Don’t Settle

Have you ever cried out to God for healing and found yourself rationalizing that it would be ok even if things were just a little better? Perhaps you say, “Maybe Christ will allow the pain to stop hurting for a while, or maybe my friend’s cancer will go into remission, so he can rest from Chemo. Maybe I can forgive at least one of the people who hurt me, or maybe I can give up my addiction for a while.”

I was in intense prayer the other day and found myself thinking about all the examples of people in the Bible who Jesus healed. That is when it dawned on me that those people were healed totally and completely from that which they suffered.

Jesus didn’t just drive out one of the demons or heal just one of the two men who were demon possessed. He healed them from enough demons to fill a herd of pigs (Matt 8:28-32). Jesus didn’t just heal one of the blind beggars, he healed them both (Matt 20: 29-34).The lame man didn’t get up and limp around. He got up, carried his mat and walked all the way home (Matt 9:6-7). The man with leprosy was completely cured and healed immediately by Jesus (Matt 8:1-3).

At that moment I realized that I had been settling with the thought of partial healing. That is when I began to cry out to Jesus for complete healing of my mind, body and soul. I’m not satisfied with who I am in a world where man is broken by sin. I want it all, all that Christ has for me. After all, I am his child.

Romans 8:10,11 says, ” But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.”

Romans 8:16,17 says, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs- heirs of God and co- heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Now when I pray, I pray for complete healing in Jesus name.