The Power of God

In one of my earlier posts I blogged how how God had healed my mom of cancer. Within this tumultuous time I read the Bible, looking for an answer because I knew in my spirit that the Bible was the only place were I could find the answer to tap into the power of God. Soon enough I came to this realization---a person that believes in God through Jesus Christ, has the power of the entire universe at the tip of their fingers! Imagine that if you can. The same power that made the heavens and the earth. The same power to build and destroy. The same power that moves every quark within the tiniest of elements to the largest of objects. It is this same power that can heal and create life. The same power of resurrection. This is incredible power no one can phantom! And to think that all Christians have access to this power is even more unbelievable!! What a gift! And to use it, all we have to do is believe and ask. When I had realized this 'lo and behold, a miracle had occurred.

I still don't understand why some people are healed and some are not. Perhaps their faith is not as strong as it should be, perhaps it is their time, perhaps there is a greater purpose to this cycle called 'life'. I still believe that everyone can be healed and cured of any disease, if God wills it, but I think it is more of a question how each individual person approaches God. This reminds me of another key moment in the Bible. The Disciples were astonished that God had granted them many miracles. Jesus however told them in Luke 10:20 " not rejoicing because the spirits are submitting to you. Rather, rejoice because your names are written in heaven [or in the Book of Life]."

What this meant to me is that when amazing things begin to occur in your redemptive life, do not be surprised but rather be more thankful and humbled that the reason why these astonishing things are happening in your life (when previously they did not occur) it is only because you are already saved! That is how you will know you have gained God's greatest favor---God's greatest gift, which is Eternal Life. Amen


Anonymous said…
It is a big question why some get healed and some do not. This is a nice post.

What follows is my opinion and experience.
God heals those where it would lead to salvation.
God heals those who need a breakthrough and that will immensely benefit others (spiritually/physically).
It can also depend on the person who is praying for it. The Bible says that the prayer of the righteous heals...
God does NOT heal where there need to be more 'reformation of spirit' of the one that is sick and also of the near and dear.

I personally feel He uses His discretion in everything He does.....and which is why His ways are wondrous unlike our thinking.

At the end...everything happens for good for those who love/fear the Lord....after all our life is like a dew drop when compared to eternity. And God's priority is eternity. He wants to spend 'more' time with us!
JFS said…
Excellent comment Kumar! You expounded very clearly. Thanks a lot for your feedback.

Anonymous said…
Thanks! And call me Rajesh. I know...I have three names and you had to pick one...tough choice!

I have nothing against Kumar..its just that Im used to Rajesh and John.

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