Does God Always Heal Every Sickness, Disease, or Illness?

•November 29, 2014 • 2 Comments

 

I am a big believer in the doctrine of healing. I have experienced God’s healing in my own life, and I have witnessed God healing myriads of people over my past couple decades I’ve been in ministry. I am greatly comforted by verses like the one in James that gives us a great hope in the power of prayer:

James 5
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

 I do believe that God heals, but I also believe that healing is not always the only path that He chooses for us. Sometimes His perfect plan for our lives is to allow us to suffer and experience disease, illness, and hardship. The reason for this is that He can often teach us things through suffering that we would never be able to learn through a book or seminar, or through comfort and prosperity.

Paul had a problem with his eyesight that God never healed. When Timothy was sick, Paul told him to drink wine (not go to a healing service). The Lazarus who was raised from the dead eventually died later. Paul says that he had a thorn in the flesh which he prayed for God to remove over and over again, but God never removed it. Job suffered because God had a whole bigger purpose for him than mere comfort on this planet. And Job’s suffering was not the result of a lack of faith.

Some of the greatest blessings in this world come from God’s power in the midst of trials. God changes us, molds us, strengthens us, and builds us through hardship. And there is nothing like the experience of being comforted by God alone in that dark hour.

Over the past twenty-five years that I have been in ministry, I have seen people hurt greatly by the false teaching that God always wants to heal every malady. This is because that belief can cause a massive amount of guilt and disillusionment for the afflicted in those times when God actually chooses not to heal. The implication is that the suffering Christian just didn’t quite believe enough or is hiding some sort of sin. I have seen Christians destroyed in their faith over this erroneous teaching.

We must realize that sometimes it’s just not God’s plan to heal or to fix a problem quickly for us. And that’s ok. He still loves us. He still has a plan. And He still has a profound purpose for that pain that can end up blessing us beyond anything we could ever imagine.

Often God chooses to heal! But sometimes He teaches us more and draws us closer when we walk the dark mile of suffering. But to experience such blessing, it is important that we run to God and not away from Him in the midst of the storm.

For an epic example of how God can bless even in the midst of a tragedy, check out this post:

“Experiencing God’s Grace — Even at the Death of a Child”


 

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A Christian Response to the Ferguson Disaster

•November 26, 2014 • 6 Comments

 

Like others, I have been shocked and horrified by the events surrounding Ferguson this week. It is so sad to see such anger which boils all around us.

But one of my greatest concerns is that no seems to be truly listening. Many people are arguing, but no one appears to be actively attempting to understand the perspective on “the other side.”

 

Most people merely listen with the intent to refute rather than to understand.

Therein lies the problem.

 

James 1:19 says, “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” (NKJV) Imagine how this approach could bring healing to our nation.

But it’s not “those people” who are the problem. It’s also the rest of us. How are we communicating our own perspectives through Facebook, Twitter, personal conversations, and other means? Are we seeking to understand, or are we only seeking to be understood?

On one side, many are infuriated that a white cop would kill a black man who was not carrying a weapon. On the other side, many are enraged that a police officer is being judged for shooting a man who was attacking him. But neither side really seems to be listening to what is really going on in the heads of those with whom they disagree.

I’m not going to pretend that I “get” the other side. But I am committed to listening to what is truly going on and doing my best to solve the true problems as I see them.

Proverbs 18:13
To answer before listening– that is folly and shame. (NIV)

Proverbs 12:15
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. (NLT)

 

A wise person listens to both sides. An arrogant person stops listening because he thinks he’s already got it figured out. The fact that our country is in such upheaval is a clear sign that someone is not listening – or truthfully, that NO ONE is listening.

I heard a great quote from Richard Branson this week from one of his business books. He said, “I never learn anything by listening to myself.”

I have found that it does not profit me in my relationship with my wife if I demand to be right and continue to fight “to the end” until she agrees with me. When we have a disagreement, it is much more helpful for me when I stop trying to prove that I’m right and start listening with the intent of understanding her perspective.

Often when my wife and I get into a conflict, the issue we are fighting about is not even the true issue. To get to the true issue, we both have to work at listening.  And it does take work!

Jesus taught a “power-under” approach to affecting and infecting our culture rather than a “power-over” approach. He didn’t call us to fight or to subvert others into submitting to our position. His perspective was to love and to serve.

