When someone really wants to know and feel God–like REALLY wants to know God–and they earnestly pray for that realization, and the outcome also includes a healing of the body that defies medical knowledge…you’d have to say that was a major prayer breakthrough experience.
A pretty amazing one. In fact so amazing we couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Briefly here’s what happened: a woman who is locked up inside a County Jail here in California learns that she has been diagnosed by physicians with cancer of the liver. Not good. But then she takes the unusual step of trusting her well being to God. Through prayer alone. And she does this with the help of Chaplain George (a Christian Science Chaplain), who helps her begin to pray in a somewhat new way–and no I’m not going to tell you what that new way is. You’ll have to watch the video to find out.
What I most like about this story is that it shows two things clearly: one, that God is always present and ready to answer our prayers. And two: that when our heart is totally 100% invested in our prayers to be more Godlike, the results are usually much better than when we’re only half-invested in “living” up to our prayers.
And living up to the words in our prayers is an instructive lesson for all of us who pray. Because the challenge is are we willing to change our habits and ways if God requires us to? Or are we just hoping God will make everything better for us–with little effort on our end?
As always we invite you to feel free to leave a comment or tell your own story. We really do love hearing from you.
Rev. Dr. Charles Tinsley is Presbyterian minister who serves as the Head Chaplain for Contra Costa Juvenile Hall in Martinez, California.
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