Not Abnormal

I once read that we are to live the supernatural Christian life until it becomes natural in our lives. I have to admit, there are things in my life now that are becoming very natural—things that once would have been considered only in the supernatural realm to me. But with the Holy Spirit living inside of us, which is the very power that raised Christ from the dead, why shouldn’t the supernatural be natural to we Christians? When someone isn’t feeling well now, I am becoming quite comfortable with praying for them. I’m not against medicine and doctors, but I am excited about praying and seeing what our God will do, too! Recently, my granddaughter came out of school with a painful headache. When I asked her on a scale of one to ten how bad it was, she said a ten. Driving home in the car, I put my hand on her head and prayed for her. It lessened a bit, and I prayed again. It was better, so I prayed again. Even better. Then I told her to turn the cool air on herself, and relax the last few minutes of our drive. When we pulled into the driveway, she got a big smile on her face and she said, “I feel so much better!” We went into the house and no pain medication was needed. I love when Jesus works this way, even today!

God has so many ways to show Himself to us! Just yesterday a story was shared with me by one of my readers. She said what had happened in her life reminded her of the SAND Room writings. Here is her story:

Late October, last year, I fell…hitting my chin on cement and slamming my chest into hard ground. We harvested our olive crop Nov 2nd and Nov 4th. I woke up with pain. I decided to go to Urgent Care where I had an X-ray, and they told me I had bruises inside and in time I'd be fine. They also did an EKG which printed out “abnormal ” on the top. I was told it meant nothing.

Two days later, my sister and retired brother-in-law from Thousand Oaks stopped for a short visit. My brother-in-law is a cardiologist. Since I always get a copy, I showed him my EKG. His first words: “You need to make an appointment with a cardiologist.” Skip ahead…May 23rd, I had open heart surgery to repair my damaged mitral valve. I got home this past Saturday, and am better each day. He was a gift from God.

We can Search And Notice the Divine in many different ways. Sometimes there are miracles through prayer. Sometimes there are miracles that require operations. But never should we miss what God is doing through it all. God’s timing and His ways are so astounding. That operation wouldn’t even have been available years ago. May it be said about us that the things that were once abnormal in our walk with Jesus years ago, will one day become normal because of all that we have learned and grown through in our relationship with our powerful Savior. My grandchildren are growing up experiencing that it’s perfectly normal to pray, and/or take a little Tylenol, to see pain disappear. Having Jesus heal them will be the Supernatural being perfectly natural to them. Jesus left us with this verse…let it encourage us all.

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing,
and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

John 14:12 (NIV)