Set Your Mind on the Miracle

Do you ever get discouraged when standing in faith? Do you look at the time gone by and think; God would have done it by now? Maybe it is not God’s will to heal me. I don’t know about you, but believing for healing is something I’ve struggled with; I’ve heard all kinds of things throughout my life. God’s got a purpose in your cerebral palsy; the greatest healing is in eternity, and on in on it goes. Even then, you can get to the “dark side” of faith with things like, my grandmother was the most saintly woman I knew; she prayed and believed God and died of fill in the blank.

I admit; there are things I don’t have an answer for, but as I began to read the Bible at the beginning of October, I noticed the different names of God in The Complete Jewish Bible. The names caught my attention; names that mean healer, provider, protector, and so on. As I read, I began to see that my faith had to be in what God’s Word said. I couldn’t allow questions or man-made doctrines to usurp what is written in the Bible. We will go through hard times, and our faith will be tested.

May your darkest days become your most precious times enveloped and transformed in the arms and the Spirit of the Lord.

Pastor Tiz, Miracles by the Moment, pg. 95

As I read Genesis through Leviticus, I got a copy of Pastor’s Larry and Tiz Huch’s new book, Miracles by the Moment. It tells the story of the miracle their grandson, Lion received and how the Lord brought Pastor Tiz through cancer. But more than the testimony pastors Larry and Tiz take you inside their journey, through the struggle, tears, and standing in faith even when it would have been easier to give up.

Through both of these back-to-back diagnoses, the family’s motto was “set your mind on the miracle.” This book doesn’t give you a view of faith that ignores the problems or acts like every day is easy. Tiz is honest and tells of her struggle and even tells of the worst day she had as she broke down in tears thinking she wasn’t going to make it through. 

On pages 115-117, she tells you the eight things she did to overcome the spirit of heaviness as she had to stay home from church on Sundays. As a pastor’s wife who is engaged in the life of the congregation and doing television programs with her husband, you can imagine how her world was rocked when she had to put that aside for a season.

I believe this book will give you what Tiz calls a “faith infusion.” We’ve all heard stories of people who believed and didn’t receive, we’ve heard all the reasons why we should just accept the sovereign plan of God. But I have a question if God gives all the sicknesses, why does Acts 10:38 say, “How God anointed Jesus who went about doing good and healing all those oppressed of the devil”?

The devil doesn’t care if you believe God can work miracles. What he doesn’t want you to believe is that God will do it for you.

Pastor Larry, Miracles by the Moment, pg. 212

Pastor Larry finishes out the book with chapters on not limiting God. As I finished that part of the book I wrote the following in my journal,

“Don’t limit God.” There are those who say we can’t limit God. They will take away the healing Scriptures and make them mean something else. They take sovereignty to a level that glorifies suffering and borderline condemn the desire to be healed. In reading this book I saw a balanced and biblical view of healing and miracles. One that didn’t act like faith stopped all hardships, but also one that didn’t let hardship stop them from believing for a miracle and total health. I pray I come to that place of biblical truth and quit letting what men say talk me out of the plain meaning of the Word. 

Scripture says that we nullify the Word of God by our traditions. I have been in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches all my life and some of the teachings are off but I will not let that negate the truth of Scripture.

I was born with a heart condition and I have a minor case of cerebral palsy but as I read Miracles by the Moment and kept reading through the Torah, faith began to spark in me. I believe if we would put aside all the negatives, all the reasons why God won’t, and all the “testimonies” of people who believed but didn’t receive and immerse ourselves in the Word and faith-building books we will see our faith rise.

For those who understandably still have the thought, but what if the healing still doesn’t come? I want to share a passage with you,

Daniel 3:15-18 NKJV “Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?” 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

Our God is able, He will, but if not…

This is faith. Faith doesn’t arbitrarily surrender to sovereignty – faith believes for healing, believes for a miracle, faith believes. And, not but, and faith will still believe even when the answer doesn’t come in the timing we want or the way that we want.

Faith is trusting what God says, and there are over eight thousand promises in the Bible. In the back of the book, Tiz includes one-hundred healing Scriptures she declared every day. That is faith. Don’t think; name it and claim it, think believing the Word of God, think, taking hold of the promise!

If you are facing a diagnosis, have given up on receiving healing, or like me, have gone back and forth on whether or not God will heal you – I believe, Miracles by the Moment; will give you the faith infusion you need.

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