The Beginning of the Manifestations of the Healing of my Spirit, Soul, and Body – Part 3
As I surrendered to a change of attitude and sought self-discipline through the power of the Holy Spirit within, I was given an awareness of my words, spoken and unspoken, and their power to create for good or evil. I understood that out of the abundance of our heart the mouth speaks and thus expects in return.
Father told me to pay attention to what I feed my spirit, revealing that as we think so we do and receive in return. After that, I was surprised to hear all the negative belief systems and words which came out of my mouth and recognized that a lot of them controlled my thinking. I chose to stand against them with the scriptures He gave me to stand upon in their place. His Holy Spirit within began teaching me to think upon that which is lovely and of a good report. (Philippians 4:8) Other scriptures reminded me I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and gave me a new life/beginning as a new creation in Christ through our union. Through my born again experience I was coming to know experientially that “Greater is He within me than he who is in/of the world.”
My understanding of myself as a whole being, a new creation in Christ, one who is being conformed to the image of Christ through my daily relationship/union with His Spirit and through the renewing of the spirit of my mind through the mind/spirit/words of Christ continued as well as my understanding of Father's desire to heal me on all levels (spirit, soul, and body) through a fiery trial. This trial would build my faith and cause my relationship with our dear Lord to be transformed. It began when I started experiencing pain in my side.
The pain was excruciating... like acid burning deep within. I was diagnosed with a tubular pregnancy. The doctor scheduled me for surgery. When I told a woman at church, she suggested I read about all of the ways Jesus healed people in the Bible as evidence of Father's will for us. Of course I thought, “Father gave life to this body... He can heal it!”
Studying the Bible was a new experience for me and I found myself devouring it like one who had been starving and was in need of much nourishment. My faith being increased through reading these incredible testimonies, I was moved to pray, "Father, I have a surgery scheduled, and I am afraid. You know all the facts. You made this body so I am asking You to heal it. I am going to pray and yield to the words of Your Spirit praying through me with the gift of prayer while I wait for Your will to be done." Fully expecting to be healed or for something to happen to tell me why not, I waited upon Him as I prayed in the Spirit. I had a prayer language which empowered Him to pray the perfect prayer on my behalf.
As I prayed and tried to quiet my mind so I could listen for His voice, I noticed a quiet voice speaking from deep within repeating, "Go off of the pill."
When it finally registered, I responded, "Go off of the pill?"
To my amazement the voice of Father’s Spirit answered, "I am the Creator of life and death. I desire for you to trust Me with your entire life, including birth control. You have no need of it. You know you are not the one in control now, having surrendered your life to me for My eternal purpose and plan. It would be foolish to continue. If I desire a life to come forth it will. If this is not My plan, it won't. Trust Me and obey."
Come back next week to read part 4 of my testimony.
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