Things Above

June 17, 2014

Colossians 3:1-3 1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

 

Yesterday I had a bit of a struggle: I’m still sick after three months of gut pain and debilitating discomfort. My Obama healthcare plan, which I make small monthly payments to use, is still useless. I have a healthcare card that displays "inactive", and the Washignton Health Exchange cannot fix or remedy the I.T. problem, neither can my Doctor work for free. I was prophetically encouraged to trust God, and that “He has this matter under control.” Yet…I am still sick. Why God? Do you have this, or not? Do I bail on healthcare all together? There is nothing inherently evil or wrong about healthcare, and so I still wait. Do I go off on the next supervisor that tells me, “We will look into this Mr. Johnson?” Do I threaten people with manipulative and menacing promises of revenge? God…what do you want me to do? My emotions say “strike out!” Logic says “hire an attorney.”  My spiritual side longing for signs, miracles, and wonders, says “dump healthcare…sign up for Jesusheals.com.” Yesterday, with some prayerful time with God in my back pocket, I did what I could do, and felt compelled to do: I drafted up a letter and sent it off to our District Representatives, and a State Senator. But my most powerful ally and best friend is Jesus. He sent an advocate, the Holy Spirit, to contend for me, and help in my time of need. I choose to set my mind and my heart on The Kingdom of God. Earthly things will fail…God will not fail. The answer to this “healthcare” dilemma continues to be God…he is the final authority; his arm is not too short. My focus for healing remains on Him. I choose the “things above” as my ultimate solution.

 

Help me Lord to continue to focus on and trust in Your solution. My mind is on you...my hope is in you. Amen

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