The more I encounter the healing words of God, the more convinced I am that it must be a book where the principles can be applied easily into our lives. Recently, my son sprained his ankle and could not attend school for a day. I had attempted to use cold compression to help him but he found it too cold. It is sad to see him hopping around in the house, moving from one place to another.
So, I asked myself:"If he is now healed and that is what I want him to be, what would he be doing now?" I recalled images of him playing Lego in his own room, moving freely like before from one place to another. In short, I imagined him as already recovered rather than recovering stage. When we moved to the end, the final stage where things that we want to see happen, we naturally conjure up feelings of relieve, peace and joy.
By bringing the future of him (already recovered stage) into the present (what he does daily if he had not sprained his ankle), I begin to feel and realised that I am less worried, picking up on him to be more careful, to be doing this or that.
I simply just believe he is healed. Period.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
It does not say I am going to overcome the world but have overcome the world. See the difference ? \\
John 14.1 : Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me.
As parents, you can truly relate to this verse whenever your children falls sick. Prior to this, my son too had a fever and I used the same principle and heal him. I did nothing for him except prayers, standing firm in my belief he is already healed (although my physical eyes sees him resting on bed)but in my mind's eyes, he is playing and having a good time with his Lego toys.
Next, we also became concerned with his grades at school. My wife and I were discussing whether to send him to tuition classes. I discovered much later when either of us is coaching him, we were not in the best state of mind, raising our voice and becoming impatient to him. That does not help in his self confidence. Perhaps, we are helpless too as adults, having to juggle so many things in life and fail to understand why can't he do better at school.
In the fast pace of life, we want quick remedy, so we resort to short term actions - raising voice and picking on him (sorry son), it did little to lift up the grades really.
Once again, I am humbled by Proverbs 3:5-6 : Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your path straight.
I am guilty of putting God not at first place in all circumstances of our lives. I feel as parents, this is our responsibility and we must do something, source for help from other parents, etc instead of approaching God first thing first. Big or small, I make a conscious effort to consult God on all matters from now onwards!
Praise the Lord and Thank you God for continuously blessing my family in our finances, relationship, children, health and all aspects of our lives.