God in the Midst

Have you ever had a meltdown at work?  I had a mini-meltdown today.  I lost my vision of God and saw only my reaction to someone’s acrimonious comment.  I did not keep my peace, I chose to become angry, hurt, and unsure I was able to do the task set before me.  But after a friend prayed with me I felt immediate peace from God and continued through the busy day.

imageedit_15_9473772395After work I called one of my dearest friends to meet me at the lake. I was tired of the recent gray, drizzly days and the sun was out. No matter where we meet, we usually walk, talk, pray, intercede, and encourage each other.  But we always invite God to be in the midst of our time together.  This evening’s walk was so awesome!  God was depositing wisdom, bringing to remembrance His Word, and what He had shown us, teaching us as we walked and enjoyed His glorious creation.  And I’m so very thankful He will never leave us, nor forsake us.

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

But what happened at the end of our walk together, I pray dear Lord, that I never forget!  As we approached our vehicles, I said to Kristie, that as I’ve watched or listened to different churches in their worship service, I didn’t understand why like Kristie and another friend, Lisa, how God could just get them to such a place of joy where they were rolling on the floor laughing. While, I on the other hand, was always brought to weeping.  She encouraged me by telling me that maybe it’s because God is giving each person what they need in that exact moment.  She saw me as a happy person, joyful most of the time, so maybe that was why.  I accepted that, thinking I would talk to God about it more when I got home.

Then I felt the urge to have her pray for me regarding my eyes.  I had been seeing small black floaties in my vision off and on in both eyes over the last 6 months or more that came and went.  At times I even batted at the air because I thought one was a bug that flown too close to me.  I have been claiming my healing, declaring God’s Word and reminding God that He IS the Great Physician, He is My Healer, etc.  But Kristie is an Elder in the church and the bibles says:

14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:14-16)

And what happened next, I pray I never forget.  But first read the scripture below:

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mudand said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.  (John 9:1-7)

Kristie put her hands on my eyes and prayed. Then went through the motion as if she spit in her hands, picked up mud, applied it to my eyes and prayed once more.  And I immediately began to almost fall backward, grabbing her arms as I kept stepping back and laughed with joy!  I was immediately drunk in the Spirit!

Praise God for who He is!  He is the omnipotent, omnipresent God who heals yet today! He is the God who meets us in the midst!

 

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