I want to encourage all of you with a little something God was teaching me this past week... I was sick for about 2 weeks with a nasty cold and sinus infection that made my head hurt so much I literally couldnt do a thing! I kept praying for healing and wasnt getting any better, but worse! i went to a friend of my family who is a Christian and a chiropractor, and more homeopathic medicine doctor... so he adjusted me and i was telling him about my sickness... he does a muscle strength test when he is checking you to adjust, so he will touch a certain part of your neck or back and you hold your arm out strait in front of you and as he touches the place he presses down on your arm, if its a place of weakness that needs adjusting your arm will drop when he presses down on it and if not your able to hold it out... so he touches under my eye/my sinuses and my arm drops... he asks me if there is anything bothering me lately, and tells me to think of it, so i am thinking... okay i got it - i think of how i need a job - and he tests my arm as i am thinking of it, and he says - no thats not it - haha is there anything else... so i think and think, whats truly really bothering me... well the truth was i wanted to be healed and hadnt been and wanted so badly to be well! so i thought of that and my arm dropped, wow, okay so he says well that was it so whatever it was you should deal with that pray about it and let it go... so i ended up telling him what it was - he said okay so you have doubt that God is really going to heal you and thats bothering you? YES! wow, so we go through a process of letting that doubt go, and then i realize its not just the doubt but i had tons of shame from the fact that i felt like i didnt have enough faith to get healed! so i told him that, we prayed through releasing the shame until it was totally gone! the enemy wanted to get me caught up in double negative thinking so that i doubted that i would get healed and then had shame on myself for doubting and so on.... this pushed me further away from God constantly! So once i accepted myself because God does and released the negative thoughts and proclaimed that i do have faith to be healed! i had huge breakthrough in intimacy with God and literally within hours i was well! healed! the Bible says that our mind is so powerful, that the mind controlled by the spirit it life and peace! even to our bodies! much more all the rest of us! This was huge for me to realize the power of our thoughts, and to recognize and release negative thoughts - if it is not good, a fruit of the spirit, life, peace, joy... then it is not from God and we dont want it! I hope this encourages someone to release their negative thoughts and realize the power the enemy has in our mind if we let him, and how much power God has when we let our mind be controlled by Holy Spirit! :D
how God says it -
Romans 8:6 ASV
For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
Colossians 3:2 ASV
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.
Titus 1:15 ASV
To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Ephesians 4:23 NIV
to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
1 Peter 5:8
Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Psalm 139:23 NIV
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Proverbs 14:30 NIV
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.