Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Great Physician! Still time to win the Blog Candy Extravaganza!


I am so excited about sharing with you today!  Most of the prayer requests people share with me are about needing physical or emotional healing.  I count myself in this category also.  Today, we will learn more about The Great Physician...our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

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Today you will find:

  • Matthew 11:5, Luke 4:23, Matthew 9:2-8
  • Praying the Names if Jesus by Ann Spangler
  • The Winner of our "Weekly Card of the Week!"
  • 2 days left to win the Blog Candy Extravaganza!
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"The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor."  Matthew 11:5  WOW!  How awesome is that?!

I am so excited to share from the book Praying the Names of Jesus, by Ann Spangler. Today we are going to concentrate on one specific name which is often used when thinking of our Lord, Jesus the Christ. Today, we are going to read about The Physician.

"Jesus, the greatest of all physicians, performed more healings than any other kind of miracle.  Every ailment yielded to His undeniable power, and every healing served as evidence that His Kingdom was breaking into our fallen world.

When you pray for healing for yourself or others, remember that God never sends sickness, though He sometimes allows us to become sick. Indeed, Scripture sees sickness and death as byproducts of sin. And it was to solve the sin problem that Jesus came into the world. When you pray for healing, remember that Jesus is your ally, always wanting what is best for you and for those you care about."

Did you know that there are 14 healing miracles in the Gospel of Matthew? Five of them are in Chapter 9:  He healed a paralyzed man, a woman of chronic internal bleeding and He restored the sight to two men.  He also raised a  girl who had died-- back to life, and He also cast out a demon, and let a mute man talk!  Now, that is really something!  Let's Praise Jesus for all of the healings He has done in the Bible, and for the healing that He continues to do today!    Ask Him to bring complete healing to everyone on your prayer list who asks you to pray for their healing.  He IS Able to bring complete healing---body, mind and soul!  And, believe it to be happening as you are praying.  FAITH!

This is one of my favorite parts of the Bible:
"Some men brought Him a paralytic man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the man, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."
At this point some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"      
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, 'Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say 'Get up and walk'?... So he said to the paralyzed man, "Get up, and take your mat and go home." And the man got up and went home! When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given authority to human beings." Mathew 9:2-8

I have been disabled in my back, legs, hip, knees, shoulder, and neck for a bit over 12 years. The first few years, I prayed to be healed constantly. I had unwavering faith that I could be healed with just a word from Our Lord, or perhaps he would work through a doctor.  I went to over 30 doctors and they all said they could not help me.

FAITH--I was taught, by my dear Pastor, Dr. Joel Hunter, that if you pray for'd better carry an umbrella--even if it is now all sunshine! Carrying that umbrella is an act of faith. So, I knew I'd be ready to dance a jig in a short time. (I have my church over on the sidebar.  It has recorded services on the web for anyone to see at anytime.  I encourage you to listen to his sermons.  He is an amazing speaker, and He teaches from the Bible, and time flies as he shares.)

You see, I wasn't praying for His will to be done. Perhaps, He wants me to stay like this for a reason. I believe He has kept me in this condition, so that I could better relate to disabled people, and perhaps minister to them. I have had countless opportunities of this sort. I praise Him for them, and I still ask Him to please heal me.  Perhaps He has kept me like this, to stay home, and have the time to work on this "new" dream ministry.  A blog that exists to Glorify Him!  I do not know, and now, the reason is not important to me.  He has put important things in front of me to Joseph.  Just do your best at what is put in front of you. However, now when I pray, I add "Your will be done."

Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician heal yourself!  Do here in your hometown what we have healed that you did in Capernaum.'"  Luke 4:23

Ann Spangler continues by writing this:  "The next time you pray for healing, why not go out on a limb?  Admit to yourself and to Christ just how desperate you are for Him to touch you, body and soul.  Then tell Jesus you believe in His power to heal you.  Ask Him to glorify Himself by making you a spectacle of His healing power and His great compassion.  If in response you sense Him asking you to do something to effect your healing, like asking others to pray for you, repenting of sin, changing your lifestyle or seeking out the care of a specialist, do that as well.  Don't limit the ways God can answer your prayer for healing grace!  Jesus, our Great Physician, is still at work, forgiving our sins, and healing our bodies, and restoring our souls.

Here is a beautiful prayer from the book Praying the Names of Jesus:

"Jesus, You are the Great Physician, able to heal both body and soul.  I praise You because no disease is beyond your healing power and no sin beyond your saving grace.  Today I pray that you would heal me and make me whole and help me to live in a way that expresses my faith in You.  Use me, Lord, to advance your healing work so that many others will learn of your compassion and power." 

AMEN!  I LOVE the way she worded this. It hit my heart straight on.  No disease is out of his grasp to heal.  He can heal anything--anyone!
And, now the Winner of He IS Able "Card of the Week!"

