Do you believe in the power prayer?

EPIC

EPIC is a gathering of people with a like mind to share in the things of our faith.  One of our EPIC family members needs God to bring healing to her body.  We gathered round and prayed that God will miraculously heal her.  God is the great physician.  It seems reasonable He would take notice and make a difference.

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Looked death in the face…

“We picked men we knew you could trust, Judas and Silas—they’ve looked death in the face time and again for the sake of our Master Jesus Christ.”

It makes me wonder about the men of God and by what credibility they come to share with us “the way”.  One might say, “I have been called by God”.  That is pretty special in itself, but requires some interpretation and faith in the individuals ability to discern his calling.  By Biblical standards the question would be, has the one called looked death in the face time and again for the sake of our Master Jesus Christ?

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not knocking pastors.  My dad was one and I loved him.  I just wonder how important it is for a pastor to chase a lion in a pit on a snowy day.  If you were to send your pastor out as your representative, by what credibility would you send him?  Would it be something like, “Listen to this man.  He can bring a great dish to a potluck dinner?”  Or would it be, “Listen.  This man has looked death in the face for Jesus.”

I just wonder…

God Spot Verified

From my friend Faith.  What a great name!

My Thoughts:
Jeremiah 10:6
No one is like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.

So…most of you know that this last week was pretty intense for my family. I received the call Friday evening from my parents telling me that my mom had been having chest pains, had been to a cardiologist, and that she would have a heart catheterization (with stints or bypass) on Monday. My entire family rushed to Missouri to be with my mom and dad. My mom was having all the symptoms of a heart attack on Sunday and was taking nitroglycerin. On Monday, the doctor told us that my mom had some anomalies (defects) and 2 clogged and calcified coronary arteries. He told us that he was pretty sure that she was going to have a triple bypass. We rallied, prayed, and hoped for the best.

An hour passed and the doctor came out with a perplexed expression on his face. He said, “She’s fine. Actually she is better than fine. Her arteries have zero plague and no calcification. Being 65, she should have some but she doesn’t. Not only is she plague free, but the abnormalities on the CAT scan just aren’t there anymore. I cannot explain it, and I called 3 other doctors in to look…God must have performed a miracle.”

My mom went home that evening and has had no chest pain or any symptoms. My mom says that all her symptoms went away shortly before they wheeled her into the procedure room and that it was fascinating to watch the doctors freaking out because they didn’t see what they thought they would. They even checked to make sure they had the right CAT scan.

I am praising God because I truly believe He healed my mom…a mighty demonstration of His power. As you pray and listen to God this week, what is God demonstrating to you?