Rather than throwing your hands up in despair and disgust for those who are on the other side of this issue, I would encourage you to take up Jesus’ approach: love others with everything that is within you.

Don’t be rude. Don’t put others down. Don’t mock. Don’t slander.

Just love. And listen.

 

 


 

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Getting Unstuck Spiritually

•November 19, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Getting UnstuckDuring this past year, I bought a vehicle that I have wanted for just about all my life:  a Jeep Wrangler.  I’ve always liked seeing them, but I was just recently able to get one for myself.  There’s nothing quite like zipping around town with the top off and doors off.   It’s basically like riding a roller coaster … EVERYWHERE.

After buying my Jeep, I got on Youtube to check out what others do with their Jeeps.  I was stunned.  What do you do with a brand new vehicle?  You bury it in mud!  Here’s one video of what others have done with their Wrangler.

When I watched that video of that Jeep that was stuck, I realized that that is exactly what people do with their lives.  They often run their lives into the muck and mire of this world, and they often get stuck with seemingly no way out.  Well, my hope is that, if you are spiritually stuck in your life right now, this blog post will help to pull you out of the pit.

If you feel like you are stuck spiritually and are just spinning your wheels, then I would like to suggest that you take a few moments to ask yourself some self-examining questions.  Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  King David said it like this:

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. (NLT)

 

Many people I have worked with over the years have been able to get unstuck by prayerfully asking these following questions and allowing God to help them find areas that need to be fixed.

 

1.  Is there some unconfessed sin in my life that I need to deal with?

1 John 1:8-10
If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts. (NLT)

 

2. Is there some person I have offended or hurt, but I have not apologized to or sought forgiveness or restoration?

Matthew 5:23-24
So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.  (NLT)

 

3. Is there some person in my life whom I have not forgiven?

Ephesians 4:31-32
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.  (NIV)

 

4. Is there any idol  that I have adopted into my life in the place of God?

1 John 2:15-16
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. (NKJV)

 

5. Am I believing lies about God, myself, others, or my situation?

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (NKJV)

 

6. Am I being disciplined and consistent in my pursuit of God?

Psalm 63:1-8
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.  (NKJV)

 

7. Are there any areas of my life that are out of balance?

Ecclesiastes 3
1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;  time of war, and a time of peace.  (NKJV)

 

8. Are there any areas of my life that are requiring inappropriate amounts of my time?

Ephesians 5:15-17
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (NKJV)

 

9. Is there some ministry that God wants me to pursue, but I have held out?

1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the gift that is in you ….  (NKJV)

 

10. Have I been 100% honest before God on each of the above questions?

 John 8:32
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  (NKJV)

 

 

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A Parent’s Prayer App

•October 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

Every responsible Christian prays daily for their children or grandchildren. We pray for God’s blessing and protection throughout their days. We pray for them to be happy. We pray especially when they’re struggling or causing us concern. But you know how it is…sometimes it’s just hard to know what to pray, and we can always use a little help in that area.

That’s why I’m grateful that a friend of mine, years ago, wrote an article that has been published countless times in hundreds of places and been translated into Spanish, Korean, Swahili, and other languages. It has appeared as “31 Ways to Pray for Your Kids,” “A Parent’s Prayer Program,” and “31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children.” It was adapted into a prayer card that many people have kept in their Bibles or purses and worn out in praying for their children, grandchildren, students, nephews, nieces—and even themselves.

And now that 31-day prayer plan is available as an iPhone and iPad app through the iTunes store. It gives people a way to pray more purposefully and intentionally for the kids they love, providing a Scripture-based prayer for each day of the month. The first prayer, for example, is “Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory” (Isaiah 45:8, 2 Timothy 2:10). The second prayer is, “I pray that my children may ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’” (2 Peter 3:18). Other prayers focus on Christian virtues and the fruits of the Spirit, asking for kids to develop courage, purity, self-control, and “a love for God’s Word.”

“31 Ways to Pray for Your Kids” is easy to use. It features beautiful graphics and allows you to set a daily reminder so you never have to miss a day. Each prayer takes just a minute to pray and provides a link to the supporting Scripture.

The app is only available right now for iPhone or iPad users. I’m told that the $1.99 price may make possible future Android versions and a Spanish-language app.

