JEHOVAH RAPHA

After church, I decided to get some food from a local restaurant to take home. The restaurant was overflowing with “after church diners”. It ended up being a loooong wait for my order!

But God used this time to use me in prayer for a precious woman undergoing chemo after cancer surgery. First, I prayed with her husband after he shared with me about the situation. Then later, he introduced me to her and I had the honor of praying with her when we were alone together (if you can be alone in the middle of a crowded restaurant)!

I have to say though…it felt like it was just me, her, and the Lord. Everything and everyone else simply fell away into the background…

Thank You, Lord, for using me today for my Sister and for Your glory! I’m so glad for the long wait!! I love You, Jehovah Rapha!! ❤️

Awesome God!

I was waiting in line at the grocery store. The woman ahead of me was finished but was talking to the young girl checking her out. It was obvious to me that in spite of the difference in ages, they had a connection.

I couldn’t help but overhear how the woman was going for more of her chemo treatment in a few days. The cashier was asking her questions determining that she was being well taken care of.

Finally, the woman noticed I was waiting my turn and apologized for making me wait. I told her I was in no hurry….and then when I received a little nudge from the Lord…I asked if I could pray for her.

Her whole face lit up as she responded with a strong YES! I came closer, gently laid my hand on her shoulder and began to pray. I noticed the cashier with her head bowed as she joined us.

After I finished, the young cashier said, “Whew!! I feel heat!!

Oh Lord!! Thank you for opening the door to be able to pray for my Sister’s complete healing! Thank You for being able to speak blessing and love to the young cashier! Oh Lord!! Thank You for blessing ME!! You are an AWESOME GOD!!!

Thanksgiving & Prayer

“I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Ephesians‬ ‭1:15-23‬ ‭NRSV‬‬

What powerful scriptures of thanksgiving and prayer! Do you ever think about using scripture as a basis for your prayers? As I read this today, I wanted to use it not only as a groundwork for writing my devotional, but to use it to pray for you.

Brothers & Sisters, I love hearing about your faith in Jesus and your love towards others as we continue on this life journey through the covid-19 season.  I am indeed thankful for all you do!

I pray that as you draw closer to the Lord:

  1. a spirit of wisdom and revelation will enlighten the eyes of your heart.
  2. You may know what is the hope to which He has called you.
  3. You may know what are the riches of His glorious inheritance.
  4. You may know what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe.

Father God has put this great power to work in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places.  This is the immeasurable power that is at work for us!

Jesus is far above all rule and authority and power and dominion. He is above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.

Father God has put all things under Jesus’ feet and has made Him the head over all things for the church.

We, the church, are the body of Christ. And as His body, we have His fullness – His presence, His power, His wisdom, His revelation, and the riches of His glorious inheritance. HALLELUJAH!!

DURING THESE DAYS OF LACK…MAY WE REMIND OURSELVES OF ALL THAT WE POSSESS!!! AMEN!