Summary: God is interested in change. He’s interested in changing you. He can heal and restore – He can make the broken whole, the sick well, God can heal today.
Healing & Wholeness
Straight to the question, actually I have 3 questions to begin.
Do you believe God listens when you pray?
Do you believe God’s timing is perfect?
Do you believe God is God and He is able to heal today?
On this Healing and Wholeness Sunday, I want to remind you of a few simple truths:
In whatever circumstance or situation we find ourselves, we can pray and trust that God will listen to our prayer.
God’s timing is always perfect. Often when we pray we want God to act even before we say Amen - but God knows the end from the beginning and everything in-between and He knows the perfect time for everything that happens in our lives.
Everyday our Heavenly Father cares for us and blesses us in so more ways than we notice or imagine.
Today God can bring healing and wholeness.
Today God can change your circumstance.
Friends, is there an area of your life where you need to trust God more?
Is there a circumstance or situation that you need Him to change?
Are you willing to allow God to minister to you today?
To allow Him to do what He can do?
To experience His touch on your life?
Today can be a day that can impact each and everyone of us.
When we read the Bible there are amazing accounts of miraculous healings - it’s amazing the change that God can bring into a persons life.
There are miracles and signs and wonders recorded throughout the Bible.
And maybe, we wrongly assume, that was then and this is now.
It is so easy for us to ignore the truth that our God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Throughout the Bible there is evidence of God’s active involvement with His people.
Healing is one of the many ways in which God, in His mercy, was active in the lives of His people.
God healed then, God heals now, and God will continue to heal till Jesus returns.
The history recorded in the Bible, contains angelic visitations, divine revelations, acts of mercy, acts of judgement, supernatural manifestations and miraculous deliverances.
Real evidence of God’s interaction with His people.
Miraculous occurrences that provided God’s people with blessing and confidence in their God.
Throughout history God has worked Miracles and Signs and Wonders to underline the fact that God is God and He is actively involved with His people.
God is always at work in the world and God is always working amongst His people, but there are special times when God seems to intensify His activity -- ‘times of refreshing from the Lord.’ as Acts 3:19 describes it.
Perhaps some of us, like the idea of God healing,
we read about it, we pray about it,
but maybe we have not experienced healing in our own lives.
Our lack of experience, can make us skeptical when it comes to healing services or healing prayer.
And if someone is healed, if someone is changed -
rather than praise God -
we may even try to rationalise or explain it away.
My prayer for us this morning is that all of us will allow ourselves to be healed, inspired, moved and changed by the Holy Spirit - not just today but every day of our lives.