Building Faith for the Miraculous
Posted on October 21, 2015 at 6:00 am by Praying Medic / faith, faith for healing, Healing, Healing Instruction / 5 Comments
For those of you who would like to see people healed and witness the miraculous power of God, but haven’t yet, I’d like to offer some help.
I receive messages from friends who are inspired by the testimonies and instruction I share, but many of them have a hard time stepping out and praying for others. The problem for some is that their prayers to receive their own healing haven’t made a difference yet. It’s easy to think that God won’t heal others if He hasn’t healed you. One of the most common obstacles to operating in the miraculous is dwelling on the fact that you’re waiting for your own healing to manifest.
You will never witness the miraculous in your own life as long as your eyes can only see what God hasn’t done for you. That’s what the enemy wants you to dwell on. As long as you’re willing to fix your mind on your own problems, the enemy has you exactly where he wants you.
It doesn’t matter how many ailments you have that haven’t been healed. Looking at your own disappointing circumstances will only weaken what little faith you might have. It creates more doubt and unbelief and that will only make your prayers less effective.
The solution is to get your eyes off of your own circumstances and onto something that will build your faith. A word about faith for the miraculous might be helpful at this point:
Contrary to what is preached from many pulpits today, faith that is as small as a mustard seed does not work miracles. When Jesus told His disciples the parable of the mustard seed, He was not saying faith as small as a mustard seed can work miracles. He said faith that acts the way a mustard seed acts can work miracles. He went on to say that a mustard seed, though small, grew into a massive tree. Faith must grow before it produces healing and miracles.
Hearing the testimonies of what God is doing through others is a good exercise to build greater faith, but the most effective way to strengthen weak faith is to go out and lay hands on people who need healing. Yes, you will pray for people who won’t be healed, but don’t focus on them. Move on and keep laying hands on people and eventually, you’ll pray for people who are healed. And those victories, few as they might be, are what you need to focus on.
If you need further help with healing, you might check out my book Divine Healing Made Simple.
Great point about faith, ” faith that is as small as a mustard seed does not work miracles. “
I read this book a year ago. I started small and did exactly what Praying Medic did in his stories — I prayed for a friend from church and after 20 min of speaking to body parts and checking to see if pain had decreased, she was healed (of 14 years of pain from a car accident). Since then, I have prayed for strangers and have seen miracle after miracle, often right away. On Sunday we had a healing service and during worship, I declared that every person that came to me for prayer would be healed — and they were! (That has never happened to me before – to see 6-7 people in a row, healed instantly).
My faith to see injuries and pain (usually musculoskeletal or neuro) healed has really increased so that now I expect to see it healed. I am realizing now that the healing isn’t something that I “do” but rather a result of who I am: a daughter of the King, who has given her the authority to heal in His name and His power.
Thanks Praying Medic for writing this book, as it has surely equipped me to do what I was always meant to do!
I’m glad you made that distinction about faith as small as a mustard seed. Another aspect of the mustard seed is its purity, and I think that plays into faith as well. It’s not the volume of faith that counts, but the purity… if it is mixed with unbelief, we’re not going to get anywhere.