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Aug 4/2015

Gate Community Summer - Day 44

Remember the three questions we asked yesterday when  thinking about asking God to heal something in your life. 

  1. What do I want God to do for me (spiritually, physically, and emotionally)?
  2. What are my reasons for wanting to be healed? List them in order of importance.
  3. Are there changes God wants me to make that could be hindering my health? Meditate on these scriptures for guidance and clarity?

Let's add another couple passages from God's Word to meditate on...

Colossians 3:1-11 

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

What do hear in these passages about healing?

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Charles said on November 19, 2015

I totally agree, livnig above reproach is an important aspect in the lives of christians, however: who says that van wasn't driven by 2 missionaries determined to make a change. Jesus sat with sinners and cared more about the impact of his ministry than the status of his reputation. The world sees things and only takes one single-minded thought on it, but it is our job as philosophers to inspect every angle for a another possible solution to what we see. ~ AlexanderB.