-filled days stand no chance when I cling to God. I am seeing God’s provision even if it is one day at a time. As I trust and believe, I will receive.

You probably have people in your life that you could help by sharing this post with them. Please share it and tweet it so they can be encouraged. Let’s see God provide for them!

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As I was getting ready this morning my mind floated back to a care-free childhood. Ahhh, those were the days. Rest came easy. Not a care in the world. I had complete and total trust in my parents. They took care of my every need. I had a roof over my head, a really nice one (with biggest yard on the block!), nice clothes, plenty of toys, and lots of love from mom, dad, and my little bro. That was the life.

But then it ended.

It ended when I grew older and started “seeing”.

Seeing. It can cause us problems we didn’t have before we could see.

See what? See that my parents really didn’t have it all together. And that yes, there were times they walked through financial hardship and were smothered with stress. It’s just that as a kid, I had no clue. No clue meant it didn’t rock my little world. I continued to believe blindly therefore I was at rest.

Something happens when we begin to “see”. We stop believing in what the the Word of God says because we begin to “see” what circumstances say.

IRS: You owe the government money.

Word of God: God shall supply your every need. (See Phillipians 4:9)

Boss: You’ve made a mess out of this.

Word of God: Anything is possible for those who believe. (See Mark 9:23)

Doctor: You have an incurable illness.

Word of God: You have been healed. (see Isaiah 53:5)

Spouse: I don’t love you. I want a divorce.

Word of God: With God, anything is possible. (see Matthew 19:26)

Now, let’s connect this to my story. Regardless of my circumstances, I believed in my parent’s ability to provide for me and this gave me great peace. I went to bed every night completely confident that all was well. And it was simply because I believed.

Belief will help you rest easy.

It didn’t matter that my parents didn’t always have everything we needed. I believed they did, therefore I was able to rest.

There’s the key to resting like a child. Believe that you are taken care of and you will be at rest. It didn’t matter that they couldn’t always make ends meet. I thought they could. Therefore my reality was trust. And trust led to rest.

Now, imagine this scenario…

You really do have a heavenly father that has it all together. He owns everything on the planet. Nothing is out of his reach. He could slap a million bucks on you right now if he wanted to. There’s no need to worry. He has an unlimited supply.

So, then – we have a lot more to believe in, don’t we? Knowing God won’t fail us gives us even greater belief. And if you believe, you will rest. Rest in him. He really does have it all in the palm of his hand. You included.

The Word of God says: “Anything is possible for those who believe”. Not: “Anything is possible for those who see“. In fact sometimes the more you see, the less you believe.

Close your eyes.

Believe & you’ll rest.

 

Have you ever prayed for something that wasn’t God’s will?

Me too!

How do you know what’s appropriate to ask God for and what’s not?

Last Sunday morning I had the privilege of joining Latrica Willis, host of the Healing Touch Radio Broadcast for a live radio interview. I’ve got a little video vignette of it for you right here so you can see how conversation with God can help shape your prayers.

In this short video you learn how prayer shaping begins with thought shaping. We don’t always know what to pray for but God does.

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This information came from the newly revised and expanded edition of my book, “Grabbing God’s Attention: The Art of Praying Like a Pro”. If you would like more information about the book or want to order it, click here. It’s now available in PAPERBACK as well as the newly revised Kindle edition on Amazon.com.

 


Is it God Speaking to You or the Devil? How to Tell
Some people can’t tell whether it’s the devil or God speaking to them, but wouldn’t it be great if you knew how YOU could tell the difference? Read on and I’ll show you!

I was at a restaurant called, “Pollo Tropical” one time, and I noticed a lady sitting at a nearby table all alone. She was minding her business eating her Tropi-chops. I wanted to mind my business and eat my Tropi-chops! But guess what? God was speaking to me…and he wanted me to say something to her.

He said, “Just tell her I love her.”

That’s it. Just one line.

