On A Personal Note

by Aug 10, 2014Devotional7 comments

Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks right.

      The events I have gone through in the last week or so have been unsettling, but have turned out for the good in my life. Rom. 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Things that were important a few weeks ago are not as important these days. The gravitas of personal purpose has become a paramount conversation with the Lord and I.
      The love and well-wishes that were communicated to me in overwhelming abundance this past week has been joyfully received with grace and has become an uplifting salve to my heart that needs natural healing. Thank God for love! Thank God for the body of Christ who set their hearts to pray for me with thanksgiving.
 Phil. 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 
      Ann Landers said, “If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don’t have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.”
      After numerous visits to the different hospital departments and experiencing our modern medical systems, I’ve come to realize that we have a great medical service plan, but a terrible health-care system. No wonder God asks us to visit and pray for the sick. James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 
      There is no salvation in anyone other than the Lord. Yes, our schooled and experienced physicians can dispense vast amounts of helpful information and prescriptions, but where do we find life when we are sick and in need of holistic healing? I think we find it in the word and love that God has for us and those who God has put in our lives to love us. 
      The health-care system is fear based and everything is expressed as a worst-case scenario. 2 Tim. 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. There does not seem to be any hope coming forth from these gods of medicine except to give out dire warnings of possible death if their prognostications are not heeded to with full submission. Call me old fashioned but health-care is caring for our health and sowing hope for an expected healing, not the eventual learning to live with the disease that has been diagnosed.
      Finding a physician who will believe with me, by faith, for the healing of my heart has become a prayer on top of a prayer. I have prayed that I would get a complete healing for my heart and now I have to pray that I would find a Christian doctor to agree with me so that the convalescence suggested would be spirit-led. This concept is so hard to find in the fast and trauma-filled corridors of our hospitals. Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 
      I am trying hard not to paint the entire medical system with this ugly colored brush. However, it has been difficult to get them to stop and hear what I want. I do not want to be dismissed as an idiot child and told to stop asking unreasonable questions as to how I can get healed, rather than learn to live with the said ailment.
      So, I am turning to my friends and blog readers to ask you to pray specifically for a total healing repair of my heart so that it is new again. I do not want to learn to live with a blood thinner, I want a new repaired heart  Eze. 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. Amen, that is what I want. 
      I want someone in the medical industry to have what the writer of Proverbs says in Prov. 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks right. I want to hear righteous lips that speak right. Lips that agree with me in prayer for healing and not just advice for existing with a diagnosis from hell. What will I do in the meantime? I will keep working and continue to play racket-ball twice a week, walk in the park, work in the garden and eat real food. 
      I will tweak areas of my life that can bring more strength to my heart and listen to the Holy Spirit’s leading if there be any spiritual healing that is also needed for my healing. I am going to live and not just exist. Yes, I will take the one blood thinner my doctor and I agreed upon until the full manifestation of my repaired heart. Eph. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore.
      Dear family, friends and blog readers, will you agree with me, by faith, in the healing power of Jesus Christ our Lord to work in me a healing for the irregular heartbeat that sometimes happens in my heart. In Jesus name, Father, I ask for the complete healing of my heart. That is the prayer I would like for my life right now. Matt. 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
      Blessings and thank you.


  1. Anonymous

    Jesus, show off your love to Norm in ways he's never even thought of! Douse him in physical manifestations of your deep, deep love and power – to show the world your favor and glory and that you are good in every situation.

  2. Unknown

    I pray for a completely healed heart for you my big brother…

  3. Anonymous

    I pray that you continue to feel the rebuilding the renewing of your heart and body as God continues to touch and heal EVERY part of you! Bless you.

  4. Anonymous

    Hi Norm. Mesa and I joined together in response to your request for specific prayer. Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.…

    Blessings to you both
    Joseph and Mesa

  5. Jami

    I will stand in agreement with you, believing in faith that your healing will manifest. I'm learning from you as well as I await my own healing, that perhaps I've accepted my diagnosis a bit too quickly. I believe in your healing, so I must also have faith in my own.

  6. Anonymous

    Dear Norm
    Love you brother and you shall know I believe in the 100% healing. I don't say this lightly it has cost me a lot. I had to learn to rely on God rather then men incl. religious leaders; it's the fear of The Lord that truly is the beginning. Therefore, nowhere in the entire gospels did I find Jesus Christ neglecting healing for those who came to him acknowledge him being their Lord (owner). Your healing is according to scripture and your legal status as citizen in the kingdom of God your right.
    One thing though you may prove is the very verse you quoted yourself about being called according to his purpose. It is your right to know his purpose for you Norm don't ignore it! By knowing your purpose your faith is very strong because you know nothing can stop you until you have accomplished and finished your work.
    Got criticized with the 100% healing and may with the right of everybody to know their personal purpose too, but what is more brotherly love to agree with men's opinion or what The Lord says? Take the scripture and word it in two ways; without vision (derived from purpose) men perish OR with purpose man can't perish. You are NOT finished!
    Blessed are you with all spiritual blessings,

  7. Anonymous

    Hi dear Norm and Celeste – thankyou for sharing this reminder – that I never get tired of being gifted with – the gift of life for the soul purpose of remembering "WHY I am here".
    Good for you for using the impetus of this event to remember the Source, to say His name, and to witness His LOVE……………
    What else is there?


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