Sunday, October 12, 2014

Want what I'm offering? - In Jesus - 10-11-2014

Earlier today I went to the mall as I wanted to see if I could exchange some defective shoe insoles that I had purchased a couple months ago and gladly I was able to exchanged them! Yay! The store was on the outer edge of the mall and I was going to just head on my way out the parking lot but then thought I should go back and walk around the mall to see if I could find anyone to pray for, at least one person. While in the mall I met James. A Christian man who was walking with one of those rollator walkers. I found out he had osteoarthritis in his knees and the pain was about a 5 out of 10. He let me pray the first time and when asked if there was any change he said there wasn't and how he thought it will all be in God's timing. So I shared some truth regarding God's healing with him about how He has already done the work to bring about healing for us by His wounds (1 Peter 2:24), we just have to appropriate it now in our bodies or those of others by faith. He let me pray again and it got a bit better. I forgot to ask what level on the scale this time though. I prayed one more time even though he seemed a bit reluctant as he seemed like he was in a little bit of a rush to get going. It got a bit better still, thank You Jesus for a bit better. He said that he was more so encouraged that I stopped to pray for him. He thought it was a nice gift for his birthday which was on Monday, the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Some people just need someone to stop and talk with them and they are blessed. I also approached a man with a sling around his arm, but he, or more so his girlfriend, didn't want any of what I was offering. He seemed to need her approval.

I left the mall and in the parking lot I ran into a girl named Holly. She had sneezed a couple times and I yelled out bless you. So I approached her to see if she was sick or had allergies. She was just coming off of a bout with Mono. She said the symptoms weren't bad any longer, but just getting better. She let me pray. She didn't seem to experience a change but she let me lay hands on her shoulder so she will recover (Mark 16:18) Well, of course she would recover anyway, but I believe more so quickly. She seemed to appreciate that I stopped her to pray for her. I had the sense she didn't know Jesus though and I didn't get to share the gospel with her. She was in a rush too it seemed. But I believe she'll be free and have some thinking to do. Not every situation turns out as perfect as we'd like. I think sometimes they are just little seeds planted and not always with words.

I then went for a nice long walk at the park. Early on in the walk, I saw a man walking toward me and I thought I heard in my heart/spirit that he had back problems. I asked him once he got up to me, and he said "no, why?" I just said that "I just had the sense that you had back pain, that's all". He said "no, but I actually have pain from arthritis in my feet." I believe he said it was about a 4 out of 10. I didn't tell him why I was asking and had the sense not to. After he told me the level I just said, "Can I show you something? I'm just going to put my hands on them, ok?" He said "Ok, sure." I simply touched the first foot and then the next and then spoke very quietly under my breath commanding the pain to go in Jesus' name. I asked him how they were doing, if there was any pain. He said "I don't know if it's just my mind or what, but they do feel better. Why, what did you do?" I then explained "Well, I did that in the name of Jesus. I am a Christian and I believe that He will heal people and He does that to show you that He is real." He immediately said "Oh, Ok. Thank you." then shook my hand and high tailed it out of there. Haha. He didn't want to hear it, but God did a number on him I believe. Or maybe he'll just brush it off as me tricking his mind. The Lord only knows. More seeds. haha. Thank You Lord. I also approached another man who was walking but as soon as he heard "I pray for people..." He just turned to walk away and said thanks anyway.

I then stopped at Bulk Barn on the way to my parents place for dinner and got some almonds and green tea. I was informed that the store was closing in 5 minutes while going through the isles. So, while paying for my items I asked the girl at the cash register if she was happy the day was over for her. She was, emphatically. I then asked if she had pain in her feet. She said she sure did, with a lot of emphasis again. I asked if I could pray for them for the pain to go. She didn't hear me or maybe was surprised at my request, so I repeated and said she would love that. I said I'm just going to put my hand on your shoulder here and pray, then put my hand on her shoulder, and the two ladies she had just finished with, who were lingering around standing beside me, high tailed it out of the store. Some people get afraid of this stuff it seems. Then I spoke "Pain get out of this girls feet right now, in the name of Jesus." I asked her where the pain was and she said she doesn't know. She can't find it. Hehehe, I love that! She was quite amazed. I had the sense she knew Jesus and after asking I found that she did. So I shared with her about how she can do that too and it will bring glory to Jesus and help others to believe in Him. She was amazed and thankful. Thank You Lord! The store manager was holding the door to shoo us out. So I asked him if he had any health issues that he was dealing with but he said he didn't and really didn't seem interested in what I was offering.

Christian, disciple of Jesus, do you know that you can be used by God to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, etc? He will use you. Just step out and love on someone. You will see. It will bless you and them and bring Jesus glory. :)

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

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