It’s been months since I’ve written a blog entry, but since we last spoke – God put me in charge of a munchkin. She was born in February, and I’m still amazed the hospital sent me home with her. She was four-and-a-half pounds, four weeks early, and entirely dependent on me and my husband to care for her.
I got lost for a few weeks in the chaos of midnight feedings, poopy diapers, and crying spells – until I remembered God moved mountains to get her here (the full story is in my blog “A Beautiful Outcome”). I figure he must have big plans for her life, and it’s up to me to shepherd her towards that future. God needs me to keep her happy and healthy so His will can manifest fully in her life.
Luckily, God is not the only one that can move mountains. God also gave us the power and authority to move mountains with our words. For example, when symptoms or side-effects attack me physically, I operate within my authority in Christ to command them to go. He told us to speak to the problem so the problem will move.
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 (NKJV)
While I have used this concept to get myself and others well numerous times, I realized God granted me this same authority over my household, which includes my husband and newborn daughter. God needs me to rest in the knowledge I have spent the last several years learning about my authority in Christ.
My favorite saying I picked up from Curry Blake is “Don’t talk to the Father about the problem. Talk to the problem about the Father!” Instead of praying to God to heal myself or my family, I remind the attacker that I am a child of God and it must leave me alone. God already answered my prayer for healing when Christ died on the cross; now I need to stop the evil one from trying to steal my health.
James 4:7 promises, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
What Christ accomplished on the cross gave me authority over Satan and his demons, and it is my responsibility to bring the perfection of heaven into the realities of earth – not just for me, but for my household.
I know God’s perfect will for my daughter is good, pleasing, and perfect because it is a promise in His Word. I know this translates to divine health, prosperity and joy. So I plan to take everything I have learned about divine healing and apply it to my daughter’s life.
Maybe the past few years have been training for this next assignment called parenthood? Welcome to the next phase of my simple, yet supernatural life!
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)