I didn’t want to! He said again, all I want you to do is, “Tell her I love her.” That’s it. So I started to wonder…. is this really God speaking to me or is it the devil putting this thought in my head? After all, if I approach this lady and tell her, “God said…” She might think I’m crazy.

So I’m sitting there arguing with God and myself. And I said, “What if this is the devil telling me to do this?” Then God said to me in a deep inner way, “Do you actually think the devil would ask you to tell someone God loves them?”

Hmm, probably not!

What I learned is that even if it’s not God’s voice, but it’s a good thing, just do it anyway, cause 9 times out of 10 if it is a good thing – it’s God’s voice.

Because I sat there so long, the lady got up and left. I lost my chance to encourage her and let her know God cared. All because I took too long trying to figure out if it was really God speaking to me.

Remember, according to John 10:10, the devil’s M.O. is to kill, steal, and to destroy. So, if what you hear is killing, stealing, or destroying in any way, then it’s not God.

If what you hear is:

  • doubt
  • unbelief
  • discouragement
  • fear
  • failure
  • evil

It’s the devil.

God NEVER talks about: 

  • doubt
  • unbelief
  • discouragement
  • fear
  • failure
  • evil

If you feel that God is speaking to you, and the thought is loving, positive, kind, full of mercy, or grace, it’s probably God. Measure the thought against what you know about God. Does the thought agree with his character? If so, it’s probably God, so go with it!

If you’ve enjoyed this post, “Is It God Speaking to You or the Devil? How to Tell”, You will enjoy this post, A Sure Way to Know if Your Steps Are Ordered by God”.


Get Yourself a Christmas Prayer-Present that Will Help You Get Everything Else

Want to give yourself a Christmas “prayer-present” that will give you what YOU need?

Think about it, prayer is a Christmas gift that will keep on giving to you. Yet, sometimes prayer is a tough activity. Sometimes prayer is a struggle. Sometimes you might not even feel like your prayers are working. That's why I have designed something for you.

I'm going to tell you what I've had cooking over the last few months that will help you with your prayer life. But let me ask, what could you give yourself this Christmas that will:

  • Help you get the things you need.
  • Help you pray for the important people and issues in your life.
  • Gently nudge you to have a daily talk time with God.
  • Deliver scriptures to you daily that you can munch on.
  • Help you maintain the relationships that are at the center of your life.
  • Help you express your needs to God in a different way.
  • Give you more variety in your prayer life.
  • Help you draw closer to the Lord.
  • Help you keep Jesus at the center of your life.

Want a little hint? Of course you do! Answer: Prayer Rock-It!

  • How many times have you thought, “I need to pray more?” Prayer Rock-It will help you carve the time out of your schedule.
  • How many times have you wondered, “Is there anything out there that can help me pray in a way that will bring me results?” Prayer Rock-It will lead you to pray effectively.
  • How many times have you asked, “Is there a way to make my prayer life more interesting and exciting?” Prayer Rock-It will give you the variety you crave in your prayer time.
  • How many times have you decided, “I will pray everyday.” Prayer Rock-It will help you stay on track.

What's Prayer Rock-It?

Simply put, it's booster fuel for your prayers.

Who needs it?

Anyone who wants to get results when they pray. Anyone, like you, who wants an effective prayer life. It's kind of like a gentle nudge. Though I prefer a kick! Cause it will kick your prayer life in a new direction.

Prayer Rock-It is that something extra that will boost your prayers as it fuels your prayer life. It will add variety to your prayers. You'll be praying in a way that is fresh and life changing. This truly will be the gift that keeps on giving. You can give to others with your prayers. Give someone the prayer support they need because you'll have a bank of prayer scripts coming to you everyday. Pray them as they are or use them as prayer starters. Like I said, this is booster fuel for your prayers.

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Prayer Rock-It will deliver a “Prayer Booster” to your inbox Monday through Friday, 5 times a week.