The winner of our "Card of the Week" random drawing has their name entered once for leaving a comment during that week.  From Tuesday evening at 8:01pm through the following Tuesday at 8pm (eastern)  If your name is randomly chosen, and for some reason, you do not want the card, simply don't email me your mailing address.  If you do win, and you want the card, you have until Tuesday evening at 8pm to send me your mailing address!  I will send out the card, an extra envelope and postage as soon as I receive your message!

The Winner is Chris Olsen!!
Congratulations, Chris Olsen, you have won the beautiful hand-made card which was made and donated by Monica for our "Card of the Week!" 

Please send me your snail mail address before Tuesday evening at 8pm.  I am so glad that you won.  I simply love your blog "Twinkles Glow with Stamps!"  I also am so glad that you are on the Team for one of my absolutely favorite stamp design companies...Our Daily Bread Designs...among many other teams you are on.

This week's beautiful card is made and shared by Janaria, a woman who is on Fire for the Lord!  She shares Scripture in every conversation  possible, and has a beautiful heart.  She can most often be found over at the Christian Paper Crafts, or CPC for short.   Christian Paper Crafts is a fabulous site with galleries for Paper Craft items, Bible Studies, Daily Devotions, Challenges, Prayer name will find it if it involves two of my favorite topics...My Lord, Jesus Christ and Making Cards or tags, or bookmarks!  Janaria thank you for donating this week's card for the "Card of the Week Challenge!"  Janaria, this card is truly beautiful inside and out!  Thank you!

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That's right you have until Thursday at midnight to email me a link to your card, bookmark, tag, altered item...whatever you dream up...that has something to do with the many miracles in the Exodus of the slaves with Moses.  So easy!My email is on the side bar. (It will be changing very soon, so please check theaddress on the bar, instead of the email you may have in your address book!  Please refer to the POST ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th for the complete details!

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Have a wonderful healthy week!  Please pray with FAITH for any one you know who is suffering with illnesses!  It's what He wants us to do!  Have a blessed rest of the week.  I will be back Friday with cards and the Winner of Candy Blog Extravaganza!  Please join me.       

He IS Able!
Traci S.


  1. How exciting!! Thanks for the chance to win Monica's beautiful card. Tomorrow is my birthday so it is perfect timing.

    Beautiful post!! Only God is able to give us all we stand in need of. He indeed is the great physician!
    God Bless!!

  2. Your posts always make me really feel close to God. Thanks for sharing with me your love of God.

  3. Thank you for these words from Him. I need emotional healing and these words spoke to me today.
    God Bless

  4. Traci, I love your thoughts on healing and especially the prayer, which I will earnestly pray over my acid reflux daily.

    A story I'd like to share with you too is we all know Jesus is the GREAT HEALER and PHYSICIAN, but he also uses others to minister to you, such a friends, family, and even your own physician. Almost 5 years ago when I was 42, my doctor thought that I had endometriosis and recommended a complete hysterectomy because I had some serious cysts on both ovaries. Once he got inside, it was a different story. I actually had one large 8 cm tumor encasing one ovary, wrapped around behind my uterus pressing on my spine and was encasing the other ovary. MD said that once he saw what he was dealing with, he pretty much made my incision from one side to the other and disconnected me in one swoop to get it all at once. While I was still under, pathology confirmed it as ovarian cancer. Where the GREAT PHYSICIAN healed me was that I had the surgery when recommended, as the tumor was cancerous on the inside but hadn't grown outside to where it could spread. If I had blown him off, I wouldn't be writing this post to you today because by the time ovarian cancer is caught, it generally is too late and you're on borrowed time. I know God led me to seek medical attention when I needed to because that tumor brought its own nasty side effects. I didn't know I had cancer. We are all God's servants and serve each other. As my MD is a Christian, God used him to help me. I had church members praying for me before my surgery. I had the peace of the Lord with me the entire time. It was amazing. I recovered so fast that you wouldn't believe it. God can and will heal anything at any time, but he also blesses you and others when he uses fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to show his power and might, and we have the honor and privilege of seeing the hand of God at work.

  5. What a great post Traci! I'm late resonding but wanted you to know I really enjoyed reading the notes esp. from the Praying the Names of God book. I echo what Cindy said too... ALL healing comes from God, but He has many ways He performs His work! Sometimes it's our Drs, our brothers and sisters in Christ, sometimes He does heal us outright, sometimes He tells us not right now... but like Paul, who asked three times for healing... God told him "my grace is sufficient for you". Think about that in your time of prayer! I too have asked for healing many times but I know deep down inside that I am allowed to endure chronic pain for a reason and I try to rely on His grace to get me through and to use my current situation to be a blessing to others, to be more able to identify or touch them... whatever His purpose is... I try to remain yielded to it. Is it easy to stay in pain? No, as you so well know! But knowing God is in control and can just speak the word at the right time and you would be healed, knowing He has a plan for our lives and it is for our GOOD, not to harm us... helps make conforming our will to His much easier!

    God bless and congrats to Chris for winning the card of the week!!!

  6. I would like to exchange links with your site
    Is this possible?


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