What does it take to reach anew [sic] level of health?
Physical, emotional, relational, financial, spiritual… take your pick!
What does it take? Most of us fall into the trap of thinking that healing comes from ‘outside’ of us: it’s the doctor, the therapist, the diet, the meds, the lottery, or a miracle. Well, those things can take us to a new level… maybe.
But the truth is we have to be a part of our own healing… we’ve gotta want it! We’ve got to be willing to take the steps to claim it! This is the way God works. Contrary to popular opinion, Scripture does NOT tell us that God just showers healing and miracles down on people (as a general rule). Instead, God brings out our faith… our fighting spirit, to believe and overcome and reach a new level.
In Acts 14 (verses 8-10):
there was a man sitting who could not use his feet and had never walked, for he had been crippled from birth. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. And Paul, looking at him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And the man sprang up and began to walk.
As ‘works in progress’ there are many ‘muscles’ we have never used… many avenues we have never walked… because we have been crippled by a bad experience, a fear, an illness, a bad relationship, an addiction or something else. Notice in our passage above, God does NOT just shower down healings and miracles. The key to the whole thing is: and seeing that HE HAD FAITH to be healed… the man wanted it, believed it, and claimed it.
I’d like to think the man got up on his dead crippled stumps and began wobbling and walking AS IF he would be healed… and that determination sealed the deal on God’s side.
Where can you begin wobbling towards healing? God WILL honor that effort. I promise.