Also included are bonus boosters based on current events that touch the world around you. (Like the Newtown School Shooting, Holidays, Political Events, National Catastrophes, etc.)

The Prayer Boosters target a specific need or situation that you and others you know may be dealing with in life. It will have four short, simple yet powerful parts:

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  2. Scripture This
  3. Pray This
  4. Speak This

It's clear. It's easy.

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Don't worry about the price. I've worked it so it's less than a quarter a day. That's doable. That's something that you can handle yet still get priceless inspiration, motivation, and a boost to your prayer time. It's 4.97 a month. You'll receive Prayer Boosters Monday through Friday, 5 times a week. Plus bonus boosters as the needs arise. And let's not forget the bonus books I'm including. That's a lot of boost for your buck.

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How Would Your Life Change If You Could Launch Your Prayer Life in a New Direction?
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Your faith being stirred.

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President Obama, Mitt Romney

Are you disappointed with who won the election or tempted to believe God doesn’t care or that he’s lost control? Or that he is allowing the nation to fall apart? Maybe you’re upset about who’s in control of the house or senate. Does it looks like the wrong people are in office and your nation and community are in a downward spiral? Not true. Whether you voted for President Obama or Mitt Romney, let me show you that regardless of who won the election – it’s going to be ok for you.

Here’s a promise from the Bible that you can count on when everything looks like it’s falling apart:

Romans 8:28 says, And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (NLT)

Let me clarify a few things about this promise that all things work together for good:

  1. The Bible doesn’t say that EVERYTHING that happens is good. It says God can work it into something good.
  2. The Bible doesn’t promise that we will ALWAYS see the good right away. It may take time.
  3. God can bring a good that we don’t recognize.
  4. God doesn’t say he will bring good out of bad FOR EVERYBODY – only for those “who love God and are called according to his purpose” (For Christians who are genuinely walking with God.)

Here’s an example from God: God had tough things happen to him too. God’s son died. Tough right? In fact, God’s son was murdered.

And let’s not forget Jesus, God’s son, was tortured, then killed. It didn’t look good when it all went down. But hold on…

It ALL happened for YOUR GOOD!

Let’s recap. Situation – Jesus was killed.

What good was in it for you? It gave you the way to be forgiven and saved from hell.

Hebrews 4:14-16 says, Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. (Message)

God and Jesus Identify With What You’re Going Through

Whether we’re talking about the election or anything else in your life, know Jesus is in touch with your reality. God knows about tough stuff, and will make all things work together for you and this nation. So if your disappointed, don’t worry, God has everything under control and he will make even the election results work together for your good.

If you’re wondering how to keep and hang on to your healing let me give you a few pointers because I don’t want you to lose out.

I had this great idea that when I turned 40, I would bite the bullet and compete in a triathlon. I workout every day. I’m fit. And I thought, “Shoot, I can handle this. I’m in just as good a shape as most 20 somethings.”

I love swimming, so that shouldn’t be a problem; I used to swim laps every day anyway. I love biking, that would be a cinch, the breeze coming at me at top speed is invigorating. But I hate running. That would be the booger!

I do run. In fact, I like the feeling I get after a run and that high that comes from pushing through the wall. But I still don’t like to run. Partly because I have always had knee problems.

The culprit: torn ligaments and tendons that never received the proper recovery time because I don’t like sitting still. And I pay for it dearly. It has always kept me from running comfortably for more than 2 miles at a time.

I still really wanted to complete this triathlon. So I started training. My best friend bought me an “Iron-woman” triathlon watch for Christmas so I could keep track of my times… I had the bike. I had the sports clothes and athletic shoes. Yes, I had all the gear, but I still didn’t have a good knee.

It wouldn’t cooperate. Most days I pushed through the pain but eventually I realized if I didn’t get my knee fixed I couldn’t compete.

The problem with getting my knee fixed was that surgery was required. And like I said, I can’t stand the thought of being down. I workout almost every day and to me the 6-week downtime while recovering sounded like a death sentence.