We use our phones and other devices for all sorts of things these days. This is one application of technology that I think could make a huge difference in Christian families and future generations.

You can get the app here!

 

 

 

 

 

How to Have a Half Day of Prayer With God

•September 19, 2014 • 2 Comments

Half Day of Prayer

Mark 1:35
Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.


Many years ago I learned about a spiritual discipline that literally changed my life:  a half day of prayer.  I learned about this concept through leadership training with The Navigators, and it has stuck with me ever since.  One of the most dynamic experiences I have come to enjoy in life is to take a half day to get away to a place of solitude and just … pray!  I highly recommend it to any who are reading this post.

But as you ponder this concept, you are likely asking yourself something like, “What in the world would I do for 4-5 hours of prayer? What would I say to God? What would I do with that much time?”  Great questions!  Let me give you some suggestions!

First of all, I would suggest that you break the time up into two key divisions:  speaking to God and listening to God.

 

Speaking to God

For the first division of your time, you can take time to pray according to the acronym ACTS.  Each of those letters stand for a specific theme of your prayers to God:  Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication.

Adoration
A great way to begin your half day of prayer is to spend some personal time in worship with the Lord.  Sing.  Listen to worship music.  Contemplate everything you can think of that makes God so great.  Write down everything you can think of that demonstrates the awesome majesty of God. And then ponder the things you have written.  Contemplate the greatness of God while you are there before Him.

Confession
After your time of adoration, then take time to confess to God any sin you can think of in your life.  David said, “Search me, O God, and know my heart.  Ask God to show you any sin that you have in your life that is interfering with your journey with Him.  Ask for God’s forgiveness, and then ask Him to help you to turn from those sins.

Thanksgiving
Now spend some time thanking God for every blessing you have in your life.  I have found it helpful to write these items down as they come to my mind.  Make a list, and make it as exhaustive as you can.  Don’t leave anything out.  Thank God for every single way He has blessed you and those around you.

Supplication
For the supplication portion of your prayer, invest time into praying for every single person who is close to you in your life.  Remember every family member, every coworker, every friend, every neighbor, every church member you can think of, etc. Again, write down the names of the people as you pray for them.  This will help you to think of others who should be on that list.

 

Listening to God

The next section of your half day of prayer will be the “Listening to God” section.  This is likely to become the most important, life-changing experience of you half day with God!

Years ago I read a great book by Bill Hybels called, Too Busy Not to Pray.  One of the eye-opening suggestions for me in that book was the idea that we should actually take time to stop and listen to God.  I realized after reading that book that, in my own prayer life, I had always been the one who did all the talking!  I never stopped long enough to actually listen to God.  Most relationships that operate like that end up failing, so we should assume that our relationship with God will struggle as well if we are the only ones doing the talking.

So, then, how do we go about “listening” to God?  Bill Hybels gave some recommendations for that, and I have expanded on those a bit in my own practice of listening.

When I get to the listening portion of my prayer, after spending time going through the vital sections of ACTS, I then take out a note pad and write these questions on the tops of separate pages:

 

“What is the next step in my journey with God?”

“What is the next step for my family?”

“What is the next step in my ministry?”

“What is the next step in my career?”

“What is the next step in my finances?”

“What is the next step in my education?”

“What is the next step in my relationships?”

 

Sometimes I will add more pages with headings like these, and sometimes I will have fewer pages.  After I have these pages ready with these questions at the top, I then just stop talking.  I stop asking God for things, and I just let Him do the talking.  You will find that if you stop to listen to the Lord, He will speak.  He will begin to flood your heart with ideas around each of these questions.  He may focus on just one or two of these areas of your life, or He may broaden to many of the subjects you’ve listed.

Of course, sometimes God will not speak as you want.  There have been times when I haven’t heard Him say much.  But more often than not, He has flooded my soul with myriads of ideas, thoughts, and impressions about how I am to move forward in my life.  This is epic.  It is life changing.  In today’s fast-paced world of technology, we rarely take time to just stop and let God speak to us.

Furthermore, I must warn you to be aware that not all ideas come from God.  Occasionally my flesh will start talking, and sometimes it might be Satan himself who is chattering in my ears.  That is why it is so important to take time for worship, confession, and adoration before you begin your time of listening.  It is also good to check the things you have heard with the Scriptures to make sure they are not in conflict with any biblical principles.  If the ideas go against the Bible, then that was not God speaking.  I have also found it to be helpful to check my notes with godly friends who can help me to make sure I am hearing God.

