Sunday, August 07, 2011

You never know what God's going to use to heal you

A few weeks ago I wrote this post about the unorthodox method that is working to heal Max's ears.  In case you're wondering what this remarkable treatment is, it's  Vagisil!!   Seriously.   I was pleasantly surprised to come home from General Council and find that his ears are looking SO amazing, you can hardly tell there was even anything wrong!  Two very tiny little scabs are healing up and will soon be gone and his ears will be just PERFECT.  They actually already look perfect -- you have to really look to see the scabs.  In a few more days after a few more applications there will not be a trace of this problem he has had for almost a year before this strange treatment that brought the answer.

Although both of the boys were a little disconcerted that I asked them to apply the Vagisil twice a day to his ears while I was gone in Phoenix they nevertheless obeyed my wishes.  (Thank you, Dustin and Jordan!!) 

I got to thinking about this today and the truth is, God sends all kinds of solutions our way to bring healing that we don't expect.  I've had people walk into my life that I didn't expect that were God's hand extended to me.  If I wouldn't have received them into my life, I may not have received healing. Celebration Church has been a place of healing for me too.  I've been supernaturally healed before at an altar - more than once.

It's important to keep our eyes open to all the many ways that God works and might use people or things to do His work.  If we get stuck in what we've always known, done or been comfortable with -- we just might miss a miracle.

I'm really thanking God that when a new friend suggested this unorthodox treatment for Max's ears, I didn't scoff or simply stick the to the same method we've been trying for a year with no results.   He would still have bleeding ears and be shaking his head and scratching everyday if we would have kept all that up.  Keep in mind as well that I have also anointed Max with oil and prayed a prayer of healing over him, many times.  Nothing happened when I did that, but God DID chose to heal him through a bizarre method.  I know it's not that I lack anointing or am not praying in faith believing.  I've laid hands on crippled people who have instantly been healed and thrown down the crutches, and other supernatural occurrences.  God also supernaturally healed Maddie when we prayed.  But with Max, something different happened. 

I honestly consider what I received about Max to be a word of wisdom.

Laugh if you want, but my God is bigger than traditional ways and He is not limited to ways and means we have always known.  

I know God put this new friend in my house that night to meet Max and give this word of wisdom to bring about his healing.  If you didn't figure it out already, Max means a lot to me.  When he hurts, I hurt and it is a great blessing to me to have his ears healed. 

God works through ALL 9 Supernatural gifts of the spirit, He works through things besides them as well, and well, I guess He even worked through Vagisil.  Sorry if that messes with your religious paradigm.

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