I love and require movement. I rarely sit still unless I am reading or working on my laptop or iPad. I couldn’t imagine being immobile for 6 weeks. So… I decided to quit training for the triathlon.

That didn’t fix my knee problem. Flash forward 4 years later, I’m now 44 (at the time of this writing), and still having pain in my knee. It slowed me down when doing my Insanity Workouts. Not fun. But one day I realized something.

Something every believer needs to realize.

We don’t have to live with pain. We can receive a healing and keep it.

I know. I know. You’re wondering how.

First you’ve got to know that God’s Word has the key to our healing.

Proverbs 4:20-22 says,

My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. (AMP)(Bold letters mine for emphasis.)

This says God’s word will bring healing and health to your flesh. But you have to keep the word in the center of your heart.

Second, God’s Word point blank says that Jesus paid the price for your healing.

1 Peter 2:24 says, He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. (NLT) (Bold letters mine for emphasis.)

With that knowledge under your belt…

Here’s the key to keeping your healing:

*Hold on to your healing by what you think and say.

Once you realize Christ grants you full healing, and you can believe for it, you have to fight for it. And fight you will because here’s what usually happens – you start to feel better but then in time you feel a symptom return. A little bit of pain comes back. Or the swelling returns. Or you see some other manifestation.

What’s happening here is that the enemy is trying to get you to focus on what you see and feel in the natural instead of focusing on the truth in the supernatural.

Why the Enemy Wants You to Speak Against Your Healing

He’s trying to get you to say the opposite of what God gave you. Satan knows what you speak is what will come to pass. That’s why he wants you to speak how you feel instead of speaking what you know. He knows the power of your words.

The truth of God’s Word is this – you have been given healing. So – you can’t, can’t, can’t begin to think like the enemy does. And you certainly can’t, can’t, can’t begin to speak like he does.

Resist the enemy by resisting the urge to say how you feel physically. Spin it around and say, “I know God healed me and I am going to feel it. I am getting better. My strength is returning. My sickness is leaving. I am healthy and whole.”

How to Lose Your Healing

Don’t change your confession of your words. This is where you can loose your healing. You have to hold on to your faith confession.

Hebrews 10:23 says: Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed, because we can trust God to do what he promised.

See it? You’ve got to hold on to your confession of faith. Hold it, don’t let it go or slip away!

How To Hold On to Your Healing:

1. Take in the Word.

Let the word have its home in your heart. (Col 3:16)

The more at home the Word feels in you – the more comfortable you will be with thinking it. Which is good because thinking it prompts you to speak it.

2. Think the Word.

As a man thinks in his heart, so he is. (Proverbs 23:7)

If you think you’re healed, you will be healed.

3. Speak the Word.

Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

If you start to feel symptoms come back speak to the devil and tell them to go away. Quote God’s word to him. Tell your symptoms to leave.

Resist Sickness Just Like You Resist Sin

It’s God’s will to heal you just as much as it is to forgive you of sin. It’s God’s will that you resist sickness, pain, and disease just like you resist sin.

If you start feeling pain, say: “Pain I resist you. I refuse to be in pain.” Pain must leave. If you start feeling sick, say: “Sickness I resist you. I refuse to be sick. Christ healed me of all sickness.”

This is resisting the devil and what he is trying to put back on you through unbelief and using what you say. But if you hold fast to your confession of faith – you will keep your healing.

How I Fight When Faced With Pain

Any time the devil tries to tempt me with a little pain in my knee, I go into fighting mode. I resist his attacks by thinking and saying out loud: “Knee you are healed. Pain, you have to go because Christ paid the price for my healing. My knee is strong and feels good.”

All that may sound silly to some who don’t believe. But guess what? It works. Scientific studies reveal that physical bodies respond to words.

I am happy to say since learning this – I don’t suffer with knee problems anymore.

