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You are our Healer!
At the gym on Tuesday, an older woman came into our Pilates class limping badly. She is in great shape and very athletic. When we asked her what had happened, she said she didn’t know but she had been in pain for several days. She has been training for a marathon. When class was finished, I explained that Jesus still heals and asked her if I could pray for her. She said yes! As I prayed, her eyes filled with tears. When I finished, she said that no one had ever done that for her before. She thanked me and I told her to test it out and expect to see a difference. I went to get changed and when I was walking to my car, I saw her ahead of me. I asked her how she felt now. And she looked surprised and said that it felt better. She couldn’t believe it and repeated that it felt fine. I told her to say, “Thank you Jesus” and she did. We had class again Friday and when I asked her how she was, she first gave me the standard “fine” but then she remembered her foot and with a big smile said “Oh I’m great. Yes I am all better.” Thank you Jesus that You are the same today, yesterday and forever. You are our Healer!
“Jesus leads, the devil drives” is something I have heard many times. About 18 months ago, I asked the Lord for help as I felt that I had always been very driven plus I was driving my loved ones especially in a controlling fashion. Jesus helped me understand what He was saying in Matthew 11:30: “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. I “ate” this verse and with God’s help started to practice what it meant to give my challenges to Jesus (i.e. hitting the forward button and sending it to Him for direction). I have noticed less fear in me of the unknown or when challenges come my way. Anxiety has gone down. I don’t hurt as easy. I am less controlling of my loved ones and trusting plus believing that He has the perfect plan for my kids, my loving husband and my elderly mother. I have come to understand that God can be everything to me. Even when I can play golf all by myself when no one is able to join me, Jesus was my golf partner. He is even better than Tiger Woods! I am also slowly and surely enabling my kids less. I look forward to not enabling them at all and instead praying for them and being there for them when they come for advice or ask for my opinion or help. I have noticed my kids being more happier and growing slowly and surely more independent. Best of all, I am more relaxed, enjoying life and being more peaceful. I enjoy doing my everyday work more with Jesus leading. I know that challenges will come my way and when they do I ask God to help me be cool, calm and controlled like a well running nuclear power plant unit. Thank you to you my Bridge family for your love and support over the years and most of all for gently walking with me.
THE LORD IS NEAR TO ALL WHO CALL ON HIM
Thank you all for praying for Abishek. As most of you may know, we have been praying for his healing. We came to know that he has a cyst in his spleen last summer. It ruptured and he was in great pain. We were waiting for surgery but God had another plan. He directed us to a surgeon who wanted to wait and observe for some time rather than the immediate surgery. We did the ultra sound this Monday and the CYST HAS SHRUNK TO 1/3 OF IT’S SIZE. PRAISE THE LORD …… no need for surgery.
Psalm 145:18-19 The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; He hears their cry and saves them.
Thank you church for all your prayers and support.
Miracles happen every second!
“We’re sorry, we have bad news for you. The cancer has spread to 3 areas.” These were the words that the doctors had told my mom as she lay on her hospital bed with my Dad by her side 3 Sundays ago.
The doctors had done the PET scan for the bones and had suggested to begin radiation treatments immediately.
Long story short, God moved and His people prayed. The MRI and biopsy results came back negative and I flew back to Toronto leaving behind a mom with ZERO cancer in her body and a bunch of very confused doctors.
2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us”.
God be glorified. Thank you for all your prayers.
Miracles happen every second. God is not limited by the results. Even when the doctors and scans show something sinister, our God is not confined by human results or probability. Praise the Lord for His amazing grace, God-fearing parents who walk in His faith and for a praying family and church. God be glorified!