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August 2020

Be Encouraged!

I have not written for quite a while, I'm not sure why.  I have no excuse.  Life just kind of gets in the way, especially when everything is going smoothly, not really thinking about the blog and not really having anything to say.

But lately it seems there is a lot to talk about.  This covid-19 has everyone talking, many are living in fear and wonder about the future; what does it hold for our children and grandchildren?  Will this virus ever be stopped by a vaccine and will it be mandatory?  Will this 5G network of towers be harmful as some say?  I don't know.  Are we going to remain a free country or are we going to be subject to rules and regulations by a government of which we have no say?  Freedom of speech is under attack, freedom to worship in our churches has been curtailed, the right to raise your child as you see fit is under attack, and on it goes.

You know as a Christian, it is no surprise to me, that we are reaping the results of a society that has fallen completely in love with the ways of the world and is bent on glorifying itself.  But I am here to tell you that God is still on the throne!

We need to be spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and what He has done for us and stop dwelling on what the world is saying.  God has forgiven us of all our sins and healed us of all our diseases through his Son Jesus and why, because He loves us!

In February, just before all this covid-19 started, I had an ultra sound that showed some type of mass in my stomach.  The doctor said it was quite possible that the cancer had come back.  I clearly remember something rising up in me and saying to the doctor something like You gotta be kidding me! Three times the enemy has tried to take me out; it's not going to happen. My doctor just kind of looked at me and said, well we'll just see what turns up.  He scheduled a CTC scan. 

I walked out of that office and immediately started speaking to the devil (not sure if I should really have been giving him the time of day, however) saying things like  'who do you think you are?  I'm a child of God, you can't mess with me!  You've already tried 3 times, give it up already. I don't care what that scan shows, you are not taking me out or making me sick.  I think I even said something like I can't wait to see your reaction when you see the victory that I will have again.  I will live to declare the works of the Lord.'  I had no fear, only peace.  I came home and told my rock (Wynn, my husband) who had no real reaction to speak of.  Together, we agreed and took authority over the supposedly cancer in my body and said that it had to leave, that it had no place in my body.  My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and it has to leave.  I started taking a little more care about what I was eating and doing;  but I was in a different place than the last few times when I was told I had cancer.  I was not in any kind of performance position, like other times.  I knew that there was nothing that I needed to do for God to heal me.  God is my healer.  I wrote a little chorus for Psalm 103:2-4 that I sang and I quoted other scriptures about healing.  I just felt the joy of the Lord and peace.  I believed that he healed me the moment I asked him to and I actually forgot about it most days. 

Because of covid, I had to wait several months and finally at the end of July when things were starting to get back to normal, re: hospital app'ts. etc. I received a date for the CTC scan.  I was so excited, I couldn't wait to see what it would show and the truth was I didn't care what it showed, because I know God is for me and not against me and He wants me well.  Jesus didn't just die for my sin but for my healing too.  The doctor called me 2 days later and reported that the scan showed nothing there, absolutely no sign of cancer anywhere.  Hallelujah, Praise the Lord, be encouraged!

God is never the author of sickness or disease; it is always the work of the devil to kill, destroy and take away our peace.  When we ask God for healing, it is His will and he answers right away.  We need to learn how to receive it and take it.  If you are standing for a healing, know that it is always God's will  to heal you.  Get into the Word and let God wash over you with his  amazing love, grace and healing power.