Now, the question you are all dying to ask… “Will I compete in a triathlon?” The answer… No. But not because of a knee problem. I just don’t want to run!

So come on, if you want to keep your healing, hold onto your confession of faith. That’s how you hold on to healing!

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The Key to Knowing If It’s God’s Will to Heal on Earth
Not sure if it’s God’s will to heal you or someone your praying for? Let me give you the key to knowing  if God will heal you and others on this earth. Read on. But take your blinders off!

I’ve had that question myself. I’ve seen people very close to me die of terminal illness. Friends and family. And even though we prayed long and hard for those people to be healed, in the back of our minds, many of us were thinking, is it God’s will to heal them?

I once believed God could heal, but wasn’t always totally sure he would. Know what I mean? Of course I believed God could heal, I’d seen him do miracles for other people. But I also saw others who didn’t get their healing. And this is why I began to wonder if it was ALWAYS God’s will to heal.

How Doubt Crept In
When I didn’t see my loved ones healed of terminal illness I even tried to rectify it in my mind like this: “It’s God’s will to heal, but it may not occur until a person gets to heaven. So yes, they will be healed, it just may not happen here on earth.” Man, did I miss it. Let me tell you what I have learned.

Like Healing, the Car I Gave Away May Not Have Been Received 
At 14 I started working at Dunkin Donuts. I saved every penny I earned after I tithed and in a year and a half I had enough money to buy a car. Not just any car. A brand spanking new car. Yes, this 15-year-old gal bought herself – a brand new car – all by herself. I was so excited. I worked so very hard for that car. I went to high school by day and worked nights and weekends so I could pay for my car myself.

When I went to college I met a missionary from the Bahamas who desperately needed a car. At that time I was able to buy another car so I gave the missionary my first car. Again, that was so exciting for me. I gave him something I worked my butt off for. Completely bought and paid, I handed him the keys and we had it shipped to the Bahamas.

Now, how do you think it would have made me feel had that missionary called me up and said: “The car you gave me is here. It’s sitting on the dock. I have the keys, but I just don’t think it’s your will for me to have it”? I’d probably think the guy was brain dead. And not very grateful for what I had given him. I could have said:

Fool, I gave you that car. It’s paid for. I worked hard for it. Take it. It’s yours.

Besides, do you really want to keep walking everywhere?

Because he couldn’t believe that I gave that car free and clear, he didn’t receive it and make it his. If there would have been even the slightest bit of doubt that car had not already been given to him, he wouldn’t have received it.

For some, this is what we do with healing. Jesus already paid for it. He gave us the keys. Healing is ours if we will believe it belongs to us. But it’s our choice if we want to walk away without receiving it.

Look how the Bible shows healing is ours for the taking:

 Isaiah 53:5

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. NLT

1 Peter 2:24

Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross so we would stop living for sin and start living for what is right. And you are healed because of his wounds. NCV

Note the healing is past tense. The healing has already been paid for. So when we slip into unbelief asking whether or not it’s God’s will to heal on earth it must make God scratch his head. I can imagine him saying, if I’ve already given you something my son paid for, why would you not believe I gave it to you?

It all boils down to believing it’s yours without any shadow of doubt.

James 1:6, 7 NCV

But when you ask God, you must believe and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like a wave in the sea, blown up and down by the wind. Such doubters are thinking two different things at the same time, and they cannot decide about anything they do. They should not think they will receive anything from the Lord.

The Key to Knowing if it’s God’s will to heal on this earth is thisbelieve what his word says.

And don’t doubt it. If you doubt, you won’t believe it’s his will and you won’t receive healing.

If you do believe what Jesus already worked so hard and paid for, then you can take it. That’s when it will become real. It’s God’s desire for you and your loved ones to be healed on this earth. Don’t leave healing sitting on the dock when he’s given you the keys. It’s God’s will for you and your loved ones to be healed before you get to heaven.