Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's All In the Seed

There is power in our words.  The Bible says that death and life are in the power of the tongue. This passage in Proverbs is not referring to the life giving and judgment speaking mouth of God – it is actually referring to the “harvest” of human lips.  Proverbs actually says that the “tongue of the wise brings healing.”  I suppose I was always taught growing up that this was a spiritual thing and good for the soul alone, but Proverbs declares the truth that words actually affect the soul and the body.

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.  Proverbs 16:24

How I love the Word.  The living Word of God.  It is the Word I long to speak out – the promises that I seek to declare over the “situations” of my life! 


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  John 1:1

In the beginning the Word – Jesus – spoke into existence all that is.  This is enough to send me into wonder for long periods of time.  The vastness of this truth hits me at times and I am just speechless at the complexity of the mind of God.  One such time recently I was reading about Hyssop in a magazine.  The magazine was highlighting the different medicinal applications of the herb which is good for respiratory distress and “oh by the way” can be applied in a compress to wounds for its analgesic properties.  This little bit of information sent me into a moment of marveling at God!  Though we may have realized these details “by accident” not one detail was an accident!

This is what brings me to a truth shared with me recently by a Spiritual Mother and mentor about “The Seed.”  She recently taught on the completeness of the Word spoken.  When THE Word (Jesus) spoke, and he told the flower; “you’re a flower,” that's all it took.  That was it.  Everything it needed to be a flower was there – and it was all there in the seed.  Sure the seed may need some water and soil and sunlight – but everything it needs to be a flower – its DNA – it is all there.  She was teaching that the same is true about what God speaks over us – all we need to become what we are to become in Christ is already in us – because He spoke it.  Though I love her application, this teaching became meaningful to me in a different way this past week.  It became the truth that we needed to speak out over our situation.

On September 29, 2012 the Lord spoke.  He spoke, and my children were healed from a lifelong medical condition that all summed up amounted to a whole heap of trauma for my young little ones.  BUT GOD.  He spoke on September 29, 2012.  He said; “HEALED.”  Though PTSD may be the symptom – the diagnosis is HEALED.  Dr. Jesus – THE WORD – the same Word who spoke the universe into existence – SPOKE.  

September 29, 2012 - HEALED!  Eating in a restaurant for the first time ever!

 Last week I met with a play therapist who specializes in attachment and trauma.  The meeting went great.  I sensed the anointing of the Holy Spirit on this course of action.   Simultaneously the children were out of control.  The situation was getting worse, much worse.  Though I had peace most of the time – something was building.   It was not fear as much as it was the familiar pulse of dysfunction (medical dysfunction in this case).  I was getting right back into the swing of it – like we hadn’t even left it.  But we had, and I had already learned that “un-well” – “different” – does not equal special.  No matter how much that lie from Hell tried to grip me – I knew better. 

I had asked for prayer last Sunday evening at a special church service – my request focused on discernment for knowing if this problem was “real” or “attack.”  This Sunday I asked our small group to pray for the situation and for inner healing to go with the children’s physical healing.  There were a number of prayer requests spoken for that evening and the prayer time was powerful.  That evening after our guests left and the kids were ready for bed, LittleR asked if he could pick the Bible story.  He flipped through his book looking at the pictures and decided he wanted to read about the “stinky river.”  Having never read through this particular Bible story book before I had no idea what the story was about.  As I read I was astounded.  The story was that of the “important” man named Namaan.  He had leprosy and sought out the prophet Elisha to receive healing.  He was a sinfully proud man and initially refused to wash in the river Elisha told him too – he thought his healing should have more bells and whistles.  Eventually he did as Elisha said and he was healed of the leprosy.  The astounding thing about the story is the way it was told by the children’s Bible.  The focus was on God’s ability to heal the physical and the emotional/psychological need.  

"God knew that Namaan was even sicker on the inside than he was on the outside... Their hearts were broken.  But God can mend broken hearts." - The Jesus Storybook Bible

All I could do was smile, and declare - “it’s all in the seed.”

Monday was the best day we have had in many days.  It was not perfect.  LittleR was still “teetering” on melting down a couple of times, but didn’t.  Yesterday, Tuesday, was the first day we have had since March (when this all began) that was simply put – normal. Today has also been normal.  NORMAL.

Thank you Jesus for the healing.  Thank you that there is POWER in the name of Jesus.  Thank you that YOU are the Word. 

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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