EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020
Mark 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
I give God the glory for what He did for me during the December Conference in 2019. Before the conference, I was having a severe waist pain. It became so severe that I find it difficult to stand or sit for long. I could not bend to sweep. I had been experiencing this pain for over three months. I took medication but it did not bring any relief.
Meanwhile, ahead of the conference, announcement was made that all workers in the chapters and units will be used as volunteers for the conference. My mind just went to the kitchen, but I felt that I could not work in the kitchen with this pain. I knew from my experience that the work in the kitchen is not easy, so I had been avoiding kitchen work during conferences. But this time, I received conviction to work in the kitchen during the Conference.
We arrived at the camp on Monday and the next morning around 6 am, I and some sisters from my chapter went to the kitchen. When I saw the huge pile of plates to be washed, I prayed to God to give me strength. We looked for chairs and sat down to work. For some hours, I did not feel any tiredness. I stood up to stretch myself and felt the pain, but I continued with my duty.
The next day, I continued with the assignment standing for hours. After washing, we would go into the kitchen to help in packaging the food. All through, I did the work with great joy in my heart. On the last day, I was just saying “amen” to all the prophecies, blessings and promises of God that flowed from the altar. I slept that night without feeling any pain.
The next morning, I went to the auditorium, picked a broom, and started sweeping. No pain! I said, “What! So, I am healed.” After sweeping, I moved to the kitchen again and continued washing plates/dishes until the bus came to pick us. Since then, I never felt the pain again.
God is merciful and gracious. It pays to serve Jesus in truth. I give Him all the glory.
Thought for the day:
Trust God for your healing.
Song for the day:
Anywhere He went, He was doing good, the mighty Healer, He heals the lepers.
Bible reading for the day:
Psalm 96-98; Romans 12.
PASTOR PAUL RIKA