Is there something that you have dealt with your entire life? Is it hard for you to believe for your own healing? Jesus asked people, “Do you want to be well?” The answer seems obvious but many identify with their own oppression, handicap, or sickness. Whether you were born this way or recently diagnosed, God wants you well!
I was a normal kid growing up. I played sports as a youth and thought I was going to the Major Leagues or NBA. However, I wasn’t that good. I was tall for my class but I lacked the speed necessary to be of any significant value to a team. My major setback: I was born pigeon toed.
I didn’t think much of it except when I tripped over my own two feet. When I did, it was embarrassing, especially when another classmate pointed out that I “walked funny”. So I just ignored it and lived to deal with it. I wore insoles for my shoes that helped “correct” my walk. I certainly didn't lose sleep over it.
I was raised in a home unaware of the availability of Jesus’ healing power to move in and through believers. We went to church but it was pretty boring compared to what I see and experience now. I never saw miracles, healing, signs or wonders. I never heard a prophetic word or someone speak in tongues until I was a junior in high school. Being saved was all there was. Heaven was something we waited for, never something we bring to earth. God's will was more of a guessing game rather than being realized through a relationship with Him. Being raised in a church like this, I never had anyone in my life that was baptized and anointed with the Holy Spirit to pray for healing. I, being ignorant of the power for God to heal today, never sought this kind of help from a believer.
When I finally learned what was available through the finished work of the cross (beyond the forgiveness of sin), I felt robbed. I felt robbed that I had no teaching growing up about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I was clueless. It wasn’t my parents’ fault. They were clueless too. Nobody had ever taught them either. When I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, a passion was stirred to make sure others who wanted everything God had for them were not robbed any longer like I was. Ever since, the power of the Holy Spirit has wrecked me. Now, I want it to wreck my generation, the next generation, and every generation to follow. Our influence isn’t limited to our generation. Our mission is to affect nations and generations.
By this time, I have seen many people healed. But I never received healing for my pigeon toed self. One morning, at Destiny Church in Spruce Pine, NC, my friend Aaron was healed of the opposite problem I had. Rather than having feet that turned in, his feet turned out. Our friend Richard spoke a healing word over Aaron and his feet began to straighten out. Later that night at Immersion on Appalachian State’s campus, I heard the testimony. If it happened to Aaron, I wanted healing too! God is not a God of favorites – He loves us all equally!
I asked Richard to speak a healing word over me and I began to feel my feet turn out with sensations moving all the way up to my knees. I stood up, moved around, began to walk, and my walk turned into a run as I thanked Jesus while getting used to my “new feet”.
The Lord wants your lost years restored. He wants you stirred to believe for your own miracle, healing, and breakthrough. Don’t be robbed another second. Receive the fullness of His love now!