As I was writing this devotion series, I thought Part 16 was its conclusion. But God gave me a new ending. During the last few days, I've been pestered by a virus. I began to focus on my small maladies--to the point of self-pity, a variety of remedies and a restriction of normal activities--including church!
Early this morning, I received a Holy Spirit message, entitled 'Proclaim Health.' Maybe because we serve a God Who 'Calls those things which do not exist as though they did' (Romans 4:17). Maybe because He intends us to follow His lead. Maybe I should stop saying maybe.
Here's what God said to me:
'Proclaim health. I have given it to you and your house in abundance. Take possession of it. Do not disown it by your mouth. It is yours to enjoy. When pests come, ignore them or destroy them, but do not dwell upon them. Neither make a place for them. If you become preoccupied with them, they will multiply--and your gift will become weed-ridden at best and stolen at worst.'
Actors, models and talent for Christ: you are my house. You are my kin, and we dwell together on this journey into the field of dreams. God has given us health to enjoy. Let us take possession of it.
'Therefore understand today that the Lord your God is He Who goes over before you as a consuming Fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said to you' (Deuteronomy 9:3).
Them? Pests--of illness. I call them demons. Only their healing is impossible.
As for me and my house, we choose life.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Impossible Healings series.