Yesterday we looked at Myth #1: God wants me to be happy. Myth #2 is that “God is my fairy godmother.” We believe this myth when we demand that God heal us without being willing to change our behavior and attitude to conform to His will. Yes,God wants us healed, but more that that, he wants us to grow up into him (Eph. 4:13).
When we look for a miracle, we’re following signs and wonders. We aren’t to follow signs; they are to follow us! (Mark 16:17-18). Yes, God wants to heal us, but like a good parent, He loves us too much to leave us in a behavior or mindset that doesn’t glorify him and will get us right back in the condition we were in.
God is ultimately the healer, but He doesn’t wave a magic wand. He will generally operate within natural laws and those are generally enough for healing. A miracle is a suspension of natural laws; it is the exception but we want it to be the rule. God will always operate within his laws, but His laws generally allow for our bodies and our minds to heal themselves – when we obey His principles.It is God’s will for us to be healed, but He will respect our choices. And all too often, we make bad choices and expect good results.
Healing is ultimately a spiritual endeavor. There are things that happen in the spirit realm that we don’t see and therefore tend to discount. For example, God’s words have substance; so do ours. God’s words create substance; so do ours. The power of life and death is in the tongue (Prov. 18:21). So what happens when we use our tongues to curse ourselves?
“I’m brain dead!”
“I can’t even think straight.”
“I’m no good.”
We create reality by our words and our thoughts. We need to speak faith and affirmation – not in a new agey way, but in a “Faith in the God of the Universe” way. Then we won’t need a fairy godmother.