God says, ‘Prayer is My idea!!
When do we pray?
We pray when we receive the witness in our spirit from Holy Spirit! That is where the anointing to heal is. When we are moved by Holy Spirit, we become co-labourers with Jesus and we invite Him to move on the situation we are praying for.
In John 5:19 Jesus says, “I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord) but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way (in His turn).” (AMP).
Not long ago I sensed Jesus say to me “Stop searching for burdens that are not yours to carry.” And then I heard Him say to me, ‘When your hands are full of burdens they are not open and empty to receive Me. I am the One you are to carry; you are to carry My Presence to a lost and dying world.”
Matthew 11:28-29 is all about giving our burdens to Jesus. Taking His yoke, finding rest – for His burdens are light. Not heavy. We do not have to carry any heaviness, any burdens in the healing ministry. We’re to give them to Jesus, as the title of a new Prayer Journal recently released by Heidi Baker says: ‘God’s Got This.’ Yes He has, God has got this!!!
God says, ‘Prayer is My idea!’
Jesus is our role model. We follow Him. Jesus says: “Your business is life, not death. FOLLOW ME, Pursue life!” (Matthew 8:22 The Message Bible)
We follow Him.
Our business is life, not death, and we are to follow Him! To pursue life! And to PRAY FOR THE SICK. As Jesus did.
‘And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom and curing all kinds of diseases and every weakness and infirmity. (Matthew 9:35) commissioned and Qualified
Declaring God’s word is powerful. I use many declarations to build myself up! One of my favourite declarations is from Bill Johnson’s book ‘Experiencing the Impossible’.
‘I believe in the thorough work of Christ on the cross. It was for me.
I believe the Father’s perspectives can be mine.
So I declare that the blood of Jesus qualified me for the Holy Spirit. I am qualified.
I declare that the Holy Spirit qualified me for every good work modelled by Jesus. I am qualified.
My confidence is in what God has accomplished for me on my behalf.
I will not dishonour Him by embracing fear above faith or turning my focus from Him to myself.
My faith is alive and practical and looking for another expression today that God may be glorified.’
Once whilst on holiday in France my husband and I were travelling by train, we sat opposite two ladies. One of the ladies had hurt her leg and was in pain. I was quietly having a conversation with God, saying ‘Lord I want to offer to pray but these ladies may not speak English and I can’t speak French.’ Immediately I heard the words from the above declaration ‘I will not dishonour Him by embracing fear above faith and turning my focus from Him to myself. My faith is alive and practical and looking for another expression today for God to be glorified.’ With that I took a big breath, opened up a conversation, discovered they were able to speak a little English and was then blessed with the opportunity to pray. At the next stop the ladies got off the train, smiling and waving to us as they left! I turned to my husband and said,
‘That was good wasn’t it?’
He replied, ‘Well it would be if we knew she was healed!’
The next day in a different city we came upon these two ladies again!!
A chance encounter?
In broken English the lady told us her leg was completely better and that she had been walking all day, even up and down steps, totally pain free! Thank You Jesus!!