Several verses in the Bible include this phrase about Jesus that say, “And he healed them all” or “And he healed them” (See Matt 12:15, Matt 15:30, Luke 6:19).
Then you have instances where Jesus walked on water, walked through walls, got money from the mouth of a fish, fed multitudes with a minuscule amount of food, and turned water into wine.
Of course, we can’t forget how he also cast out demons and raised the dead. As if all this wasn’t amazing enough, he said in John 14:12-14, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. 13. You can ask for anything in my name and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. 14. Yes! Ask me for anything in my name and I will do it!”
Unfortunately in too much of the Body of Christ, this is glazed over or altogether ignored, but look at what Jesus said. He said “anyone who believes in me…” This is where each of us has to make a decision. We either believe or we don’t, and, if we do believe, we have an entire world of the supernatural to experience and release on anyone in our path.
One thing God is working on with me these days has to do with how much I am willing to allow to go on in my life and body. Carrying twins or more is seriously no joke. While it’s true that every pregnancy is different, carrying multiples is in a class all it’s own and in my experience, is in no way comparable to carrying a singleton. I am experiencing discomforts and pain that I never imagined possible and the weightiness is nothing short of astounding.
There are times where I am on the brink of tears or full blown ugly crying and the Lord will tap my shoulder and ask me what I am looking at. In those moments, I realize I am focused on my problem, thus magnifying and empowering it, instead of speaking to it and telling it what to do.
In addition to pain, I am finding myself rejecting a lot of comments people make regarding my experience now or in the near future. For instance, I mentioned being tired and someone said that I’d better get as much sleep as possible now because soon I won’t be able to. Here’s the thing, Psalm 4:8 says, I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone O Lord make me dwell in safety. That’s my portion, not sleepless days and nights.
I didn’t think to do it with my first two children, but with my third and fourth, I spoke to them in the womb and told them how things would be for us. I told them that night time was for sleeping and that we would all sleep well at night and that’s precisely what happened. They’d wake up to nurse, I’d change them if necessary and right away, we’d be back off to sleep no problem. I didn’t have any nights of sitting up with them, feeling like a zombie and I refuse to plan on that happening just because it’s “normal or expected”. No, thank you, not when my Abba says I can have otherwise. I am set to always expect, believe for and declare the absolute best over my life and that of others just because I am a daughter of the King of Kings.
My suggestion to you is to take a look at what you may be allowing in your life. Does it align with what the world says is natural or God’s Word? Which do you prefer, to live the world’s way or God’s? My prayer is that we all come into full revelation of what we have and can do in Christ and operate out of that. Let’s incite the world to jealousy! Let’s show them what living a life with Christ can do in one’s life.
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I was just reflecting John 14:12-14, yesterday morning I think. Or maybe the day before. Anyway, I was thinking what a statement that is (in verse 14)! But it goes back to what he says in verse 12–belief. We need to eat at the table of Christ more than we eat at the table of the world, so we can believe fully in him and what he says is true. So if we are looking at others’ experiences and science and stuff–that is fine, to a point, but then we need to go back and get our main meal from Christ, because we don’t have to be limited by those things.
Oh and I like that you tell your babies in the womb how it’s going to be. 🙂
Yes!! I agree. We either believe what we see or what He said. I choose Him! 🙂