‘I Don’t Believe Jesus Heals…’ How I Replied My Daughter

Thea and lessons about Jesus

 

“I don’t believe Jesus heals…”

My 6 year old daughter dropped that on her dad a few days ago. He told me about it and I smiled. I knew just what she meant and how she felt.

There was a history to that question…

My 2 year old had some really painful boils on his head and we prayed about it and put him on medication. The very next day, she went to check his head and the boils were still there, so she turned to her father and said that to him.

I explained to her that it might seem that way and I understood why she thought so. Sometimes, Jesus heals immediately, but most times, he starts the healing on the inside and it takes a while before it shows outside. That does not mean he is not healing the wound, it’s just taking a process.

To buttress my point, a couple of days later, the boils began to disappear.

“Do you still think that Jesus does not heal?” I asked her.

She grinned at me and shook her head, “Jesus heals. He just starts from the inside sometimes.”

Hearing my words repeated at me brought a smile to my face. You see, God had already brought me through that state. I got to a place where I told God…

“I know you answer prayers, but sometimes I feel you just don’t answer mine.”

And then he reminded me that sometimes, the answer to our prayers starts long before we can see the reality.

It does not matter how long you have prayed, God hears and he is working out your miracle. The process might seem slow, but it will be complete. Not one element will be missing from it.

Doing My a best to Live Intentionally

Inspiration from a Nigerian woman
I took this with my iPad Mini as we drove past.

 

Living consciously is a decision. I have gone through months at a time, barely conscious…not knowing where I left the book I was reading just now, listening to my child say something and then, completely forgetting just what it was she said a moment later…I was like a zombie.

When you’ve gone through stuff like that and somehow, you come out of it, things seem clearer and sharper.

These days I try to live my life in the moment. I drop whatever I’m doing and give my children all my attention and then carefully consider my response when they’re done. I stop and admire a flower or a bird and notice how bright and beautiful the colours are. Much later, after I’ve left the sights behind, I can pull them out again and bask in the remembered pleasure they brought.

I breathe.

Living life intentionally is not something that comes naturally to me, but it’s one I am beginning to deeply appreciate.

How do you live in the moment? Please share your thoughts.

It is beginning to make sense

When you know the purpose for a certain thing, then some other things begin to make sense. I don’t know how else to explain it. All my years I have heard people talk about getting to know your purpose and I troubled myself about not knowing mine for so long until I came to understand that I DO have a purpose, but God only reveals it to me a little at a time. So that gave me peace.

But lately, I have been wondering about what my purpose is because of certain circumstances I’m going through. I found myself floundering, swinging from one end to another. One minute I’m making plans to relocate to one city, the next I’m thinking of another. And then there were times when I wondered if I was not supposed to be exactly where I was. I could not make up my mind one way or another and even when I got confirmation in my spirit, I still fought it because it was not in line with what I wanted for myself.

Recently however, I have come to a place of acceptance. I now know my purpose for this time. And with that knowledge comes peace. Everything is as it should be. I don’t like it, but I know that it is for a higher purpose. God’s purpose is greater than my pain. I have had the rare opportunity to see the bigger picture and I know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be at the moment. That’s all I need to know.