With all of that in mind, I have to say that the biggest step forward for me in my Christian journey was when I stopped talking and started listening to God!  It’s one of the greatest experiences of my Christian journey!

 

The first step for you to experience a half day of prayer will be to put it on your calendar.  Set aside a day, and then go out into a place of solitude to meet with God!  You will never be the same afterward!

 

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Making Those Hard Days in Life Easy

•September 2, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This past weekend, a friend of mine in Knoxville, TN, wrote this post on his Facebook wall, and it seemed so encouraging that I thought I’d share it!  Thanks, John Latham, for giving me permission to share your words!


 

Running the Race

#SundayRunningReflections  Today called for an “Easy 6″ ….  As I ran, I began reflecting that the “easy” pace I was running today sure didn’t feel easy six months ago. Six months ago, the exact same pace was “hard!”  “Easy” and “hard” are relative terms. The reason I was enjoying the easy pace of today was because of the “hardening” effect of the hard days from the past.

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. The New Living Translation reads, “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” 

The hope that comes from this passage helps make my “hard” days in life “easy” or at least easier. It reminds me that my trials are really small compared to what the man who wrote that passage endured and what many around me are experiencing. It underscores that my trials are temporary. It encourages me to endure the hardships of life with joy knowing that one day all of this will pass away and I will enjoy the presence of Christ, forever.

 

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Rock Star Pastors

•August 29, 2014 • 10 Comments

Rock Star Pastors

I hate to speak against the Church or various movements within the Church, but I have to admit that it has always bothered me to see the way many pastors seem to set themselves up as “rock stars” within their congregations and within the Christian world.  And sometimes it’s not that they set themselves up as rock stars, but it’s their churches or Christians in general who elevate them to that status.

I am happy that these pastors and ministries often win souls to Christ.  At least the message of the good news of Christ is being proclaimed (Philippians 1:15-18). That is why I normally don’t speak against others or write blog posts like this.

However, in the past few weeks we’ve seen the sad events unfold around the indiscretions of Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, and this has renewed my concerns about this approach to Christianity.  Let me say here that I am not trying to say that Mark has sought that rock star status.  I have no way of being able to discern his motives.  He has clearly done many great things for God’s Kingdom and has rescued many souls along the way.  And I don’t believe the last chapter has been written for his ministry.

I just feel like pastors, ministries, churches, etc. that have a rock star mentality are extremely vulnerable to Satan’s attacks, and there is a huge risk of hurting a lot of people who are watching.  The rock star model for ministry leadership is certainly not a healthy, sustainable approach.

Jesus never set Himself up as a rock star.  If anyone could have done so, it would have been the Son of God.  But that was not his approach.  No laser light shows, no smoke machines, no tour buses.  Jesus modeled servanthood, humility, and sacrifice.

Consider the most amazing sermon that has ever been delivered on this side of the universe:  The Sermon on the Mount.  Here are a few snippets that contrast greatly with the rock star mentality that we see so often today:

Matthew 5

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 

5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. 

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. 

7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. 

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. 

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. 

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 

12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 

14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 

15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

Later in the same sermon, Jesus rebukes those who do their spiritual work in order to be seen and honored by men.  Ponder His words here:

Matthew 6

1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 

2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 

3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 

4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. 

5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 

6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 

7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 

8 Therefore do not be like them.

 

Likewise, Paul also echoed this humble approach.  For instance he made these statements to the believers in Philippi:

Philippians 2

3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 

4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. 

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 

6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 

7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

 

My hope is that pastors and churches and ministries will work to make Christ the true Star of their ministries.  Self-promotion needs to go.  Celebrity status should be rejected.

Pastors, resist the seductive lure of fame and popularity. Do not allow people to lift you up, and certainly do not engage in self-promotion. Work to become invisible so that others can see Christ through you.

Church members, avoid the tendency to elevate Christian leaders to rock star status. They are simply people, just like you.

For another interesting twist on this subject check out this podcast by Brant Hansen here (Brant and Sherri).

 

By the way, I’d love to hear your comments about this subject.  Do you agree with me here?  Disagree?  Let me hear your feedback!

 

 


 

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